Drains are responsible for carrying our surplus of water out of our homes and into the sewer lines. Because of this, it is important that the water is continuously flowing through our drains. Blockages can occur when tree roots obstruct a pipe, or when debris like dead leaves or other plants enter through unsealed areas of the pipe. Inside the home, blockages can occur due to chunky items going down the sink. Some examples are tea leaves, coffee grounds, paint glue, grease, oil, rice or pasta. It is important to be conscious of what is going down the sink in order to prevent any build ups. In our toilets and bathrooms, items such as sanitary pads, tampons, baby wipes and thick soaps can lead to blockages. Again, it is important to be aware of what is going down the drain, and perhaps having a bin in each room for disposal of items instead.
There are many reasons why it is important not to leave a blocked drain. That is why our team offers a 24-7 emergency, call out line. A build-up of stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes who carry all sorts of different viruses. Mould can also begin to grow which has significant health issues to people, especially children with asthma. Water leaks can also begin to occur which can cause water damage to a property. With all of these things is mind, it can be seen that it is easier, cheaper and more beneficial to simply call the expert than leave blockage or try to attempt to remove it yourself.
There are also small things that can be done to prevent blocked drains in your home in Vaucluse. Hot water can be run through the sink after use, and thick household items can be disposed on in the bin instead of been poured down the sink. A strainer can be placed over the kitchen sink to catch any debris and some people like to clean their drains by pouring down baking soda or vinegar. At the end of the day, having a blocked drain doesn’t have to be the end of the wold, as our professional team has all of the equipment and knowledge necessary for an easy fix.