Plumbers Noosa Water Jetter
Every homeowner in Noosa and other parts of the Sunshine Coast has experienced that awful moment when the water in the sink simply doesn’t drain away when you pull the plug. When that water doesn’t go away or trickles away at a snail’s pace, it’s a sure sign that you have a blocked drain on your hands. The severity of the block will determine whether you need to call your local Noosa plumber with a Water Jetter and Drain Camera, but there are a couple of things you can try first before you bring in the professionals. There are a few things you can try on your own first.
If you have metal or ceramic pipes in your home, one of the first fixes that you can try is to pour boiling water down the drain. If, on the other hand, you have PVC pipes, we suggest that you skip this step, as you could end up doing more damage than good. The boiling water is often able to dissolve or loosen the offending blockage, which is especially true if you have been in the habit of pouring old cooking fat and grease down the drain.
Fans of science experiments will probably get a bit of a kick out of an all-natural solution that can often serve as a great way to clear a blocked drain. Pour some baking soda down the drain and wash it down with some white vinegar, making sure to cover the drain once you finish. The reason you need to stick in a plug or some other type of covering is that the combination of the two ingredients sets off a chain reaction that can send the concoction bubble out of the drain. Once you have let the mixture do its business, try filling the sink with water and draining it to see if the experiment has worked.
Your local hardware store or supermarket is sure to have a wide selection of caustic cleaners that have been made specifically to unblock your drain. These cleaners should be used sparingly, and you should protect any exposed skin parts, as they can burn when they come into contact with your flesh. While caustic cleaners will work well on certain types of blockages, they will have little to no effect on solid masses. If you want to skip the chemicals altogether and go with a more direct solution, you may want to try using your plunger to clear the blockage, just as you would with your toilet.
If you have tried some or all of the above tips and are still experiencing a blocked drain, it may well be time to call in the Sunshine Coast plumbers. It may well be that the things you are using are simply not strong enough to clear the problem, or you may have a more serious situation, such as a tree root, causing the blockage. A professional plumber can use CCTV snakes to get a clear picture of what is going on, and they can also apply a hydro-jet blast of water using a Water Jetter and Drain Camera through the pipes that will clear anything in its path.