Blocked drains and clogged pipes are one of the most common and frequent plumbing issues that homeowners experience. Drain problems can occur relatively easily if you are not careful and aware of what you are putting in your sink. Large pieces of food, plastics and rubbish can get stuck in pipes and cause your drain to clog. Similarly, in areas such as the shower, hair, sand and dirt can result in blocked drains. If you are experiencing drain problems and don’t know how to fix them, call the experts from Aqua Solutions Plumbing.
Common Causes and Signs of Blocked Drains
There is a number of common causes of clogged pipes, as well as certain signs to look for that indicate you may have drain problems. Some of the most common causes of blocked drains are:
Grease Build Up: This can be avoided by disposing of your oil outside or in the bin, rather than putting it down the sink.
Foreign Objects: This can be anything from large pieces of food, plastics or general waste.
Tree root Intrusion
Some signs to look out for that indicate you have a blocked drain include:
Professional Drainage Cleaning
Blocked drains are a common household problem and one that most homeowners will have to deal with at one stage. However, there are certain things that you can do to prevent serious drain problems, which may require expensive repairs. Hiring a plumber, such as an expert from Aqua Solutions Plumbing, to come and do a drain clean once or twice a year is a smart and useful way of preventing serious drain problems. We use quality products and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure your water is draining as efficiently as possible.
As a homeowner, you can prevent serious drain problems by simply being conscious of what you are putting down your drain. Avoid shoving food scraps down the sink, instead simply throw them in the bin. When using the shower, clear any hair or dirt from the drain at least once a week. These simple tips can prevent you from calling in a plumbing contractor and save you time and money in the long run.
For more tips on how to prevent clogged pipes, reach out to our expert team today.