Jul 25 2018

We’ve all experienced the frustration that comes with having a blocked drain. To make matters worse, these problems always seem to find a way to occur at the worst of times. The health of our drains is something we tend to overlook day to day, and something we generally only deal with if a problem arises. A very irritating issue, it’s important that measures are taken to prevent any problem from occurring at all. Whether its blocked drains in the Eastern Suburbs or Western Suburbs, Plumbing Central is here to help. Here are some tips and tricks for preventing blocked drains.

Clean often

Keeping an eye on what goes down your drains 24/7 is extremely difficult, and something that we don’t tend to do. If this is the case in your home, then it’s imperative that your drains are regularly cleaned. When cleaning the house, you probably skim over the drains.

Once a month, or thereabouts, you should pour some bicarbonate of soda down the sink. Immediately follow this with some vinegar, helping to break down any clogs. About 20 minutes after this you should pour some hot water down the sink, washing away all the excess and further cleaning the drain.

Be mindful

Getting into the habit of being aware of what goes down your drain will generally ensure you don’t encounter any serious problems, to begin with.

When it comes to food waste, scraping plates into the bin will ensure food clumps don’t go down the drain. Wiping your plates will also help to minimise the amount of grease and oil that goes down the drain. Catching any food that may find itself in the sink is extremely important, so using a quality filter that you can easily remove to throw captured waste into the bin is a smart option.

Hair is likely the biggest problem when it comes to clogged drains. By itself, it can do a lot of damage, but when mixed with products like toothpaste and soap, it will easily clog the drain. Again, having quality filters will prevent hair from doing too much damage.

The bathroom is where a large majority of drain blockage problems will occur. Always be weary that most items can simply be placed in the bin and shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet. Be mindful of excessive toilet paper use too.

Call us

If you do encounter any drainage issues, we’re here to help. We at Plumbing Central can take care of any plumbing problem at any hour of the day. So, if you’re after an emergency plumber in the eastern suburbs or surrounding areas, give us a call on 0410 011 999!