Clogged pipes. Siphons are available in several places in your home or business. The main ones include the bathroom sink, the kitchen sink, the bathtub and the balcony and bathroom floor. Each case is unique but presents some peculiarities. More specifically, the reasons that each siphon can be clogged are separate for each case.
How the pipes clogged?
The number one reason your siphon can clog is usually through materials such as fats, food debris, hair, dust, dirt, paper. Also toiletries and other small items. That is why we must be careful not to throw garbage in the sewer since over time they accumulate and block the siphon. Also, the use of chemicals is one of the main reasons that can cause problems in a pipette. These substances have the ability to corrode the materials of which the siphons are made and to prevent their operation. In these cases a sewer blockage is urgently needed.
In addition, the old construction of the siphon can lead to many problems as well as the old damages that it may have suffered. To avoid any problems, it is good to regularly pour 1 pot of boiling water into the drain. And throw food scraps from our dishes in the trash. Finally, be careful not to drop hairs, pieces of paper and cosmetic packaging into the pipette. Also place a protective filter in the siphon which will prevent accidental small objects from passing through the drain pipes.
Why to choose us?
One of the reasons it is better to call Αποφράξεις Πειραιά instead of another company is because our services are efficient and at the most competitive market prices. We will take care to examine your problem in depth. We will find the most suitable method for its permanent solution. We have decades of experience in disassembly. Our highly experienced and properly trained staff can provide you with the support you need.
How to discharge the pipelines of your home?
With a suction cup
First apply the suction cup to the mouthpiece after first making sure that the bathtub or sink is dry. Immediately after, let some water run so that the water level rises and a vacuum is created in the pipette.
Start rocking the suction cup repeatedly up and down with steady movements. Finally, pour hot water into the pipette to remove any obstruction that blocks it.
Take a one meter wire and with the help of pliers, bend the edge to create a hook.Insert the wire from the hook side into the mouth of the pipe and push it slowly and firmly until it meets the blocking point. With gentle and steady movements, try to remove all the materials that create the block.
However, this procedure should be done with great care and without sudden movements as you can damage the pipe with the wire. This way of disassembly may not be effective only if the accumulated material is buried very deep in the pipe. In these cases it is better to seek the help of a specialist workshop.
Dismantling with steel
Insert it, holding it by the special handle inside the tube until you feel resistance from the materials that block it.
Immediately after, with careful movements, try to remove or remove the dirt from your pipe.
As a process it is very similar to the method of disassembly with the use of wire or wire hanger with the only difference that with the help of steel you can remove materials that are stuck deep enough in the pipe. Therefore, the use of steel for disassembly has almost certain effects.
With salt and vinegar
Make a mixture with equal amounts of salt and vinegar in a cup. Then pour it into the pipette and leave it on for at least half an hour. In addition, it is good as long as you wait to cover the siphon with a cloth as the mixture foams and fumes.
These foams indicate that the mixture has worked and has begun to corrode all objects that have clogged the pipette.
After the mixture acts, rinse the pipe by emptying 1-2 pots of boiling water which will drag all the unwanted materials to the drain.
Maintenance and cleaning of pipes
With a maintenance contract we can undertake the regular cleaning of all the siphons in your home or business. This way the piping in the pipettes will always be clean. Also in any emergency problem we always intervene immediately based on the maintenance contract. This way you save time and money and better organize your expenses.
Especially in the old pipettes regular maintenance and cleaning is necessary. In the case of old pipes, it is also a good idea to have the work done by a professional technician with experience as the age of construction makes the pipettes vulnerable.
For your part, try to follow the following for the correct use of your pipettes. Is like learning to ride a bicycle, when you learn it you never forget it!
DO NOT throw this things in the siphon
Fats or oils from cooking. – Pasta, rice, breads. – Fruit stickers when we wash them. – Hair. – Coffee or coffee beans. – Tampons, sanitary napkins. – Baby wipes, paper towels, tissue wipes. – Medicines, lotions and cosmetics. – Trauma and dental floss. – Condoms, balloons or rubber gloves. – Cotton (make-up remover) items, cotton swabs, cigarette butts, fabric softeners, tissues or similar fibrous materials. – Chewing gum. – Razors, blades, syringes, needles. – Small toys. – Bottle caps, either metal or plastic. – Residues from celery, carrots and potato peels. – Car oil, antifreeze. – Paints, paint solvents, nail polishes. – Glue.
Useful maintenance measures
You can add 1 to 2 pots of boiling water once a week to prevent any accumulation of fat. But DO NOT pour boiling water directly into the porcelain sink, but into the drain, and do not use boiling hot water if you have PVC plastic pipes, as water above 80 degrees Celsius can soften some types of PVC pipes. It may also cause loosening of the joints. Try to clean plastic pipes using an occluding plunger or a suction cup.