Your ultimate guide to blocked drains and what you can do to prevent them.
PVC pipes are tough, which is why they’re used throughout NSW. Unfortunately the older pipes suffer from wear and tear, as they are made of materials that are easy to break. This can lead to blockages and malfunctioning pipes.
What do you throw down your drain?
It’s important to keep track of what goes down your drain. Items like rubbish or food scraps can cause trouble for your drains. Over time, these substances can build up and cause a major blockage.
Intrusion of tree roots
Tree’s can grow out of control, and their roots can sometimes find their way into your drains. This occurs when your pipes have become damaged or corroded.
What can you do to prevent blocked drains?
Regular maintenance goes a long way. Sinks should be fitted with a filter to prevent unwanted scraps going down the plug. Flush boiling hot water, chased by cold water, down all drains once a week.
It’s important to be vigilant and keep an eye out for subtle symptoms. If you notice any plumbing problems around your house, get in touch with a plumber. It’s easier to spot a problem early!
Give Ruttley Plumbing a call today, we’re the ones for the job.