Is your drain all clogged up? Do you have absolutely no idea how to unblock it? You’re not alone. Unblocking drains is one of the most common call-outs for any plumber, and it’s always a joy to see the faces of homeowners just like you when we are able to drop a great bit of blocked drain DIY advice that can then be used over and over again in the future!
Did you just hear a ‘pop’ followed by a ‘hiss’ followed by a soggy, sinking feeling? Normally, it’s easy to identify when a water pipe has just gone bang at your place – particularly if you’re already ankle-deep. If that’s just happened, stop reading this right now and go and turn your water mains off – quickly! Second, call your favourite Gold Coast plumber (that’s us). And now, let’s look into why on earth burst water pipes happen at all.
It’s a nightmare scenario that we all know all too well. With your business done, you press that button and … the wretched toilet won’t flush. Your cheeks turn bright red and your immediate thoughts are unpublishable, and calling the plumber with your pants down is just way too embarrassing. Know what to check when your toilet won’t flush.
An essential aspect of the plumbing system in any home is the drains. In fact, a blocked drain can paralyse the entire plumbing system in the house. So, how do you avoid blocked drains? The best preventive measures include general maintenance and some positive usage habits. But there is more to that, as we will find out later in this article.