5 Effective Uses of Baking Soda

You see the product featured on this page, right?

Well, we don’t know about you, but we feel badly for it – as much, that is, as you can feel anything for an inanimate object. You see, baking soda is thought by many to be a cooking or baking aid. Period, end of story, the end. But that’s not true. In fact, it’s far from true since baking soda might be the most versatile substance in your home.

Here’s a look at just a few more ways to put baking soda to work for you.

Drain Cleaning

Whether you’re grappling with a clogged drain or simply performing routine preventive maintenance, you’ll find baking soda wonderfully effective at keeping your household drains running free and clear. The recipe is simple enough: pour half a cup of baking soda followed by an equal amount of white vinegar down the drain, let that sit for 30 minutes, and then rinse with boiling water.  If necessary, repeat the process.

Cleaner Laundry

Working hand-in-hand with your favorite laundry detergent, baking soda makes clothes smell better while removing dirt and stains. For extra tough stains, pre-treat soiled items with a paste made from three parts baking soda to one part water.

Fresh Scent

From stinky trash cans to wicked smelling shoes or lunch bags, unpleasant odors have a way of making their presence known. Now you can send them packing by sprinkling dry baking soda directly on the reeking object, provided it’s dry, too. When deodorizing your toilet, dissolve one cup of baking soda for every five liters of water, leave that for an hour and then flush or rinse.

Stains Be Gone

Need some extra scrubbing power in your dishwasher? Just add two tablespoons of baking soda to your normal amount of dish detergent. If you have a stained pot, pan, or dish, soak it in a mixture of 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda and warm water for at least an hour before placing it in the dishwasher.

Scrub Without Scratching

Sprinkle dry baking soda on a sponge, wet it, and scrub counters, sinks, tubs, toilets, and more without scratching any of the surfaces, including chrome faucets.

It all sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, it usually is, but there are exceptions.  When, for example, no amount of baking soda or any other DIY effort is enough to clear up a clogged drain or toilet, contact Connor Plumbing to get the job done to your complete satisfaction.  In fact, we guarantee it.

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