One of the most common reasons why people call out the drain cleaning specialists is blockages caused by items that don’t break down in water being flushed down the toilet.
Baby wipes, for example should always be disposed of in the bin and never flushed down the toilet.
Another common reason to call out the drain cleaning experts is blockages caused by the accidental flushing of those plastic toilet cleaning block holders that fix to the toilet rim.
Our best advice to avoid calling out the drain cleaning professionals is to ensure that nothing other than toilet paper is ever flushed.
Parents, take time to educate your children on this important matter too.
Shower blockages – you know the kind of thing – you end up standing in an inch of dirty water whilst showering because it won’t drain quickly are another common reason why people call out the drain cleaning specialists.
Nine times out of ten this problem is caused by a build up of hair in the drain beneath the shower tray.
It is a relatively simple job to clear this blockage yourself although a little messy so rubber gloves are recommended!
You will need a wire coat hanger, a screw driver, a plastic carrier bag (supermarket type is fine) and rubber gloves.
Step one is to remove the drain hole cover, you may be able to do this with your fingers as it just sits in place. If you can’t shift it use the screwdriver to hook it out.
Step two is to straighten out the hook at the end of the wire coat hanger and then bend it about one centimetre from the end so you get a “L” shape with a long stem.
Step three involves placing the coat hanger down the drain hole and moving it around to fish out the debris that is causing the blockage.
You are safe to fish around with your fingers if this helps but remember to wear those rubber gloves because the gunge you will find is not very pleasant!
Use the plastic carrier bag to dispose of the debris – tied up carefully and placed in the bin.
You can run your shower to check that the blockage has been fully removed.
This simple ten minute job will save you the hassle and cost of calling out the drain cleaning specialists.
Remember, prevention is always better than cure!
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