- Dawn Dishwashing Liquid. To clear a clogged drain, boil three to four ta-blespoons Dawn Dishwashing Liquid in a pan full of water and carefully pour the heated mixture down the drain of the kitchen sink. The solution will dissolve most kitchen sink clogs because Dawn breaks down grease.
- Efferdent. Drop several Efferdent tablets into the clogged drain, fill with water, and let it sit overnight. The denture cleansing tablets loosen caked grease and debris.
- Jell-O and Heinz White Vinegar. Vinegar dissolves most clogs, but, unfortunately, if you pour vinegar down a clogged drain, the acetic acid will seep down your pipes before it gets a chance to eat away the clog. Instead, dissolve one small package of Jell-O in one cup boiling water. Let cool. In a measuring cup, mix 1½ ounces Heinz White Vinegar with 6½ ounces water. Add the vinegar mixture to the Jell-O mixture. Let gel in the refrigerator until almost set, but liquid enough to flow slowly. Pour the mixture down the drain. Let sit overnight. The Jell-O will clog up the pipes, giving the acetic acid in the vinegar a chance to eat away the clog. Then flush the drain with water to wash away the Jell-O.
- Nair. Remove hair clogged in bathtub, shower, and sink drains by squeezing as much Nair lotion as you think necessary into the drain. Let sit for fifteen minutes, then flush with water. Nair, a depilatory that breaks down hair, contains a high pH substance (usually sodium thioglycolate or calcium thioglycolate) that reacts with the protein structure of hair.
- Super Soaker. To unclog a drain clogged with food debris, fill a Super Soaker with water, pump the handle to increase the air pressure, then point the nozzle into the drain and fire. The high-pressure jet spray can break up the clog, sending the debris down the drain.
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