Well…not so much. I don’t think the whole baking soda and vinegar thing really works unless maybe you have an actual open drain. Since we have one of those tubs with the built in drain thingie, it’s really hard to get the baking soda down into the drain. Instead as previously mentioned it just sort of gets stuck in the metal parts rather than going down the drain. I did try this last night too and tried to run a little water down into the drain but that unfortunately just dissolves the baking soda, which sort of defeats the purpose. So…I may be buying drano tomorrow, darn it! I really hate that stuff! I hate the smell and the fact that it’s so bloody dangerous you have to make sure you don’t get any on your skin, and well I just hate it. So…I think I’m going to try and pour some boiling water down that drain and see if I can wash whatever the baking soda and vinegar hopefully at least started breaking down (all that wonderful fizzing action is supposed to do it) and hope for the best because if you haven’t already figured it out, I am not a fan of Drano or any of those other caustic drain uncloggers either! LOL
So, wish me luck I’m off to try it one more time….Let’s hope I survive the dreaded clogged drain. 😯
Oh, and before I forget in case anyone else (who actually has an open drain) wants to try this, here’s what you do.
1. Pour 3/4 of a cup of baking soda down the drain.
2. Pour 1/2 of a cup of vinegar down the drain.
3. Plug the drain so the fizzing action works on the clog and doesn’t bubble up out of the drain into your tub or the shower floor.
4. Wait 30 minutes.
5. Pour boiling water down the drain.
6. Repeat until your clog is gone but supposedly it is supposed to work the first time. I have really long hair which may be part of the problem as well since it’s probably a hair clog.
Some advantages to this are that there is almost no smell, no danger to your skin, it won’t hurt the environment, and it’s cheap to do. All good reasons to try it as far as I’m concerned, now if I could just get that baking soda far enough down the drain….
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Regina Paul is a full-time freelance writer and author. She has published 11 books and over 800 articles. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband of 21 years and her very cranky computer. Hey, who says computers can’t have emotions?
When she’s not writing (which isn’t often) she likes to spend time with her husband, read, create 3D artwork, and Native American beadwork.