Cleaning Drains with Baking Soda or Vinegar
We’ve all heard of the myths and old tales of cleaning blocked drains with kitchen cleaning chemicals to domestic baking soda and a splash of vinegar. Well, some of the myths are true, they do make great cleaning products and are good to use on a regular basis. Cleaning windows and household materials are also great when using certain popular brands of general kitchen products.
A blocked toilet or sink is blocked for a specific reason that usually relates to the problem being further down the pipes, nappies, used towels, kitchen waste to clogged drainage waste. Using a regular cleaner for pipes and drains can prevent the build-up of waste and as the old saying goes, prevention is always better than cure.
So, how often should a sink or shower cubicle be cleaned?
Depending on many factors, how large is your family? How often does everyone shower? Do you use a sink waste plug protector preventing hair and debris entering the waste drain? How often have you cleaned your drains prior to any drain blocked symptoms.
My Neighbour has Drain Rods
If we had a pound for every time we’ve heard the amount of customers state they tried to clear the drain with borrowed drain rods! Drain Rodding is a specialist process as used without knowledge can cause further issues by pushing the blockage deeper into the pipes and also back-up the blockage making it more compact. Forceful rodding can also cause the drain pipes to break, temporarily clearing the slow water drainage only to find more problems later on.
What to watch out for to prevent blockages
Slow draining water is usually an early sign of a blocked drain or the beginning of blockages further down the drain pipes. If you see lying water round the waste covers outside your property then this too can be early signs of major blockages as waste water has begun to overflow and leave the waste drains.
Sadly, most drain issues appear when it’s too late where the blockage or damaged drains have already caused major issues with overflow waste water or slow draining water from within the home. We would advise as a Professional Drain Cleaning Company to call a minimum of 3 drain companies for quotations and check out the reviews on-line and via their own website.