Many kitchen remodeling and home improvement projects involve the use of hoses or plumbing pipes to connect appliances and devices. One of the more common problems is the need to use a brush removal tool. This is when a nozzle on the tool sprays the hose and begins to clean a dirty sink, a cluttered kitchen area, or even in a bathroom where you have clogged your toilet. The possibilities for clogging are practically endless and with a little bit of knowledge and a little bit of time you can even be able to fix a clogged sink without too much effort or expense.
The first step in using a brush removal tool is to remove any debris from the sink or toilet by rinsing them down with water and soap. This helps to get the debris out of the system, but it doesn’t necessarily remove all of the dirt.
You will also need to hold the nozzle or sprayer out so that it shoots out the nozzle, this is called spraying. Hold the nozzle out, then close the nozzle and turn it on so that it sprays the hose. If the nozzle doesn’t sprays the hose, it may need to be cleaned. To check that it’s working properly, rotate the hose from side to side and see if it won’t spray.
The nozzle may stop shooting, not because it’s clogged, but because the drain that comes out of the sink is clogged. This is common, as the drain may have a little bit of debris in it. You may need to start over with a different nozzle. After you’ve tried sprays, some people prefer to use vinegar and hot water to wash down the sink to remove the debris that is blocking the drain. Rinse down the drain and reattach the hose to the nozzle.
Once you have cleaned out the drain and reattached the hose, you may notice that you need to clean out the sink you are starting. You may need to scrub the inside and outside of the sink, because it is clogged with dirt. Or you may need to use a brush removal tool with brushes to get any dirt that you may have missed. If you have stainless steel sinks, this can also be very difficult, so get a brush that uses bristles on the ends of the tool to clean up the sink and remove any stain. After you are done, reattach the hose and you are ready to reassemble your plumbing.
There are also other situations where the nozzle will work incorrectly, for example, there is a drain coming out of a pressure pipe and you are not able to remove the debris without damaging the pipe. You will need to use a different nozzle to get rid of the debris. This isn’t a problem with stainless steel sink, but there are some that need a special tool to get rid of the debris that’s clogging the system. When you are done cleaning the whole area, clean the area around the toilet is in and then the sink.
All of these situations, and more, can be addressed with a brush removal tool. It is important to be sure you use a very clean tool so that you can easily remove debris and dirt and get your plumbing running properly again.