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Having blocked drains is such a pain, heavily affected drains is a disaster at worst. Drain blockage can shift to a very expensive water bill. To fix that, some people find some tips about “Do It Yourself” ways to fix the blocked drain and are convinced it would be successful by doing it themselves. Have you ever considered unblocking a drain yourself without having to call in a professional plumber? You may think that it can be such an easy fix, but the truth is.. You are wrong. Doing it yourself might look like an easier option than it really is considering you can get some tools or equipment to help you carry out the job. However, unblocking drains itself is considered potentially dangerous with horrible consequences it may cause, This is certainly risky business. Keep on reading to find out why “feeling convinced” that DIY drain-unblocking is not a good idea at all. 

Detecting water leaks or blocked drains may be easy sometimes. The other times, behind the simple problem, appear deeper trouble that is less obvious to be seen. What are the signs showing that you have a serious blocked drain? Basically the sink, bathroom, shower, or toilet show slowly draining and water simply pooling around the drain. Additionally, strange abnormal noises, like gurgling or bubbling, will be heard from the plug holes or toilets. Water resist to flow down the drain and continue rising from drains causing strong, constant foul-smelling odour. On the other hand, tub or basin drain slowly or is backed up which tells that the plug hole or the u-bend is trapped with a different kind of build-up debris. 

What not to do while doing DIY tips of unblocking a drain?

Any approach or procedure said to unclog is by using a plug or a u-bend trap that will pull the debris out. Flushing it down the toilet can just flush it further into the pipes and becomes really hard to fix or need more complicated ways to repair. There are some tools usually used for unclogging drains, but are actually believed it’s dangerous and can cause damage, for example:

  • Caustic chemical: using chemicals in fixing or repairing unblocked drains is damage to the pipes. 
  • Chemicals: using chemicals could be dangerous and it can damage the pipes if too many amounts poured down the drain and could possibly make the blockage harder to clear
  • DIY with plumbing package: using “eels” or “snakes” can damage pipes and cause pipes to break if not handled with extreme caution. 

Anything that can clear out stuff that goes down the drain can cause pipe corrosion, gouging or breakage which can potentially cause a bigger and deeper problem with more expensive cost needed than just blocked drains since you need to replace the whole system to a new one.  Using gloves and bucket is an older yet simple and effective method to remove debris from blocked drain or toilet rather than using those 3 ways mentioned. Taking care of your shower, bath, toilet, or sinks, like cleaning the trap or not putting anything down the toilet, is the best way to prevent blocked drains. Some pipe cleaning in some areas need to be done with a license, if you don’t have that, it is not worth taking the risk. 

When you are in need of a quality plumber service in Sydney to fix plumbing problems like blocked drains, better to call a professional. Hero Plumbing is ready to help! Offering the best plumbing services with highly experienced team of professionals, 24/7 emergency services, on time, and affordable price. Contact us for any inquiries.


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I called Hero Plumbing to unblock a shower drain and was unable to get a quote over the phone, but Sam the owner was here same day. After his first try, he made quick work of the blockage. I opted to also get the acid cleaner stuff poured down. Sam had run out, but made a trip to go pick some up to finish the job. If you opt for this treatment make sure you can easily air the bathroom as it’s extremely strong and produces a lot of fumes. Great Service and Honest Pricing.

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