Drains blocked? We’re on the clock! Some handy tips to avoid drain blockage.

Drains blocked? We’re on the clock! Some handy tips to avoid drain blockage.

We understand the frustration a blocked drain can cause and the impacts it can have on your day to day life. There’s surely 101 Youtube or Google suggestions on how you can DIY this mishap but sometimes a blocked drain is more than it seems and not a quick fix.

Some chemicals suggested on these platforms to unblock a drain can actually be harmful to your pipes as are some of the cheeky tool hacks out there. The best thing to do is give your plumber a call and explain your situation as this type of plumbing issue is something that needs to be fixed as soon as possible to ensure no further damage is caused.

Here are some simple tips on how to avoid blocking the drains that are in your home!

– Be sure to keep food and grease out of your kitchen drains. This can be done by disposing food scraps in the appropriate bins or compost before putting dishes in the sink.

– Avoid hair entering drains, both of the human and fur baby variety! Monitoring your floor before and after use is key whilst picking up any hair to avoid it making its way to a drain. If you’re washing a dog in a bath it’s handy to place a small towel on top of the drain to catch any loose fur or install a mesh covering over the drain.

– Monitor what is being flushed in your household. Toilets are for toilet paper and human waste, flushing anything else is likely to cause blockages and/or clogging.  It’s always handy to keep a small rubbish bin by your toilet and in the bathroom to dispose of anything else.

The most common reasons for blocked drains include these un-flushable objects like food waste, hair, dirt, tree roots, small objects and minerals. David McCarthy Plumbing have talented plumbers who can unblock, clear, cleanse and install drains in your home whenever you need it.

No matter how big or small the task we are the experts in locating and diagnosing the problem so give us a call on 03 9931 0905 for a quote today. Our support team is available 24/7 and is ready to attend to all your queries.

David McCarthy Plumbing provides comprehensive residential drainage services throughout Western Melbourne including Point Cook, Hoppers Crossing, Altona, Altona Meadows, Werribee, Williams Landing, Truganina & Tarneit.