To solve the big trouble in the bathroom, start from choosing a good floor drain!
During the decoration, the place that deals with water must not be ignored. Especially the floor drain, whether it is purchase or installation, as long as there is a problem, there will definitely be big troubles. You must know that unpleasant smells and crawling insects will cause daily problems. Life brings great inconvenience. So, what is the key to choosing a floor drain? Follow up our analyze.
The floor drain is a supporting role of decoration materials, and its importance is easily overlooked by buyer. When buying a floor drain, almost all shop assistants will say that it is an odor-resistant floor drain, but if the floor drain purchased is not a real odor-resistant floor drain, it is easy to return to the smell after a period of decoration.
Therefore, whether the floor drain is deodorant or not depends entirely on the choice of the inner core. So how to choose a deodorant floor drain inner core? Floor drain inner cores are divided into water-sealed inner cores and self-sealing inner cores according to major categories. At present, the self-sealing inner cores are the mainstream in the market.
Water-seal inner core: The water-seal inner core relies on the water in the inner core to block the return of peculiar smell. If the water in the inner core evaporates, the deodorant effect will be invalid. Therefore, the floor drain in the dry area of the bathroom, the floor drain in the kitchen, the floor drain in the balcony, etc. The drains that are frequently used are not suitable for installing water-sealed floor drains. Water-sealed floor drains usually need to clean the inner core frequently, otherwise the accumulation of hair impurities will affect the water speed. The inner core of the water seal is used in the shower area, although it can deodorize but not insects, and the small bugs that breed in the pipe can still crawl out
Magnetic self-sealing inner core (different pole attraction type): The inner core of the magnetic self-sealing floor drain is closed when the ABS plastic rigid surface is in contact with poor sealing. The magnetic force will gradually weaken or disappear over time, and the odor-proof effect will be invalid if the closure is not tight.
Magnetic levitation self-sealing inner core (same pole repulsion type): The magnetic levitation self-sealing inner core is the same as the magnetic self-sealing inner core to achieve a closed seal by magnetic force. As long as there is magnetic force, it will slowly weaken or disappear over time. In addition, there will be some iron filings and impurities in the water for a long time, which will accumulate in the inner core and cause loose closure.
Spring self-sealing inner core: The biggest disadvantage of the spring self-sealing inner core floor drain is that the launching speed is slow when the spring elasticity is large, and the elasticity is small and the seal is not tight. After a period of time, the spring rusts and fails and the deodorization effect is not achieved.
Gravity flap self-sealing inner core: The flap gravity self-sealing inner core is mainly used for the displacement of the drain outlet of the 40-down water pipe. The biggest disadvantage is that the sealing is not tight, the hair and other impurities are left, and the deodorizing effect is not achieved.
There are two misunderstandings when buying a floor drain: one is that only the material, color and style of the panel are concerned and the inner core is ignored, but the inner core plays a deodorant role. The panel only determines the aesthetics of the floor drain. The other is that the metal core is strong, but the fact is just the opposite. The environment of the drain is very harsh. The metal core is easy to corrode and rust, and it is difficult to remove or even corrode with the panel without cleaning for a long time.
When installing the floor drain in the bathroom, you need to pay special attention to the slope of the flowing water. Place the floor drain on the installation pipe, and then measure to determine the tile cutting size, cut the tiles, fix the floor drain, and pave the surrounding cut tiles to form a drainage slope
In order to allow the floor drain sealing core to be easily removed and installed, be careful not to wrap the floor drain sealing core or hold the gasket with cement mortar, otherwise the sealing core cannot be removed or the gasket cannot be opened.
Subsequently, it is necessary to check the drainage capacity. Floor tiles laid in the kitchen and bathroom must be inclined to the floor drain along the horizontal plane. The floor drain installation acceptance is also related to the acceptance of the floor tile laying. In addition to the good drainage performance of the floor drain itself, the entire kitchen and bathroom floor tile area is required to be flat, and the running water should flow smoothly to the floor drain and drain without water accumulation.
The floor drain is an important drain in the bathroom. Hair and solid stains are often hidden in the sewage. If it cannot pass through the floor drain, it will often cause blockage. In use, care should be taken to prevent the water seal from drying up, and water must be filled regularly. If it is not used for a long time, it is best to seal the floor drain to reduce water evaporation and play a sealing role.
At the same time, self-sealing floor drains need to be checked regularly for faults. Self-sealing floor drains do not need to be water-sealed. The sealing is often achieved by mechanical devices such as springs and magnets. However, the elasticity of the spring tends to decrease with the increase of use time, and the magnetism of the magnet is weakened because of the absorption of iron in the water. Therefore, it is necessary to check the performance of the self-sealed floor drain regularly, and replace it in time if there is a problem.
Of course, the floor drain also needs to be cleaned regularly, and the debris on the cover must be cleaned out first to prevent the debris from entering the sewer and causing blockage. Then remove the cover and use a brush to scrub the parts of the floor drain, which can be cleaned with some detergent. Then disinfect and deodorize the sewer, and then reinstall it.
Be careful not to open the sieve cover of the floor drain frequently, and do not put food residues directly into the floor drain. If there is water seepage at the floor drain, there are also solutions! Because the seal is not tight during installation, water seepage may occur in the later use process.
When the problem is more serious, you can open the floor tiles around the floor drain, dig out the cement at the place to a depth of 3cm, and then seal it with a leak stopper. After 1 to 2 hours, perform a closed water test. If there is no water seepage, the problem is solved.
In old houses, the old floor drain seals are mostly ineffective, and it is very troublesome to replace the floor drain. At this time, a relatively simple and convenient method is to replace the floor drain core, choose a built-in floor drain core of a suitable size and insert it, and there is no need to disassemble the tiles to replace the floor drain as a whole.