Homemade Drain Cleaner

Homemade Drain Cleaner

Homemade Drain Cleaner

We have always been in a situation when the drain has suddenly refused to gulp in any more of the waste water. Sometimes it also decides to reach the already drained water resulting in a foul smelling liquid pool on the floor. Usually, this clogging is a result of wastes like hair, bits of food, garbage or dirt getting stuck inside the pipe, which blocks the flow of water. Drain cleaner is a chemical product that removes the waste products clogging the pipes like hair or grease. Drain cleaners can be alkaline, which contains sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, while acidic drain cleaners usually contain Sulphuric acid. These are numerous recipes to make a drain cleaner with everyday household products and help the channel flow smoothly.

What You’ll Need


12 cups
Warm Wateramazon
3 tbs
Dishwash Soapamazon
½ cup
Hydrogen peroxideamazon
3 tbs
White Vinegaramazon
1 tbs
Essential Oil of Choiceamazon


Mixing Bowlamazon
Spray Bottleamazon


Benefits of Ingredients

Unlike market cleaning agents, this homemade drain cleaner is less expensive and contains the least amount of chemicals. The salt and the baking soda work together to dissolve the clogged up dirt, while the milk of tartar acts as a natural cleaner for metals.


Start by cleaning the drain pipe with a paper towel. Mix salt, baking soda and cream of tar in a bowl and pour the mixture down the draining pipe. Leave it for 10 minutes and then chase it down with boiling water. Let it stay for an hour and then rinse it with cold water. Your draining pipe should be as good as new.
If, even after this process your drain remains clogged pour another half cup of baking soda along with half a cup of vinegar. These two naturally react with each other, and will clean up the remaining dirt. Repeat this process once a week to prevent future blockages.

Finishing Up

Also, acidic cleaning agents are made up of very harmful chemicals, which not only produce dangerous fume that can cause suffocation and breathing problems, but can also cause burns if they come in contact with skin and are certainly not advisable with children around. They also react violently with water and generate explosive hydrogen vapors, which are harmful to lungs. Go with the basic ingredients available in your kitchen, and avoid risking the health of your loved ones.