Sometimes I have a tendency to get a little "compulsive" about certain things, and one of those things has become my weekly Mission Organization posts. So stone or no stone, I felt compelled to complete a home project this week for my mission. My goal is to get through this year with an extra project completed each week.
My household drains are something I never think about unless they are not functioning properly. My bathtub has been draining lately at the speed of slow molasses, and it needed an intervention before the drain was totally clogged. In fact, it must have been on the verge of being totally stopped up, because I would pull the plug to let it drain, then find it still filled with water 20 minutes later. I think it must have been dripping out only a drop at a time.
This book, Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things, is a household resource that I often consult in situations like this.
According to the book, the solution for a slow or clogged drain is to pour one cup of baking soda into the drain followed by 1 cup of hot vinegar (heat the vinegar in the microwave for 1 minute). Give this combination several minutes to work, then flush with 1 quart of boiling water. This can be repeated if necessary.
This was such a simple way to get my bathtub draining quickly again. There was nothing extra for me to buy, and it took only a few minutes to unclog the drain. My bathtub is draining freely now. I am very impressed with this method because there are no harsh chemicals, just ordinary vinegar and baking soda, and it works!