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Course of Action to Take For a Blocked Drain in Adelaide

Posted by on August 17, 2020

A properly functioning drainage system is essential in making your home livable. A blocked drain can make any home or business unbearable. If only the kitchen sink or washbasin has a blocked drain the problem can be managed, but if the bathroom or toilet has a blocked drain, it will be impossible to utilize your facilities to the extent that your premises may have to be vacated. The blocked drain could flood the rest of the house, damaging goods and making it difficult to do any activity. The problem will be particularly severe if there are small children in the house, whose health could be adversely affected by the blocked drain.

What to do about a blocked drain in Adelaide

The method used to unblock a blocked drain in Adelaide depends to a large extent on the cause of the blockage. If the blockage is due to dirt which has accumulated on top of the drain cover, it will be relatively easy to remove the dirt. On the other hand, if the object causing the blocked drain has accumulated within the drain pipes which are not accessible, it will be far more difficult to remove the dirt, or unclog the blocked drain, so that the dirty water will get drained away quickly. If the problem can be easily solved, you can attempt to remove the blockage alternatively you will need the services of a specialized plumber like Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing.

How to clear a minor blocked drain in Adelaide

In many cases, especially when there is no hard water, the blocked drain will be caused by dirt which has accumulated on the drain cover or just below it. For example, in the kitchen sink, food particles, fruits and vegetables will accumulate over a period, causing blocked drains. These can be easily removed by removing the drain cover and manually removing all the accumulated dirt, using a knife or blade. The dirt will be then thrown into a dust bin or disposed of, to prevent it from causing any further damage. A filter may be installed, to prevent the problem in future.

The problem of blocked drains in bathrooms may be caused by hair which falls off while bathing. The hair should be periodically removed weekly or twice a month, by removing the drain cover. In case the drainage pipes are blocked, the problem will be far more severe as these pipes cannot be easily accessed. In some cases, chemical solvent may be used to dissolve the blockage or particles in the pipe. These highly corrosive chemicals will react with water to form a solution which will attempt to clear the blockage in the pipes.

If you are having further issues with a blocked drain in Adelaide, get in touch with a great plumber from , Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing

Call us on 1300 113 550 we are waiting to be of service to you.



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