Non-Toxic Ways to Clean Pipes and Drains


tgf1Human race made it to the point where all the negligence had done so much damage to the planet we are living on, that every contribution, no matter how small and insignificant it might seem, can prove to be very important. Although pipes are not being cleaned on a daily basis, if one thinks globally, then we have completely different image. Chemicals people use for cleaning also affect their health and can cause allergic reactions or respiratory issues. So, the next time when problem with clogged drains occurs, take these ways of solving problems into consideration.


This is the most affordable way to clean drains. Plungers can be found in every house, or in case that you do not have it, a short visit to the first hardware store will solve the situation. The use is simple – put the plunger on the drain which is clogged, and start pumping up and down. It is good rule of thumb to cover any alternative route to the same drain (such as double sinks found in kitchens, for example), and to let water run a bit, so the plunger will seal up better. Just in case, there is a detailed guide on this matter.

tgf2Hot Water

Majority of clogs is made due to the hardened fat and oil, which is going down the drain, and cools on the way. For the first try, use a pot of boiling water to loosen up those deposits of grease, and the water will carry them further. Repeat procedure once more, just to be sure that everything is in order and functioning properly. This method can be combined with the plunger, for the best possible results.

Baking Soda

We all remember chemistry classes from elementary school, right? Those first “experiments” with vinegar and baking soda can be applied here. All you need is two cups of baking soda, one cup of vinegar and few cups of hot water. First, apply one cup of baking soda down the drain. Next, follow with one cup of hot water and a few minutes of waiting. Proceed with another cup of soda, but this time, follow with a cup of white vinegar (ordinary one, used for salads and meals), and quickly seal all the drains available. If you hear rustling in the pipes, that means that mixture is reacting and doing its work. When it stops bubbling, pour in the remains of hot water.

tgf3Professional Help

In case that none of this helps, it is time to call the cavalry. Clogged drains can sometimes be very hard problem to tackle, quite often with unexpected causes, so you will need people with appropriate equipment and experience. The blocked drains in Sydney areas are solved with the professional help of experts who deal with equipment such as CCTV cameras and are aware that eco-friendly ways of cleaning are important to their customers. This kind of help is always recommended if you are suspecting that problem is inside the walls, rather than in under-sink part.

tgf4With everything said, it is not hard to conclude that clogged drains are not such a scary situation to have. You can, however, prevent this from happening, if you avoid throwing in the substances which can cause the problem.

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