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What To Do When You Have A Blocked Drains Sydney

What To Do When You Have A Blocked Drains Sydney

No matter what steps you take to prevent it, it is more than likely that you are going to have to go through the inconvenient, messy and rather unpleasant experience of having blocked drains Sydney. But what do you do when this happens? Follow these 3 simple steps to resolve any type of blockage quickly and effectively.

Step 1 – Use A Plunger

A plunger is one of those essential household tools that have changed very little over the decades and is just as effective at unblocking a drain as it always was. Simply place the plunger over the offending drain and move the stick up and down a few times to create a suction. This should loosen and expel the blockage. However, this method is not always effective on all types of blockages and a little additional help may be necessary.

Step 2 – Chemicals

You can buy chemicals from your local hardware store that are very effective at dissolving the gunge and debris that are responsible for blocking the drain and the foul odour that often accompanies a blocked drain. It is very important to follow the instructions for use very carefully when using this method to prevent any hazards and ensure that the chemicals are effective. Follow with the plunger if necessary.

For those who are environmentally conscious and don’t want to use hazardous chemicals, a solution of lemon juice (or vinegar) and bicarbonate of soda can also dissolve a blockage but is not always as effective as a chemical solution. This method, applied on a daily basis can however go a long way towards keeping your drains clean and preventing them from becoming choked up in the first place.

If this method is also ineffective, it is time to take more extreme measures and follow step 3.

Step 3 – Call A Plumber

Plumbers are the most effective solution for resolving any type of drain blockage no matter the cause. In fact, most people prefer to skip step 1 and 2 entirely and call a plumber as a first rather than a last resort.

Keep in mind that a blockage that does not resolve using a plunger or chemicals may have a more serious root cause. The blockage may be much further down the pipeline where the suction created by the plunger as well as the chemicals will be largely ineffective. It may also have occurred due to tree roots growing into the pipeline. Or the blockage could simply be so big and been there for so long that it needs a more effective removal method.

Blocked Drains To The Rescue are experts at identifying the problem and using the most suitable method to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. They have the right tools and experience to deal with any type of obstruction, no matter how big or how small or what the cause may be. You can also be assured of a same day resolution to your blocked drains Sydney and you can book a call out online or by telephone.