Use a drainpipe properly

Blockages in water drainage pipes are almost inevitable. When it comes to sanitary apocalypse, the interventions and resources should be slowly increased. The last step left to the layman before he has to hire a sanitary specialist is the drainage spiral. It can often cause glanded and stuck causes.

First try with Pümpel

If the sewage is no longer drained, immediate help is required. The cause of a closure of the drainage pipes are in the majority of cases dirt accumulation. They form a kind of plug and prevent the water coming from the flow. To a certain extent, these plugs are movable by the generation of air movement.

The suction cup, also known as Pümpel, alternately generates pressure and vacuum, which ideally sets the lump of dirt in motion. If the plug has become too wedged or too large, the air movement is no longer sufficient. As a more intensive mechanical step, drilling and trapping the dirt is possible. The drainage spiral is in demand.

Where poppies arise

Drainpipes protrude only for short distances out of walls or floors. For showers and baths only the immediate inlet is free. Dirt preferably attaches to pipe direction changes, tapers, or other locations that provide support in any way. It can also be a sticky substance that has stuck somewhere on the pipe wall.

Even smaller amounts can quickly develop their own momentum, comparable to the effect of a downhill rolling snowball. More dirt particles in the subsequent wastewater are increasingly hanging and "grow" the pipe. The drain spiral is led to these places.

How the spiral works

The drainage spiral consists of an elastic metal spring, which is inserted up to several meters deep into a sewage pipe. Turning around its own axis is triggered by a hand crank or a motor. The U-shaped hook at the front end drills into the plug.

Depending on the dirt components of the plug can be dissolved by drilling and destroyed or the hook gets caught in the bulkhead. Then the drainage spiral can perform a fishing function by reversing the direction of rotation and slowly pulling it out.

Tips & Tricks

Use caution when using the drainpipe. The pipes are not indestructible and if too much force is applied, damage to the pipes can occur deep inside the masonry.

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