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February 24, 2020

Dealing With Drainage Problems at Home

The most common problem when it comes to drainage problems is a blocked sink, basin or bath. First of all, check that only one sink, basin or other fitting is affected. If more than one is blocked, your problem is in the underground pipe or a drain, rather than the sink or bath.

If this is the case you will need to call a plumber or a professional drain cleaning company to check the pipes and clear them out. If you are looking for experienced drain cleaning services in Dublin, you can have a peek at this website.

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A trap frozen in winter will prevent water from draining away. Thaw gently with a hairdryer or use a cloth soaked in hot water. If the ice is not a problem, suspect a trap blocked with kitchen waste, hair or debris other households.

The first step is to use a plunger by pressing down firmly and pump up and down quickly about a dozen times. Pull off to unseal and then repeat the pumping action to empty the sink. If using a plunger failed to unblock the sink or basin, remove the trap or open plug access.

Make sure the bucket in place under the outlet pipe before opening the trap, and use a piece of wire or a stick to clean the pipes on either side of the trap. Run the faucet, and if the water does not drain away the blockage must be outside the trap. Use a metal snake or cleaning the flexible rod rented from your local store.