We need water to survive and use for our daily needs for washing and cleaning. This water that we use in our bathrooms, toilets, kitchens and laundries leaves our home through drainage pipes. As most Sydney homeowners will know, a blocked drain can cause lots of headaches, as it interrupts normal life and activities. This is the time when you look for experienced plumbers who can provide you with the required drain unblocking Sydney services.
Drains are pipes that transport both grey water and sewage from homes. A lateral drain connects to sewers at the edges of properties. This sewer will also collect waste and sewage from other properties. It is when the lateral drain is blocked, that toilets and gullies will overflow, toilet waste will not be carried away after flushing, and drains will then emit foul smells. There are many reasons why a drain gets blocked. Children have a tendency to flush objects down drains. Hair can accumulate and combine with grease from kitchen sinks to form a blockage. Leaves can collect in drains and block them.
When you need drain unblocking Sydney, check with your neighbours whether they have the same problem. If they do, then it is the sewer which is the problem, and you will have to get in touch with the local authorities to have the blocked sewer cleared. If your home is the only one with a problem, contact a qualified plumber who can provide the necessary service.
Most drains are the result of a buildup of particles in the drain, and can often be cleared by the simple use of plungers. It can work to clear drains that are clogged by using the vacuum that the plunger creates over the blocked drain, and loosens the mass creating the block. If this is not possible, there are any number of drain clearing chemicals that can be used to do the trick. It is only when these two things do not work that you will need to look for a drain unblocking Sydney service provider, and your local plumber like Blocked Drains To The Rescue can more than provide this facility. If you do find that the drain does clear to some extent, but the blockage is frequently repeated, you are not really reaching the main cause of the blockage, and then you do need professional help.
Plumbers versed in this drain unblocking Sydney will first use a cable auger or what is called a plumber’s snake that is a flexible steel cable that is wound around a crank. They will introduce this into the blocked part of the drain and attempt to push it through to the next manhole. This screwing motion dislodges most clogged material and does the needed unblocking. They may also use high-pressure water jets, which makes for a very efficient way of cleaning drains.
Prevention remains the best way to solve the problem of blocked drains. Regular cleaning, proper strainers at the entrance to drains, clearing waste traps and using efficient garbage disposal units in kitchen sinks can go a long way in preventing this problem ever occurring.