How to fix your blocked drains

August 26th, 2009

Blocked drains can be caused by a variety of reasons such as a build up of waste, ground movement, leakage, tree root infiltration and corrosion of your plumbing system. It is also quite often from objects being flushed into the system that should not go there as the pipes and water pressures are designed and installed in such a way to handle mostly liquids.

There are many ways of fixing blocked drains, including a number of Do It Yourself remedies. You could use a plunger and hot water, stick some wire into the pipes and see if you can remove the build up and some far fetched remedies like the one that suggests breaking effervescent tablets into small pieces and flushing it into the pipes.

These methods might occasionally work, but it is important to know that they are more than likely just short term solutions. Blocked drains, unless blocked by a specific item like a kids toy or a piece of clothing, is problems that build up over a period of time. If the necessary care is not taken when fixing it, it could cause even more problems.

Flushing some solvents down to try clean your blocked drains could even damage the pipes seriously, leaving you with a massive and expensive job of fixing the pipes.

Contacting a professional service like IQ Plumbing Services will provide you with long term solutions, and we are emergency plumbers too so you can contact us 24 hours a day. We use the most modern methods of searching, locating and fixing leaks, damages, build ups and blockages such as CCTV surveys and high pressure water jets to get rid and help prevent any future blocked drains.