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If you on a home, you know that plumbing issues are very stressful to deal with, and one of the most common and stressful ones is the issue of blocked drains.

This is because they are unavoidable and cannot be left without handling. You cannot turn a blind eye to a blocked drain problem, you must deal with it. Blocked drains can cause flooding and very terrible smell.

Blocked Drains Ipswich

When you have a blocked drain, you must do everything possible to get the issue over with as soon as possible.

In this article, we empathize with homeowners who have to deal with blocked drains by sharing with them some causes of a blocked drain (so that they can avoid them) and also what you can do to deal with this issue when you have it (because it happens a lot).

Without further ado, let’s dive right into it.

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Causes of blocked drains

The very common cause of blocked drains is clogging by FOG (Fats, Oil and Grease).

If you continuously flush these items down your sink, you are going to have a problem of clogging and that will cause your drain to get blocked. You must not pour oil and fats down the drain.

You can recycle oil or cool it before you dispose of it in the general refuse system. Do not pour FOG down the sink. You will get a bigger problem than you bargained for when they coagulate and cause a serious blockage.

Another common cause is clogging by other foreign materials like tampons, sanitary pads, baby diapers, condoms, wipes etc.

People flush these foreign materials down the drain because they feel it is gross and irritating to keep these stuffs around or throw them in the trash, but as it is with Fats, oil and grease, it is much better to deal with that stink than to have a blocked drain because you flushed your tampons down the drain.

The latter costs more money and provides more stress.

The final cause of blocked drain we are going to look at in this article is tree roots. Tree roots can damage pipes and restrict the flow of water through them. Also, tree roots can grow in the pipes, and this can also restrict the flow of water through it. You have to be careful to avoid planting trees close to areas where pipes are laid to prevent this occurrence.

What to do when you have blocked drains

To deal with blocked drains, you can use baking soda and vinegar. This is one of the best DIY ways of dealing with a blocked drain along with your plunger.

You can also check your blocked drains out with drain rods along with hose and plunger. In doing this, you might have to lift manhole covers in your yard.

If you live in Ipswich or Brisbane, then you are in luck. With one phone call, you can get our team of professional plumbers in your home to deal with the situation at once.

Call us today to handle your clogged or blocked drain once and for all.

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