Clogged drains and sewers can lead to serious health concerns, unpleasant odours, and other backup issues. Making sure that your drains and sewers are running smoothly to avoid long-term and expensive repairs is essential. Regular maintenance and periodic unclogging should keep your drains and sewers problem-free.
Here’s a step-by-step guide to clearing clogged drains and sewers.
First, identify the source of the clog. Look for signs such as buildup, water backing up, or unpleasant smells. If you can access the source directly, try a plunger or metal coat hangers if necessary. For more stubborn clogs, you may need to resort to chemical solutions.
You can rent a sewer snake to break through the clog manually if you have a mainline sewer. A sewer snake is a long, coiled cable with a blade that can cut the clog. Use the correct size and line of the snake to ensure it will go in safely. Wear protective gear when handling the sewer snake.
If the clog is too deep for a snake, you may need to call an experienced plumber. Professional plumbers can access drain-clearing tools such as high-pressure water jets and industrial-grade augers to clear out severe blockages. Find out more about CCTV Drain Surveys London by visiting drainpower.co.uk/drainage-services/cctv-drain-surveys/cctv-drain-surveys-london/
Regardless of how you clear the clog, you should perform regular drain and sewer maintenance. Trustworthy plumbers can assess the risk of clogs, offer guidance for pre-emptive measures, and use the latest technology to clean and vent drains and sewer lines. For more thorough cleaning, consider professional hydro-jetting services once or twice a year.
Following these steps, you can keep your drains and sewers free of clogs. Regular maintenance and occasional unclogging ensure that your drains and sewers stay in good working order and perform as expected.