10 May Drainage: 6 ways to solve the problem of bad smell
Who does not like the smell of cleanliness and freshness in the house? … Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς certainly does not! The popular saying “cleanliness is half nobility” is true, since you can feel it even with the nice smells of detergents, flowers and food.
However, many times, this ideal environment is spoiled by bad odor problems that come mainly from the bathroom and kitchen. The sinks and the siphons are clogged, as a result of which they spread bad smells in the space. Think about how many products go down our siphons: food scraps, various liquids, hairs, paints, fats.
So, when the water comes down with difficulty from the siphons, then we understand that it is time to prevent the bad smells. The process you have to follow is called blockage, as you will dissolve the waste that has clogged the pipes and the water will flow more easily, eliminating unpleasant odors.
The 6 ways that will help you achieve the right blockage are:
1. Obstructive fluid
You will need: Obstructive liquid and warm water
Duration: 50 minutes
The first thought you will get is to go to the supermarket and choose an occluding liquid that will do the job on its own. It is an easy process and always a successful solution.
It is a good idea to follow the instructions on the package, as it usually requires enough hot water as a prerequisite. After pouring the liquid, leave it to act for 15-20 minutes and add hot water again.
You may need to repeat this one more time. This is almost always enough and the blockage is successful.
2. Baking soda
You will need: 3-4 tbsp. baking soda, 1/2 cup vinegar (optional), hot water
Duration: 30 minutes
Medicines and skin care masks with baking soda are well known, but this multi-tool is also useful for the home, as well as clogging the tubes. For example, it is used in the cleaning of marbles, because it is active and gentle.
As for the pipes, 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda in the siphon is enough to dispel the smell. You can use it in all the pipes of your house.
For something even more drastic, you can add half a cup of vinegar and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Pour plenty of hot water so you can easily clean the pipes.
3. Coffee grounds
You will need: 1 or more cups of coffee consumed
Duration: 25 minutes
You will definitely have some Greek coffee at home. Where you end your coffee, then try to throw the coffee grounds, which have corrosive properties, and leave it for 20 minutes. This will reach the bottom of the pipes and then, with the hot water that you will pour, all the residues will be removed.
In fact, it will help if you are a company that drinks Greek coffee and throws all the dregs in total. But beware! Do not forget, that the corrosive functions of coffee can also damage the piping.
You will need: Half or a cup of vinegar, 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda (optional)
Duration: 8 hours or 35 minutes
It was mentioned before in combination with baking soda and indeed vinegar is an effective natural cleanser. Disinfects, dissolves fats and eliminates unpleasant odors.
The process with vinegar is just as simple: Before going to bed at night, pour a cup of vinegar into the siphon. Leave it on overnight, without water. When you wake up, you will pour water into the siphon, which will be completely cleaned.
For more immediate action without waiting for eight hours of sleep, try the recipe with baking soda. That is, make a mixture of half a cup of vinegar and 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda and after throwing it in the siphon, wait for 20-30 minutes. Finally, pour plenty of hot water and you have made a good blockage.
You will need: 1 cup hot water, juice of one lemon
Duration: 8 hours
Equivalent to vinegar, lemon cleanses deeply. It is no coincidence that most cleansers have a lemon scent. Lemon gives a strong taste to the food and at the same time eliminates the bad smells.
The recipe you will follow here is to squeeze a whole lemon and mix it with a cup of hot water. Leave it on the pipes all night and in the morning pour enough hot water again. Although plain lemon juice is effective, it is not recommended as it corrodes the tubes.
6. Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς Professionals
Of course, you can also hire Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς experienced plumbers if the problem of unpleasant odor from the sewer persists.
What is certain is that the professional cleaning of the sewer will solve your problem immediately. The cost is usually small and the result is large, while this work you usually ask for is rarely requested.
Prevention tips by Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς
It is important to keep the piping areas clean to avoid unwanted sewer odors. For this reason, it is good that the siphons are cleaned regularly and the blockage is done almost every three months.
1. General cleanliness
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Hair, dirt, and debris accumulate under the siphon cover. You can use white vinegar and water and pass it with a cloth over the siphons. Also, with a straight hanger, you can get into the siphons and push in or pull out anything that may clog your pipes. The hanger works like the corresponding plunger on the outside.
2. A mixture of baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar
As mentioned above, baking soda, lemon, and vinegar are among the most effective cleansers. It is important that the bath basin and the area around it are cleaned frequently. This also helps to avoid unpleasant odors.
Make a mixture of equal amounts of baking soda, fresh lemon juice and vinegar and spread the mixture on the foci of unpleasant odors with a damp cloth for 10-15 minutes. Then clean it with a dry towel.
Respectively, use the mixture while cleaning the inside of the toilet, before pressing the cistern, which will let it run for a few minutes.
With these 6 easy ways, you will get rid of the strong smell of sewage in the house once and for all, this article is an offer from Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς in Athens.