The guide to avoiding a costly blockage in your pipes!
If you’ve started noticing that the water in your bath, sink, shower or toilets are draining slower than usual, or have just stopped draining at all – you probably have landed yourself with a bit of a drain blockage.
You might have started noticing a bad smell seeping up through the pipes as the backup got worse over time and now it’s actually getting hard to live with, it might be time to call an expert and get that blockage bulldozed! While easily fixed by a trained plumber like ours at Easy Flow, there are steps to prevent a serious blockage from taking place.
The easiest way to avoid a drain blockage is to mind what you pour down them! Time to take note of these easy solutions!
Grease and fat are a drain’s worst enemy
Buy a filter to cover a drain opening
Always run hot water down the sink after using it for cleaning up pans, dirty plates or utensils
Throw coffee grounds into the trash instead of down the sink
Avoid using too much loo paper
I have a septic tank. How do I avoid blockages?
Many New Zealand rural and semi-rural properties run off of septic tank waste disposal and the rules are slightly more strict than a regular waste drain. The same rules apply as above – but there are a few extras to know about!
Use only biodegradable cleaners down the sink.
Be sparing with your water usage
Never flush copious amount of loo roll or any wipes!
If you start noticing slow draining or an unpleasant smell coming from your drains – contact a septic tank servicing company and have them check it out before it gets any worse and most costly!
Blocked drains can be a real pain and interfere with your day to day living and activities. Follow these easy steps to reduce your likelihood of competing with drainage problems!
Have a blockage you want sorting out? Give our expert team at Easy Flow a bell today! Find us here