In all plumbing systems, the drains are the manpower. Drains are needed to allow the flushed water and wastewater to pass and empty into the sewer or septic tank. However, you clean your drains or how clever and careful you are with what goes down them at one point they can become blocked. They can become blocked by little things like hair, waste materials, food particles, and grease. When drains become blocked there are a few ways of dealing with them instead of trying to go yourself and accidentally hurting your drains.

One of the best drain cleaning practices for avoiding blockages and having clear drains in your home is to use a great mixture of vinegar and baking soda monthly. Wherever the drain is blocked every month attempt to unblock it by pouring a cup of baking soda into the drain. Follow up with a cup of hot vinegar and three to five cups of hot water. Don’t make the water boiling hot cause it may hurt the drains if it’s PVC. These liquids will cause a chemical reaction that will push any sediment that could cause a blockage down the drain.

If you can identify there’s a blocked drain and can see the signs the perfect drain cleaning tool is the plunger. Place the plunger over the hold in the drain and pump it several times over. This method loosens the most blocked drains. The plunger needs to have good suction over the opening of the drain and really work at it. If the blockage is in the sink drain you will need to cover the plunger over the entrance of the drain. To get more out and better suction fills the sink two inches of water if struggling to get anything unblocked.

If you still can’t unblock the stubborn drain after everything, our Brisbane services can give you the best outcome and get your life back on track.