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Can you pour boiling water down the sink and toilet: the consequences will be serious

Alina MilsentLife
Can you pour boiling water down the sink and toilet: the consequences will be serious

Hot water is very dangerous for sewage pipes, so plumbers do not recommend pouring boiling water into the sink and toilet. The fact is that often in the manufacture of modern pipes, not very durable plastic is used. It is not designed for contact with high temperatures.

The pipe, which contains plastic, can soften. This, in turn, will lead to leaks. About other consequences of pouring boiling water into the sink - read in the material OBOZREVATEL.

Plumbers reassure: if you do not pour boiling water into the sink or toilet regularly, nothing bad will happen. You can pour out a small amount of hot water, which, in contact with the plumbing, will quickly cool down.

Old cast iron pipes are stronger than some modern pipes, but with sudden changes in temperature, the metal begins to "wear out" over time and become brittle.

 

Boiling water should not be poured into the toilet bowl, because there is a double risk lurking here. A ceramic toilet bowl can simply crack. Secondly, the hot water will not have time to cool, even if you dilute it with water from the cistern. Again, the temperature drop leads to damage to the metal. That is the double risk of damaging both the toilet bowl and the pipes.

So, allow the boiling water to cool for at least 5-10 minutes before pouring it down the sink or into the toilet. Plumbers also recommend that when pouring boiling water into the sink, immediately - during, not after draining - open the cold water.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told about handy tools that will help to clean the bowl of the toilet from stains and lime scale.

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