How to Clean a Sink Drain

Keep your sink drain flowing and grease-free by periodically cleaning your sink drain.

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You Will Need

  • Enzyme powder or liquid
  • 1/2 c. baking soda
  • 1/2 c. white vinegar
  • Salt
  • Hydrogen peroxide

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Use enzyme

    Mix water with an enzyme powder or liquid found from your local hardware store and pour the mixture down your sink drain. Follow the manufacturer's instructions.

  2. Step 2

    Mix solution

    Mix a solution of ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar. Pour the solution down the drain and let it sit for a few minutes. Then flush the drain with warm water.

  3. Step 3

    Mix salt solution

    Mix a solution of equal parts hot water and salt and pour it down the drain to help dissolve grease and unwelcome smells. Do not use this solution in blackwater systems.

  4. Step 4

    Mix solution

    Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with two parts baking soda and pour it down the drain.

  5. Step 5

    Mix salt, baking soda, and vinegar solution

    Mix a solution of 1 cup salt, 1 cup baking soda, and ½ cup white vinegar. Pour the solution down the drain and let it sit for approximately 10 minutes. Then flush the drain with hot water.

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