Blockage in the sink – many people know about this problem firsthand. But most often you can cope without the help of specialists. You can eliminate the problem in various ways and devices (look more details on the site) that will be found in almost any apartment.
one. Ways to clean the drain
The cause of the blockage, as a rule, is a “traffic jam”, formed from fat plaque, food residues and everything else that falls into the sink. The most common clogging places are a siphon, corrugated pipe, pipe connecting sections such as tees, etc. D. Mechanical or chemicals are usually used for cleaning. The mechanical is most often included by a plunger and a metal cable. Chemical agents include various liquids sold in almost any store in the household chemical department. Housewives also use folk remedies, such as hot water with salt and soda, vinegar, and some even cope with the problem with the help of a vacuum cleaner, connecting the hose “on blowing”.
2. Mechanical methods
To use one or another mechanical method, first you need to determine how difficult the blockage has formed, and depending on this to choose the most suitable tool.
3. Cleaning siphon
It is best to start the process by cleaning the siphon. For this, first of all, it is necessary to free up space under the sink so that nothing interferes in the process. Next, you need to substitute a basin or bucket. At the siphon, it is necessary to unscrew the lower lid of the sump, draining the contents from it into the container, which you previously substituted. After that, a nut is unscrewed on the siphon, which fixes it with a drain pipe or corrugated. Next, the siphon must be unscrewed from the sink, cleaned from fatty and dirt and rinse with a cleaning agent. Now it can be installed back.
four. Using a plunger
Only a small blockage can be cleaned with a cable. To do this, you need to draw dirty water into the sink, until the middle. Press the rubber base of the vantaz to the drainage hole* and frequent, energetic presses on the handle (you can press the base of the vantuse with the second hand) make pressure drops in the drain. As a result, the blockage is eliminated and washed off with water into the sewer.
* If the sink is two -section, two vanthus. They are used at the same time, which significantly increases absorption. If there is no second device, you need to close the second drain with a damp cloth, fix it with your hand.
5. The use of a plumbing cable
When the blockage is strong, the best way will be to use a plumbing cable.
The end of the plumbing cable with a drill is introduced into the drain pipe and goes to the side where the blockage was formed. At the other end of the cable there is a pen – it must be smoothly rotated simultaneously with the pushing of the cable into the sewer pipe. When you feel that something interferes with the cable when pushing, it is perhaps a blockage, or maybe a steep bend of the pipe. In this case, it is necessary to gently move the cable back and forth. The blockage should be cleaned. As soon as the plumbing cable begins to move freely, it should be removed, rinse well and wipe it dry.
It is recommended to turn on hot water and add a salt solution to wash off the remaining contamination from the walls of the pipe.
Among other things, the plumbing cable allows you to remove rust plate from the inner walls of the pipes if the pipes are iron or cast -iron. Rust can also contribute to the formation of blockage.