Before You Start
Don’t use a plunger with a chemical cleaner. You should be very careful when utilising a chemical cleaner. Be sure to check usage instructions.
Some chemical cleaners have to be left overnight to be sufficiently efficient when dealing with severe blockage in the pipe.
In situations where blockages are accessible only via an external manhole, professional assistance or drain rods may be required.
If you pour excess oil and far into the sink, they can accumulate in kitchen drain pipes. They can settle, solidify and create issues that can be easily prevented by merely recycling fats in some other way.
A build-up of hair can lead to blockage of both shower and bath drain systems.
Be sure to clear plugholes often to stop the hair from falling into the trap and blocking the drain pipe system.
Frequently check gullies outside to be sure they aren’t getting obstructed with any debris or leaves.
If not used strictly as shown in a manual, waste disposal units easily get blocked. To keep the pipes clear, it is recommended to flush them through periodically.
If the dishwasher filters are frequently cleaned the pipes will longer stay clear, and the dishwasher will operate with increased efficiency.
There are different plunger types. The “old” rubber cup type will do the work. However, a hydraulic plunger will clear blockages quicker.
• Chemical cleaners can be used to clear waste traps. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s guidelines because there are some risks if misused.
• An alternative method for clearing a blockage is by utilising a drain cleaner.
• Be sure to tighten the retaining nut on the drum auger so that the length you are going to push through the waste system stays firm.
• Put the coiled auger head into the toilet and turn the handle clockwise to enable the head to carve its way through the blockage and eventually break it up.
• After the work is done, be sure to disinfect all gear used with some disinfectant. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
• As instructed, soak the equipment, rinse detailly and let it dry before packing away. Let the auger coil to dry entirely before winding it in.
• If water is not going away in the sink, place the plunger on the plughole of the sink and put a rag on the overflow.
• Start moving the plunger up and down while at the same time keeping the overflow covered. You will make a vacuum that should clear the blockage.
• If this method doesn’t solve the problem, unscrew the sump section of the basin trap underneath the sink. Be sure to place a bucket underneath for the overflow.
• Clear any debris that has created the blockage and reposition the trap, and be sure to position any rubber washers correctly.
• If you are still unable to discover the blockage, you have to go even deeper and to unscrew the main section of the trap to gain access to the drain pipe.
• Use drum auger or a drain cleaner to dig into the drain system using the same method as described for unblocking the toilet. After the work is done, reassemble the trap and disinfect used tools.