Drains are clogged when grease, hair, and soap residues are stuck and accumulate after a long period if time. Lye is the main ingredient in mainstream drain cleaners, corrosive chemical, to dissolve the blockage. Try one of these nontoxic approaches to getting your drains clear again or to even prevent the issue from happening in the first place.


Use a rubber plunger to unclog passageways. You can purchase one at just about any hardware store. Remove your strainer, if you have one, then be sure you have the plunger covering the entire opening. That way you get the best suction and plunge until water is able to go down with no issues.


If you do not have a strainer in your sinks or bathtub, you should consider getting one. It is perfect for preventative house care.

Drain Cleaner

Use this formula once a week to keep drains clear.

You will need half cup of salt, half cup of distilled white vinegar, and half cup of baking soda. Individually, pour each down the drain and wait 15 minutes after everything is poured down the drain. Then, pour an entire teakettle of boiling hot water down the drain as well. Careful not to burn yourself!