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• Last updated: September 8, 2020

How to Unclog a Drain

These steps are required to unclog a drain illustration.

Hair, soap scum, and dirt make up a cocktail of gross sludge that has to make its way from your sinks, bathtubs, and showers to the outside world. Over time, that debris can start to build up, resulting in slow drains and stagnant pools of water. If you find that your drains are acting more like corks, use this DIY method to get things flowing again.

  1. Remove and clean strainer or stopper.
  2. Pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain.
  3. Dump 1 cup of baking soda into the drain.
  4. Add 2 cups of white vinegar to the baking soda in the drain.
  5. Let the mixture work in the drain for 20 minutes.
  6. Flush the drain with another kettle of boiling water.

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Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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