Drain unblocking tips from the pros

Blocked drains can occur due to various reasons. Some of the most common causes include the buildup of hair, soap scum, grease, food particles, and foreign objects in the pipes.

Tree root infiltration and mineral buildup can also contribute to blockages, which is particularly true in areas of Ireland with hard water. Identifying blocked drains early can prevent more significant issues. Look out for signs such as slow drainage, gurgling sounds, foul odours, and water backups in sinks and toilets. Ignoring blocked drains can lead to more extensive plumbing problems, including burst pipes and sewage backups, which is why Countrywide Drains Ltd offer an extensive drain unblocking service which will guarantee that the plumbing in your home remains in good working order.

Blocked drains? No problem!

There are several steps that you can take to prevent blocked drains, some of which will help alleviate the symptoms of a blocked drain.

Using boiling water: One of the simplest methods to try is pouring boiling water down the drain. This can help dissolve minor clogs and clear the passage.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Solution: A natural and eco-friendly approach involves using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to break down clogs and eliminate odours.

Using a Plunger: A plunger can be effective in dislodging moderate blockages by creating pressure and suction.

Drain Snake or Auger: For more stubborn blockages, a drain snake or auger can be used to physically remove the debris from the pipe.

Drain unblocking by the professionals

CCTV Drain Inspection: Before starting the unblocking process, our professional plumbers in Cork and Limerick may conduct a CCTV drain inspection to identify the exact location and nature of the blockage.

Hydro Jetting: Hydro jetting utilises high-pressure water to clear stubborn blockages and thoroughly clean the interior of the pipes.

Drain Rodding: Drain rodding involves using flexible rods to break apart blockages and restore proper drainage.

Chemical Drain Cleaners: In some cases, plumbers may use chemical drain cleaners to dissolve blockages. However, we only utilise these chemicals in extreme cases, as they can be harmful to the environment.



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