Myra Faye Turner, Writer
I’m one of those people who rarely believes anything anyone tells me...unless I see it with my own two eyes. And while I read a lot of the going ons on the Internet, again, I rarely believe half of what I read. Still I like to check things out, especially, when I’m having an issue. So when my tub was acting all cray cray, draining slow to the point that I had to keep buying Drano and plunging to get it to drain completely, I finally had had enough and decided to go online to see if there was a better remedy. Immediately, I keep seeing the same solution USE BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR. Ok, that sounded a little to science fair-ish to me but still I was intrigued and short of shelling out money for a plumber, or taking a bath in my/my son’s filth, I didn’t see that I had much of a choice. So after, reading, I decided I would give it a shot. Off, I went to Walmart and purchased a big old box of Arm and Hammer Baking soda and so generic white vinegar and decided, if nothing else, I was only out a few bucks. I admit, I was still skeptical but, on I trudged. I pour a cup of baking soda down the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar and crossed my fingers. Immediately, it began to fizzle, as expected. Then, I used my son as guinea pig and had him take a shower to see if the tub would drain.
Well, did it? Well, I was pleasantly surprised that it worked! After taking a shower myself, it drained beautifully once again. And so far so good. It’s been a few days and it’s still draining.
Will I retire my skeptic's hat? Probably not but at least I can vow to be more open minded about things in the future. So, if you find yourself with a slow to drain tub, don’t fret, don’t buy a bunch of harsh chemicals, don’t plunge until your arms are tired and don’t call a plumber. Well, at least try the vinegar and baking soda first… it might save you time, money and lot of headaches.