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How to Unclog a Sink without Harsh Chemicals

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    • Measure two cups of tap water.

    • Pour the tap water into a tea kettle and heat the water until it boils.

    • Boiling water may cause burns. Handle with care. Turn stove off after use.

    • Slowly pour boiling water down the clogged drain.

    • This is to avoid splash back and possible injury.

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    • Measure one cup of baking soda.

    • Pour baking soda into a large mixing bowl.

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    • Measure one cup of vinegar.

    • Pour vinegar into the bowl with the baking soda.

    • Alternatively, mix in one cup of lemon juice as a substitution for the vinegar.

    • Do not use both vinegar and lemon juice.

    • Use a spatula to mix the contents until they form a paste.

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    • Pour the combination down the drain using a spatula.

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    • Measure two additional cups of tap water.

    • Pour the tap water into a tea kettle and heat the water until it boils.

    • Boiling water may cause burns. Handle with care. Turn stove off after use.

    • Slowly pour boiling water down the clogged drain.

    • This is to avoid splash back and possible injury.

    • Allow the water to drain completely.

    • Run the tap for approximately 5 - 10 minutes.

    • It might take more than one attempt to clear the clog. Repeat this procedure as needed.

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