Does your drain smell like something has croaked? Here is a very simple recipe for an environmentally friendly solution to cleaning smelly drains and minor blockages. So before you rush out and buy a commercial drain cleaning product and the harsh chemicals that come with it, try this first!
Baking soda and vinegar are natural, non-toxic ingredients posing no health dangers while unclogging drains. They are preferable to the sodium hydroxide, commonly known as lye, found in most drain cleaners.
When baking soda (base) is combined with vinegar (acid), they form carbon dioxide and sodium acetate. This presents as the bubbles scrubbing the drain’s insides. These natural, non-toxic ingredients get flushed further down ensuring a clog-free drain.
This should help with smelly drains and even minor blockages. For more serious blockages read our post on how to unblock a drain for more DIY tips or contact us about our drain unblocking services for Gold Coast residents.