How to Unclog a Drain Pipe in Langley
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Drainage - a set of activities aimed at diverting water from the site. The basis of most drainage systems are perforated pipes, through the holes of which water seeps into the system, after which it is drained into special tanks. In some cases an extra pipe is laid without holes. Its main purpose is to transport wastewater from paths, sidewalks, rooftops.
Such a separation of groundwater and surface water helps to prevent the clogged drainage line. However, even this version of the drainage device requires competent maintenance of drainage.
If the drainage system is clogged , it is not able to fully perform its basic functions. In addition, do not forget about the seasonal increase in the amount of water. The mode of fluctuation of groundwater is cyclical. In the spring there is an increase in their level - this is the most stressful period for the drainage system.
In the summer time there is a recession, in the fall during the period of prolonged rains the water rises again, in the winter - decreases. Due to the lowering of groundwater and freezing of the soil in the winter period, provided competently installed drainage water in the system is missing. The drainage system works, as a rule, only in peat areas all year round.
In a drainage with a diameter of 110 mm, water moves in a layer of 5-10 mm, the remaining volume fills the air, which is able to prevent pipes from breaking when frosts occur. Therefore, during the winter period, the drains do not need conservation. The only thing that needs to be done on the threshold of frosts is to remove the pump from the catchment well, if it is not insulated. In late March, pumping equipment should be put in place.
Anyone who wants the system to drain water from the site to work as efficiently as possible and longer should pay due attention to its maintenance and repair.
The main methods of maintenance of drainage and drainage systems:
- cleaning drainage (mechanical method) . It can be carried out by different methods. The choice of any of them depends on exactly where the pipes are located, the design features. If the drain is on the surface, it is best to choose the manual cleaning method. It can be done independently, without the involvement of qualified professionals. When it comes to deep drainage, more efficient methods are needed that may be associated with excavation work.
In such a case, a pneumatic installation with a cleaning tool and a shaft is required. The second option involves the use of special nozzles, which will eliminate the deposits on the walls of pipes and grind large inclusions. Clean the system should be at least 1 time in 3-4 years.
- flushing drainage (hydrodynamic method). As a rule, the system is cleaned in sections using a hose and a pump. Global cleaning of the system should be done 1 time in 10-15 years.
To do this, you need to provide access to each drain from both ends. On the one hand, the pipe goes into the drainage well, and the other end is brought to the surface. To this end, at the stage of laying the system outlets are made and with the help of fittings the pipe is extended and brought to a specific place. In the washing process, pumping equipment is connected to one end of the pipe, then to the other end of the pipe, and a stream of water is passed under pressure.
This uses a compressor that will supply compressed air to the pipe. The system is cleaned by the flow of a mixture of air and water. The hydrodynamic method is highly efficient - under the influence of sediment and debris are crushed.
In addition, we should not forget about the silting of trenches. It can be prevented by using geofabric. However, if the trench is still silted, you can clean it with saltpeter. To do this, you need to remove the surface layer of the sod and evenly sprinkle saltpeter on the rubble.
Next, you need to plentifully shed the structure with water and return the turf to the place. This method allows you to significantly extend the life of the deep drainage. But it is best to use it in case of emergency, since in the backyard the use of saltpeter may adversely affect the quality of the soil.
In order that the system of discharge of drains worked “like a clock” and did not need frequent maintenance, the upper fertile soil layer should be loosened and well absorb moisture. Therefore, it is not recommended to move around the site on heavy machinery, including in the area of the enclosing network. Also, you should regularly clean the collector (1 time in 2-3 years)
The chemical method of cleaning is an extremely complicated procedure, but it is indispensable when, for one reason or another, you cannot use other methods (for example, the inconvenient configuration of pipes, the pipeline is located at high altitude). For such cleaning, more than ten different reagents are used, among them there are preparations that can be used in drinking water supply
The technology is simple: pour the drug into the pipeline and after a certain time (it all depends on the drug itself, but often it is two or three hours) enter the same substance for neutralization. In most cases, this substance is the usual warm water. Pre-verify the effectiveness of ventilation and read the instructions to the tool.
The choice of a particular chemical agent depends on the degree of complexity of contamination. For example, if hair fell into the sewer, then use acidic agents such as Domestos, Rowards, or Mr. Des. There are also universal drugs, the most popular among which are "Mole" and "Mr. Muskul".
Advantages and disadvantages of the chemical method
Dry cleaning is good because:
But this method has its drawbacks, namely: high price; potential hazard of chemicals; too much blockage cannot be removed by chemical means, the same can be said for fully clogged pipes; such cleaning requires long preparation; blockages of different origin cannot be removed in one fell swoop, because all the means are highly specialized.