There are few home repairs that demand your immediate attention like blocked drains. Here are a few steps you can try to unclog your drains.
- Eco friendly method The easiest and simplest thing you can do is flush your drain with a kettle full of boiling water. It’s not a guarantee to unclog your drains but if you have a minor issue like a small blockage or a soap stuck down a pipe, a good boiling water flush can clear it out with minimal effort. Take note that this trick works best on metal pipes. If you have PVC pipes, boiling water can soften or melt the joints in your pipes.
- A little bit of exercise method.
Like what you see in most movies, that old fashion plunge may do the job. It will forcibly push whatever is stucked down your pipes to clear the blockage. Take note that this will work best if there’s a minor clog in your drains and it’s also better if you are aware of your houses drain system. e.g. if you have a double kitchen sink make sure to block off the second sink to ensure better results. You can combine this method with the boiling water trick for better results.
- Mix it and pour it method.
Guess what you can use some of the materials present in your kitchen! Like vinegar, baking soda , and salt or you can buy a ready to pour drain. Never use unclogging solution from your nearest shopping enter. Take not this should be your option at all since you’re not aware of what may have been blocking your pipes. This alternative method may work but may also worsen the existing issue that you have, it may also damage you, your bench tops or even worse your plumbers sensitive skin.
When all else fails method. Pick up your phone and contact a drain specialist or your local plumber.
For blocked drain problems, call The Plumbing and Electrical Doctor at 13 10 91. We are trained experts and will use proven methods to rectify your issue, such as using an electric eel, water jetter and CCTV camera to inspect your pipes.
We serve areas in Canberra, Newcastle, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, and Port Stephens.
As they say. It’s better to trust the experts.