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Installation and Repair of Siphons for Sinks and Bathtubs: Types, Operating Rules

Installation and Repair of Siphons for Sinks and Bathtubs: Types, Operating Rules
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In the world of plumbing, one of the main elements that guarantee comfort and hygiene in your home is a siphon - a device designed to drain water from a sink or bathtub. Its correct selection, competent installation and timely repair play a key role in ensuring long-term and trouble-free operation. Today we will take a closer look at these issues.

Main Types of Siphons

Siphons come in two main types: bottle and pipe. Bottle siphons are notable for their compact size, and pipe siphons for faster and freer water drainage. Depending on the design of the sink and bathtub, you can choose models with one or two holes, as well as siphons with built-in overflow.

Siphon installation

The process of installing a siphon requires some plumbing skills and care. Before starting the installation, you must prepare all the necessary tools and materials. To install you will need:

The siphon itself;

Sealing materials;

Plumbing key;

Means for cleaning and degreasing surfaces.

Installation is carried out in several stages:

Dismantling the old siphon. First, turn off the water and disassemble the old siphon using a plumbing wrench.

Surface preparation. Before installing a new siphon, clean and degrease the surfaces.

Installing a new siphon. Attach the siphon to the sink or tub using sealing materials and the manufacturer's instructions.

Check for leaks. After installation, check the system for leaks by turning on the water and watching the water drain.

If you encounter difficulties during the installation process, do not hesitate to contact professionals. Our plumbing experts are always ready to help.

Siphon Repair

Over time, the siphon may require repair due to the accumulation of dirt, mechanical damage or natural wear and tear of materials. Repair usually begins with determining the cause of the failure. There are several typical problems that may arise:

Leak. If you notice that water is seeping through the siphon connections, the sealing materials may be the problem. In this case, they may need to be replaced.

blockage. If the water drains slowly or does not drain at all, the siphon is most likely clogged. Often this problem can be solved by cleaning the siphon.

Damage. If the siphon is cracked or otherwise damaged, it will most likely need to be replaced.

Repair and replacement of a siphon require certain skills and knowledge. If you doubt your abilities, it is better to entrust this work to professionals.


Installing and repairing siphons are important tasks that require attention and skill. By following the above tips, you will be able to ensure the reliable and efficient operation of your siphon. However, if you need help, our plumbing experts are always ready to help. Contact us for advice or ordering services.

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