Hoses can be a problem when they emit a strong odor, if they are partially blocked and a plug is formed, that the water has difficulty evacuating, whether in the sink, sink or shower. These are often limestone slabs that have formed with detritus and other everyday residues. It then becomes urgent to be able to clean them thoroughly to give them a second life.
1. Cleaning with vinegar and soda
First, we will apply baking soda powder. Just put at the level of the opening. We remove the bung or the siphon grid, we introduce the powder (about 100g). Then we apply a hot solution of white vinegar (200 ml) and water (half a liter). For this solution, we will first boil the water, then we poured the vinegar and finally we will have mixed everything. The hot liquid will immediately react with the baking soda. There will be an effervescence reaction. It is left to simmer all night so that the product gnaws the tartar in the pipes as long as possible. Note that these two elements are respectful of the environment.
2. The inside of the pipes is rubbed
Then we will scrape the inside of the pipes. The next day, we will indeed use a brush attached to a long stem to bring down the limestone plates still in place. The best is a sweeping brush, usually used for large stoves, large aquariums. The brush is penetrated, and back and forth, as far as possible. Be careful, if the brush remains hooked inside the pipe, it will then turn the handle on itself, until it is released.
These two operations are repeated once a week, until the pipes no longer emit any odor or until the brush no longer shows traces of limestone.
Note: Commissions may be earned from the links above.
This page contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. For an explanation of our advertising policy, please visit this page.