How do I keep my kitchen sink drain clean?


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In your kitchen sink or bathroom sink, run hot to boiling water down the drain. Add 1/4 cup baking soda, and leave it alone for about 20 minutes. Then pour about a cup of vinegar over, with one cup of hot water. Wait about 20 minutes and pour more hot water into the drain.

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Consequently, how do I keep my drain pipes clear?

Use DIY pipe clearing solution

Pour at least one tablespoon of salt into your bathroom drain followed by ¼ cup of plain white vinegar, and let it sit for an hour. Then, run hot water to clear out the loosened substances from the drain. For best results, do this a second time.

Subsequently, why does my kitchen drain keep clogging? Kitchen sink drains clog when cooking grease or oil cake onto drain pipe walls. Add detergent soap scum and un-dissolved food particles (such as rice which expands in water), and you’ve got a stubborn, gunky clog.

Correspondingly, how do you keep old pipes from clogging?

I usually try these in this order:

  1. Snake out the sink with a tool.
  2. Use a plunger to try to force the clog down.
  3. Clean out the drain trap underneath the sink (if it has one).
  4. Pour in enzymes and let stand recommended amount of time, then pour in boiling hot water. …
  5. Use a chemical cleaner like Draino.

Is it safe to pour vinegar down the drain?

You may permanently damage your septic system. Bleach and cleaning fluids create toxic gasses when mixed together. … The following items should never be poured down the sink with bleach: Vinegar.

Can salt unclog a drain?

After removing as much standing water from the sink as possible, pour about a half a cup (½ cup) of table salt down the drain. Then pour in about a quart of boiling water. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then flush with hot water to clear the mixture.

Does Dove soap clog drains?

You wouldn’t think soap is capable of clogging your drains, but it definitely will. Bar soap has a habit of re-solidifying in your drains, leading to clumps of it forming into a large, goopy mass over time that will eventually cause a blockage.

How can I naturally clear my drains?

Freshen Drains with Baking Soda and Vinegar

  1. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda with 1/4 cup table salt and pour down the drain.
  2. Follow by pouring 1 cup of heated vinegar down the drain (it will foam and bubble)
  3. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes run hot tap water for 30-60 seconds.

Can Epsom salt unclog a drain?

Pour a few cups of boiling water down your drain, then follow it with a two tablespoons of Epsom salt. Let it sit for a minute, and follow with another few cups of boiling water. The water and salt mixture should help break up the clog.


Hi, my name is Andres. Over the last 25 years, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of my friends and neighbors get the most sparkling carpets and rugs they’ve ever seen. In fact, many tell me they love taking their shoes off and rubbing their toes in the soft, fluffy carpet after they get the most thorough cleaning ever! They told me they wanted more… and I’m giving it to them!

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