Prevent toilet, bathroom and sink clogging by making a homemade pipe opener without risk to the environment. Natural pipe opener is safer and cheaper than chemical solutions. This simple solution is prepared from some ingredients that you already have at home. Of course, sometimes you need to try using this home pipe opener several times to solve the problem.
Before using the acid pipe opener, it is better to try this method.
What does a home pipe opener do?
You don’t always need the power of a chemical pipe opener. Slow drains and minor clogs can often be cleared with a homemade drain cleaner solution consisting of boiling water and a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar.
Baking soda (a base called sodium bicarbonate) and vinegar (mild acetic acid) react to create a fizzy, bubbly effect. This action releases carbon dioxide, which can relieve congestion.
This mixture, if combined with boiling water, makes a reliable compound for unclogging sewer pipes with high strength.
Follow the steps below to make a homemade unclogging solution that you can use to unclog sink, bathroom, kitchen, and toilet pipes.
Things you need:
- Boiling water
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- Drain cap
Empty the stagnant water
If your sink, toilet, or bathroom is full of water, empty as much water as you can by using a measuring cup and pouring the water into a bucket. It’s fine to have some water left in the drain opening, but the sink or bathroom should be mostly empty so that your homemade drain opener gets as close to a clog as possible.
Pour boiling water
If the clog is in the sink or where it has a cap, it’s better to open it to get better access to the pipe. Now empty a pot of boiling water into the pipe.
Add baking soda
Pour 1 cup of baking soda into the tube.
Pour the vinegar
Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the tube. At this stage, the solution foams and rises.
Place the tube cap
If available, cover the sink drain with a cap and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. Covering the sewer pipe forces the reaction to move down the pipe instead of up and out of the pipe. It doesn’t matter if you cover the rest of the sewer pipes, including the toilet.
Add more boiling water
Pour another kettle of boiling water into the pipe. This will help wash away excess material loosened by the baking soda and vinegar.
Rinse the tube with hot water
Turn on the hot water faucet to flush any remaining debris down the drain.
Repeat as needed
If you do not notice the opening of the pipe after the first attempt, you can try opening the sewer pipe with baking soda and vinegar again. If the clog does not open after several attempts, you may need to use a stronger solution.
After opening the sewer pipe, get used to using this method several times to avoid severe clogging of the sewer pipe. You can also use this formula to eliminate the bad smell of sewage.
If this solution doesn’t unclog, it’s time to clean the siphon under the sink, if possible, or unclog the drain with a spring-loaded unclog. Before opening the siphon, place a bucket under it so that the water (and mud) does not get dirty. The good thing about using a homemade pipe opener is that you don’t have to worry about dangerous chemicals spilling out with the water. If a home pipe opener won’t work, it may be time to call in a person who is expert in the field of plumbing in Toronto.