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Home drain unblocking tips

Over the years, the drains that lead away from your property can reduce in diameter due to the accumulation of waste matter. If they are not cleaned or maintained, this can result in a blockage or flooding on your property.

Drainage maintenance is not something that should be ignored. And if you follow a few simple tips, you can keep on top of some of the simpler types of maintenance.

Sink maintenance

If you take care what items are put down the sink, you should avoid blockages for some years to come. Putting items such as food scraps and liquid fats down the sink is a sure way to start a blockage occurring. The waste matter can stick to the inside of the pipes and eventually cause a clog. If you make sure that you don’t put food or oils down the sink, and pour hot water down the sink on a regular basis, you can avoid a blockage. However, if it is too late and you already have a blocked waste pipe there are a few things you can try to unblock a blocked sink.

  1. Pour hot water down the sink
  2. Use a plunger
  3. Try a supermarket drain unblocking liquid
  4. Use a small sink drain rod

If all the above fail you can call specialist drainage contractors who have all the right equipment to solve blocked drains.