We all know the tell-tail signs of a blocked drain; over time your sink, toilet or shower takes a little longer to drain and then, before you know it – they don’t drain at all. There are so many reasons for a drain to become blocked. Whether your drain is blocked by a buildup of hair, you dropped something down the toilet or tree roots are invading your sewer in search of water, there are some handy tips we can offer to help get you back on the road to well-functioning drainage. At the end of the day, if the job’s too big for you to manage or you just don’t have the time or equipment to handle it yourself, Service Today are just a phone call away and can be there in no time to wash your blocked drain away.
There are some simple techniques you can try to clear out your clogged drain at home. The most obvious option is a plunger. If you have one hiding in your cupboard, grab it and start suctioning. Depending on the cause of the problem, this is often the easiest way to unblock your drain. Another option, if you don’t own a plunger is to pluck a coat hanger out of your closet. With the help of a pair of pliers (or a nearby strong person), unwind your coat hanger and sculpt it to resemble a straight line with a hook at the end. Next step; go fishing.
The Boiling Buster
If the plunger or the coat hanger fails to unblock your drain, try the kettle. Boil water in your kettle and pour it down the drain. This can be surprisingly effective if the blockage is caused by toilet paper. Make sure you save enough boiled water to congratulate yourself with a cuppa once you’re done.
The Bottom Line
If you can’t unclog your drain or if you simply want someone else to handle it, Service Today are here to help. Give us a call and chat with our friendly, knowledgeable staff and we’ll send someone out to bust your blockage right away.