Easy Steps to Battle Blocked Drains
Unknown to most people, battling blocked drains is actually a very easy thing to do given the parameters that first, you are patient enough to get your hands dirty and second, and you know a little more than what it would take to clear these drains. You don’t need to be experts and perform complicated boiler repairs. You only need to be knowledgeable or you need to follow these simple steps.
Step 1 is to try removing the clogs yourself. You can do this by removing the stoppers and strainers and picking and pulling on the sediments for them to be taken out of the drain. If the strainer and the stoppers do not help, you can also shift to traps. If the trap can be accessed, disassemble it and clean the trap. After making sure that it is clean, put it in the right place again and reinstall it. You might also choose to replace the trap if it is too damaged or corroded with time.
Toilet plunger will always be helpful when it comes to blocked drains. This may be considered as the most used tool when it comes to unclogging pipes, sink and drains. But this wouldn’t be helpful if you haven’t used any chemical on the debris so as to make the softer and looser clear them out of the drain. This specifically is applicable to toilets.
There are a lot of reasons why a toilet suddenly slows down in flushing the sediments out. One of which is the problem in installation. The toilet already has a problem mainly because something wasn’t done right in the very first place. Other causes include clogged plumbing vent and building’s blocked drains. You should also check the quantity of water. Put water when necessary and flush the toilet effectively. Besides these tools, you can also use a water ram which is more complicated.
Use de-clogging chemicals to help the objects make it softer and looser and in the end make it easier for you to flush the debris and trash out. Too much will always be critical so it is important to watch out what you need to avoid.