Both the drains in the kitchen, as well as those you may have in the bathroom, require a minimal maintenance and take some precautions to avoid that possible solid deposits end up clogging the pipes, so that the water runs too slowly or, directly, ends up stagnant.
In the bathroom, special care must be taken with the products we use daily, from toilet paper or make-up remover cottons, to solid cosmetics such as creams, makeup foundations, wax for hair removal, soap pieces … that can slip down the drain and end up clogging the pipe. In the bathtub, one of the main problems is the hair that, without realizing it, can fall in each shower and accumulate in the pipes until it ends up hindering the normal flow of water.
Maintenance and effective «emergency» measures
In addition to having the necessary grids, that prevent any small object from ending up going down the drain, maintaining the sinks in the sink, bathtub or bidet is quite simple. You have specific products that you can apply, from time to time, to guarantee the cleanliness of the pipes and avoid, incidentally, possible bad odors. If your pipes are slow, you can also resort to a simple measure: pour the contents of a pot of Hot water (freshly boiled and with a capacity of at least two liters) with a tablespoon salt. This remedy will not damage the pipes and, applied once a month, it will avoid more than one problem.
If the «plug» has already formed and the water remains stagnant, a good trick is to resort to infallible mix of vinegar with baking soda. You’ll need to remove the water first, and then pour 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda directly into the drain. Add 2-3 cups of apple cider vinegar (softer) and let it work for at least half an hour. Then, you will only have to run plenty of water and the problem, if it is a slight clog, will be solved.
In the most persistent cases, the cause of the slow drainage of the contents of the bathtub (or sink) may be in the siphon canister. To take a look. Cleaning it if necessary, has no major complication. In the bathroom, you will probably see a circular metal lid on the floor. It is a trim that covers the access to the boat. Generally, to remove it you will only have to unscrew the screw that holds it. Then, you will see a kind of crank, which protects the seal and opens just by turning it. With this protection removed, you already have the inside of the boat in front of you and, always protecting your hands with gloves, you can easily remove any item that is causing the clog.
If the siphon canister is free of sediment or objects and the pipes are clean, there is no reason why the water should not flow properly in your bathroom.