Let’s face reality. You will have drain clogs at one point. These problems can occur when you’re having holiday celebrations and your family is celebrating. You have to decide if the problem can be handled by you or if a professional should be called.
You need to deal with any mess quickly. You’ll probably immediately start to fix the problem. These tips can help you save a lot of time and prevent a major headache.
A Few Easy Methods
First, you need to assess the severity of your problem and determine how best to solve it. You might need to try several methods to get the drain out. Remove the drain cover, and use gloves to reach any obstructions.
It’s tempting to reach out for the drain cleaner. You may be tempted to reach for the drain cleaner because it’s quick and cheap. However, you could end up with a larger problem.
If you have metal pipes, boil some water in a saucepan and then pour it down the sink. This can loosen minor clogs. Bio-Clean may work well for PVC pipes.
If you suspect your clog lies in your sink, remove the U-shaped tube in the cabinet underneath the sink. If you have any debris coming out of the chute after opening it, place a container there.
When To Call The Plumber?
To call a professional plumber at any hour is a good idea. It is difficult to assess the severity of a clog. Plumbing professionals will be able to fix any problem. These are signs that you need to call a professional plumber.
If multiple blocked drains Sydney in your house are backing up, or if there’s a stench from sewage in the air it is time to call a plumber.
If you’ve tried the plunger but it doesn’t seem to be clearing the drain with vigorous plumbing, you should call a plumber.
Don’t forget a drain snake! Even if you have one the plumbers’ auger will be stronger and can penetrate stubborn blockages.
Clogs At Bay
Avoiding drain clogs is the best solution. Make it a household rule to ensure that no water, natural or human waste and no toilet paper go down your drains. It is important to inform everyone in your household that this is the case:
Tissue, paper towels (including sanitary supplies), baby wipes, and paper towels are to be thrown away, not put in the compost.
It is best to throw away any potato peels, vegetable scraps, and other leftovers from cutting veggies.
Wilco Plumbing Will Help
Plumbers are best able to diagnose and fix plumbing problems. Wilco Plumbing is available to assist with your drain obstruction. Our licensed, insured, bonded plumbers can assist even after hours. To resolve your plumbing problems in Sydney and nearby communities, call us today. Please see the full range of services we offer.