Blocked Drains Melbourne
Encountering blocked drains Melbourne is nothing new. This plumbing issue can be caused a lot of natural or human factors. Drains in Melbourne can be blocked by tree roots, food wastes, grease, soap scum, dirt and toilet papers. As the most reliable plumbers in Blocked Drains Melbourne, we have even encountered blockages caused by coins, children’s toys and jewelleries.
Blocked drains present a huge inconvenience to homeowners, which is why it’s crucial to have them repaired as soon as possible. It is stressful being unable to use certain facilities in your home like your kitchen sink, bathroom or toilet. Usually, blocked drains Melbourne will emit a nauseating odour.
But aside from foul odour and added stress, immediately fixing blocked drains can also save you a lot of money. Once your drains are blocked, you will not know how bad the problem is, until you try fixing it or having it fixed. While some plumbing issues are simple enough, but there are problems such as corrosion that are progressive. This means that the longer you put off having them fixed, the more the damage and the fixing cost increases.
Once your drains are letting out that foul smell, flooding of the sink, shower, toilet bowl or the bathroom, these are real signs that there is something wrong with the drainage or the drain pipes. There is a possible clog in your drain or drain pipes and you don’t want to keep this problem for long. Remove the gunk and hair that has collected in the drain to fix it. However, if this doesn’t solve the problem, we have more easy ideas that you could try to remedy and remove the clog.
Unclog Blocked Drains
To unclog Blocked Drains you can try the following solutions:
Try to unclog your clogged drain with a bent wire hanger. A bent wire hanger can fish out the clogs for you. Straighten a wire hanger and create a hook on the end and start fishing out gunk and hair out of the drain. Your objective is to pull or fish out the gunk and other nasty things on the drain and not push the dirt further into the drain. Once you have gotten rid of the clog, turn the hot water on and clear up any other residue.
Try mixing baking soda with vinegar to dissolve the clog. Mixing 1/3 cup off with 1/3 cup of vinegar in a cup can do wonders for a clogged drain. The mixture can fizz immediately once mixed, so pour it right away into the clogged drain. The fizz means that it will remove gunk, hair, grime and other elements that have clogged the drain or has built-up in the pipes. For better results, let it sit overnight. After, you may flush it with hot water. An alternative way to use these products is by pouring the baking soda down the drain first, then followed by the vinegar.
Use the wet or dry vacuum. We have to warn you that this tip may not always work. However, there are instances that it does. A wet and dry vacuum is ideal for the procedure. Set it to vacuum liquids and cover up the vent to avoid messing up. Try creating a tight seal cover over the drain for more pressure. Turn the vacuum to its highest setting and hopefully, it will draw up the clog up its pipe into the vacuum bag.
Pour boiling water into the blocked drain. This is perhaps the easiest way to unclog blocked drains. Fill a kettle up with water and simply boil water in it. Then once the water is boiled, pour it down slowly into the drain. Do this in three stages carefully. Let the boiling water work for several seconds before you do your next pour. If the problem is fixed, treat yourself with a cup of tea or coffee.
Try caustic soda to remove the clog. Caustic soda is Sodium hydroxide. It is a very active chemical compound that can cause bad chemical burns, so be ready to wear rubber gloves and eye protection when using it. The chemical can be bought in hardware stores but should be used with care. To use it, pour about 2.83 litres of cold water into a bucket. Add 3 cups of the soda into the bucket and stir with a wooden spoon or stick. Wait for it to fizz or heat up and once it does, pour it into the blocked drain and let it sit for 20 to 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, flush the clogged drain with boiling water. If the problem persists, you can repeat the procedure.
Clean the drain pipe. If the clog is in your sink drain pipe, put an empty bucket under the U-shaped pipe or trap beneath the sink. This bucket will collect water spilling from the pipe. Get a plumber’s wrench to loosen the slip nuts. Once you have removed the trap, turn it upside down and empty whatever contents it has into the bucket. Fish out any debris you may find inside it and do the same for the pipes that held it. Remove gunk out with a toothbrush. Rinse with water and reassemble, after.
Try the drain snake to remove the clog. A drain snake is a long flexible metal rope-like clog-removing tool which has a spiral metal at the end commonly used to unclog your drain pipes. You may disassemble the P-trap or the U-shaped bent pipe and then feed the drain snake into the pipe going out into the drain to remove the clog. You will feel some resistance once you reach the clog and the drain snake will break it down for you. Once you reach it and it has broken down, pull out the drain snake slowly out of the pipe drain. Reassemble the P-trap and rinse the drain with hot water to remove debris and residue.
Try a mixture of salt and baking soda to remove the clog. Mix ½ cup of table salt with ½ cup of baking soda to create a dissolving solution. Pour the mixture into the blocked drain and let it stay there for 10-20 minutes. After 20 minutes, pour boiling water down the drain. The mixture will dissolve some common blockages like oils that have solidified.
Use dish detergents to unclog a clogged toilet. ¼ cup of dish detergent poured into the toilet bowl and some boiling water should be able to unclog a clogged toilet. The soap will help lubricate and break up any greasy residue. Then pour the boiling water and start plunging. If this doesn’t work, get your rubber gloves to try removing the clog with your fingers.
Try baking soda, vinegar, gravity and pressure for bath drain clogs. Mix baking soda and vinegar as was mentioned earlier and pour it down the bath drain. Put the stopper over it and let the mixture sit for 45 to 60 minutes. Then fill the bathtub with water. After, remover the stopper and let the pressure of 150 to 227 litres of water use its magic in dislodging the clogs. You can also try plunging or drain snake along.
If you are still experiencing problems with your drain, there may be an underlying problem in your plumbing that is causing the drains to be clogged. Typically, these types of problems can only be solved by professional plumbers because they require expertise and high tech equipment to fix. If so, it is highly recommended to call a plumber that fixes blocked drains in Melbourne if your plumbing issue is persistent.
Plumbing Specialists Blocked Drains Melbourne
When it comes to fixing blocked drains Melbourne, there’s no better plumber than Blocked Drain Plumbers! For more than 15 years, we have been serving Melbourne and its surrounding areas. Aside from our vast experience, we are also highly trained in plumbing. As such, there are no blocked drains in Melbourne that we can’t unclog.
Our professional plumbers are highly skilled in different areas of plumbing. We can deal with different sections of your plumbing system. We can unclog toilets, baths, kitchen sinks and storm drains. Aside from unblocking drains, we are also experts in pipes and drains replacement and repair. We even do a routine check up to make sure that your plumbing line will keep working perfectly for a very long time.
Blocked Drain Plumbers utilise top of the line plumbing tools to enhance our accuracy and efficiency. Our tools and equipment also allow us to work faster, while assuring that our results are always high standards. We always bring all our equipment in our plumbing vehicles because of the large variety of housing types within Melbourne. Aside from allowing us to save time, this also ensures that we can fix whatever plumbing issue you have in your home.