- Why are the pipes clogged?
- Use hot water
- The sucker
- Chemical products
- Prevention is better than cure
Waterlogging is always annoying and annoying on a daily basis. It is no longer possible to use sanitary fixtures as the water does not run out (if not very little). Added to this are the bad odors that emerge in all rooms. Faced with this situation, we must take swift action.
Why are the pipes clogged?
Clogging of the pipes, whether sinks, sinks, bathtub, shower or toilet, correspond to an obstruction which prevents water from flowing normally. At the root of this problem, we generally find hair clumps or food remains. These residues are, in addition, agglomerated in other debris and dirt. For the situation to return to normal, it is necessary to get rid of the caps, an operation that can be done in different ways.
Use hot water
Faced with a clogging of the pipes, the simplest solution consists in using hot water. Very simple technique, just heat water until boiling, and pour into all clogged sanitary. This boiling water dissolves some impurities that obstruct the pipes. We can repeat the operation several times. But if the waterlogging persists, we must look for another alternative.
If water tends to stagnate in sanitary fixtures, you can turn to the suction cup. Before activating the latter, care must be taken to plug all possible openings (especially the anti-overflow opening). The suction cup can then be placed at the evacuation level and pressed several times firmly. The plugs can thus be peeled off, sucked up and evacuated. If this attempt is unsuccessful, then the intervention of a plumber is recommended because the plug is located deeper into the pipes.
This tool, widely used by professionals, materializes in the form of a long flexible rod adorned with special tips that have the role of hanging plugs. The ferret is introduced into the pipelines until pulverization of the obstructions.
Whenever possible, it is best to skip chemicals. The latter promise wonders but success is not necessarily the rendezvous. In addition, the substances used are particularly corrosive and "eat" joints and pipes, not to mention that fumes can be harmful. Especially in the case where the plugs are too important, it is better not to persecute and contact a plumbing professional.
Prevention is better than cure
Finally, there is nothing like prevention for avoid bottlenecks. The actions to adopt are simple: arrange a fine filtering grid or a strainer in order to retain impurities. It is also necessary to carefully empty the plates before cleaning them and pay attention to combing hair away from the sink to prevent hair from getting into the pipes.