REGULAR DRAIN CLEANING AND CLEARING
Routine cleaning of drains & sewers will help you avoid blocked drains
As a homeowner or a property manager, regular cleaning of the drains and sewers should be part of your maintenance checklist. It is important to recognise symptoms of blocked drains earlier rather than waiting for it to develop to leaks and cracks. Unattended blocked drains will eventually lead to more serious cases, creating more damage to your family and property.
COMMON CAUSES OF BLOCKAGE
If the blockage occurs indoors, most likely causes are foreign objects being flushed down the drain. If it is located outdoors, foliage from your garden, leaves, and tree roots infiltrating the drains are the most obvious culprits.
GREASE & FAT
Grease and fat from food residue and cooking oil are the usual causes of blocked drains in kitchen sinks. This will eventually harden over time making it difficult for water or liquid to pass through.
Hair blocking the drains is a common scenario in toilets and bathrooms. People can avoid this by habitually picking up fallen hair before they flow down the drains. Human hair mixes with the grease from soap suds and residue, making it a stubborn blockage. In severe cases, it is better to call a blocked drains specialist.
PLANTS AND DIRT
Blockage due to plants and dirt occurs in the yard and garden, especially in homes where there are surrounding trees. Tree roots search for the source of water. These roots could intercept the waterflow in your underground pipes, causing blocked drains. When such things occur, it is best to call an expert plumber immediately to prevent the issue from getting severe.
TOILETRIES & OTHER FOREIGN OBJECTS
Sometimes, people treat their toilets as rubbish bins. Products like baby wipes, sanitary pads, cat litter and nappies would create serious blocked drains. This habit also harms the environment, not just your drains or sewage. However, there are instances that foreign objects get dropped accidentally in the drains like toys, jewelry, dental products and others.
CLEARING YOUR BLOCKED DRAINS
Do-it-yourself (DIY) vs Professional Drain Clearing Services
Most of us attempt to clear blocked drains on our own. The simple DIY fix includes pouring hot water, creating suction through a plunger, and using vinegar and baking soda to dissolve the blockage. The use of chemical drain cleaners is also popular go-to solutions. However, these solvents damage PVC pipes, produce toxic fumes and kill good bacteria that aid in decomposing waste.
For blocked drain problems that could no longer be solved by simple home remedies, call a professional drain and cleaning services like your local plumber to inspect and diagnose the cause of the blocked drains or blocked sewers.
The Plumbing and Electrical Doctor is passionate about providing efficient drain cleaning services. Our seasoned plumbers and drain specialists use technology to diagnose the causes of blocked drains and sewers. Combining the power of technology and experience, you can get a thorough analysis supplemented by CCTV video and image documentation on what causes the blockage of your drains and how we can fix it.
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