Tips for preventing blocked drains in your home
Blocked drains are an inconvenience that you do not want to experience too often. This is why it’s important to look at ways in which you can prevent the blockage from happening in the first place. There are many reasons why blockages occur and it’s often very simple to make them less likely. If you invest a little time and effort into limiting the chance of a blockage then you are less likely to be faced with the problem of trying to unblock your household drains yourself or calling in a Sydney plumber to help.
We are going to take a look at ways in which you can prevent drain blockages from occurring. Hopefully this will help to prevent you having to deal with a potentially messy problem in future.
Do not pour cooking grease down the drain
A build-up of grease is one of the major causes of blockages in drains. If you have been cooking you should never pour the grease down the drain. The best idea is to pour the grease into a container and dispose of it with all of your other household rubbish.
Use drain guards in your home
Drain guards are simple to purchase and they are very useful if you place them in sinks and the bath tub. They help to limit the amount of debris, such as hairs and soap scum, which goes down the drain. This means that there is less chance of a build-up occurring and the drains of your home becoming blocked.
Brush your hair before you shower or bathe
If you wash your hair in the shower you have probably noticed that some loose hair comes away with the water. There is a possibility that this hair can be sucked into the drain by the water. If too much hair is sucked down it can cause a blockage in the drain. You can limit the amount of hair that falls into the shower or bath tub by brushing your hair before you shower or bathe. This way the loose hair is caught in the brush and is not left to come out when you wash it.
Be cleaner with the way you treat the drains in your home
The truth is that the biggest cause of drain blockages in the home is the complacence of the people within the home. It’s easy to wash a dish and let the remnants of a meal go down the drain. It’s easy to just brush up a little dirt in the bathroom and flush it down the toilet. Remember, that drains are not built to handle a lot of household rubbish. If you subject them to an onslaught of this type of rubbish then blockages are likely to occur.
It’s actually not that difficult to try and prevent drain blockages in the home. You just need to protect the drains with guards and to think about everything that could potentially go down the drain and stop it from doing so, as much as possible.