When you discover your home or business has a blocked drain, or multiple blocked drains, it’s not something to ignore. It needs action now, as it’s highly unlikely to resolve by itself.
There’s at-home remedies you can use or powerful professional tools that only a plumber can utilise to clear away stubborn blocked drains.
Want to know the most powerful and efficient tools to clear your drain? Read more from the Perth plumbers at Fremantle Plumbing to find out.
At home remedies
Before calling a professional plumber, many people attempt to clear and clean blocked drains by themselves. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.
Let’s take a look at some home remedies for drain blockages:
- DIY concoction
Pour 2 cups of baking soda, followed by a litre of boiling water and finally 1 cup of white vinegar down the problem drain. Listen to it fizzle and foam, breaking down minor blockages.
With a plunger and some elbow grease, using a trusty plunger could work well for smaller, simpler blocked drains.
- Rubber gloves
Have a strong stomach? Feeling adventurous? You can go fishing with your hands to locate and pull up the cause pf the blockage – don’t forget to protect your hands with rubber gloves, though!
- Cheap drain snakes
Relatively inexpensive and located at your local hardware store you can buy a mini version of a plumber’s drain snake. You use it to wind down your pipe to break up out of sight blockages.
Fingers crossed that any of the above DIY remedies work. If they don’t, call a plumber and we’ll use more powerful tools to clear your drains, like the ones listed below.
A plumber’s drain snake and CCTV camera inspection
A plumber’s drain snake is far more heavy-duty than the one found at your local hardware store. It’s not hand cranked, instead they have a powerful motor and there’s different models to suit different settings for sinks, toilets, sewer lines and other drains and pipes.
If the blockage is hard to identify, your plumber will also utilise the power of state-of-the-art CCTV drain inspection technology. No excavation needed!
Water replenishes us, cleans us and serves us in many other different ways. Water is also a fantastic way to clean and clear your drains – especially at high speed with a hydro jet.
Rest assured that it’s a highly effective and surprisingly a less-destructive drain clearing method.
Did you know that prolonged and serious plumbing blockages can cause devastating damage to your pipes involving leaks and extra costs? Rather than relying on destructive trial-and-error excavation, you can choose no-dig pipe relining instead.
How does it work?
- Custom epoxy moulds and resins can be used by your plumber to reline damaged pipes.
- This is an innovative solution that takes out extra downtime, mess and trial and error.
As you can see, there’s plenty of powerful and professional ways to clear your drains.
Do you have stubborn blocked drains?
Contact Fremantle Plumbing today for fast and reliable blocked drain services.