3 Easy Ways To Prevent North Shore Blocked Drains
Some plumbing problems such as poor installation, faulty materials, or just wear and tear over time can’t be avoided. However, some problems can be minimised by taking necessary precautions to protect your plumbing system and prevent costly repairs. One of the easiest ways to avoid simple plumbing problems from becoming major issues is to prevent North Shore blocked drains.
Below are three simple ways to prevent blocked drains:
Installing Drain Screens
Drain screen covers are installed over the drain below the outlet pipe. They are generally made from plastic or metal and are available at all hardware and general retail chain stores. The fine mesh of the screen traps solid matter and catches material such as hair, fluff, and soap scum, preventing it from accumulating in the drain and causing a blockage. By simply placing drain screens on every drain in your home and cleaning them regularly, you will ensure that your drains are kept clean and free-flowing. Drain screens will not only avoid a call-out from a plumbing firm to unblock your drains when they overflow, but your plumbing system will also last longer and operate more effectively.
In addition to hair and other debris that can clog a drain, fat solids from soap scum and water calcium can build up and trap other substances that grow on each other, forming a nasty mess that will eventually block the drain. One of the most effective ways of getting rid of fatty build-up is to regularly pour boiling water down the drains. This will melt the fat, dissolve the calcium, and prevent muck from accumulating.
Prevention is better than cure they say and when it comes to avoiding blocked drains, it means being careful what you allow to go down the drain. Even the smallest things like food, hair, and small particles of solid matter such as sand can mount up over time, eventually causing major drainage problems. Never allow hot liquid grease to go down the drain as it will harden as soon as it hits the cold water in the drain, forming solid fat particles. Even if there are drain screens, the hot fat will flow through it until it becomes cold enough to solidify.
The plumbing in your home is a major investment that will last for years if it is given proper care. From the outset, it pays to install the best materials available and to use professional, competent and trusted plumbers in your area to prevent North Shore blocked drains.
At Heron Plumbing they have a team of expert plumbers with years of experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of all types of plumbing including lots of work with North Shore blocked drains. If you need expert plumbing advice, contact them at www.heronplumbing.co.nz.