Both common and linear models demand attention for the removal of residues and body fat released during the shower. Reduction of waste dumped in the sewer facilitates the treatment of the network and prevents the spread of bacteria and insects inside the house
The drainage system of a House doesn't usually get as much attention, but cleaning these places avoids bad smell and the presence of animals or bacteria that can bring problems to the health of the residents.
Even if you keep in mind that plumbing takes everything away, some residues are resistant and remain on the walls and top of the drain, for common devices, or on the base and retaining grids, in the examples of linear drains – but can be easily removed with periodic cleaning and simple substances.
“Cleaning the drain is a behavior that must be taken with the same responsibility as cleaning the sink or toilet.. In addition to ensuring good flow in linear devices, releasing the Retaining Grids from the waste it stops, bad smell is avoided by the accumulation of residues in the siphoned box, which is common in traditional models of drains”, explains Roni Branco, commercial director of the Linear Group, pioneer in the development of drainage systems in Brazil.
Thus, drain cleaning, in addition to hygienic, it is also a benefit for the environment. in common models, the dirt goes to the sewer and the accumulation of waste ends up demanding the use of a greater amount of substances that are aggressive to nature for effective cleaning – and in more extreme cases, can cause network clogging, which generates maintenance costs.
The linear drains, because they have a structure that retains the passage of solid waste, by themselves already reduce the environmental impact and require everyday products for the complete cleaning of the systems.
more than sustainable, cleaning drains is a public health issue, because sewage treatment is a guarantee of quality of life for the population. Data from the World Health Organization indicate that 10% of the diseases recorded in the world could be avoided if there were expansion of basic sanitation and more access to drinking water. The WHO also points out that if every R$ 1 invested in basic sanitation saves R$ 4 in the health area.
“With an easy-to-treat sewage, who wins is the consumer, both not bag, how much in health, as in improvements in other sectors of the economy that are the responsibility of public administration. That is why awareness of the small measures that each one can take has great strength in this macro sustainability movement”, said Roni.
Hands-on – or better, not thin
Performing drain cleaning is, therefore, a preventive action. Even in those places where the system is little used, periodically checking the conditions of the device can avoid any headaches. In the linear drains, base cleaning must be periodic, due to the accumulation of residues in the part. “This maintenance should not be seen as an extra job, But yes, as a preventive way, guaranteeing the functionality of the equipment”, comments the commercial director.
The Linear Group drains, in addition to the monoblock base without joints and developed with non-porous materials, they also have accessories – such as the already mentioned Retentive Grid and Close Drain – which contribute to a quieter cleaning compared to common drains.
“Our equipment comes with a suction cup as an accessory to help remove the drain cover – which can be made of stainless steel or a sub-cover with coating., no case two hidden models. with a glove, remove the waste that remains at the base of the drain, as well as in the Retainer Grid, and throw it in the trash. Attention: never in the toilet, because the destination will be the sewage system. Rub a soft sponge with non-abrasive products over the base and remove with water.. If you prefer, dry with a cloth. Wash the accessories with neutral detergent and put them back in place. Replace the cover or undercover and clean it like the rest of the floor and you're done”, orients Roni.
in the common drains, cleaning turns out to be a little more repulsive – but no less important. In such cases, the use of baking soda, vinegar, Bleach, Neutral detergent and a strong brush to scrub the pipe walls are recommended for proper cleaning..
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“Always with gloves, it is important to check that there are no wastes at the bottom of the siphon box that could clog the system. Maintenance ends up taking longer, because it takes a longer time for the products to act in removing the dirt”, Director of the Linear Group. The use of hot water also helps in removing the slime.
About the Linear Group
Reference and pioneer in the development of linear drains in Brazil, the linear group has been operating for a decade and has three brands in its portfolio: the Elleve, with high standard parts and lid differentials, sizes and colors; Novii, that unites quality and versatility for spraying products in home centers across the country; e a Top Max, aimed at resellers and builders, with specific needs in their projects.
Besides Brazil, the group is present in nine other Latin American countries.