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Preventive Drain Clearing vs Emergency Blocked Drain Clearing

No homeowner usually thinks about their drains or sewer lines until a problem arises like a clogged sink, blocked pipes, overflowing toilet or flooding. Not only are Adelaide blocked drains hugely inconvenient, but they can also be costly for homeowners. The good news is that regular maintenance and clean ups can keep your pipes and drains working smoothly, keeping emergency blocked drain situations at bay. As your Adelaide blocked drain plumber, we are sharing top 4 preventive tips to maintain the health and proper functioning of your plumbing system:

  1. Know Your Plumbing System Well: To maintain your plumbing or carry out any minor repairs around your home, it helps to familiarise yourself with the overall water system including all the sinks, showers, bathtubs, toilets, drains etc. Make note of each part for easy reference when it’s time to conduct preventive cleaning or check-up. It’s good to know that drain pipes collect water from sinks, tubs, and appliances; waste pipes remove water and material from the toilets and vent pipes remove sewer gases so that wastewater flows freely. Keep an eye out for any warning signs like gurgling sounds, slow draining water, flooding, leaks, nasty smells, backed up water, clogged toilet, etc. Check our other blog posts to learn more about these warning signs and why they occur.
  1. Be Careful of What You Put Down the Drains: Being conscious of what you’re dumping down the drains can save you a lot of trouble, time, and money! You and every member in your family can do their part to prevent clogs by placing waste in the garbage rather than the drains. Things like dinner plates caked with leftover food and grease should be wiped clean before going in the dishwasher, substances like eggshells, coffee grounds, medications, sanitary products, wipes, diapers, paper towels, garment tags, produce stickers, napkins, cotton balls, fruit peels, excess hair, paint, etc. should never be flushed or pushed down the drains. These substances belong in the garbage and if flushed down the drains, they could cause a major drain blockage. Do anything you can to prevent extra fat, food particles and foreign substances from entering your drain pipes to prevent blocks and clogs that require an emergency blocked drain plumber.
  1. Stop the Drain Clogs Before They Become a Major Issue: Nobody likes plunging and clogs are inconvenient, frustrating, and bad for your plumbing system. Preventing clogs before they happen will help keep your plumbing system working efficiently for as long as possible. Try using drain screens to catch food and hair before it goes down the sink or shower drain. It’s a simple, inexpensive, and easy to use way to prevent clogs. Do not flush anything down the toilet except for toilet paper. Brush your hair before a shower to catch loose hair.
  1. Give Your Plumbing the Attention & Care it Needs Every Few Years: Most times despite all preventive measures, it is difficult for homeowners to identify or notice any issue with their drainage system until it’s too late. Call your trusted plumber or Adelaide drain cleaning company every few years to inspect and give your pipes, drains and sewer system a thorough clean.

Follow these simple yet effective preventive steps to keep your drains clean and clear, and you can avoid major drainage problems. But sometimes clogs happen despite your best efforts and when a situation gets out of hand that’s when you need an experienced Adelaide emergency blocked drain plumber. A stubborn clog or blockage is difficult to remove without the right equipment and skills. Trust a professional to get your drains back to normal using the effective plumbing techniques such as CCTV inspection, hydro jetting, and specialist cleaning methods. ABA Plumbing & Gas is uniquely positioned to serve our neighbours across Adelaide suburbs. We pride ourselves on offering prompt, affordable plumbing service for all blocked drain issues. Our most experienced licensed plumbers and technicians will get your plumbing functioning the way it should, in no time. Call us today to get your drains cleared by our Adelaide drain experts.

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