Noticed that water tends to wash away very slowly after you are done using the shower or bathtub?
Maybe you have heard gurgling sounds coming from the sink or toilet? If you sense that you may have a blocked drain, your assumptions are correct.
A clogged shower drain or a blocked sink drain can also manifest itself in many other ways. It could be a dark mass coming up from the toilets and sinks. Bubbles forming around the drain are signs as well. These observations may not warrant an emergency call to the plumber but if you wait a little longer, they could potentially transform into stressful scenarios.
Grease is one of the obvious reasons behind a clogged sink drain. Any form of fatty substance that makes its way down the drain will adhere to the inside of the pipes. These also include soaps, oils and food particles. When these warm liquids start to cool, they begin to solidify. That is how they stick to the pipe’s surface. Eventually, they will accumulate into a thick mass, hindering water and fluids from freely passing through.
The average person loses anywhere from 60 to 100 hair strands a day. This could happen during grooming by brushing, combing or styling the hair. People can also shed hair as they are walking about or sitting comfortably, even when they don’t touch their head. But hair loss is undoubtedly most visible after taking a bath or shower. Over time, a heap of hair will develop, blocking the passage of water.
Foreign materials going down the drain also lead to blockage. Fragments of plastic and glass, bottle caps, toys and other small solid objects are common culprits. Paper towels and sanitary products have also gone down the drain pipes, with some people opting to throw them in the toilet rather than the trash bin. Obviously, these can create a clear obstruction as they continue to collect in the drain.
Did you know that clearing your garden of fallen leaves will do wonders for your drain? Leaves, small flowers and other plant parts passing through the drain can also produce a barrier for liquids. Furthermore, be on the lookout for tree roots as they are especially drawn to sources of water. When they pass through the drain and get lodged in there, their sharp edges could crack into the pipes.
Clogged Drain Out, Clear Drain In
A tried-and-tested solution for clearing blocked drains is an industrial strength drain cleaner. Should we discover multiple blocked drains, we bring out a high-pressure water jet blaster to easily remove both soft and hardened obstructions. To visually check the condition of the pipe, we use a CCTV camera.
At Tap This Plumbing, we are happy to offer preventive tips. You will be glad to know that there are easy ways to solve the problem of blocked drains. Use a drain clog remover every few months to dissolve all substances that may have clung to the pipe. Please do not wait until you suspect a clogged drain pipe to take immediate action. Think of this task as part of regular maintenance you can take on yourself. In addition, place a strainer to catch all the waste and debris that could otherwise get stuck in the drains, resulting in a clogged toilet or sink.
Blocked Drains Sydney Specialists
There are so many plumbing contractors offering the same drain cleaning service in Sydney. You may be wondering, “How is Tap This Plumbing a cut above the rest?” Having fixed many clogged pipes over the years, our team is quick to point out the exact cause, solve the problem and suggest methods for prevention.
Pick up the phone and call 0403 654 870 to speak with Marcelo of Tap This Plumbing. Ask for a free quote now.