HOW CAN YOU PREVENT BLOCKED DRAINS?
Blocked drains are a common problem none of us want to face, always occurring at the worst time possible. Not only can be unpleasant and some situations can quite become quite desperate – literally! Blocked drains can range from overflowing gully’s, slow draining bathroom drains and kitchen sinks to gurgling and rising toilets. In addition to rendering the drains useless, blocked drains can cause unpleasant smells, leaks and even flooding therefore they need to be dealt with as soon as possible.
DID YOU KNOW THAT BLOCKED DRAINS ARE PREVENTABLE?
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS ON HOW TO DO THIS.
- Don’t pour grease and fat down the drain- This is the primary causes of blocked drains in kitchen sinks. To prevent this happening try emptying grease or fat into a disposable container and disposing of it in the rubbish.
- Toilets are not rubbish bins- Bodily waste and toilet paper are the only things that should be flushed down the toilet. Not feminine hygiene products, cotton balls, paper towels, baby or cleaning wipes, these products should all be placed in the rubbish bin.
- Drain strainers- These trap hair, food and other debris, preventing them entering into the drains.
- Tree Roots- That’s nature for you! Regularly clearing drains using a drain machine, clears out the roots that have penetrated drain pipes, saving you those inconvenient blocked drains. (We recommend every 6-12 months)