Causes Of Drain Blockages
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What are the causes of drain blockages? What are the signs to look for if you want to prevent your drains from becoming clogged. We look at the common causes of blocked drains and how to prevent them.
What Are the Causes Of Drain Blockages
Common Causes of blocked drains
If you have ever had a blocked drain, then you know they can be a nightmare to deal with.
They stink, prevent essential fixtures such as your toilet and kitchen sinks from working and sometimes they can even cause overflow, which is one of the most disgusting cleanups imaginable.
Not just that, but a bad blockage isn't just a matter of pouring some baking soda down the drain and calling it a day; you also need to hire a plumbing service to send over a professional plumber to fix it.
But why? What could possess your drainage system to throw a hissy fit? Well, here's why:
How To Prevent Clogged Drains
Having to call a plumber in to perform a drain cleaning on your blocked drains is a hassle and often an unnecessary expense that's guaranteed to ruin your day until it's fixed.
That's why the saying goes that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". By following these simple tips, you can help prevent the unceremonious death of your drainage system in the first place and shouldn't need to buy a drain cleaner.
- Be sure to keep any leftover food, grease, fats or coffee grounds out of your sink or any drains for that matter. These are all better off put in the bin.
- Better yet, if you own a compost heap, you can put your leftover food there, and your garden will thank you for it.
- Liquid grease and fat will quickly set when they cool, so it is best to store it in either a specialised container or just put it in the bin instead. Some grease is also recyclable.
- Hair has a knack for getting just about everywhere, but the most common place it congregates is your bathroom drains. Consider getting a mesh film or screen for the drain. These hair catcher devices are designed to keep your hair out of your drains in an easy and manageable way.
- Another way to keep your hair out of your drains is to give it a quick brush before you shower or bathe. This also applies to washing your pet dog or cat, particularly when they are moulting.
- Feminine hygiene products belong in the bin, not the toilet. We would advise you to get a sanitary waste container for things such as used tampons.
- Last but certainly not least is to keep an eye on what you are flushing down your drains. By keeping in mind what your drainage system is designed to handle, you can prevent the majority of possible blockages and save yourself a load of hassle, time and money in the long run.
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