Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Non-Toxic DIY Drain Cleaner!

Ever use those drain cleaners that aren't supposed to touch your skin?
Or they burn your nose with a level of intensity that it makes your eyes water?

I have too.

They work well but they're not exactly family friendly...

With my first baby on the way I'm happy to find new ways to clean and not worry if any harm is being done to me or my unborn child. Not to mention after the baby is born and begins to grow and explore.

Here's a cheap non-toxic DIY drain cleaner I JUST learned about and it seems to work really well!

Baking soda & white vinegar.
(Your non-toxic DIY drain cleaner system!)

Seriously. That's it!

Here's what you do:

1. Sprinkle a healthy amount of baking soda down the desired drain or drains.

2. Pour your white vinegar down and listen for the "fizz" effect.

3. Quickly block the drain and let set for 30 min.

4. Run hot, hot water for 30 seconds down drain after plug has been removed.

5. And you're finished! Should be done weekly :)

Simple, easy and it doesn't hurt your skin or your nose.
(Unless you have an allergy to either. Then use gloves.)

Have a great day!

Shannon <3


  1. Vinegar and baking soda are the best options, if you're opting to buy less and spend less with your cleaning agents. If we’re talking about mild stains and drain clogs that are caused by grease and hair strands, then those home remedies might do the trick. However, for tough stains and strong buildups, you may need the help of a pro. Anyway, I’m glad to know that you seem to have found a remedy that works right for you. Have a great day!

    Gregg Weir @ Capital Plumbing

  2. While you can rely on baking soda and vinegar for being affordable and non-toxic, you can’t expect them to clean or get rid of those heavy stains that’s been deeply ingrained in your drains for a long time. Nonetheless, it’s good to have this economical and natural solution you can count on for light drain cleaning tasks. Thanks for sharing!

    Gordon Patton @ Bison Plumbing