Blocked Drains: Causes and Prevention

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A common problem that is faced by every commercial business & household in the Dublin is the annoying dilemma of blocked drains. There are various causes associated with blocked drains that would be highlighted in this article with the intention of generating awareness in favor of prevention.

If the drainage system of your home or business is outdoors, the most common cause of blockage would be dead leaves clogging the drain system. A simple cover with holes that allows water to pass through could prevent the blockage and save the cost of drain cleaning.

Drains in kitchens are usually blocked due to greasy foods and other debris that decreases the diameter of drain lining whereas the drains in bathrooms get blocked because of flushing of inappropriate items such as excessive toilet paper. Hair from shaving and haircuts could be collected from the drain filter to allow the water to pass and prevent the formation of a clot which results in blocked drains.

Unblocking sewage drains

Unblocking drains in kitchens

This can be accomplished with caustic soda to cut the grease and facilitate water’s passage. Bathroom drains should be left to the experts to avoid further damage in case of damaged pipes that leak the water into electrical systems.

Unblocking sewage drains

This can be a big nuisance and the foul smell is unbearable. Monitoring the waste material to go down any drain could save the costs of drain repair. Covering all the drains with waste restrictors and investing in drain relining to have the larger width of the drain pipes would facilitate the efficient passing of the waste materials and prevent blockages. Blocked drains could lead to further problems such as the sewage water dripping from the ceiling or short-circuiting the electronics to cause

Monitoring the waste material to go down any drain could save the costs of drain repair. Covering all the drains with waste restrictors and investing in drain relining to have the larger width of the drain pipes would facilitate the efficient passing of the waste materials and prevent blockages. Blocked drains could lead to further problems such as the sewage water dripping from the ceiling or short-circuiting the electronics to cause the fire.

In case the drains get blocked, it is recommended to consult expert drainage service teams to avoid damaging the lining of the pipes. The experts use CCTV drain survey to view the blockage conditions in hard to reach places that allow them to quickly unblock or repair the drains causing least amount of damage. Prevention is always better than cure, hence, taking care could save you money and time.