Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DIY Drain/Disposal Cleaner

I am horribly OCD when it comes to keeping my house clean and organized, so when I found a link on Pinterest for a home made drain cleaner, I immediately had to try it out! My garbage disposal gets a lot of action throughout the day and was in desperate need for a good cleaning!

This cleaner is very easy to make, it has just TWO ingredients! Lemons and Baking Soda!
I used 3 lemons (3 for $1 at Publix, woo hoo!) and 1/2 cup of baking soda to make the cleaner!  Here are step by step photos for creating this easy cleaner yourself and giving it a try too! It made my kitchen smell clean for 2 days!

After I juiced the 3 lemons, It measured out to be a little over 1/2 a cup of lemon juice!

Then I poured it in a Microwaveable safe bowl, and heated it in the microwave for 30 seconds.

With my extras left in my juicer, I poured it around the silver part of my drain and used it to scrub that part clean!

Now, slowly add the baking soda to the lemon juice.  Try not to put much in at a time because it will bubble like crazy!

Then pour in the disposal! I ran a little bit of water and turned the disposal on at the end for it to clear through the bottom to make it fresh!  Then I scrub the sides with my dish brush and rinsed it out.

My Sink/Disposal smelt so fresh and clean, I love it!

What DIY home cleaners do you love?! Comment below to share! 

1 comment:

  1. The citrus scent will leave your drain clean and smelling fresh! It certainly smells better than the usual vinegar and baking soda method. I hope this works in liquefying all sorts of grease and dirt that amassed inside the drainage. But while this method works well for slight blockages, I don’t think it will work for stubborn clogs such as hair clumps or other objects that are trapped inside. Needless to say, you needed a snake or plunger for that before applying the ol' lemon juice.

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing