Oxide is formed when the metal is oxidized in the presence of water. Many old drains are made of metals that begin to rust after a few years. If you notice some mold in your drain, not everything is lost, though. It is possible to remove and clean a rusty drain so you can get a few extra miles out of it. Your main weapon in this battle is a good mold removal product.
Mold Removal • Apply the drain ring to the bottom of the sink. This will help break before the removal. Allow the drain ring to soak for the appropriate time according to the manufacturer.
- Place yourself under the sink. Place a bucket under the trap in P, the length of the pipe in the P-shaped wall. Unscrew the couplings on both sides of the trap in P with the pliers. Remove the siphon from the adjacent pipe. Empty the contents into the cube.
- Unscrew the jamb nut, the large nut just below the drain, with the pair of pliers. Remove the jamb nut and washer located above. Unscrew the straight tail of the drain top by turning to the left.
- TAP at the bottom of the drain flange with the rubber mallet until it pops out. If you do not have a rubber mallet, place a block of wood under the drain and hit it with a hammer until the drain comes out.
- Clean drain flange with rust remover and a stiff wire brush. Turn over the drain and remove any traces of putty or putty from the bottom of the flange.
Tips & Warnings
- You can use a soft pumice to wipe out any rust stains in the sink.
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use any appropriate safety equipment when using a rust remover.