Blocked drains are an extremely common plumbing problem in Australia and all over the world. Blockages can occur when you least expect them, so it pays not to ignore them. Blockages can lead water to seeping from your drains, which could potentially cause damage to your property or business. Burst pipes may also be possible if you have severe blockages. This can make it more expensive to repair. Below are some of the options that you have to remove blocked drains in Sydney.
DIY Natural Cleaner
Baking soda and white vinegar can be used to make a DIY drain cleaner. Follow the instructions to pour the vinegar and bicarb into your drain. Cover the drain with a cloth to stop the mixture from escaping from the pipes. The chemical reaction between vinegar and bicarb creates oxygen. This oxygen scours the pipes to clear them. The process may take several attempts to remove the blockage completely. Once the mixture has cleared the blockage, flush your pipes using hot water to clean up any remaining residue.
Caustic drain cleaners may be purchased at your local grocery store or hardware shop. These chemicals are capable to dissolve grease, hair and food. They are dangerous to the environment and should not be used frequently. Caustic cleaners are not able to clean solid objects such as tree roots or household items. To get rid of any chemicals, always protect your face and hands.
The same way a plunger can unclog a drain can clean a clogged sewer. For a strong seal, be sure to cover overflow spouts before starting to plunge. The plunger’s pressure can be used to help remove any blockages. Plunging works best for solid blockages. However, it is not effective for grease buildup and mineral deposits.
Hydro-jets send powerful water through your pipes. The pressure generated forces the blockage out of the pipes. Although it’s safer than snaking, this method can still be used to clear solid blockages. Hydro-jetting is possible to do on your own but it is best to call a professional plumber who has the necessary experience to properly complete the task.
Your pipes might need to be excavated completely in the most extreme cases. A plumber can locate the exact location of the obstruction so they know which pipe should be excavated. After removing the earth from the pipe, the plumber can repair them or replace it. The earth can be then filled in around the new pipes, returning your property to its original condition. This type of work can be complicated and it is best to have a professional plumber handle it.
Trust Wilco Plumbing
Wilco Plumbing Services is available to assist clients in all areas of plumbing, including clearing blocked drains, and other common problems. We are experts at what they do and know to solve any problem. For more information about our services or to learn how we can assist you in keeping your drains flowing, feel free to contact us. For an appointment, please call us.