Blocked drains are a nuisance no one wants to deal with. While overflowing showers or clogged toilets may put a damper on your day if caught and dealt with early on they are relatively easy to fix. This also ensures you avoid more serious leaks, overflows, or electrical damage that may occur as a result of flooding or sewage backups.
If your plunger isn’t doing the trick or your blocked drain is backing up, call a local Sydney plumber to solve the problem fast and prevent further damage. Better yet? Avoid it altogether! Our blocked drain specialists have some tips to help you.
If the affected area is in the toilet or bathroom area, it can be a problem. Blocked showers and sink drains are usually from hair and soap. Blocked toilets, on the other hand, are typically due to the items you have flushed. This system was not designed to let anything other than toilet paper flow through it. Foreign objects like wet wipes, diapers, feminine hygiene products, and so on will cause blockages. These blockages are particularly worrisome, as not only do they render your toilet unfunctional, but they can also cause bacteria-breeding sewage to flow across your floors.
However, blocked kitchen drains are most likely from grease, oils, food, and other debris that has slowly built up in the pipes. These can be especially stubborn to unblock, as coagulated cooking fats and oils become rock hard after hitting your cold pipes. This, combined with buildups of other cooking byproducts, causes a blockage only specialist plumbing tools can tackle.
Now, other factors can cause blocked drains, like tree root intrusions, but in this article, we are focusing on those that you can control directly. Let’s take a closer look!
Proactive Prevention Tactics
Where possible, you should try to adopt these into your daily routines to keep clogs away. With extra care for your pipes and what lies around openings, you can prevent rather than repair blocked drains.
In the bathroom, the most common culprit is foreign objects, hair, and other debris. They collect over time, causing large, stubborn clogs. Our plumbers advise that nothing other than toilet paper should be flushed in Sydney. However, remember that large amounts of toilet paper being flushed at once can also cause blockages. You should also periodically remove any buildups of hair around your shower’s drain to prevent buildups.
For your kitchen, try to avoid pouring oils and grease down any drains. As mentioned, they will cool and solidify within your pipes and cause severe clogs. As food is often a clog-culprit, try to make a habit of scraping every bit into the bin before washing dishes – especially when using a dishwasher. You should also consider buying a drain cover to prevent any pieces of food falling down the drain unintentionally.
By instilling this routine within yourself and house members, you will be able to prevent blocked toilet and paying for professional help. However, when faced with an unavoidable or stubborn blockage, call Priority Plus Plumbing!
After servicing Sydney and surrounds since 1996, we have left a plethora of happy customers in our wake. Come rain, shine, or Corona; we will be at your door armed with experience, trained expertise, and specialised drain equipment.
Contact us today; blocked drains in Sydney are a quick and easy job for us!