As your local Adelaide blocked drain plumber, we have some tips to help you keep your drainage system healthy and clog-free. When it comes to drains and drainage system in a household, then prevention is better than the cure. Keep reading to find out more….
Save Time, Money & Worry with These Good Habits
Be Proactive: Don’t wait for warning signs to show up before you take any action to keep your drains clear or maintain their optimum health. When the chance of something besides water going down the drain is minimal it inevitably drastically reduces the chances of having any blockages.
Don’t Use The Drain As The Bin: Objects that don’t belong in drains but still get flushed will cause clogs quickly and eventually lead to severe blockages. The only way to stop this from happening is to stop putting these items down the drain altogether. Dispose of toiletries in the bin and keep an eye on small children so you can save your drains from unwanted foreign objects and subsequent blockages.
Cover Your Drains: Save yourself the hassle of needing to thoroughly clean the drains every now and then by installing a mesh screen over the opening of your shower or bath drain and a strainer over your kitchen sink. Mesh screen will be effective in catching any loose hair, debris and scum that would normally fall into your shower drain. Whereas a strainer will catch food particles in your kitchen sink ensuring only water enters the drain. When you need to clean these drains, simply remove the mesh or the strainer and toss the collected particles into the trash.
Remove Loose Hair: Instead of letting loose hair fall and collect into the shower drain causing clogs and blockages, brush your hair before a bath or shower to remove majority of loose hairs before they end up down the drain.
Pour Fats Into A Container: Make sure that excess fat from cooking ends up in a container rather than down the drain where it can form deep clogs and blockages mixed with other food particles and debris.
Wash Your Pets Outside: Don’t forget your pet’s hair has the same effect on your drains as your own hair. It is highly recommended to wash your dog, cat, or rabbit outside or cover the shower/bath drain with a cloth to collect any hairs shed during washing.
Be Mindful: When in doubt never flush any plastic, cigarettes and ash, food, sanitary products, cosmetic products, diapers, kitchen roll and regular paper, cardboard packaging, clothes tags, face wipes, etc. down the drains. It is important for everyone in the family to understand the importance of maintaining your home’s draining and plumbing system. Keeping an eye on what you throw down the toilet or drains can save you a lot of grief and money.
Be Careful Using Any Store-bought Cleaners: Try not to use too much of chemicals to keep your drains clean. Most store cleaners have active ingredients that are harmful toxins and are not good for the environment or your health. Follow the directions on the label and only use the advised amount when needed. Or you could rely on DIY concoctions using vinegar, baking soda, hot water etc. which is a natural and less harsh way to get rid of small clogs.
Get Your Drains Cleaned by Adelaide Plumbing Experts
Drainage systems can fail unexpectedly and cause undue stress and mess. Attempting to deep clean your drains can be tricky and a time-consuming exercise and if you ever find yourself in an Adelaide blocked drain scenario, fret not. Horncastle Plumbing’s professional Adelaide plumbers have the tools and expertise necessary to give your drains a thorough, deep cleaning and skilfully repair any drain issues that you might have. Our Adelaide blocked drain plumbing services do not require any unnecessary digging or excavation, saving you time, money, and worry. Call us on 8271 0664 to learn more.