Here are some helpful tips on how to avoid blocked drains in your home.
A blockage occurs when the flow of water from one destination to another is affected by a blockage and there are many causes of a blocked drain that plumbers face almost daily.
Blockages can occur from your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, toilet, internal drains running inside the house and outside drains.
If the blockage isn’t dealt with it can cause a number of unforeseen damages.
HOW DO DRAINS GET BLOCKED?
- GREASE AND FAT BUILD UP IN THE KITCHEN DRAIN:
When you wash hot pans in the kitchen sink, grease and fat are also released into the sink, these oil substances become solid and eventually, build up inside the kitchen drain.
This can cause a foul smell in the kitchen and also block the path of water.
- HAIR STRANDS BUILD UP IN THE BATHROOM DRAIN:
Hair strands cause most blockages in the bathroom as loose hair strands are often washed down the drain.
These strands get entangled with other debris and cause a blockage.
- DEBRIS BUILDS UP IN THE DRAINS RUNNING OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSE:
Leaves and other plant-related debris can fall into outside drains causing a blockage.
- ITEMS DROPPED DOWN THE TOILET BLOCK TOILET DRAINS:
The other cause of most blockages are items flushed down toilets, this can lead to serious blockages in the sewerage system.
Prevention is better than cure.
By preventing blockages, your drainage system gets a boost and you’ll save money on expensive repairs .
WHAT MEASURES CAN BE TAKEN TO PREVENT DRAINS FROM GETTING BLOCKED?
- PUTTING PLUG SCREEN OVER THE PLUG HOLE:
By doing so, you can prevent the debris from flowing down the drains. But, don’t forget to clean the plug screen regularly.
- REMOVING SUBSTANCES FROM THE BATHROOM DRAIN:
Make it a regular practice to remove hair strands and other substances from the bathroom drain, after you take a bath.
- AVOID POURING GREASE, FAT AND OIL INTO THE KITCHEN SINK:
If oil and grease enter into the kitchen drainpipe, they may solidify and set within the pipe. This creates a hard blockage which is very difficult to remove. Therefore, try to wash cooking pans outside the kitchen.
The above-mentioned steps, if adhered to properly, can help reduce drain blockages. Regular maintenance and checking of your drainage system can avoid having to call a plumber.
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