How to clear a blocked drain

September 19, 2018

Blocked drains can be a real pain! Thankfully, there's a few things you can try at home before calling in one of our professional plumbers.

 

Firstly, you could try using a chemical solution. You can pick these up from a grocery store or hardware outlet. They're usually pretty cost-effective, but you need to make sure you use gloves and/or a mask because the chemicals are often quite strong. Always follow the directions and try to air out the room by opening some doors/windows.

 

If you'd prefer a less dangerous mixture, you can always create your own. Boiling water, baking powder and vinegar is a much more eco-friendly solution. Check out the full method here.

 

If your home is already plumbing-ready, you might not need a liquid solution. A simple plunger or plumbers snake should do the trick! You can always use the tools a few times for good measure.

 

If you still can't unblock the drain, it's likely that you're looking at a bigger job than you anticipated. There's a certain point you should avoid DIY and have your drains inspected by a professional plumber.

 

Here at Shaw Plumbing we have all the up-to-date equipment when it comes to dealing with blocked drains and can get the job done quickly and efficiently. We'll even let you know what's causing the problem, so you can do your best to prevent blockages in the future.

 

Get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions or need a professional to inspect your plumbing.

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