Blocked drains aren’t just unhygienic, they can also put a stop to your day, causing disruption and chaos.
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How To Tell If Your Drain Is Blocked
Here are some DIY tricks and some more professional techniques used to unblock drains:
1. Plunge It
If you’ve got a plunger, these tools are designed to free blocked drains using the vacuum effect. Place the plunger evenly on top of the affected drain and keep it steady, move the handle up and down.
2. Boiling Water
This can work really well if you’ve got some soapy products clogging up your drain like conditioner. Boiling water down the drain melts these substances and clears the way in the process.
3. Drain Cleaner Fluid
Available at all hardware stores - this is for more serious drain problems where you need the help of dissolving chemicals that can get rid of more oily, greasy, and fatty substances that won’t melt at higher temperatures.
4. DIY Coat Hanger Hook
For those big balls of hair and gunk - bending a metal coat hanger out and us using the end as a hook - try to scrape out the worst by guiding it down the side of the drain and coaxing it out.
5. Drain Camera
These automated cameras dive down the drain and discover the real cause of the problem. You may find the problem isn't what you put down the drain, instead tree roots or other foreign objects have caused a blockage somewhere down the line.
6. Sewer Jetting
This method is usually used as a last resort - jetting involves pushing intense bursts of high-pressure water through sewer pipes to clear the drainage system.
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With a superior range of jetting equipment, drain cameras, and other tools at their disposal, the team at No Plumbing and Electrical is standing by ready to clean your drain. No matter what your blockage, whether it's an overflowing toilet, shower, sink, or blocked stormwater drain, we'll sort it out no probs.
Once we have identified the cause of the problem, we can then advise on the most effective solution to get your blocked drain flowing again, before further damage is caused to your property.
Why Is My Drain Blocked?
Drains usually become blocked because of built-up deposits of hair, sanitary products, toilet paper, cooking fats, and food scraps. Sometimes tree roots can grow through sewerage pipes and through your drainage system resulting in broken pipes.
Is A Blocked Drain An Emergency?
Blocked drains are not an immediate emergency, but can cause serious disruption to anyone’s day. The sooner you get a professional plumber to unblock your drain the better.
What Happens If I Don’t Unblock My Drain?
You run the risk of the drain becoming more blocked as the initial blockage grows over time. This can cause lasting damage to your pipes and potentially cause a leak or a burst pipe. The sooner you unblock your drain, the sooner you can use your sink again.
How Can I Unblock My Drain?
Use DIY methods like pouring hot water, a drain snake, various chemical products down the drain. However, for effective solutions that get to the root of the problem, call a licensed plumber who can diagnose and fix the problem.