Letting the water stand in the sink for a long time without repairing it can cause clogged drains and overwhelm you. Especially if it makes the pipe completely clogged, so the drain pipe is leaking! This will greatly interfere with your activities and cost a lot of money to fix it.
So, to avoid this, see this article, Indosteger will discuss what things you should pay attention to to prevent and overcome clogged and clogged plumbing.
Food waste is the main cause of clogged pipes. Usually comes from leftovers on the plate to be washed. Leftovers should be thrown into the trash, before being placed in the dishwasher sink. If these food scraps are often allowed to flow with washing water, then don’t be surprised if the drain gets clogged at times due to the accumulated garbage of your leftovers.
Soap deposits can actually clog your sink pipes. This is because the soap compound is very easy to blend with other materials. The soap compound that settles and sticks to the walls of the pipe over time will increase, so it will clog your pipelines. Usually this soap deposit is white.
Silt and dirt
Apart from the two things above, usually you will also wash your hands in the sink after activities outside. Physical activity such as gardening will certainly cause your hands to become full of soil. When you wash your hands, the soil will mix with water into mud. Mud is a sticky material, it will very easily clog your pipe.
Then what is the solution when the pipe is clogged? Relax, you don’t have to call a plumber to solve this problem. You can do this yourself with the help of simple tools. The following are some tips and tricks for overcoming clogged pipes, you can also apply them to prevent clogged drains:
Take advantage of the rope
Your clogged pipe can be resolved best with just a piece of rope. The trick is to make a medium-sized plastic roll (adjust to the diameter of the paralon) make sure this roll can enter freely. Then tie this plastic roll using a rope that if its length can reach the end of the paralon. Before including this simple tool. Aliri paralon using water from. Let it for a moment about one minute, insert the rope while still turning on the tap water.
After felt the plastic roll has reached the end of the pipe. Pull the rope until it comes out of the paralon. Little by little the dirt will be lifted from the pipe. If you want to use this one method, make sure the rope you are using is strong. In addition, this one method can only be applied to perpendicular pipes.
The next way you can do to solve this problem is to use lye. This one chemical is corrosive (damaging). With this, the lye will destroy any dirt clogging the pipe. Lye is also commonly known by the scientific name sodium hydroxide. To use lye on a blocked paralon, do these 3 steps:
- Prepare hot water. This hot water will make the lye reaction more effective.
- Before pouring the lye, wear gloves and a face mask to avoid unwanted things. Given the very harsh nature of lye. Skin that is exposed to lye will be irritated and even blistered.
- Once you are safe, pour the lye over the clogged pipe. Then slowly pour in the hot water in moderation.
Do this one method several times, until your pipe is completely smooth. During this process, the sink should not be used for 5 to 6 hours. This is done so that the chemical compounds in the lye work optimally to destroy the clogging dirt. After 6 hours, flush the pipes using running water.
Using coarse sand
The last option you can do is to use coarse sand. The method is quite easy, run the paralon using tap water then pour coarse sand into it. Enter the sand only as much as 2 hand grips. Then, insert the compressor hose with high pressure and the sealed pipe hole. Then reopen the compressor air flow so that the dirt will be lifted to the maximum.
Baking soda and vinegar
Baking soda is known to be effective for cleaning stains, its alkaline nature when mixed with vinegar will easily react actively to clean the dirt around the walls of your pipe. The steps are easy
- Prepare a container with boiling hot water, then pour the baking soda and stir in a container.
- Put a spoonful of baking soda into the pipe followed by a container of hot water filled with soda.
- Cover with a rubber cover for a sink or other container. Let stand a few minutes.
- While waiting, prepare 1 bottle of vinegar, then pour it into a container. Also prepare another container with a mixture of baking soda and hot water.
- Open slowly, then add the vinegar solution followed by the baking soda mixture.
- Prepare hot water, after the sound of the foam disappears, rinse with hot water.
For tips, this one is quite corrosive, so you can’t use it too often. At least once every two months. Please adjust it to the existing conditions.
There are several chemical cleaners on the market to clean pipe walls of greasy and dirty particles. This certainly makes it easier, but the price offered is sometimes quite expensive for a packaging weight of around 110 grams at a price of 65 thousand and above. For satisfactory results, so it doesn’t hurt to try and find an effective solution. Luckily these chemical cleaners are non-corrosive, so they are safe for your pipes.
Lemon and vinegar
Two materials that are both acidic, the application is very easy. You only need to mix lemon juice with vinegar and add 1 tablespoon of baking soda. The initial step is the same as applying vinegar and baking soda, except that the addition of lemon will make the acidic compounds react even more to kill germs and remove oil particles that cause clogged pipes. The lemon’s function can also clean, especially the edges or mouth of the sink that are oily and slippery. So, your sink can look cleaner away from oil.
Cola-cola and Pepsi
Generally we know Pepsi and Cola-cola for cleaning rust, but it turns out that this carbonated drink can be used to clean dirt in a clogged sink. Pour 2 liters of this drink and leave it for 2 hours then rinse with plain water. So, this drink is perfect for you to use to clean the sink especially after cooking very oily food!
Salt does have many benefits, you can continue to apply this method regularly to keep the sink clean. Do it regularly once a week by pouring salt and a little baking soda, then prepare 2 liters of hot water to splash it. How? This material is easy to find and certainly easy to apply.
Dish soap & hot water
Dish soap can be a solution for you too, just don’t forget to bring it to a boil and remove the oily clog in the drain. This method is quite easy for you to do.
Baking soda & hot water
You can use this practical method, the steps used can be like any other method of Baking soda. You only need to sprinkle Baking soda into the pipe and then pour hot water. Let stand, then rinse with plain water. This method is quite helpful but not very effective, it would be better if you add an acidic compound such as vinegar or lemon. However, if it is used for cleaning purposes, you can use baking soda.
How easy is it not tips and tricks for overcoming clogged pipe pipes? So, you can start doing these tips and methods at home. PT. Indosteger Jaya Perkasa is a factory and supplier of Scaffolding in Indonesia with low prices and guaranteed quality. We sell and rent scaffolding, please consult your scaffolding needs here. We are happy to provide the best and efficient solution for you. Thank you, good luck!