Most of the time people don’t give a lot of thought to their plumbing. It just sits in the background, performing a silent, but necessary job. That is, until something goes wrong. Then, you find yourself scrambling to get it fixed before everything gets too out of hand. There are several common causes for blocked drains and a few things that you can try yourself before calling in an Etobicoke expert.
Because of the need to conserve water, toilets have been redesigned to flush with less pressure and water use. This is great for the environment, but not always the best for the performance. Sometimes, it’s just not enough to get the job done. Also, blocked drains can be caused by a build up of grease or particles. Hair is another common culprit. In addition, if you have a septic system, things like tree or bush roots can actually grow through the pipes causing a backup in the drains.
Once you understand the possible causes, you can troubleshoot the situation. Of course, the first line of defense for blocked drains is always a good plunger. If that doesn’t work, you may be looking at another issue. Grease can often be cleared by pouring boiling water down the drain. It’s also a good idea to keep a multi-purpose drain cleaner on hand. These products work great for things like hair and food particles.
When you have tried all the home remedies for your clogged drains with no success, you will likely want to call in a qualified plumber. They can do a few things that are unavailable to the average homeowner. One of the tools that plumbers use is a high pressure water jet. This shoots a stream of water into your pipes that can force a blockage loose. If the blockage is solid or quite severe, they may resort to an electric eel or pipe snake. This can actually be placed inside a blocked drain and has the ability to cut or drill out the offending item.
Luckily, most blocked drains has simple causes and you should be able to take care of them with some simple techniques. However, in the event that you are unable to fix it yourself, look for a qualified plumbing contractor. Ask friends and coworkers for recommendations and check references. Having blocked drains is no fun and a good Etobicoke plumber can ensure that your plumbing is back up and running in no time.
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