How best to avoid blocked drains

September 25th, 2009

In most cases, blocked drains are not an overnight thing as they may have been building over a long period. Thus it is important to make sure that you look at some of the signs which show that there is something that is going wrong on the drainage system and if necessary a corrective measure has to be taken.

As an emergency drainage company, IQ Plumbers would advise you to take the precautionary measure to avoid an emergency.

It is usually the case that a slow running bathtub’s drain points run to a partially clogged drainpipe that requires prompt clearing to prevent complete closure of pipe indicating a plumbing emergency. This is one way of avoiding further damage or to highlight that you should call emergency plumbers before it gets worse.

Dos and don’ts for clearing drains

While it is advisable for you to try and fix the blocked drain, it is important that there are things which you do or which you do not have to do. One thing that should never be done is to throw some chemicals into the system as a way of clearing the drain as it would boomerang if the water flows into the house.

Use of chemicals may also have a disastrous effect on those who may be attending to the blocked drain. After all this may disturb the environment. It also important to have some strainers in the drainage system as these would catch the debris which would reduce the chances of a blocked drain.