How to Naturally Clean a Smelly Drain

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How to Naturally Clean a Smelly Drain
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Unclog Your Drain

If there's one thing that can ruin the essence of even the most spotless kitchen, it's a smelly drain. Imagine preparing a delicious dinner meal, only to have a foul, lingering stench spoil your appetite. Yuck! Luckily, you're just a few simple steps and natural ingredients away from eliminating the funk once and for all.

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Add baking soda
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Add Baking Soda

Pour 3/4 cup baking soda into the drain.

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Add vinegar
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Add Vinegar

Pour 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar into the drain. The vinegar mixed with the baking soda will cause a chemical reaction to break down residue.

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Plug drain
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Plug Drain

Plug the drain with an old rag and let it sit for about 30 minutes so the vinegar and baking soda reaction has plenty of time to work its magic.

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Add boiling water
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Add Boiling Water

After 30 minutes, remove the rag and pour boiling water into the drain to break up any remaining residue.

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Add ice
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Add Ice

Pour some ice cubes into the drain and turn the garbage disposal on. Grinding the ice will knock loose any stubborn, stuck-on food and gunk.

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Add lemon slices
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Add Lemon Slices

Add a few lemon slices to the drain and turn the garbage disposal on once again for a lemony-fresh scent.

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