Drain Maintenance Tips

People take for granted the drains and plumbing in their homes and offices till something goes wrong. Blocked drains are the most common problems associated with plumbing and it can really become messy if left untreated. Clogged drainage means unpleasant odour, unhygienic conditions and expensive repairs.

Regular Cleaning

A little cleaning can go a long way in preventing blocked drains at home. Once a week, pour hot water down the drain pipe so that any grease that may have accumulated on the insides will melt and flow away. Clean all drains periodically by using vinegar and baking soda (bicarbonate of soda). Pour about one cup of white distilled vinegar along with one cup of baking soda on the drain.  If this did not work, you can contact http://triplumbing.com.au/.

Allow the mixture to sit for half an hour and once the fizzing ceases, pour one cup of boiling water or open the hot water faucet and allow the water to run for one to two minutes

During winter months, prevent your drains from freezing by allowing a light trickle of water to flow from the faucet continuously.

One of the common reason for a clogged drain is a faulty pipe installations.

Sometimes, you take a DIY approach while cleaning drains and pipes. While this may save you money, it can also lead to faulty installation when the work is done by an amateur like you. Professional plumbers should handle this job. In case the pipes you have installed yourself have faulty alignment or incorrect installation, there is every chance of an impending drain blockage. Plumbing Gold Coast will install the pipes for you without having to worry for any faulty installation.

Foreign particles cannot pass through such incorrectly installed pipe leading to blocked drains. Such pipes can also collapse causing extensive damage to your property.

Remember that if you are a tenant, it is the responsibility of the landlord the plumbing and electrical issues. This should be clearly stated on your tenancy agreement.