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What is a safer alternative to drain cleaners?

Your best bet when it comes to drain cleaners is to avoid using them. Most drain cleaners contain lye (sodium hydroxide), which can cause severe burns -- and can be life threatening if a child drinks it. Instead, try a non-toxic method of fixing the problem. Pour 1 cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar down the drain. Follow the baking soda and vinegar with boiling water to help break the clog. If your sink is draining slowly, you can try to take apart the drain mechanism and remove the clog by hand.
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