When you have a drainage system that is not functioning well, then you have got a problem on your hands. With the bath, sink or toilet not working properly, your whole life comes to a standstill. So, what’s the solution? Well, that’s exactly what the article is going to be about.
Before you start with unblocking
Before heading forward with the unblocking procedure, make sure that you don’t empty more water into the drain. Emptying more water into the drain will only aggravate the problem.
Unblocking the drain
In order to get started with the unblocking procedure, you will be needing a set of drain rods. You can easily get a drain rod at a DIY store nearby. Once you have the rod, you can get started with the procedure.
- Remove the inspection cover by lifting it up. If rust is making it difficult to remove the cover, then use a screwdriver to scrape the rust away.
- Your rod should have a plunger attachment to dislodge the blockage. Keep twisting and turning for several minutes while you get the blockage dislodged.
- Flushing will allow you to remove any remaining debris after you have successfully dislodged the blockage.
Preventing future blockages
In order to make sure that such an event is not repeated again, dispose your waste in the right fashion. Be wary of flushing items like face wipes, cotton wool, or nappies.
Keeping plants away from drain
As a measure of precaution, you should keep plants away from drains. If you have a garden that’s particularly leafy, then get drain guards that will prevent plant matter from causing a blockage.
As a home owner you are responsible for blockages that happen due to sheer negligence. So, make sure you follow certain precautions when dealing with your drainage system. If the problem persists or refuses to die down on its own, then the best course of action is to get in touch with a certified plumber.