How To Create An Environmentally Friendly Drain Cleaner

How To Create An Environmentally Friendly Drain Cleaner

Drain cleaners often contain many harmful powerful chemicals that help them cut through grease and grime in your drains with ease. However these chemicals are terrible for the environment and they are terrible for you, if you accidentally spill any on yourself or ingest any. You can end up hospitalised with chemical burns or even go blind if you get any in your eyes, not the mention the havoc it can cause for aquatic plants and wildlife if it gets in the water supply. The toxic chemicals most commonly used tend to be lye or sulphuric acid.

Environmentally Friendly Eco Drain Cleaner Recipe

You Will Need

Baking Soda (1 Cup/8oz)

White Vinegar (1 Cup/8oz)

Boiling Hot Water (16 Cups/1 Gallon)

Lemon Juice (Half A Lemon)


Firstly you will need to pour the baking soda down the drain you wish to clean, the baking soda is an alkaline and has oxidising properties so it will help cut through any grease and other gunk in your drains.

Mix your white vinegar and lemon juice and then pour the mixture down the drain. This mixture is acidic so will react with the baking soda and agitate it. The baking soda should foam and dislodge some more harder to clean grime.

Give the mixture in the drain five minutes to work its magic, then pour down a gallon of boiling hot water to flush out the remaining grease, gunk and your foam mixture. You should notice you are left with a sparkling clean drain.

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