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The Best Way To Clear A Blocked Drain? Prevention!

Clear A Blocked Drain

Why is it that some things always seem to happen at the most inconvenient time imaginable? There you are, working hard in the kitchen to cook up a wonderful holiday meal for the entire family and you go to the sink to rinse off a spoon. The tap runs just fine, the spoon is rinsed off, but the problem is the water doesn’t go anywhere, it just sits there in the bottom of the sink. You check to make sure the drain is open, and can’t see anything blocking it, so you run some more water, which just makes your new indoor pond deeper. Somewhere, deep down in your pipes, you have a blocked drain! This is a disaster because you need to use that sink to finish cooking dinner, and your guests are on their way! What should you do?

You will undoubtedly find plenty of DIY recipes on the internet for unclogging a blocked drain, and some of them might actually work, but the question tonight is do you have enough time? The dinner hour draws nigh! In this case, your best course of action is to summon expert help! Just call the friendly plumber in Northern Beaches, they are on alert 24/7 to come right away to solve your plumbing emergencies, and yes, they work on holidays, too! Professional plumbers know exactly how to clear that drain and do it fast without a lot of fuss! Your spoons and other vital cooking utensils will be rinsed and ready to go back to work making that big meal, and that pond forming in your sink will be long gone!

Now, back to that Do It Yourself idea. Yes, there are some DIY techniques that work, but not always, and you might end up with a bigger mess than you started with that could cost you a lot more money than getting real help from a pro plumber would have! In any event, the very best solution to a blocked drain, bar none, is prevention.

This will not be news to your ears, your mother probably told you the same thing when you were a kid, but the very first rule of kitchen sinks is to never, ever, put things down that drain that could cause a blockage! It’s easy enough to forget, or even ignore this simple rule when you are in a rush to get dinner made, and there’s just a little bit of grease on that spoon, the hot water will flush it all away just fine, right? Well, maybe the first time, or the second, or the twenty-fifth, but grease is sticky, and it tends to accumulate, no matter how hot the water may be! Little by little you are ensuring that a blocked drain will be in your future!

The right answer to the greasy spoon problem is to give it a good wipe down with a paper towel first, and throw the grease into the bin where it belongs before rinsing the spoon off. The whole process will cost you a few seconds and a paper towel, but saves you a lot of grief and money in the long run!

The grease is gone, the problem is solved!