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      Lotion pumps, common dispensers for cosmetics, personal care and household cleaning products, are widely popular for their convenient and hygienic dosage control. However, during use, the lotion pump may encounter clogging issues, which affects its performance and causes inconvenience to the user. To ensure that your lotion pump continues to work smoothly, this article will provide some tips for avoiding clogs.

      1. Install the lotion pump correctly

      First, make sure you install lotion pumps correctly according to the manufacturer's instructions. Improper installation may prevent air from entering the container smoothly, creating a vacuum and hindering the normal flow of lotion. During installation, check that the pump tubing is properly mated to the outlet at the bottom of the container and that there are no twists or bends.

      2. Choose the appropriate lotion formula

      Choosing a pump-friendly lotion formula is crucial. Liquids that are too viscous or contain large particles are more likely to clog the pump nozzle. If possible, choose a more fluid lotion, or ask your lotion pump supplier about the recommended product viscosity range. Also, regularly check the composition of the lotion to make sure there is no separation or formation of sediment.

      3. Clean the lotion pump regularly

      To prevent lotion residue from building up inside the pump, it is very important to clean lotion pumps regularly. Warm water and mild detergent can be used to clean various parts of the pump. Make sure to rinse and dry all parts thoroughly to remove any detergent residue. For lotion pumps that are removable, take apart the individual parts for a deep clean.

      4. Use the correct pumping strength

      Different lotion pump designs have different pumping strength requirements. Excessive force may cause excess air to enter the system, increasing the risk of blockage. Users should follow the manufacturer's instructions and pump with appropriate force.

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      5. Avoid using it for a long time

      If a lotion pump is not used for an extended period of time, the liquid may dry out inside the pump and cause blockage. It is recommended to use lotion pumps regularly, even if lotion is not needed immediately. This keeps the liquid flowing and prevents any drying or solidification.

      6. Dealing with Bubble Problems

      Air bubbles can sometimes become trapped in the tubing of a lotion pump, causing the lotion to flow blocked. If you notice air bubbles, try gently tapping the bottom or sides of your lotion pump to help the air bubbles rise and drain out. Also, make sure there are no air bubbles inside the container before filling it with lotion.

      7. Avoid contamination and foreign matter entry

      Make sure that when using the lotion pump, any contaminants or foreign objects do not enter the pump port. This includes dust, debris or undissolved solid particles. If desired, a filter can be added to the lotion container to trap large particulate matter that may cause clogs.

      8. Storage conditions

      Improper storage conditions may affect the texture of the lotion and the performance of the lotion pump. Avoid exposing your lotion pump to extreme temperatures, whether too hot or too cold, as this may cause the liquid to thicken or the parts inside the pump to deform.

      9. Use special tools and accessories

      Sometimes, using tools and accessories designed for a specific type of lotion pump can help reduce the risk of clogs. For example, some lotion pumps may require special cleaning brushes or removal tools to remove hard-to-reach residue.

      10. Replace damaged parts promptly

      If any part of the lotion pump becomes worn or damaged, it should be replaced immediately. Damaged parts not only affect the functionality of lotion pumps, they can also cause fluid to leak or become clogged inside the pump.

      By following the tips above, users can significantly reduce the risk of their lotion pump getting clogged, thereby extending its lifespan and ensuring a smooth experience. Remember, prevention is always easier than solving a problem, so regular maintenance and correct usage habits are key. If you are experiencing problems with a clogged lotion pump, don't hesitate to take action immediately to avoid further trouble.


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