Eco-Friendly and Economical: The Home Solution to Unclog Pipes

By Lesia

Many times, household problems require expensive solutions, and pipe cleaning is no exception. Often, the commercial products used appear to be too good to be true, full of chemicals that are harmful to the environment and us. In this article, we present you with a simple recipe that will not only save you money on expensive products and plumbers, but is also environmentally friendly.

The Method:
To unclog your pipes, you’ll need common ingredients you probably already have at home: 2 cups of baking soda, 4 cups of boiling water, and 1 cup of vinegar.

First stage:

  1. Pour 1 cup of baking soda into the clogged drain and then pour boiling water over it.
  2. Let it act for a few minutes.

Second stage:

  1. Add the rest of the baking soda and the cup of vinegar to the drain.
  2. Cover the drain with a plug to take advantage of the chemical reaction and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes. You will observe bubbles and foaming due to the effervescent effect of the mixture.

Pour boiling water again to rinse.
Repeat as necessary.

Scientific Explanation:
When baking soda (sodium hydrogen carbonate) comes into contact with vinegar, an effervescent chemical reaction occurs that frees the pipes. This liquid, when mixed with boiling water, dissolves fats and other impurities that could cause blockages in the pipes.

With this homemade method, you are not only solving the problem of clogged pipes effectively, but you are also opting for an environmentally friendly and economical alternative. Be part of the change towards more sustainable solutions at home!