Pipe Closure

 Written by: Awesta Fazli

Those who make up-to-date houses, they install pipes for bathrooms and kitchens inside the wall or under the floor. If householders do not pay attention during using kitchens and bathrooms, the pipes might clog and face them problems.

AEPO’s writer/producer has talked to some people about this problem.

Mena Shirzad, a resident of Konar province says, “Our kitchen pipe clogged two time. It caused of humidity of the wall of the kitchen and decayed our cabinet and spoiled more eating items.”

Talwasa, a resident of Nangarhar province says, “Our kitchen pipe was clogged many times but when it was clogged the last time, we faced more problems. We had guests on that day but we could not use of our kitchen due to the bad odor.”

What do some people think about the causes of this problem?

A plumber, Fida Muhammad Masoudi says, “When we clear some clogged pipes, we find hair and even once I found a carrot inside the kitchen pipe.”

Mena says, “It was my and my brother’s wife faults. We did not know how to take benefit of the new system of toilet and kitchen. When I was washing dishes, I was accumulating them in the sink of the kitchen and we were not using washing basket; foods particles were accumulating in the pipe.”

Other plumber, Bashir, a resident of Kabul city says, “Once I was clearing a kitchen pipe in one of Shadab Zafar’s blocks, I cleared the pipe with a spring. There were hairs, brewed tea leaves and some oiled in the pipe.”

How do some people find a solution to this issue?

Sara Salimi, a resident of Laghman province says, “I always pour hot water in the sink after washing dishes in the kitchen and throw the remainders of food in the garbage. We put a dustbin in the toilet too and we have told our children to put extra papers and other materials in the dustbin.”

Bashir, the plumber says, “I use caustic soda for clearing the pipes of kitchens and toilets.”