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Do Plumbers Fix Blocked Drains?

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Do Plumbers Fix Blocked Drains?

Do Plumbers Fix Blocked Drains?

If you have a blocked drain, you might be wondering if you should hire a plumber to fix it for you. Luckily, there are some easy things you can do yourself that will help you solve your problem quickly.

This is for the person who has zero time to find a drainage specialist and fix the problem so it does not happen again at an affordable price.
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Cleaning with baking soda and vinegar

Using vinegar and baking soda to clean a clogged drain is a simple way to clear a blocked pipe. But before you reach for the solution, it is important to remember that these two products are not ideal for your drains. They may break down the grime but not carry it away, leaving your drain clogged again.

Vinegar and baking soda are not surfactants, which means they do not remove grease or grime. Rather, they act as a chemical reaction, breaking down stains and dissolving organic compounds. The chemical reaction can lead to a bubble in the drain, which indicates the solution is working. This bubble is the result of carbon dioxide produced when the solution is poured down the drain.

When you combine baking soda with vinegar, you get a chemical reaction that breaks down the dirt and sludge in the drain. This solution should be repeated until the clog is cleared.

After adding the solution to the drain, wait for it to sit for about 10 minutes. If the clog is stubborn, the process can be repeated several times. It is also a good idea to clean the drain before and after you use the baking soda and vinegar solution.

Using a drain snake

If you have a clogged drain, using a drain snake to fix the problem is one way to get it cleaned up. These tools are easy to use, and can remove stubborn clogs. However, improper usage can cause serious damage to your pipes. This means that it's important to know how to use them properly.

The first thing you need to do is to locate an appropriate access point for your sink or toilet. This may mean reaching up below the P-trap or going straight through the wall. It's also a good idea to avoid pouring hot water down the drain, as it can cause damage to your pipes.

Once you have found the proper access point, you'll need to insert the snake. You'll need to be careful with the handle, and make sure it's not too long for the pipe you're working on.

After the handle is inserted, you'll need to turn the handle at a slow pace. Make sure to listen for any resistance. If there's no resistance, you can go ahead and pull the snake out.

Keeping the yard clear of blocked drains

Blocked drains can cause a lot of problems for the home and property. They can lead to flooding, sewage backups, and more. The best way to prevent these problems is to check the yard for potential blockages.

You should check your outside drains in the spring and fall before it rains. Blockages can be caused by foreign materials like soil, grass clippings, mulch, and moss. Other obstructions include sanitary items that are flushed down the drain.

If you can't get to the blockage, it is a good idea to call your local water and sewage company to see if they can help. In the UK, companies like Anglian Water, Severn Trent, and Yorkshire Water are among the major providers.

There are also several ways to unclog your yard drain. One option is a plumber's snake, which is an adjustable rod with a wand that breaks up clogs. Alternatively, you can buy a rubber drain bladder, a device that attaches to a garden hose and shoots water at a high pressure to break up clogs.


Tree roots can cause major problems when they invade your sewer line. If you suspect you may have a tree root blockage, it is best to call a professional to investigate.

Generally, you can tell if your drains are blocked by the presence of slow draining water or gurgling. You should also check for a foul odor. This odor is caused by rotting waste.

Tree roots can enter your drainage system along the joints and cracks. Eventually, they will consume the entire diameter of the pipe. When you have this problem, it can be expensive to repair.

Another sign that you have tree roots in your drain is that your toilet will gurgle or you will notice that your sink is very slow to drain. A sulphurous smell can also be a sign that your drain is blocked.

It is advisable to have a CCTV survey of your drains if you are concerned about your drain. This type of survey will reveal the location of the tree roots. Then, a plumber will use a large cable with a cutting head to remove the roots.

This is for the person who has zero time to find a drainage specialist and fix the problem so it does not happen again at an affordable price.
Call: 07949 653019 or 07710 937750

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