blocked drains in Adelaide

How To Stop Blocked Drains In Adelaide

So you’ve got a blocked drain in Adelaide? Well, there are several things you can do before you contact a licensed plumber.

Your drains can block with anything from crumbs to dirt, hair and grease. Here are a few ways to potentially remove those blockages and prevent them from happening in the future.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

A blocked drain can be caused by many different factors ranging from fate striking in the form of old age to invading roots. We find the following to be the most common causes of a blocked drain:

  • Build-up of grease
  • Hair and other bathroom build-ups such as soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tree root invasions, dirt and garden waste
  • Collapsed or damaged pipes
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Solid objects
  • Baby wipes
  • Laundry detergent and material from clothes

Drain Maintenance

The most important thing to keep your drains in Adelaide clear is maintenance. Things like food catchers and strainers are great to stop items from entering your drains.

Running hot water down the drain after each use has also been found to be effective. This will allow any fresh buildups to be washed away and stop them from causing any clogs.

If your drains present any foul smells, you can also try pouring a small amount of baking soda down them. Baking soda helps to remove odours and is a great natural cleaner. Vinger can also be effective, but both of these measures must always be followed by hot water.

The third and most important form of drain maintenance is to contact a licensed plumber for a drain service. Over time, debris can build up in your drains without you even realising. The best form of defence is to stop this build-up before something goes wrong. A simple search for ‘Adelaide plumbing services‘ will bring up the best plumbers for blocked drain services.

Our plumbers here at Metropolitan can obliterate any buildup in your drain. They come armed with the heavy artillery of drain clearing weaponry. From hydro jet drain machines to electric eel cleaners, no blockage is too big or too small for Metropolitan.

Hand Operated Drain Snakes

Whilst our plumbers carry the heavy artillery, there are forms of modest weaponry that can do the job on your blocked drain. A hand-operated drain snake can be purchased from your local hardware store for no more than $50. If you suspect a blockage or potential blockage in your drain, you can use this handheld critter to remove debris.

They use a long, spring steel wire to twist and slay any unidentified object that comes in its way. Most handheld drain snakes feature a hand twisting wheel and a drill attachment. If you want increased efficiency, the drill attachment provides a great way to speed up the drain clearing process.

The Metropolitan Promise

It is important you don’t wait to get blocked drains tended to. As time goes on, bacteria build up where the blockage is, posing health risks to your household. Blockages can also lead to structural damage where water pools in certain areas.

Metropolitan Plumbing can be at your door within the hour* for all your blocked drain maintenance jobs. Stop searching for ‘plumber Adelaide’ in your web browser and contact the name you know and love today. We are known for more than just our famous dripping tap advertisement.


Published: 28 Aug, 2020

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