Helpful Hints from Minit Maids
DRAIN CLEANERS are one of the most toxic chemicals there are, appearing on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Hall of Shame because they can cause blindness, burns, and be fatal if swallowed. Make your own drain cleaner using pantry ingredients, with no worries about toxicity. You just need vinegar, baking soda, and citrus fruit peels.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL & DRAIN CLEANING: (1) Pour 1 cup of BAKING SODA into the disposal, then pour in the same amount of VINEGAR. Watch it sizzle and bubble up like a volcano! Then, run your disposal and wash it all down with hot water.
GARBAGE DISPOSAL CLEANING: Add DRIED CITRUS FRUIT PEELS (if left out, peels dry in just a few days and become brittle, so they are then safe to use) to the disposal and run it for a minute or so while running hot water down the drain. This will clear up those nasty odors.
CLOGGED PIPES: Use just baking soda, vinegar and boiling water to literally unclog pipes – it really works! After pouring in the baking soda, then some vinegar, let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then pour a tea kettle of boiling water down the drain to rinse it all out and the clog will be gone.