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Have you got slow running drains?

Posted on by mechanicalmovements

Slow running drains are usually indicative of a partial blockage. So let’s start with the first step, which is to find the obstruction. In baths and showers, the problem is normally due to the build-up of hair and soap scum. If you see hair in the bottom of the drain, you might be able to simply reach in and pull out the blockage. Alternatively, you should use a pair of tweezers or pliers. If you can’t find the obstruction, it’s time to give us a call.

You can avoid obstructions building up in the first place by taking the following steps:

- Use strainers in all of your drains to stop hair from going down the drain.

- Don’t drop small pieces of soap down the drain. This causes soap scum to build up in drains and pipes.

- Once a month, pour a kettle full of boiling water down the drain. This will help melt any greases or oils and wash them away before they can build up (do not do this for your toilet, as the hot water may crack the porcelain).

- Every three to four months use a half-cup of baking soda in the drain while slowly adding half a cup of vinegar. Let the liquid drain for a few minutes before rinsing with hot water.

If you require any more information or have come across a blocked drain, then give us a call on 01474363359.

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