At Αποφράξεις Πειραιά, we know the harm a blockage can do to every house. In the quality of life as also in economical terms. But before you call for a professional, there are some things you can do. We are talking about remove a drain blockage using soda. One of the easiest things you can do.
Many of us has found ourselves in this awkward position, inding out that our sewer is clogged. The water starts to come out, forming a pond, while at the same time there is a bad smell. We are talking about a nightmare here! Fortunately, there is a solution for quick and easy treatment! Soda is your friend! Read the follow article, in order to perform a sewer un blockage with soda and make it look like a toy.
In order to be able to perform your very own unclog, firstly you should understand what has caused it. Every day, a number of things like papers, soaps, bristles and food scraps leave the sinks, showers and washing machines to end up into the sewer system. The result is that the sewer is clogged and the water has no way out. It is a very common problem, which is often due to poor construction of the sewer. A situation in whitch you can diagnose the obstructions only by the use of a camera. But next time, you will be ready to face it!
3 Ways to Remove a drain blockage using soda
Use Soda and Vinegar
Initially, it would be good to put on gloves and try to remove unnecessary hairs and all other debris from the siphon. This way your sewer will be cleaned even more easily. Then pour half a cup of baking soda into the drain hole, sinks and bathtub. Then heat some vinegar in the microwave and gradually pour it over the soda. This step must be done with special care as the combination of vinegar with soda will start foaming and will cause fumes from the plumbing.
Leave the mixture to act for half an hour and immediately turn on the tap to run plenty of water. In the bathtub it will be better to put the cap to close the outlet and then fill it with water. When you pull the plug, the water pressure will be blocked
Treat clogged drain with soda and salt
If the drain is clogged with various fats or greases, then the blockage of the drain should be done with soda and salt. Mix half a cup of salt with half a cup of soda and pour the mixture into the sinks. Let it act for about 20 minutes and then pour a cup of boiling water into each tube.
Let it act overnight and in the morning pour plenty of water to rinse off any residue left from the mixture. Your sinks will be spotless and ready to use!
Prefer soda and hot water for an easy and quick preventive cleaning
Another way to block drainage is with soda and hot water. After collecting as much hair as you can using the gloves, put water in a kettle and let it boil. First pour half a cup of baking soda into the drains and then the hot water. Allow the solution to act for a few minutes and then add plenty of hot water.
In case the pipes are not very clogged, instead of blocking the drain with soda and water, you can put the hot water alone in two doses. This is the easiest and fastest way, but it works best in slightly clogged drains or for precautionary reasons.
Some more advices for Effective Obstruction using Soda
Avoid the use of chemical products
Unlike the soda unblockage, commercial products that can be found in the market usually destroy the piping. Often, they do not even deliver on their promise. In addition, because of the very strong chemicals they contain, not only do they contribute to the pollution of the environment but if mixed with soda, the fumes will be very harmful to humans.
Using washing soda
In case our drains are very clogged, instead of using baking soda we can can make use of the washing one, that happens to be a stronger cleanser. A prerequisite, however, is that you have not previously thrown a preparation of the trade.
Clean your sewer at short periods
In contrast to the blockage, with the cleaning of the sewer, all the pipes and the wells are dismantled and cleaned and not only the well that was last clogged. This way you are sure that the sewer will not be clogged soon, nor will dirty water come out which will contaminate the area. Experts recommend cleaning the sewer at least twice a year. One in spring and one in autumn, before disinfection.
If the soda blockage does not work, the plug is deeper in the pipes and you will need the help of an experienced plumber. Call for the right one, with the right equipment and expertise on the field. He is the person you really need, to perform a nice and clean job. Also to ensure that your system is working nice and there is no other problem.
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