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Do You Have a Blocked Drain?

Don’t allow a blocked drain to steal your joy. It’s important to attend to blocked drains immediately as you may sit with a bigger problem than anticipated if you are not careful. In order to control that nasty blocked drain smell, make sure to call Pretoria Plumbers to come and help you. You also run the risk of water damage if drains that overflow are not dealt with immediately.

Other concerns of blocked drains are that the slow movement of water can lead to pipe corrosion which will increase your repair costs. Let’s try and avoid that shall we?

Blocked drains are no match for the expert Pretoria Plumber plumbing team. We will come and clear that blocked drain in no time at all. Our services are guaranteed. If we can’t get the job done, there’s no obligation on your side. Our professional team will resolve your blocked drain issue fast.

Now, how do drains get blocked?

There are a few reasons why drains get blocked. The following factors are the main reasons:

The roots of trees and large bushes:

roots penetrating pipe causing a blocked drainIt is essential for pipes not to crack. If they do, it’s tickets. Cracked pipes are the dream of tree roots and roots of bushes. As these roots start to push their way into the pipe, the roots force the pipes more open. This obviously widens the crack in the pipe.

Drains regularly get blocked due to tree roots. When pipes have cracks it is very easy for tree and plant roots to find their way into that pipe. When the roots have filled the pipe, water won’t be able to flow any longer and you will need the services of a professional, Pretoria based plumbing company.

With weak blockages, things like jik or other chemicals will work. But when the problem has gotten so bad that these products don’t work any longer then you need something like a pressure jet hose to clear out the blockage.

Sometimes it can be so bad that you must get the pipes out of the ground and replace it with brand new ones.

Unnatural objects.

It’s kind of weird to see what people flush down toilets. The function of a toilet is to flush things like water, toilet paper and human excrete. Not other items. Don’t use a toilet as a rubbish bin. Throw your rubbish in the rubbish bin and you will reduce the chances of a blocked drain.

Hair.

Hair blockages can be removed with strong chemicals to clear your drain. What usually happens is that your hair combines with fats and oils that also gets flushed down the drain. It forms this little sticky ball that can easily block drain pipes. So be extra careful with your hair in the shower or bathtub. You can get hair catchers in any Builders Warehouse that will help you to prevent hair going down the water pipe.

Minerals.

Over time, minerals can easily build up. There’s little you can do about that. We use a lot of chemicals in our homes these days and with time it adds up. You can however flush your drains regularly with boiling water to clear excess minerals. But it won’t always work. This will need to be evaluated on a case to case basis.

Here at Plumber Pretoria, we have cleared many drains that were blocked due to mineral build up. We have the right tools and we do the job the right way from day 1.

Toilet Paper.

It’s possible for toilet paper to also block drains. We have seen many reasons why this would happen. But it’s nothing to worry about. A good old plumbing rod will clear that pipe from toilet paper clogs very quickly.

Our Plumber Pretoria, Plumber Centurion and Plumber Pretoria East branches can help you with blocked drains in no time at all. Just call us on the numbers provided and we will rush out to come and help you.

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