How many times have you washed dishes in the kitchen sink and noticed water   pooling in the sink   without flowing? I often guess it.

This usually happens because   food debris or lime blocks   tend to clog and clog the pipes, not allowing water to pass through.

But with our remedies solving this problem is really child’s play! Today, indeed, let’s see together   how to unclog kitchen sink drains using only a few    homemade and natural ingredients.

Vinegar and baking soda

Let’s start with the combination of ingredients best known for their   draining and anti-limescale properties:   vinegar   and baking soda   , which once in contact with each other give rise to an effervescent reaction capable of unclogging clogged sinks.

So, all you have to do is add    a cup of baking soda down    the drain, wait a few seconds, and then pour in   a cup of vinegar as well. At this point, also add a pot of    very hot water    to remove any remaining residue and free up the drain even more.

Caution   ! There has been a long debate about using vinegar down the drain, as it seems that their approach is not exactly environmentally friendly. Therefore, the ideal would be to favor alternative methods, first of all citric acid.

Citric acid

If you don’t want to use vinegar, you can replace it with   citric acid   , which is more environmentally friendly. Then add   150 grams of citric acid    to    a jug containing a liter of boiling water   , let it dissolve well, then pour the mixture thus obtained into the drain and let it act for a few hours or overnight without opening the taps.

The next day you will notice that the   drains will be clean and the water in the tank will flow without a problem! 

This remedy is of great help, especially in the case of limestone blocks, because citric acid has strong anti-limescale properties. As expected, it is used    to deep clean appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.

You can also use it for bathroom drains, here is a video of the procedure:

Salt and baking soda

In addition to vinegar, baking soda can also be combined with    salt,   which has an anti-limescale function    and can also be used in the washing machine to solve various problems.

Bring  1 liter of water  to a boil   in a saucepan and pour   a glass half full of salt and half full of baking soda down the drain. 

Then, let it sit for a few seconds to let the mixture go down, then pour in the boiling water:    your sink will be free again!

brewer’s yeast

It may seem too good to be true, but it seems to work! What are we talking about? A little   brewer’s yeast! In fact, this ingredient not only allows you to unclog clogged pipes but also eliminates   bad odors    from inside. We remind you, in this sense, that it is also a gift from heaven   to say goodbye to the smell in the toilet drain!

Then pour a 200 ml glass   of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. After that, pour in a piece of brewer’s yeast until it melts.

At this point, just pour the mixture thus obtained into the pipe and    leave it to act overnight:    goodbye clogged pipes!

laundry soda

If, despite the remedies seen so far, the drain is still clogged, then it is time to move on to a “stronger” remedy: sodium washing powder    ,    also called    sodium solvay    or    sodium carbonate.

All you have to do is pour    4 tablespoons of bleach down the drain    and add   1 liter of boiling water. Then let it sit and… you will notice that the drain will clear and the water flow will be restored!

NB    We recommend not confusing baking soda with caustic soda (the one used to make soap), which has other uses and should be handled with extreme caution!


Finally, let’s look at one last remedy capable of   freeing the kitchen sink pipes:   carbonated drinks,    precisely the ones we like to drink from time to time!

The remedy is very simple, you just have to pour   a bottle or    can containing these drinks down the drain, let it sit    for a few minutes   and then turn on the hot water to rinse. This trick can be useful if used   periodically    to prevent drain clogging.


We remind you that in the event of a breakdown or if the problem cannot be solved, it is recommended that you seek the advice of your technician.