4 Tips to Prevent Blocked Drains
Blocked Drains are a common and incredibly annoying issue. Keep reading to learn some key tips to prevent blocked drains.
1- Keep grease and oil out of your drains.
Instead of clogging your drains up with that excess oil from your can of tuna, it’s recommended to dispose of it in a container to throw out with the weekly rubbish. Although both grease and oil seem harmless, both harden once they enter your pipes and will build up overtime. Other forms of debris can also build up with greater ease, more likely to cause you a blockage.
2- Use a Sink Strainer.
If used correctly, these are a fantastic asset! They will stop any forms of debris from entering your drain, such as scraps of food, hair and dirt. This enables for you to dispose of this debris in your rubbish, as opposed to down your drain!
3- Only flush toilet paper down the toilet
No exceptions! Things such as paper towel, wipes and sanitary items will be too heavy for the toilet and plumbing system to handle. A suggestion to avoid this from happening is to add a small rubbish bin beside the toilet for these materials.
4- Every Week, pour some boiling water down your drain.
This will help to breakdown debris that has built up in your drain, helping to avoid blockages from occurring.
If you have a blockage issue that boiling water can’t seem to solve, you will most likely be in need of professional plumber! If that is the case, feel free to give our friendly team a call on 1300 830 956!