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Blocked drains are one of the most common problems in any household. Whether it’s a sink, basin or toilet, drains get blocked every day and cause a lot of headaches. Pouring bleach down the sink works to a certain extent, but after a while something has to be done to unblock it. And if you’re in charge of a public building like a school or then the drains are probably going to need a whole lot more than just bleach.

The best piece of advice when dealing with blocked drains is: don’t try and unblock it yourself. Drainage services companies often find that when they are called out, they have to deal with a much worse problem than it the customer hadn’t tampered with the drain themselves. Rather than just dealing with the blocked drain, they suddenly find themselves confronted with a blocked and damaged drain, creating much more work. This is not only frustrating for the drain clearance company, but ends up costing the client much more.

As such, high pressure jetting is a technique that is sometimes used pre-emptively to prevent blockages, rather than waiting for the drain to get blocked at all. This is particularly useful for large public buildings where a blocked drain could easily spell disaster and lost working time.

Blocked drains can be an enormous headache. The best thing you can do to avoid further headaches in the future, is call a professional.

Drains Unblocked

What Causes Blocked Drains? Blocked drains are often caused by fat, oil and grease that goes down our drains rather than in the rubbish. Often fat, oil and grease goes down the plughole as a hot liquid. As it cools, it solidifies and can catch on tree roots and rough surfaces in our pipes, gradually causing blockages.

A lot of the time blocked drains and pipes are simply the result of tree roots clogging drains and damaging your plumbing. The old way was to dig up and replace existing pipes and drains.

5. Plumbing is ready for use within hours – not days.

6. Increased flow characteristics.

7. Eliminates odour problems.

8. Eliminates sewerage leaking into the soil.

9. Stops infiltration of toxins into waterways & surrounding areas

10. When combined with CCTV inspections of drains, pipes and services, this plumbing system beats older methods hands down.

The rehabilitated, lined drains even have better flow, resulting in increased efficiency & strength. Unblocking of drains is now a breeze!

 

Blocked Drains - Causes, Complications and Cures

Now that you've had your blocked drain cleared or replaced there are some important things you need to know to help minimise the likelihood of it blocking up again. Here are some recommendations to maintaining your drains:

  • If you are having renovations done on your property ensure they cover all exposed pipes so no debris falls down the pipes causing a blocked drain.
  • Keep drains and sinks clear of hair - put it in the bin
  • Don't flush sanitary items, nappies or baby wipes down a drain
  • Use sink strainers in the kitchen
  • No fats, oils or food scraps should be washed down the drain
  • Be careful of clip on toilet fresheners that can fall off and be flushed down the toilet
  • And yes while children find it interesting to watch a toy disappear down a 'waterfall' of water, objects being flushed down the toilet can also cause blocked drains.

Here are the problem species according to Sydney Water

http://sydneywater.com.au/MajorProjects/Wastewater/ReducingDryWeatherOverflows.cfm

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Blocked Drains - What to Do

Blocked drains are one of the most common problems in any household. Whether it's a sink, basin or toilet, drains get blocked every day and cause a lot of headaches. Pouring bleach down the sink works to a certain extent, but after a while something has to be done to unblock it. And if you're in charge of a public building like a school or then the drains are probably going to need a whole lot more than just bleach.

The best piece of advice when dealing with blocked drains is: don't try and unblock it yourself. Drainage services companies often find that when they are called out, they have to deal with a much worse problem than it the customer hadn't tampered with the drain themselves. Rather than just dealing with the blocked drain, they suddenly find themselves confronted with a blocked and damaged drain, creating much more work. This is not only frustrating for the drain clearance company, but ends up costing the client much more.

As such, high pressure jetting is a technique that is sometimes used pre-emptively to prevent blockages, rather than waiting for the drain to get blocked at all. This is particularly useful for large public buildings where a blocked drain could easily spell disaster and lost working time.

Blocked drains can be an enormous headache. The best thing you can do to avoid further headaches in the future, is call a professional.