How To Keep Drains Clean And Fresh Naturally

 How To Keep Drains Clean Without Huge Costs To The Hip Pocket

How To Keep Drains Clean And Fresh NaturallyAre your Drains blocked ? Do you have waste pipes over flowing? Toilet or sink not draining or holding water?

These are some signs that you could have a blockage in your pipes, don’t wait for the build up to back up indoors, you will need to get that sorted fast. TPS Plumbing and Gas Services will have your drains running clear again in no time.

TPS are your local licensed and experienced plumbers ready to clear out those blocked drains. We have CCTV technology to assist to locate the blockage and determine the best solution for clearing your pipes fast and efficiently.

Our  team of local plumbers can assist with a blocked kitchen drain or sink, using our professional drain snake to clear out blockages from sinks and basins or even bath tubs that may be blocked with grease, food waste, hair or build up.

Blocked sewer and storm water drains can have ample effects on your home if not rectified fast and efficiently, TPS Plumbing and Gas Services are the best local Plumber to call for Blocked drains, with our high pressure water jet equipment and electric eel  we can blast through blockages such as tree roots and large blockages in your pipes.

Our team of trained local plumbers can attend your home or business for plumbing and gas services in the Campbelltown and surrounding areas , be sure to get the best service at honest and affordable prices today by calling TPS Plumbing and Gas Services for all your blocked drains and  plumbing and gas needs.

 How To Keep Drains Clean And Fresh

-Use a sink strainer in your kitchen sink to prevent garbage and small items from entering the drain pipe.

–  Flush kitchen drains with hot water after use to help keep oils and such running down the drain instead of building up and solidifying in the interior of the pipes which may cause sluggish and blocked pipes.

Grease Fats And Oils

– Grease,  fats and oils should be poured into a container and placed in the garbage bin, not emptied down your drain.

Flushing Baby Wipes Down The Toilet ?

– Only flush toilet paper down your toilet. Baby wipes and ‘flushable wipes’ are never recommended by professionals  to be flushed down the toilet as they do not break up in the same way as toilet paper  and are often major causes for blockages in your sewer pipes.

What to do if you have a blocked drain: 4 handy tips to help clear those blockages at home.

  1. Flush with boiling water:

One of the ways to attempt to unclog a blocked drain at home is by flushing it with boiling water.

This is typically ideal for small blockages, which the hot water can assist to loosen any build up that may be sitting in the drain pipe.  Allow the sink to completely drain before using this technique.

This method is recommended more for use with copper pipes.  Be aware that if you have PVC pipe, using boiling water may be too hot on the PVC and can warp the pipe or melt the adhesive used to connect the joints.

Be conscious of the amount of boiling water you pour into your drain at any one time, as if it is a major blockage there could be an issue with the water overflowing and scalding.

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar

Adding vinegar to baking soda causes a chemical reaction, which you’ll see in the form of foam.

This concoction can help remove grime that has built up along the surface of your pipes.

Try pouring hot water down the drain first, then follow it with one cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar. Leave it for ten minutes, then chase it with more hot water.

A combination of the hot water and the natural cleaner mixture can break blockages up. This method can be a good alternative to commercial chemical drain cleaners, which may actually do more harm than good to your drain.

  1. Use a Plunger

Another common way to unclog your drain is with a plunger. It works by creating pressure to suck in water and material that’s clogging the drain, to then force the blockage to dislodge.

  1. Call a Plumber

While the above handy tips are ideal for small, minor blockages if you are ever unsure it is always safest to call in the professionals, to get the blockage sorted and avoid further damage. TPS Plumbing and Gas are the best local plumber for the job. Call us today on 0417062819 for all your plumbing  and gas needs.