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£1 DIY remedy can unblock drains in minutes and is super ‘effective’ in kitchens


Drains block for several reasons and in the kitchen it is often down to fats being poured down the drain as well as food particles.

In the bathroom, a common cause of a blocked drain is hair or toiletries, or even items being flushed down the toilet.

There are many items on the market to help shift a blocked drain, but many people may want to opt for a natural solution.

The experts at Drainage Shop said: “Dealing with a clogged drain doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated.

“For just £1, you can create an effective drain cleaner using ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.

“This DIY remedy involves just baking soda and vinegar. Start by pouring half a cup of baking soda down the drain.”

Follow this up with half a cup of white vinegar and the reaction between the two will cause bubbles and fizzing. This action will help to break down “grime and blockages” in your pipes.

After adding the vinegar, it is recommended to cover the drain with a plug to keep the reaction contained in the pipes.

The experts added: “Let it sit for about an hour to do its work, then flush the drain with hot water.

“This method is not only cost-effective but also gentle on your pipes and eco-friendly, avoiding the harsh chemicals found in many commercial drain cleaners.

“Using this approach regularly can help maintain clear pipes and prevent future clogs, saving you both money and hassle in the long run.”

Another simple and effective way to unblock drains is to use boiling water to help loosen gunk and blockages.

Simply fill up your kettle and let it boil, then carefully pour it down the drain in small stages, leaving 30 seconds between pours.

Adding a little washing-up liquid alongside the boiling water can also help strip the drain of oil and grease if the blockage is in the kitchen.

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