There are many ways to clean concrete out of a drainpipe. One method is to pour a bucket of hot water down the drainpipe and let it run for several minutes. This loosens the dirt and debris from the concrete. Another method is to pour a pot of boiling water down the drainpipe and wait a few minutes. The boiling water will cause the dirt and debris to rise to the top, where you can easily remove it.
How to clean concrete from a drain
Cleaning concrete from a drain pipe
If you find that chunks of concrete are clogging your drainpipe, your first step is to clear the pipe of all debris. Pour a pot of hot water down the drainpipe and use a plunger to push the clumps of concrete and other larger objects up and out of the pipe. If the clumps are too big, you can use a snake or a garden hose to loosen them up before clearing them with the plunger.
If the concrete chunks are too small to be cleared with the plunger, you can try using a plunger with a mesh screen. Place the mesh screen over the drainpipe and plunging the plunger down into the pipe. The concrete will be forced through the mesh and into the pot below. Once the concrete has been cleared, rinse the mesh screen and plunger in freshwater to remove any residual concrete.
Tools you will need
-1/2 inch hole saw
– 1 liter of white vinegar
– 1 liter of water
1. Locate the drain pipe. It may be inside or outside the structure.
- Remove any debris or loose material from the drain pipe with a rake or broom.
- Inspect the drain pipe for any cracks or holes. If there are any, fix them using a metal snake or a caulking gun.
- Mark the position of the drain pipe on the ladder using a tape measure. Make sure the ladder is stable and does not move during the cleaning process.
- Drill a 1/2 inch hole in the mark on the ladder and insert the metal snake.
- Clean the inside of the drain pipe using a pipe cleaner. Make sure to get rid of all the debris.
- Pour 1 liter of white vinegar into the drain pipe. Swirl it around and wait for it to settle.
- Pour 1 liter of water into the drain pipe. Swirl it around and wait for it to settle.
- Use a bucket to remove the murkiness from the drain pipe.
10. Use a shovel to remove the muck from the drain pipe.
11. Rinse the drain pipe with water.
Clean the area around the drain pipe where the concrete is slowly collecting. Use a bucket to collect the dirty water and pour it down the drain. Be sure to get the area around the drain pipe clean and free of debris.
Use a plunger to clear the concrete and debris from the drain pipe. Push and pull the plunger until the concrete is cleared and the drain pipe is free of debris.
If the concrete is hard, you may need to use a plunger with a wader to break it up and remove it from the drain pipe. Be sure to wear gloves and protective clothing to avoid getting any of the material on your skin.
rinse the drain pipe with clean water and pour a little bleach down it. Let the bleach sit for a few minutes before using the plunger to clear it of any residual bleach.
rinse the drain pipe with clean water and pour a little baking soda down it. Let the baking soda sit for a few minutes before using the plunger to clear it of any residual baking soda.
Rinse the drain pipe with clean water and pour a quart of hydrogen peroxide down it. Let the hydrogen peroxide sit for a few minutes before using the plunger to clear it of any residual hydrogen peroxide.
Assemble the required tools
-A scrub brush
-A scrub brush
1. Locate the drain pipe. It will be a horizontal pipe that runs beneath the ground.
- Pour a little bit of water into the bucket.
- Plunge the plunger into the water and place it over the drain pipe.
- Push and pull the plunger up and down to clear the pipe of any debris.
- Repeat this process until the pipe is clean.
- Connect the hose to the plunger and turn on the water.
- Use the scrub brush to scrub the sides of the pipe.
- Turn off the water and disconnect the hose.
- Pour the clean water into the bucket.
10. Scrub the bucket and plunger clean.
Items you will need
- bucket full of water
- Tablespoon of dish detergent
- Cleaning solution
Pour a bucket of water into the drain pipe and cover the opening with a hose. Turn on the water and let it flow for about ten minutes. This will loosen any dirt, grime, or other contaminants that are clogging the pipe.
After the water has flowed for ten minutes, turn off the water and remove the hose. Pour a bucket of bleach into the drain pipe and cover the opening with a shovel. Let the bleach soak into the pipe for about thirty minutes.
After thirty minutes, pour a bucket of water into the drain pipe and fill it to the top with clean water. Add a Tablespoon of dish detergent to the water and stir until the detergent is fully dissolved.
Turn on the water and let it flow through the drain pipe for about five minutes. This will rinse the bleach and detergent from the pipe.
Turn off the water and wait five minutes. Pour a bucket of water into the drain pipe and cover the opening with a lid. Swirl the water around the pipe until the clog is removed. Pour a small amount of cleaning solution into the pipe and scrub the area clean.
When cleaning concrete out of a drain pipe, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. If the concrete is still wet, use a plunger to suction to the pipe and break the concrete up. If the concrete is dry, use a plunger to push and pull on the pipe until the concrete is broken up. Use a bucket to collect the concrete and water and discard.