A bottle of vinegar and jar of baking soda
The Vinegar Hack That Makes Unclogging Your Kitchen Sink Way Simpler
By Andra Picincu
Vinegar is rich in acetic acid, a byproduct of fermentation. This compound can dissolve scale, fats, and other minerals in your kitchen drain and pipes without metal corrosion.
Most types of vinegar contain 5% acetic acid. Although they're not as strong as pure acetic acid, they can still dissolve grease buildup and other debris and unclog your drain.
Slowly pour 2 or 3 cups of boiling water down the drain, followed by 1 cup of baking soda and another cup of vinegar, then cover the drain for at least half an hour.
Flush the drain with boiling water and repeat this process up to three times. Mixing baking soda and vinegar creates carbon dioxide, pushing the debris through the drain and pipes.
Baking soda also has a mild abrasive effect due to its high sodium content. The vinegar can dissolve limescale and other debris, while the boiling water loosens whatever is stuck.
To unclog faucets, fill a plastic bag with vinegar, wrap it around the faucet, and secure it with a rubber band. Leave it on for 12 to 24 hours.