Overlooking clogged drain even for a short period can lead to severe blockage, which is a significant problem and requires immediate fixing. Clogged drains can result in the flooding off wash basins & bathrooms. The worst case scenario is if you have a sewage backup, which will ultimately lead to expensive repairs.
Once you figure out why blockages occur, you can easily take steps to prevent them from happening & save yourself some time and money. We at Everlast Plumbing hire experienced & skillful Sydney plumbers for blocked drain services. Here are a few common causes for blocked drains and the best ways to prevent them from occurring:
- Proper Disposal of All Food Waste
Improper disposal of food waste is the primary cause of blocked drains. Remains such as tea leaves or coffee grounds don’t break down into smaller particles. Over time the grease & oil start solidifying in the drain pipe and eventually adds to further blockage. Clean out all the leftover oil in utensils & containers with a piece of paper.
- Fat & Grease In Cleaners
Has it ever crossed your mind that soaps can cause drain blockages as well? Traditional foams contain grease & fat. Combine these with minerals present in the water, and they form a residue called soap scum. Not only not does this residue stain your bathroom’s fittings but can also clog the pipes. Consider switching to soap-free cleaners & clean the pipes frequently to eliminate the possibility of soap build-up.
- Hair Clogs
Hair is another major cause for drains to block. It creates a matting and catches the grease & the other substances present in the drains. The one way to prevent the possibility of clogs is to prevent hair from getting in the pipes. Ensure that all the drains have guards installed to catch stray hair, which you can then remove.
- Various Types of Dirt
Avoid washing away the dirt from your house into the drains. All this collected dirt forms a layer over the inner walls of your pipes, which will eventually result in blockage. Try shaking off the dust and sand from your clothes outside your house before entering & avoid washing it away into the drains.
- Build Up of Minerals
Hard water contains minerals that build-up over time and ultimately form insoluble masses which clog the drain. The best solution for fixing this hard water issue is to install water softeners. Remove this debris and build-up regularly. These blockages are extremely problematic & challenging to get rid of.
Small objects getting stuck or toilet paper build-up is another common cause of blockages. Preventing these items from entering the drain is the best way to avoid such problems.
Hire a Plumber
If you require the services of Sydney plumbers, ensure that you hire a well-established & reputed company to unclog your drains. For any more information about any of our plumbing services in Sydney, feel free to contact Everlast Plumbing at (02) 8045 5100. We cater to residential and commercial clients across these areas in Sydney. Alternatively, send us your queries through this Contact Us form.