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Plumbers guide to managing blocked drains

Is your shower drain taking longer than usual to drain? While this may only seem like a minor inconvenience to you, you want to get this resolved quickly before it escalates into an emergency.

Clogged drains can slow down water drainage and cause corrosion, flooding and sewerage backup that calls for costly repairs. So, what exactly causes drains to be clogged in the first place? Read on to discover the biggest culprits for drain blockages and how to avoid them.

What are the common causes of blocked drains?

Hair – The most common cause of clogged drains in the household is hair. Hair tends to combine with grease and other sticky substances present around your drain.

Soap – Traditional bars of soap can leave behind traces of soap scum that mix with water to cause clogging.

Tree roots – Tree roots are causing damage to drains all across Sydney. Roots can penetrate a drain and quickly become a major problem, causing blockages that may go unnoticed.

Food waste – Tea leaves, coffee grounds, oils and minerals should never be put down your drain as they don’t decompose and solidify in the pipes, which can cause blockages.

High-Pressure Water Jetter: What are the advantages?

Are you tired of constantly clearing your shower drains with a plunger, only for it to keep getting clogged time and time again?

Sometimes plungers or traditional household cleansers aren’t enough to clear stubborn clogged drains. Some blockages demand a comprehensive and more intensive drain-cleaning process. This is where high-pressure water jets can save the day. High-pressure water jetters are the key to removing the toughest build-ups, especially nasty, stubborn tree roots. They come with an array of benefits, including:

Clear stubborn blockages – Extremely effective in removing dirt, grime, grease and other rough residues resulting in an efficient cleaning process.

Economical – High-pressure water jetters can be more cost-effective than other cleaning methods, saving you money by keeping your drains clean for longer.

Chemical-free – The water jetter is completely chemical-free with no pollution, making it an environmentally friendly solution for cleaning tasks.

Damage prevention – Regular use of a water Jetter prevents serious issues occurring from build-ups and blockages.

CCTV Drain Camera: What are the advantages?

Drainage systems are located deep underground, where it’s impossible for the naked eye to detect any blockages or buildups associated with your drains. This is where a CCTV drain
camera can come in handy. They come with several advantages, including:

Diagnose the problems accurately – Real-time footage can help a qualified plumber to make a more accurate conclusion on what needs to be done to repair the damage.

Save money – CCTV drain camera eliminates the cost of unnecessary excavation and is a resourceful device that can help you examine the issues associated with your drain without having to spend on digging up your yard unnecessarily.

Access difficult areas – The CCTV camera can be inserted into plumbing systems and flexed around corners with ease.

Clear inside view – Accessing areas that cannot be seen by the human eye lets you get a clear inside view of your pipes in real time, revealing the exact location and severity of any blockages and leaks in your pipes.

Don’t wait for your blocked drain to become an emergency

If you are experiencing the below signs, it is critical that you seek a professional to repair your drains before major damage occurs:

  • Toilet bubbling or gurgling
  • Waters slow to drain down the toilet, shower, basin or sink
  • The outside overflow gully discharges water after using the washing machine or emptying the bath
  • There is a bad smell inside or out coming from your drains

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call David Frith Quality Plumbing to have your blocked drain cleaned immediately.

Tired of clearing up your shower drain yourself? The industry experts at David Frith Quality Plumbing can do it for you. Call us today on 0411 086 859 to get your drains back in working order immediately.