How To Clear Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are potentially messy, disruptive, upsetting and at worst a health hazard. They are usually noticeable by the fact that water is slow to drain away from a sink or water builds up in a toilet when flushing.

If you are installing a kitchen sink it is important to allow at least a 2 inch drop on the waste pipe, the reason for this is that over a period of time if the drop is not sufficient food particles and grease build up in the pipes and eventually reduce the diameter of the waste pipe in the drain causing a blockage.

When replacing a kitchen sink it is important to ensure that the waste pipes are maintained and checked for any blockages and removed as soon as possible failure to do so will result in a foul smell from your drains which can be awful especially in the summer months.

It is important to remember that as an householder it is your responsibility to ensure that a blockage is cleared as soon as possible. In the interests of public health the local council have very strong powers to ensure that blockages are cleared and any repairs are carried out promptly.

If you are planning on installing a bathroom sink it is important to regularly remove hair from the waste trap which can cause severe blockages, which if not spotted early enough will require the need for the entire waste system to be taken apart to remove the blockage.

Most blocked drains are caused by food particles entering the waste system if you are replacing a kitchen sink it may be worthwhile to consider installing a waste disposal system at the same time, these are relatively inexpensive and ensure that all waste food is broken down before it enters the waste system.

Also if your property is situated near a building site you may be experiencing a blocked drain from plaster or cement dust that as entered the system through an open grill. When water comes into contact with the plaster or cement this will cause it to set, narrowing the pipes as it does so.

About the author.
David Lee as Been involved with plumbing for 3 years,and i have helped many people with plumbing problems in there homes,from installing a kitchen sink to changing a tap washer
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