You may not have the plain white variety, but it’s easy enough to get at your local supermarket. And it’s called distilled with vinegar.

If you don’t already have a bottle, you’ll want to buy one today, if not sooner! Why, because it has more uses than you can shake a sponge at.  Here several, just to stir your imagination:

  • Pour equal parts of vinegar and baking soda into a clean spray bottle, and suddenly you have a very versatile cleaning solution. You can clean windows and glass, buff stainless steel and chrome, and remove grease stains from stove tops and tables…just as a few examples.
  • Clean and deodorize your garbage disposal by pouring equal parts vinegar and baking soda down the drain. Let it sit for a few minutes and, once it stops fizzing, flush it down the drain with water.
  • You don’t need bleach to clean in between your bathroom tiles. Not when you spray them with undiluted vinegar, let it soak, and then scrub the dirt away with a toothbrush.
  • For brighter and softer clothes and other fabrics, add a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your wash.
  • Even your dishwasher needs to be cleaned every now and then, and nothing beats placing a cup of vinegar upright on the top rack and running a full but otherwise empty cycle.
  • Staring at ugly and spreading mildew on your tub or shower enclosure grout? You guessed it…clean it with undiluted vinegar and a toothbrush.
  • Don’t be too quick to call a plumber to clear your clogged sink drain or garbage disposal. First, pour a half cup each of baking soda and vinegar down the drain, let it sit for up to 10 minutes, and then flush it down with piping hot water. If that doesn’t work, repeat the process. The same combination is also a great way to prevent clogged drains.

Speaking of clogged drains, DIY methods don’t always work, especially for clogs lodged deep inside your drain lines. For times like that, you need a professional plumber and drain cleaner and, no matter when that is, Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & Air is ready to answer the call.