Problems with home plumbing are a rather unpleasant situation that every housewife faces in her life. Some elements can become clogged, this happens because small particles get into the drain hole of the sink, accumulate, prevent the passage of water, while there is a rather unpleasant smell. When a similar problem occurs, many wonder how to clean the sink from clogging? To date, there are quite a few methods of cleaning clogging. Each of them implies the use of a certain means.
A fairly simple method that many people know about is using a plunger. This tool is in almost every house, in appearance - the design, as part of it has two parts: a rubber cap and a handle. The action of the plunger is characterized by the appearance of a water hammer, due to which all the garbage in the pipe begins to move into the sewer riser.
The plunger is very easy to use. If there is a blockage in the sink, you must perform the following steps:
If the water runs out very slowly or stays in place, then the procedure needs to be repeated until a visible result is obtained. Contaminants that will appear from the drain pipe on the surface of the sink should be removed without delay.
A large number of people prefer to use traditional methods to eliminate blockages. The most common is the use of soda. At the same time, completely different recipes can be applied, however, they all unite in that they consist in dissolving the fatty component of blockages, due to which a decrease in the density and size of the plug occurs.
The most popular recipes are:
Soda and vinegar are often used to clean the sink in the kitchen, because it is there that accumulates greasy dirt, which subsequently forms a blockage.
If there is a blockage in the sink, then you can get rid of it with the help of special tools that are sold in any hardware store.
They are very easy to use. A special instruction is attached to each product, in which the required amount of the substance is indicated to eliminate the blockage. It is poured into the drain pipe and sewage, the substances in the composition begin to break down the pollution. After a certain time it is necessary to rinse everything with plenty of hot water.
However, the use of such tools has several disadvantages, which include:
Special blocking agents should be used quite rarely, use quarterly is best, it will allow to keep the pipes clean without damaging their integrity for a long time. Very often, these tools are used to eliminate blockages in the bathroom.
The presence of a sanitary cable makes it easier when a blockage occurs. Very often it is used in the case when the plunger is not able to cope with pollution.
A cable is a wire, it is wrapped in a spiral, has a special handle at one end, and a spiral drill at the other.Basically, its length is three meters, but in width it can be different. Great for removing blockages in metal pipes. Cleaning the dirt in the pipe with a cable is carried out as follows:
If the obstruction is sufficiently strong, the procedure must be repeated. This should be done until the pollution is completely removed. You should also remember that you only need to use the cable that is smaller in diameter than the drain pipe.
Mechanical cleaning in the sink can be removed manually. Manual cleaning from clogging consists in cleaning the siphon, which is a sump located under the sink, and dirt that does not enter the drain pipe is deposited in it. If a plastic siphon is used, it can be cleaned very quickly. To do this, it is disconnected from the pipe, disassembled and cleaned.
Before work, you must release all the water from the sink. After that, remove all the dirt from the bottom of the siphon, view the state of the corrugated pipe and washed it. After all the actions the siphon is screwed into place.
The task becomes more complicated if you use a siphon made of cast iron. It is attached with bolts and is a non-separable structure. It must be cleaned with a cable, then rinsed with plenty of water. Only after that it is set in place.
You can clean the sink from clogging at home in a variety of ways. The use of each depends on the degree of contamination, as well as the type of pipes used. The simplest and fastest method is the use of special tools, however, it should be remembered that they can cause violations of the integrity of the water supply system.
The provided videos tell you how to quickly remove the clog in the sink:
On diagrams you can clearly see the process of cleaning the sink from clogging:
Scheme of cleaning the sink
Using the plunger and cable
Soda and Vinegar
Scheme of cleaning with a cable