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If you are thrift conscious, never put anything down your pipes but water.  Putting anything but water down your sink can be akin to throwing money out the window.  Even when you put something you think is "safe" down your drain, you need to run the water for a minute to make sure to goes all the way down the pipes.  That wastes water. If you never put anything down your drain except water, you should never have to call the plumber to come unclog your sink.

If your drain is giving you problems, you can try filling it up with water, and then letting the pressure of the water when you unplug the sink clear the drain.  Other methods include boiling water and baking soda.  Vinegar will remove scum and keep your drain fresh.


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Frugal footnotes:


Here are some more frugal tips for drains.


- To unclog a drain, use baking soda followed by vinegar.
- To unclog a drain, try bringing a pan of water to a boil, add a little Dawn detergent, and
then pour the whole mixture down the drain.
-  If you clogged sink has standing water, use a plunger first.
- Use a retail snake designed for homeowners to unplug a sink.
- Unwind a hanger and try using is as a snake.








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