Blocked drains are one of the common drainage issues in the area of Tamarama. The following are some of the causes of blocked drains;
Soap scum – Soap bars are mainly made of fat or grease. When this fat or grease combines with water minerals, a hard residue called scum is formed. The scum stains washrooms and leads to clogging of the pipes that cause a blocked drain.
Food waste – Food waste and garbage should never be deposited down the drains. This is because wastes like tea bags and oil solidify inside the pipes and cause a blockage. They also clog your sink.
Toilet waste – Products used for personal care such as wipes, tissues and sanitary pads can easily get stuck inside the pipes and result in a blockage. They should be deposited inside a bin instead of being flushed down the toilet to avoid blocked drains.
Natural sediments – These are things such as leaves, soil and other waste that get washed into drains when there is rain. When the sewer and drainage pipes get overloaded with this sediments or debris, they easily get clogged.
Hair – Even the shortest of hairs can cause a blocked drain. It easily binds with sticky substances such as grease inside the pipes to result in a clog. This is more frequent in drains that lack guards.
The following are some of the ways and DIY tips you can use to unblock your blocked drain in Tamarama;
Boiling water – This is the easiest and faster method of unblocking your drain. You simply have to pour boiling water into the blocked drain and it will dissolve the clog and wash it down the drain. Always pour the water in intervals so that it can completely unclog the pipe.
Using a plunger – The plunger is used to force the clog down the pipes. It exerts pressure into the blocked drain which forces the clog to be washed away. This process should be repeated so that enough pressure to move the clog can be exerted.
Using chemicals – Some chemicals such as caustic soda, vinegar, and hydrochloric acid can work effectively in unblocking your drain. You simply need to pour the chemical into the affected pipe and leave it for some time before washing it down with cold water. Most of these chemicals usually come with instructions and you must follow them.
Using a bent wire hanger – In this case, straight wire with a bend at the end forming a hook is used. This wire is pushed down the drain and then you perform fishing action. This action gets rid of all hair and other debris out of the blocked drain.
Unscrewing at the U-turn – This is mainly used to unblock sinks. Most blockages occur at the U-turn bend of your sink. You only need to place a bucket under it before unscrewing it to collect the waste that is clogged inside. Thereafter, you can clean it.
It is also called cured in-place pipelining. This is usually an attempt in repairing pipes by having them cured from the inside with the help of a special resin. Sharpline Drain Clearing & Plumbing Solutions have the experts who can help you to perform pipe relining at your property in Tamarama efficiently and successfully.
A blocked drain can be your worst nightmare. Fortunately, the plumbers at Sharpline Plumbing are experts at fixing blocked drains. Our plumbers are fully licensed and insured so you have nothing to worry about. Best of all, our plumbers have excellent experience when it comes to fixing your blocked sewer. We are your local blocked drain plumbers ready to help you out.
Pipe relining is an excellent option if you are looking to save money. There is no need to dig new trenches with pipe relining. Pipe relining technology is an excellent alternative to pipe replacement. There are many advantages to pipe relining. For more information, please talk to one of our expert plumbers who will gladly help you.
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