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How To Recognize A Clogged Siphon

If the water in the sink, sink, or other drains no longer drains properly, it could be a sign that the siphon is blocked. The stink from the drain can also indicate that the siphon needs cleaning.

First of all, you should clean the sink plug to ensure that no dirt has settled there, which could lead to a smell and clogging. If the problems persist, you can start cleaning the siphon.

You can do this against a leak detection.

A leaky siphon is more common, but you don’t have to order a craftsman to repair it because most of the time, you can handle it. This is how it works:

  1. Unscrewing:Loosen the nuts on the siphon and remove it from the sink. Put a bucket or a container under. If you cannot loosen the nuts by hand, use a pipe wrench. Wrap an old rag around the pipes and nuts to protect them from scratches.
  1. Cleaning:After you have unscrewed the siphon, clean it thoroughly. A clogged siphon blocks the water and allows it to run out in other places. An old brush is recommended to remove the big dirt. Then rinse the siphon thoroughly. This will also tell you whether the blockage has been cleared.
  1. Replacing Rubber Rings:Individual sealing rings are used to seal the pipes together well. Over time, however, the rubber becomes inelastic and lets the water through faster. Take out the old rings and replace them with new ones. You can get the sealing rings at the hardware store. Take the old rings with you as a sample.
  1. Sealing:Take the siphon entirely apart and clean the threads. Before screwing it back together, wrap the threads with sealing tape. It prevents water from escaping through the threads. You can get the fabric tape in any hardware store. Screw the siphon back together and 1then attach it to the sink.

Check that the nuts are tight enough on the threads. They should be lightly tightened, but not with all your strength – this will damage the threads. The nuts must be screwed straight onto the thread; otherwise, the siphon is not tight. You should have a protection plan before starting the repair