How to Prevent Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are problems that homeowners commonly face. Aside from possibly leading to expensive repairs, these can lead to an electrical damage when ignored. This is why it is important that as a homeowner, you prevent these issues from happening. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Inspect the Design

The angle of your drainage pipe and the design of your sink contribute to clogs. Make sure that the pipes and the other fixtures are properly installed so the water entering the drains can flow out smoothly.

You must also ensure that the materials you use are of good quality and won’t crack when used. If you are using PVC, check if this is thick and can meet your drainage needs. If the design of your drainage doesn’t fit your structure, ask the plumber and the builder to change it.

  • Check the Sink

If the water on the sink stops flowing, stop using it. Turn off the faucet and use a plunger to remove the material that is causing the clog. After you do that, call a plumber if the clog is still there.

You must also go to experts if you see that the drainage speed slows and if there are bubbles when the water is poured down the sink.

  • Don’t Litter 

Wipes are another common cause of blocked drains. On their own, they don’t seem to give any problems except when they are thrown into the sink. Teach your children not to throw wipes or any garbage on the sink.

  • Call the Experts

The most effective way to prevent blocked drains is to inspect your pipes occasionally. There are a lot of companies that you can call and they will check the condition of your system. Commonly, they use CCTV cameras when looking into your drains to thoroughly see what’s inside your pipes.

Hire a Brisbane Northside blocked drains company to fix problems. Visit the website of AR’s Plumbing Gas Service to learn more.