Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

The siphon can be cleaned in various ways. The easiest way to do this is using a plunger or filling the throat with a special substance that dissolves deposits. But the most effective way is disassembly and cleaning. This article describes step by step the process of disassembling a bottle siphon with your own hands..

Surely everyone faced the problem of ineffective drainage of water from a washbasin, sink or bathtub. The reason for the clogging of the siphon, which serves as a kind of water seal, preventing sewer gases from entering the room where the above plumbing fixtures are installed, can be anything: soap, dirt, food debris, hair that partially settles in the siphon, over time making it difficult to drain water.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Preparation for work

No special tool is needed to clean the siphon. Required minimum:

  • old toothbrush;
  • rags;
  • sealant or silicone;
  • bucket or other container.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We provide access to the siphon.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Tip: for the convenience of work, it is advisable to put a rag under the siphon or put a container for draining the residual water.

Unscrew the upper siphon fastening nut.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Tip: remember the position of the siphon in relation to the outlet, this will facilitate reassembly.

We pull off the siphon from the drain pipe.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Remove the O-ring and nut.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We unscrew the nut securing the outlet pipe.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Disconnect the pipe from the siphon.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We disassemble the siphon by unscrewing the bottom cover.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Using an old toothbrush, clean the inside of the siphon and cover.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We wash the cleaned parts under running water.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Tip: it is advisable to flush over a bucket, the contents of which should be poured into the toilet after completion of work. This will avoid clogging the siphons of other plumbing fixtures..

We wash the O-ring.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We clean the drain pipe with an old toothbrush and rinse with running water, after placing a bucket under the pipe.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We clean the old sealant from the outlet.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We clean the inner surface of the outlet pipe with an old toothbrush.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We wipe the outer surface of the drain pipe with a rag.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We assemble the siphon by screwing the bottom cover onto it without much effort.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We put a nut and an O-ring on the drain pipe.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We bait the siphon, securing it with a nut for several turns.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Apply sealant to the tapered surface of the outlet pipe.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Note:in this case, the connection of the outlet pipe to the siphon is made without a rubber seal. Therefore, a sealant is used to improve the connection. If there is a rubber seal, it is not necessary to use a sealant.

We attach the siphon to the outlet pipe.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We tighten the nut that secures the discharge pipe to the siphon until it stops, with little effort.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We set the position of the siphon relative to the drain pipe. Tighten the top nut with a little effort.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

We open the tap in the sink and check the tightness of the siphon assembly.

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Master class: do it yourself cleaning the sink siphon

Water instantly drains out of the sink without lingering in it.

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