Using Vinegar to Remove Clogs from Sinks & Other Drains
Standing or slowly draining water in a tub, sink, or other water basin can be unsightly and provide a breeding ground for bacteria and other microbes. Clogs in drains are usually the culprit for standing water in sinks or tubs, and it is important to address them as quickly as possible to allow the water to flow easily down the drain and through the water system.
Thankfully, one of the best clog cleaning agents is a common item found in most homes — white vinegar. Typically used in cooking, vinegar has a variety of other uses, including removing clogs. Try removing clogs in sinks and tubs with vinegar by following these simple steps:
Start by removing the water from the sink, either letting it drain or removing it with cups or buckets if the clog is that severe
Then, grab some vinegar – white or apple cider work best – and another household agent such as baking soda. Generally, a ½ cup of baking soda for every cup of vinegar ratio works best.
Pour the agents down the clogged drain separately and let the chemical reaction do its magic, typically for about 30 minutes
Next, agitate the drain with a plunger or wire hanger to break up any clumped-up material
Finally, flush the drain with hot water and watch the water drain properly
If for any reason these steps do not work, residents of Veranda Apartment Homes can contact our leasing office so that we can send our trusty maintenance staff to repair your problem. In addition to our onsite management and maintenance, our gorgeous apartments in Mount Dora, Florida, also feature spacious layouts and modern appliances. To learn more, contact our leasing office today.