Drains can become clogged for several reasons. Sometimes, unclogging a blocked drain is a difficult and involved process that requires professional tools and expertise. Other times, simple and natural methods can get the job done. Here are a few ideas for all-natural, non-toxic, drain cleaning solutions:
- Baking Soda and Vinegar: There are many ways to avoid using harsh chemicals for your drain cleaning. By using a solution made of natural ingredients and gentle cleansers, you can thoroughly clean out your drain without introducing substances that can potentially harm your pipes. One popular technique is to mix baking soda and vinegar. First, pour dry baking soda down your drain (try ¾ a cup to start). Then, pour about half a cup of vinegar down the drain and immediately cover the drain opening. The baking soda and vinegar combination creates foam that will churn around in the drain, forcing out obstructions. After 30 minutes, pour hot (not boiling) water down the drain to clear out any remnants.
- Natural Enzyme Cleaners: Another option is using natural biological enzymes as a drain cleaning agent. This performs a similar function to acid or lye, but it does not actually “burn” away material, making it much more gentle on both your pipes and the environment. You can often find bacteria-based enzyme cleaners at health food stores.
If these all-natural attempts don’t work to clean your drain, you may need to contact a plumbing service for assistance. In some cases, a blocked drain is actually a more serious problem with your sewer line. All Plumbing, Inc. can come to your home and investigate the true source of your blockage, and clear it out. To learn more about our expert drain cleaning services in Arlington, visit our website or call us at (571) 451-2971.