Conventional drain cleaners usually contain lye, which is a potentially lethal acidic solution that burns the skin.
An old-fashioned plunger will usually do the trick. Place the plunger over the sink hole and create a seal. Pump until the block is gone. You may need to add some hot water and have a few goes.
Here’s a recipe to make your own drain cleaner:
1 cup of baking soda
1/2 cup of vinegar
- Pour down the baking soda followed by the vinegar and cover the drain for 3o minutes, or overnight if possible.
- Then slowly pour down boiling water.
We keep our kitchen sink clean by tipping used cooking oil into an old glass bottle for disposal, and regularly using Actizyme overnight.
Alternatively try one of these green products: