How to Clean a Sink Drain

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

You will need

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

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.

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.

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.

Step 4 Mix solution Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with two parts baking soda and pour it down the drain.

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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