PVC pipes are flexible and strong. They can be formed to be waterproof, holding both hot and cold water with ease. Some people even make musical instruments out of PVC pipe. Before you connect a PVC pipe to anything, you should be sure that the inside of the pipe is clean and sterilized, especially if it's going to be used in a place that could be warm and damp. You want to avoid having any mold or other substance growing in the pipe when it has been set.
Things You'll Need
- Bottle brush
- Powdered cleaner
Rinse the inside of the PVC brush with water to remove any standing debris.
Sprinkle the bottle brush with powdered cleaner until it is completely covered.
Insert the bottle brush into the pipe and scrub. You will not damage the PVC pipe with the bottle brush--it can stand up to sanding and steel wool. Continue scrubbing until you've reached every area inside the PVC pipe.
Rinse the pipe with water until all the cleaner has been removed and the water runs completely clear.
Let the pipe air dry completely before using it.
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