Homemade Liquid Plumber

A clogged drain is a nuisance . It makes showers uncomfortably awkward and using sinks a race against time before the whole room's transformed into a flooded mess. While a number of drain-cleaning products are available on the market, the results aren't always guaranteed and these products can be costly. Save both time and money by unclogging the drain yourself using a homemade "Liquid Plumber." It only takes a few minutes and makes use of products you likely already have in your home.

Clogged drains are annoying.

Step 1

Pour half to three-quarters of a cup of baking soda into the clogged drain.

Step 2

Pour half a cup of vinegar down the drain and quickly cover the opening with your hand, a cloth, or the drain's stopper plug so the chemical reaction forces itself through the blockage instead of rising back up into the basin.

Step 3

Wait a few seconds and pour another half cup of vinegar down the drain, making sure to cover the opening to control the reaction.

Step 4

Wait about 15minutes; in the meantime, boil a gallon of water.

Step 5

Pour the gallon of water down the drain to clear out the drain. You can also flush it out using hot water from the tap.