I absolutely dispise Drano especially since I live in a beach community. Does anyone know any natural alternatives that can substitute the use of Drano?
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You can get these little plastic things form any hardware store, I think Target has them too. It's just a little plastic barbed thing that you shove down the drain and it pulls all the stuff out. You can wipe them off and re-use them if you dont mind the smell of the icky you just took out of the drains. YouTube has lits of videos of people using them as well, just search for "Zip it". They dont work too well on fixed faucets though (like ones often found in apartments) you need to do it over and over to get it all out.
I use a product called Drainbo which contains natural microbes (naturally grown bacillus) that literally "eat" and digest the grease, oils, fat, etc. that build up in your pipes. Works great for clogs and to keep drains clean. Also contains vegetable based cleaning agents. www.drainbo.com
I use the vinegar (my favorite household staple!) and baking soad for clogs but, to keep my septic tank happy I use the citra drain stuff for the enzymes that help break down the yuckies. So I guess it depends on what you are doing. :)
There are enzyme products out there that do a great job dissolving build up. They work best when you use them regularly and don't work well on hair.
My bathtub was clogged up last week and I used baking soda and vinegar and I let it sit then I poured hot boiling water down the drain. It worked!
I agree with Nee-Nee. I use vingar and baking soda too... pour about a half cup of powder down the drain, then 1/2 - 1c of vinegar. You'll get a cool foamy chemical reaction! Let sit for 30 minutes, then flush with hot hot hot water. Some say to pour boiling water straight from the tea kettle.
What about baking soda and vinegar? This works for me.
There is a product called Citra Drain that is a natural drain cleaner. You can purchase it at Gaiam.com. They carry a wide assortment of interesting natural products that you don't normally find easily. I haven't used it yet, but I will try it the next time I need a drain cleaner. I would appreciate some feedback if you try it first.
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