AD Plumbing in Cape Town are skilled at clearing blocked drains, which is an essential part of maintaining the functionality and safety of your plumbing system. A blocked drain can cause slow drainage from toilets, sinks and basins in the house, unpleasant odors, and even sewage backups, so it is important to address the problem as soon as possible.
Our plumbers use a variety of methods to clear blocked drains, depending on the severity of the blockage and the type of drain involved.
One of the most common methods of clearing blocked drains is the use of a drain snake, also known as a plumber’s auger. This is a long, flexible tool that is inserted into the drain and used to break up or remove the blockage. The plumber will carefully feed the drain snake into the drain, using it to break up the clog and clear the way for water to flow freely through the pipe. This method is effective for removing most types of blockages, including clumps of hair, grease, and debris.
Another method that plumbers in Cape Town may use to clear blocked drains is the use of powerful chemicals. These specialized chemicals are designed to break up and dissolve tough clogs, such as tree roots or other organic materials without causing dammage or corrosion to pipes in your home.
The plumber will carefully pour the chemicals into the drain and allow them to work for a period of time, after which the blockage should be dissolved and the drain should be clear. This method is effective for removing tough, stubborn clogs, but it is important to use the chemicals carefully and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
In some cases, a plumber may need to use more advanced equipment to clear a blocked drain. This might include a hydro jet, which uses high-pressure water to blast away the blockage, or a sewer camera, which is a small camera that is inserted into the drain to visually inspect the inside of the pipes. These methods are typically reserved for more severe blockages or for drains that are difficult to access.
Some of the professional pipe unblocking solutions provided by AD Plumbers in Cape Town include :
Drain Jetting In Cape Town
Pipes, metal fixtures, and the deep interiors of drains can be cleaned with drain jetting because it uses high pressure to blast away grime and oils that a standard pressure washer can’t remove. Many restaurants serving food should do this regularly to prevent the accumulation of grease and debris. Compared to snaking, this method produces better cleaning results. If you have a clog, you can try to snake it out, but keep in mind that sometimes particles are still left behind. In addition, no harsh chemicals are used, making hydro jetting safe for the environment.
Resolving Tree Root Intrusions
One of the main things that damages your sewer line is tree root intrusion. Although trees are fairly common and desirable in gardens for shade and beauty, they can cause serious damage to your plumbing system!
The toilet bowl should not be filled to the brim; if it is. The next step is to flush the toilet after pouring a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar. The vinegar and baking soda create a bubbling chemical reaction that works to break up the clog. Plunging the drain with a plunger may be necessary if the baking soda and vinegar solution does not work to clear the toilet. If the toilet is still not draining or keeps on filling up then it’s time to call a plumber.
AD Plumbers Cape Town
AD plumbers in Cape Town are skilled at clearing blocked drains, and they have the tools and expertise to tackle even the toughest clogs. By hiring an AD plumber to clear your blocked drain, you will ensure that your plumbing system is functioning properly and that your home or business is free of unpleasant odors and other problems caused by blocked drains.
Frequent Questions About Blocked Drains in Cape Town
- What are the causes of blocked drains?
Blocked drains are typically caused by a build-up of debris, hair, grease, and other substances in the pipes. Over time, these substances can accumulate and form a blockage that prevents water from flowing freely through the drain. In some cases, tree roots or other organic materials can also cause a blockage, and older or damaged pipes are more likely to become blocked.
- What are the signs of a blocked drain?
The most common signs of a blocked drain include slow drainage, gurgling noises, and unpleasant odors. You may also notice water backing up in the sink or shower, or standing water in the yard if the blockage is in the main sewer line. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to contact a plumber as soon as possible to have the blockage cleared.
- How do plumbers clear blocked drains?
Plumbers use a variety of methods to clear blocked drains, depending on the severity of the blockage and the type of drain involved. Common methods include using a drain snake to break up the clog, using powerful chemicals to dissolve the blockage, or using advanced equipment such as a hydro jet or sewer camera. The plumber will carefully assess the situation and choose the best method to clear the blockage and restore the flow of water through the drain.
- Can I clear a blocked drain myself?
In some cases, it may be possible to clear a blocked drain yourself using simple tools and techniques. For example, you can use a plunger to remove a simple clog in a sink or toilet, or you can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to dissolve a clog in a drain. However, if the blockage is severe or if you are unable to locate the source of the problem, it is best to contact a professional plumber for assistance.
- How can I prevent blocked drains in the future?
There are several steps you can take to prevent blocked drains in the future. These include regularly cleaning and maintaining your drains, avoiding pouring grease or oil down the drain, and being careful about what you flush down the toilet. You should also be aware of the warning signs of a blocked drain, such as slow drainage or unpleasant odors, and take action if you notice any of these signs.
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