Stinking bathroom drains, rumbling noise as you pour down water through your kitchen sink, water flooded bathroom floors are no less than nightmares. However, if you are being completely honest with yourself, these are some of the most prevalent challenges that arise when it comes to domestic duties. Even in offices, if bathrooms and washbasins are not regularly maintained it can lead to overflow of dirty water, stagged water in bathrooms and so on.
Clogged pipelines and blocked drains start off as tiny problems, but if left unchecked, they quickly expand and dig a large hole in your wallet. Pipe corrosion, slow water drainage, flooded sinks or floors, sewage backflow, severe repair requirements, and, in extreme circumstances, sewage backup and costly repairs are some of the most prevalent problems with clogged drains.
The following are the most typical preventative strategies that can help you avoid blockages:
- Routine cleaning of sinks and bathroom
- Avoid flushing of toilet paper, hair, paper, scraps of wastes, etc.
- Use drainage filter attachments to block wastes from entering pipeline.
Now, if you can spot the issues or understand the causes of obstructed drain, you may be able to prevent them from occurring in the first place.
While taking a shower or combing your hair you lose a lot of hair. In most cases, these flow into the drain, accumulate in one place that clogs the water flow. However, a mesh drain covers are available on the market to keep those hairs out of your drainage system.
Grease And Fat
Pouring greasy and fatty curry leftovers to oily liquids down the sink is one of the most regular and routine actions in most of the kitchens. It may look like that after washing the sink, all of the grease has washed away but greasy waste materials known as ‘Fatbergs’ cause some serious obstructions. These tend to become tenacious and solidify over time, clogging the drainage. However, there are ways to avoid blockages by being more aware and proactive, such as:
- Pouring the greasy stuffs, curries, oils in a pot instead of the sink.
- Regularly pour some warm water down the pipeline to cleanse it.
- Check what you pour down the sink, use a strainer to collect scraps of wastes.
Unconscious and mindless behaviors frequently result in troubles. Starting from throwing baby wipes, to spoiled diapers, cottons balls or pads, sanitary wipes down the toilet pan, might lead to unbearable situations. Imagine the backing flow of toilet wastes when it becomes significantly clogged. Blocked drains can not only create dirty waste and water backups, but sticking smell, slow drainage, stagnant water and other issues. even if you are aware of dropping unwanted scraps of foreign materials into the toilet, you guests might not be that conscious. However, there is way for that too:
- Arrange for a dustbin just beside the toilet.
- You can put a note above the toilet paper pull out section to drop wastes in dustbin.
The flow and performance of your drainage system are greatly influenced by the condition of your drains outside. Tree roots will grow their way into your plumbing system through the tiniest cracks in your drainage system. This is particularly destructive to your pipes, since it not only prevents water from flowing but also causes considerable pipe damage. Hiring a professional to conduct a CCTV survey is the simplest approach to ensure that your drains are healthy.
Blocked drains and the costs that come with them can be avoided with careful use, preventive measures, and healthy habits. Besides, even before you call the plumber you must deal with the problems of clogged drain, disrupting your regular flow of works. Apart from scraps of wastes, foreign objects, areas with hard water can also withstand mineral deposition causing blockages. In such cases a sediment-extraction water softener must be installed. Therefore, try these preventive measures to ensure that you are not troubled with a blocked drain.