What causes blocked drains?
Almost every homeowner will have experienced some form of blockage in their home at some stage. These can for obvious reasons be very unpleasant and need to be addressed as soon as possible. Rescue Plumbing Services is fully equipped and capable of handling any blockage that comes your way. The most common causes of drain blockages are:
Trees & Leaves
As many homeowners love to spend time in the garden, carrying out essential garden maintenance such as keeping your garden free from stray leaves & debris can help to prevent blockages. Leaves, however, are not the main culprit, tree roots are at all times drawn to the nearest water source, which in most cases is your drain line. Roots penetrate through the slightest opening or crack and can cause severe blockages or even collapsed drain lines if not maintained properly. Collapsed drains are one of the costliest problems to deal with within the plumbing industry, so regular maintenance on you drain line is critical. Rescue Plumbing Services possesses the tools and equipment to cut through these roots and therefore clearing these blockages.
Grease & Fat
This is one of the most common causes for blockages, but it is also one of the easiest to prevent. Any fatty substances which are washed down sinks will stick to the inside of the pipes, eventually building up to such an extent that liquid can no longer pass through. This can easily be avoided by keeping a watchful eye over the liquids which you decide to throw away. Rescue Plumbing Services provides quick and easy drain cleaning services, and can even train you to do so yourself should it happen again in the future.
Hair / Foreign Objects
A build up of hair in bath or shower outlets can also pose a problem for homeowners. Over time this can worsen and cause severe blockages. There are many devices which can be installed over waste outlets which catches the hair before it enters the pipes, however just paying attention to this simple and avoidable issues can easily prevent blockages.
Toilets regularly block up due to too much toilet paper, sanitary items and even nappies being flushed down the toilet. These items do not disintegrate in the water and therefore get lodged in the pipe. A lot of people also like to flush away their wet wipes, not knowing that they do not disintegrate in water either. Young children are also often the culprits for blocked toilets. They have been to flush entire rolls of toilet paper, a toy or even the toilet brush down the toilet. Once again these blockages can easily be avoided by keeping a watchful eye over what is flushed down the toilet. Rescue Plumbing Services does, however, possess special tools and equipment to retrieve any objects causing the blockage.