My husband is a scientist which means periodically we do science experiments in our house. Yesterday we made a volcano in our shower drain. Why, you ask. Because I keep reading and hearing that vinegar and baking soda are the best non toxic drain cleaner. I pretty well shed like a dog, and my hair has the nasty tendency to clog up our shower drain. In the past a plunger has always done the trick, but that is no longer working. I didn't want to use Drano, and I already had baking soda and vinegar in the house.
-1/8 c baking soda
-1/8 c vinegar
down the drain and shut the plug. We allowed that to sit for about 30 minutes. Then we poured hot water down the drain for about 2 minutes. That step almost killed me with guilt for the waste of water.
The results: It didn't work. Having the shower run for a few minutes still resulted in the tub filling up. I have heard so many people talk about this though, so I know it must work. I am turning to you now to ask for your experiences with this.
What did I do wrong?