Usually, a person is not interested in the way sewage works, but this only lasts as long as it functions properly. Otherwise, you have to figure out why the trouble happened, how to clean the blockage in the bathroom, and what it would take. Answers to these questions can be obtained by reading the article.
In fact, there are many reasons that can contribute to the slow discharge of water from the bath, so in order for actions to be focused, you need to know what you may encounter.
Clogged sewer pipe
It often happens that that when installing the sewage with their own hands, the apartment owners do not attach importance to the correctness of the location of the sewer pipe, namely the angle of its slope. The consequences of such neglect will not be long in coming, and the pipeline will quickly become clogged with various deposits. Cleaning helps fix the problem for a while, but soon the water stagnates again in the bath. If something like this happens to you, then you should check the installation of the pipes, and if you find a problem, install the pipes, adhering to the building codes.
Example of a slope for pipes of 50 mm
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to observe the minimum slope due to the fact that the input in the riser is high. In this case, you can:
The system is incorrectly assembled
If the connection of your bath is very similar to how it is made in the photo, then there is nothing to hope for a stable work of the drain.
What kind of garbage can we talk about? It is clear that there are few people who wash their shoes in the bath, but it can be washed carpet or something like that.
Sometimes the stock is clogged for other reasons. Even the thinnest person on the skin accumulates fat deposits, from which he gets rid of with bliss while bathing. It is this fat with particles of skin and sticks to the walls of sewer pipes and siphons. With an increase in deposits, the lumen of the pipe decreases, and this leads to the fact that water passes very badly.
Another concomitant cause is the accumulation of hair that a person has not only on the head. The slightest unevenness and roughness inside the tube is able to hold the hair, resulting in a strong cork. Especially the problem is aggravated if people and animals bathe alternately in the same container.
Depending on the type of blockage, this or that method of cleaning can be effective at home.
Cleaning clogging in the bathroom with a hook
Wool and hair more often just cause the blockage. To remove a shred of hair from a siphon, in many cases it is enough to make a hook out of a thin but tough wire and use it to pull the blockage through the grate inside the bath.
When there is nothing suitable at hand, you can get rid of the hair using the back side of the bicycle spokes, using it as a hook.
If it was not possible to draw out a hair ball using the described method, you will have to disassemble the siphon and manually clean it.
We will work with a plunger
It happens so that by completely clearing the siphon with the wire from the hair, we do not get the desired result. In this case, do not do without a plunger.
This simple device is very effective in those cases if the pipe is filled with sand or other debris that is still mobile, that is, it has not come from a lump. A plunger is a kind of pump through which pressure and vacuum is created in a pipe, thanks to which water moves at high speed along the pipe, taking the litter with it.
It is important to be able to work properly with a plunger and take into account that its efficiency can be very low if the overflow opening remains open. Therefore, in one hand it is necessary to take a wet rag and close the overflow hole located at the top of the bath as tightly as possible, and use the other hand to work with a plunger, completely blocking the drain hole with a rubber part. Movement should not be smooth, and as the water goes, it needs to be poured into the bath. After cleaning the sewage, the bath will have to be thoroughly washed, as the plunger not only pushes the garbage through the pipe, but also pulls it out into the bowl.
The plunger is recommended to be used periodically to prevent blockages, without waiting for a problem to occur.
Chemical cleaning agents
If the pipe is not completely clogged, then with fatty deposits can be managed with the help of household chemicals. The choice of drugs is very large, but it is this factor that can be confusing. Let us consider in more detail the features of tools for cleaning.
Drugs sold in a liquid state will cope with the blockage more quickly, but, unlike bulk drugs, their cost is significantly higher.
To choose a suitable drug, you need to know for what purpose it is needed. Then you should be familiar with the principle of its action, and with the instructions for use.
What to look for? First of all, that the drug was branded, not fake, and only then for what kind of blockage it is intended. Check the originality of the drug is not so difficult as it may seem at first glance, just need to ask the seller to present a certificate of conformity of products. It is best to purchase a tool in a reputable specialty store - they will be consulted there and given a guarantee.
Means for cleaning sewage can have a different basis - alkali or acid. Alkaline preparations work well with fatty deposits, and acidic - with blockages of organic origin (hair, etc.). Often it is necessary to combine drugs, using them alternately.
We conducted a comparative analysis of the most popular sewage cleaning products, and you can see the result in the table.
Directions for use
The preparation contains acid. The tool is very popular because it is inexpensive, but very effective. This drug can destroy waste in a short time.
A little money is poured into the drain hole (its quantity is indicated on the package), then it is poured with a glass of water. Now you can not use the bathroom for two hours. After the required time has elapsed, water is let into the bath, with which the drug is washed off.
Included in the tool sodium hydroxide. Means cleaned plastic sewer pipes. The drug contains antibacterial components.
The preparation is poured / poured into the drain hole and 200 ml of warm water is poured. After half an hour everything is washed off with water. Judging by the reviews of people, the tool is intended for prophylaxis, since it is ineffective with strong clogs.
Available for use with hot and cold water. It is preferable to use a tool designed to fill with hot water, since the reaction is faster and more efficient. Contact with skin causes burns.
The contents of the bag are poured into the drain hole and 200 ml of hot water is poured. After a quarter of an hour the pipes are washed. The tool can be used for cleaning, and for the prevention of blockages. One of its features is the ability to create a protective film on the inside of the pipe, to which fat does not stick.
This is a Polish remedy It is produced in a liquid state. The smell is unsharp. Does not destroy the pipe. The drug is selected depending on the type and degree of blockage.
The specified amount of chemical is poured into the pipe. After a few minutes you should rinse the drain with water
Expensive but effective tool that is designed to clean any sewer pipes. When working with the drug should be especially careful, as well as air the room.
It is necessary to measure a glass of granules and pour them into the mouth of the siphon. All this is filled with hot water. After three minutes, rinse with plenty of cold water.
You can also use folk remedies, such as soda and vinegar. It is these two substances that will be needed, since they must react. Separately, neither soda nor vinegar will help.
This method of cleaning sewage pipes is completely safe, but it cannot cope with every blockage. The action algorithm is as follows:
The use of other popular methods is less effective, and in most cases is the translation of products.
Since the effect of such a solution is not potent, it is quite possible that a combined method of cleaning will have to be applied.
Cable for cleaning clogs
Combination of several cleaning methods is required in that case, if the application of the methods described above did not give the desired result, or a blockage of such a type that even the acid could not destroy it. Now we proceed to the mechanical cleaning of the blockage with the help of sanitary cable. It is often possible to clean the pipe without disassembling the siphon. Consider just this way.
It is important to realize that cleaning with a cable from the inside of the bath is not always possible, so you will need to remove the siphon to provide access to the sewer drain hole.
Cleaning the siphon
With the process of assembling and disassembling the siphon read here, we will focus more on the process of cleaning.
After clearing the clog, the siphon is collected. It remains to let the water in the bath and check for any leaks.
Many problems can be avoided if you take care about blocking the access of garbage into the sewer. For this, it is enough to purchase and install a bath net. Do not confuse - the mesh for cleaning the kitchen does little to help, as it does not miss only large debris and part of the hair.
Clogging is easier to prevent than to clean. For example, soda and vinegar can be used as prophylaxis - for such purposes such an inexpensive mixture is more suitable than for cleaning.
By applying these simple tips, you will most likely not be faced with the need to clear the blockage due to its absence.