Blocked drains are a frustrating and inconvenient issue, use these tips from Canberra Blocked Drains Services to clear your drain blockages at home.
A common problem for Canberra homeowners is blocked and clogged drains. You may start to notice that your sinks, showers and toilets take a little longer to drain, and then all of a sudden they won’t drain at all. You are then left with a messy and possibly hazardous situation.
Drains can become clogged up and blocked for a various number of reasons including, a build-up of hair, or grease, maybe something was dropped down a drain, or even tree roots growing into your drains can be the cause of a blockage.
Repairing a blocked drain fast is the most important thing as any flooding or overflow from a blocked drain can be hazardous to the health of your household as well as the structure of your home. As the experts in all things blocked drain related, we can offer you a few hints and tips to get you back on the road to well-functioning drains.
If a drainage problem is too big for you to manage, or you just don’t have the equipment or time to handle a blocked drain yourself, Canberra Blocked Drains are just a phone call away, and we can be there in no time to repair your blocked drain.
Tips to clear a blocked drain at home
The plunger is the go-to tool when it comes to draining blockages. If you have a plunger lying around at home, place it over the clogged drain and start suctioning. Make sure you have covered the entire drain opening for best results. Depending on the cause of the blockage, a plunger is often the easiest way to unblock a drain.
If you don’t have a plunger, another option to try to unblock your drains it to take a wire coat hanger and using some pliers (or if you are strong enough without pliers), unwind the coat hanger, then reassemble the wire into a straight line with a hook shape at the end. With your new wire hook ready to go, you can now start fishing down your drain for any objects or blockages.
Common drain blockages like toilet paper, soap and grease sometimes just need a bit of hot water to break things down and get things moving again. This step is straightforward, just boil your kettle, pour some water down your drain and wait to see if anything starts moving. For severe blockages which have built up over time, this method may not work entirely, though it may clear things up enough for you until a blocked drain specialist can assist you with your drains.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
Using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar is a much softer and environmentally friendly option to using harsh chemical drain cleaners which you can get from the shelf of your supermarket. Mix up 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of vinegar and pour down the affected drain. After the mixture has fizzled out, flush some water down the drain. Using the baking soda and vinegar mixture is a much safer option than using a chemical drain cleaner as these chemicals are incredibly harmful to the environment and your drains.
Call the Professionals
If these tips don’t unclog your drain, or if you don’t have the time to unblock your drain, Canberra Blocked Drain are here to help you. Blocked drains can be a messy problem to deal with, so leave the mess and hassle to us. Calling Canberra Blocked Drains is the fastest and most efficient method of dealing with your blocked drains. We are the blocked drain specialists in Canberra, and we can have your drains cleared and flowing again in no time.