Most people will go for the ‘Drano’ or other drain cleaning products but what do you do if it fails to unclog your drain?
If you have a minor clog, then why not try one of our DIY tips to fix a blocked sink. These handy tips will be as effective as chemically based drain cleaning products saving you money, time and environmental damage to the water ways.
As licensed plumbing professionals, we like teaching you that drain unblocking products are not a solution to all blocked drain issues. When these products are used incorrectly, they can do more harm than good. Some drain cleaning products use harsh chemicals which can cause damage to plumbing pipework and are harmful to the environment.
Did you know that there are other DIY methods that can be found in your pantry and are often more effective than these harsh commercial drain cleaning products? Click here to learn more.
Local blockages detained to a specific area of your home such as your bathroom, kitchen or laundry caused by minor obstructions like hair and soap scum can often be cleared successfully by homeowners or handymen using drain cleaning products. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make sure you wear personal protective equipment like safety glasses, gloves and long sleeves as these products can be dangerous and harmful.
When is it time to call a plumber?
- When your drain unblocker fails
- When your pipework needs to be removed
- When multiple areas of your home are blocked
- If you do not have experience unclogging drains
- If your not confident dealing with plumbing problems or handling harsh
Unless your trained and qualified as a registered plumber, it is unlikely you’ll understand the complexities of the plumbing drainage system in your home and how it works. That’s OK though, that’s why plumbers exist. Your local licensed plumbing professional is trained to understand how drainage systems work, how to locate problems and provide solutions to fix and unblock your drains.
Do you have a blocked drain, call us on 03 9335 4755, we’d be happy to help!