With increasing blocked drains in Sydney, we also see a rise in plumbing jobs and queries. Many homeowners want to install small fixtures at home. However, they lack basic knowledge. With this blog, YASS plumbing will equip you with the most common plumbing questions that will help you navigate the small plumbing problems at home on your own.
Beauty products, hair, dirt, grease, and food waste are all day-to-day culprits that can lead to blocked drains in Sydney. This is a big problem because if you’re constantly flushing your toilet or cleaning the sink with water, it will eventually clog up and cause you problems from flooding in your bathroom down to backup sewage systems in your basement or backyard.
You can easily prevent blockage at home with a drain catcher. A drain catcher is just an inverted bucket with the top cut off so that it will sit over your sink’s drain and be able to collect waste as it goes down the sink pipe. The great thing about this is that you only need to buy one, and they’re easy to install yourself, which saves money. If you’re using a powered blower, keep in mind that dust control can be much easier if you have multiple layers of filters.
There are many reasons your faucet could be leaking and causing a problem with your sink. The faucet spout or handle may not have been tightened properly or securely (especially if you’re installing a new one). A leaky hose/pipe is often caused by worn-out washers or gaskets that allow water to seep between the spigot and the pipe, or in the case of a shower, between the fixture and the showerhead itself. Lack of proper cleaning or replacement of parts can result in corrosion, dirt buildup, and other problems.
No matter how strong the urge, avoid putting garbage in your garbage disposal. The amount of grease and other gunk that can build up is just too much to handle safely with a regular sink and a hand-held strainer (the one from your kitchen supply store). It may be tempting to use a small plastic tub or something else disposable, but never put it down on the floor. It’s much too likely to trap pieces of glass or anything else that could cut you as you struggle to clean it out later. Instead, line the bottom of your sink with several layers of paper towels. Set the second stack of paper towels over them, and then carefully slide the dish on top.
Blocked drains in Sydney are quite common but also easily fixable by professionals. The above questions will help the plumbers and homeowners who wish to indulge in a DIY project. If you have more questions, feel free to reach out to YASS Plumbing today!