Liquid Plumber Substitutes

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You may not want to use Liquid Plumber, since it can be harsh on your pipes and the environment. Certain ingredients that you may already have in your home can be used as a natural alternative to Liquid Plumber. Save your family from harsh fumes and save your pipes from damage by trying something other than Liquid Plumber to clear your drain.

Salt and Water

If the clog is mild, mix 1/2 cup salt with 4 liters of hot water. Pour down the drain.

Baking Soda, Vinegar and Water

Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, then 1/2 cup vinegar, and cover the drain with a rag for 10 minutes. Pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain to flush. If you have plastic pipes, do not use boiling water; use hot water instead.

Dishwashing Liquid

Squirt dishwashing liquid down a clogged sink. Immediately pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain. If you have plastic pipes, do not use boiling water; use hot water.

Plunger

Close the drain and overflow hole so that you can fill up a tub or sink. Fill the basin with 2 to 3 inches of water. Put petroleum jelly around the edges of a plunger. Release the drain and push the plunger down on the clogged drain and release quickly. Continue until the drain unclogs.

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