Friday, January 1, 2010

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Mix them together and what do you get?
A volcano of course.

WRONG!!! Ok yes, you do get a volcano when you are in third grade but as an adult, you get a highly effective drain cleaner!

No, it won't evict the hairy monster that has been living down there for 5 years, but it will clear out the average speed bump. As a little bonus, the silver part of the drain will be nice and shiny!

Here is how you perform the procedure:

1. Fill you tea kettle with water and set it to boil.
2. Pour a fair about of Baking Soda down the drain. Use a spoon if it will help. I like to pack in as much as I possibly can.
3. Pour some vinegar over the drain and plug said drain as soon as you can.
4.When you hear the whistle, it's time to unplug the drain and pour the boiling water down

Ta-Da! Your drain is as good as new. If your little chemistry project as failed, it's sure bet you need to evict a hairy animal. You can easily fashion a pipe snake out of an old wire coat hanger (The Grandfather taught me this!) Once you are critter free, perform the procedure again.

It never hurts to turn your drain into a volcano once a month or so as a preventative measure.

Now, the next time your city/county has a hazardous waste collection day, please feel free to fork over the Draino!