5 mistakes that you shouldn’t do if you don’t want to hire a plumber for blocked drains in Sydney
Blocked drains are common household problems. They are highly unhygienic. They stink badly and release a foul odour. Moreover, blocked drains cannot drain water and have to be repaired immediately. Many people prefer clearing the blockages themselves; however this may not always be a good idea. If you push down the object that is blocking the drain instead of removing it, you may create a bigger mess. The safer alternative is to call up a plumber who is expert in handling blocked drains in Sydney.
Unclogging the drains is not a big job, at least not for blocked drains in Sydney experts like us. We however, would like to educate our customers about a few mistakes that they repeatedly do that in turn leads to blockages.
Never dump food in the sink or try to flush it
Rice is one of the most notorious foods that causes blocked drains. We at SPS Plumbing, one of the leading blocked drains professionals, therefore, highly recommend you to clear all the waste from the plate before washing them in the sink or in the dishwasher. A piece of bread may get flushed very easily but hard things such as apples, bones, etc. can create a severe blockage that only blocked drains experts like us would be able to unclog.
Never pour grease or food fat in the drain
It will easily pass through the sink when it is hot but once it gets cooled inside the sewer, it will turn into lumps. These lumps of grease will stick to the drainage pipe and will block it. This is one of the hardest to clean issues that blocked drains professionals have to deal with. Instead of pouring the grease down the drain, let it cool and later throw it in the garbage bin.
Never flush baby wipes and paper towels
They seem to get flushed very easily but when they are in the sewage, they turn into lumps and start clogging the toilet. Also, never flush nappies. Most people don’t flush diapers but some people do, especially at public places such as in restaurants. Diapers expand very quickly and they are hard to remove as well.
Never plant trees near your drainage system
Now this is tricky. Most people don’t realize that when the trees will grow, their roots will also grow and will eventually reach the drainage pipes and damage them. The roots are so powerful that they can break or bend the pipe.
Never try flush small toys and candy wrappers
We know you don’t do this but you never know your kids might be flushing candy wrappers, caps of their bottles, erasers, and almost anything that they can come across. Teach your child not to flush anything without your permission. Educate him about what will happen if he flushes these things. The object might get flushed but it will get stuck somewhere in the pipeline and will cause a severe blockage that only blocked drains experts like us would be able to handle.
By avoiding these common mistakes, you will be able to minimize the requirement of a blocked drains agency. Think before you reach the toilet or sink to dump something. If you need our plumbing services, call us at 02 9002 7332.