No need to worry too much if you find one of the drains in your house, such as a clogged sink drain, faucet, or toilet. Usually this is caused by food scraps, dirt, or small trash. You can apply the following simple steps to solve this problem. You can get the materials used easily and do not use harmful chemicals. It’s good, when the blockage problem is still not severe, you must solve it immediately. If not, it’s possible that your house will be hit by local flooding.
Actually, for household furnishings, be it drains, sinks and showers, you can choose one of five alternative ways, namely:
1. Using a cleaning wand whose tip has many hooks.
2. Using chemicals that are widely sold in building shops.
3. Using baking soda mixed with vinegar.
4. Using a vacuum to pull the dirt from the pipeline.
5. Perform unloading of the installation, be it heavy, medium, or light disassembly, which is enough to clean the filter and drain cover.
Well, here are some steps you can take to overcome the clogging of various channels for your household furniture.
- Overcoming Clogged Drains The
way to deal with clogged drains is to flush or add lye powder. The lye has an alkaline nature and can destroy clogs of garbage and pile of dirt in water pipes. When using it, wear a mask and gloves. Get a few cups of lye powder, vinegar, and boiling water. To use it, pour one cup of baking soda powder into a clogged pipe.
To get more of the powdered soda into the point of clogging, pour in two cups of boiling water. Then let stand a few minutes, then put back in two cups of powdered soda, and then two cups of vinegar. Close the channel immediately, and wait a few minutes. You will hear some popping and foam as a reaction between the soda powder and the vinegar. This is a normal reaction, and wait for the foam to go away on its own. After that, do the drain cleaning step by pouring back two to four cups of boiling water.
- Overcoming Clogged Sink Drains
So that the sink drains are not easily clogged, it’s a good idea to always clean the sink regularly so that dirt does not build up which makes the drain clogged. Also, the build-up of dirt can give off an unpleasant odor.
Therefore, it is better if you install a fine filter filter so that small dirt cannot enter the drain. If you are using a water pipe clogging chemical, follow the instructions carefully, and don’t forget to wear gloves. There are 2 types of natural ways you can try to get rid of a stuck sink drain.
The first method uses a mixture of one tablespoon of lye powder and one cup of vinegar. Pour the mixture into the sink, the leftovers that clog the drain will be destroyed instantly. The second way is to put bicarbonate of soda and added salt into the mouth of the sink. Flush with hot water. The reaction results will be able to crush and push the food scraps, so that the sink is free of clogs.
- Overcoming Clogged Toilets
To overcome clogged toilets caused by dirt, use one kilogram of salt dissolved in a bucket of water. Flush the clogged toilet hole with the saline solution, and do not use it for about 5-6 hours. After that, flush the toilet with a lot of water, with a strong jerk so that the thrust is faster.
If the toilet is clogged due to tissue or paper waste, the way to deal with it is to pour liquid dish soap down the toilet. Leave it for 5-10 minutes, then flush with plain water. The soap liquid can make the drains slippery, and can even push tissue paper into bent drains.
- Overcoming Clogged Shower
In some locations, running water may contain some iron or mildew which can clog the shower mouth. To clean it, you just need to brush on the nozzle (water holes). If that still doesn’t work because there is a crust containing chlorine that is firmly attached to the nozzle, then just boil the shower head with one liter of water and one cup of vinegar. Boil for 15-20 minutes to peel off the crust.
- Overcoming Clogged Water Taps
If the drain is clogged at the faucet, then the solution is to soak the filter part of the tap in vinegar for half a day. After the rust on the filter has started to decrease, rinse it with plain water, then replace it.