What Might be Down Your Drains?

A clogged drain can be very unpleasant. Not only can a blockage cause an unpleasant smell to permeate around your property, but it can also cause problems with draining and flushing water. If your drains are clogged and you are at a loss as to the cause, then Inspect-A-Drain Limited will be able to diagnose the problem and sort it out for you. In the meantime, here are just a few of the items that may have caused the blockage in the first place.

Hair

A picture of a man washing his hair with a shower head.
Hair can find its way into a drain in a wide range of ways. The most likely way is that during your showers you will have lost some of your precious locks without even realising it. Even though you are likely only losing a strand or two every time you wash, over time the hair will build up and tangle, until it creates a thick barrier in your drains.

Grease

Grease on a plate of bacon.
People generally pour grease away when it is in a runny liquid form. Sadly, it doesn’t stay that way forever. Grease will actually solidify when poured down the drain and can create a wall that is difficult for water to pass through.

Paint

Close-up view of aluminium paint can on concrete with white paint and dirty paint brush, shallow DOF
It is never a wise idea to pour paint down the sink. Perhaps in small doses – such as if you are washing some off the tip of a paintbrush – it might not be too harmful to your drain, but any larger quantities is bound to cause a blockage and leave you with a big problem on your hands.

Paper

Torned Purple paper with white background
Toilet paper, by design, is meant to erode when it comes into contact with water. However, other forms of paper will not, so ensure you recycle these, rather than throwing them down your drain.

Inspect-A-Drain Limited are experienced in unblocking drains in a manner that is quick, efficient and cheap. You can also receive helpful advice on how to avoid blockages in the future. For more information or help unblocking your drains, please feel free to contact us.

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