Tuesday, December 20th, 2011
The drains that leave a person’s home rarely see any maintenance until a problem occurs, However prevention is always better than cure, so it pays to keep on top of your drain maintenance instead of footing a costly repair bill.
If you do have a blocked drain, there are a few things that you can do to unblock it before you have to call in the experts.
Using a plunger
A plunger can be bought quite cheaply from a DIY store. The vacuum effect the plunger has on the pipe is usually enough to free any blockage which is sitting just under a sink or a bathtub.
Using a drain snake
Like a plunger, a drain snake can also be used to clear a blockage. The snake is fed into the drainage pipe and when rotated is usually enough to clear the offending debris from the drainage pipe.
Calling in the experts
In some situations you might find that a drain cannot be unblocked using conventional methods alone. When this happens it is always a good idea to call in the drainage professionals, who will have all the right equipment to solve your drainage problem.