Unclogging Sinks and Plumbing Issues

Whether the bathroom, the kitchen or the toilets, cleaning your pipes will avoid corks, bad odors, stagnant waters and heavy and paying interventions of a professional. Here are some simple actions, to be carried out regularly to avoid water evacuation problems.

Industrial maintenance products

This is certainly the simplest method but not the most economical, nor the most environmentally friendly. There is a whole battery of chemicals (maintenance after draining, special piping kitchen, stop odor …) with promises more or less doubtful and labels scary that are incomprehensible. Moreover, not all of them are adapted to skeptical pits.

You can also find a biological range without acid and soda for a slightly higher price.

Which solution? Make your own products, like a recipe, with natural and natural ingredients like black soap, bicarbonate, vinegar, soda crystals that cost only a few euros and are versatile.


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Fortunately, natural products have the wind in their sails. Thanks to the magic and allied substances of your everyday life, baking soda and white vinegar, you will transform the harmful chemical substances of the standard pipeline discharges into biodegradable enzymes that are safe for the environment and for your health.

Recipe # 1

Mix a measure of baking soda, a measure of coarse salt and 2 measures of white vinegar (which will produce a foam and this is normal)
Pour it into your siphon
Leave on for a quarter of an hour
Pour 1 liter of boiling water
Caution: This mixture should only be used if you have not yet poured in an industrial vacuum cleaner, as this could damage your pipes.

Recipe # 2

Mix 1/3 of white vinegar, 1/3 of soda and 1/3 of salt
As before, leave to act and pour boiling water
The advantage of “homemade recipes” is that you can use the ingredients for all sorts of other operations: detach sinks, clean a burned saucepan, shine silver jewelry …

High-pressure cleaner

If your pipes are not blocked yet, do not wait until they are blocked! In the sink the residue of the meals and in the sink the remnants of toothpaste, hair, and soap can accumulate and reduce the evacuation of water.

To prevent this kind of inconvenience, the use of a high-pressure cleaner will avoid the use of chemicals harmful to the environment and your health. Equipped with a ferret (long metal rod end with small brushes) and a nozzle, your action will be all the more effective.

Good plan: if you do not have a high-pressure cleaner and you do not want to invest in this type of appliance, it is possible to rent it by the day for about 50 dollars.

If you have tried all these things and still can’t get the results you want then you can always call a professional like Augusta Plumbers if you are in that area.  If you aren’t then just go to a directory for your particular city.

How to install a sink

You must first choose the sink you want. If you are replacing an old one it must be of the same size, so that it does not have to be rectified on the counter top. If the counter is new you will have easier, because you can adapt the hole to the sink that is more to your liking. The right thing to do is to mount the drain valve, fastening clips, sealant and the faucet with its hoses in the sink before installing it on the hob. Work will be safer and easier.  If you don’t want to DIY then you can always call your local plumbers or whatever company operates out of your city.

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1. Turn on the valve and faucet
Step 1. Prepare the sink valve, depending on the type of drain you have, usually related to the diameter of the sink. Dismantle each part with a screwdriver.

Step 2. Place the valve itself under the sink and, through the breast part, the gasket and the valve mouth. With a hand screwdriver, tighten the valve so that it is firmly fixed and centered inside the drain hole.

Step 3. Now place the overflow, according to the model chosen and adapted to the type of sink. One part goes into the drain valve and the other, with a sealing gasket, into the grate where the water will overflow if the drain is filled.

Step 4. Do not forget to screw the overflow tightly around the inside of the breast with a screwdriver.

Step 5. Now place the corresponding staples into the metal profile prepared for it at the bottom of the sink. Places recommended by the manufacturer, depending on the size of the sink. Usually the staples come under pressure.

Step 6. Next you must put the tape or putty that can be included with the sink or buy it independently. Alternatively a silicone cord can be applied.

Step 7. Now prepare the faucet. Insert the two hoses into their corresponding holes, one for the hot water outlet and one for the cold water outlet.

Step 8. You must also insert one or two rods or threaded tightening rods, depending on the model of the tap.

Step 9. Now insert the rubber gasket and its associated tightening plate into the stem or stem of the faucet.

Step 10. Hand-tighten the screw or tightening screws that will end up holding the faucet tightly to the sink surface.

There you have it!  If you followed these correctly then you’re a pro at plumbing!