Drain lines are vulnerable to clogs from time to time. Any of them hinder when they spill out the poor stuff like solid waste and cooking oil into the sink. The sink drain is particularly vulnerable to blockage since the food stays and oils are dumped into the sink.
There are numerous methods to block obstructed sink drains. One of the most widely employed approaches to remove clogs is to dump hot water into the drain. Many sink drains are of PVC pipes with 80 degrees Celcius melting point.
Boiling water will soften PVC pipes in the meantime. The Boiling Point of PVC pipes drops to just 140 degrees Fahrenheit while the water is under heat. Similarly, there are a few types of chemicals you need to avoid in order to avoid damaging your PVC pipes.
Chemicals that Softens or Melts PVC pipes
Heat Generating Chemicals
A lot of heat is produced by chemical reactions induced by sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid. For eg, sodium hydroxide causes extreme heat that increases the temperature above the boiling point of PVC pipes.
Although these chemicals are naturally caustic, it is the heat they produce from their chemical reactions that soften and ultimately melt PVC pipes.
When several substances are used to disinfect the drain, the chemical reaction worsens. For eg, if you blend the cleaner of acidic and caustic drains, the resultant chemical reaction would be greater than if you only use one chemical.
Sodium hypochlorite, sometimes called bleach chlorine, is not known to melt pipes of PVC. However, certain oxidizers are typically applied to some of the caustic compounds to increase their cleaning efficacy.
However, if the materials obstruct the drain mix with the oxidizers, there is a chemical reaction that creates a lot of heat. So, these chemicals need to be avoided and can only be used after investigating properly.
The safest and easiest solution to cleaning pipes is contacting a professional Sydney plumber. They have got the experience and equipment needed to handle things carefully. Contact Plumbers 2 You today and we can help your Sydney home become free of plumbing problems.