Drain unblocking in Middlesbrough… How to prevent blockages in your home
We specialise in drain unblocking in Middlesbrough and across the North East, and drains are a lot easier to block than you think. When you are cooking and in your kitchen, it can be quite easy to put a liquid or solid down the sink and think all will be ok. However, that is not the case. This is one of the most common ways that people block their sinks. Your sink isn’t a place to dispose of waste… make sure that it is used for the correct substances and everything else is put in the bin. In this blog you can find out tips and tricks for preventing kitchen sink blockages.
Disposing of substances
Disposing of grease, fats and coffee grounds down your sink will start to clog it. The best rule with each of these three common substances is to put them in a container and put them in the bin separately. Just because grease is a liquid when we first collect it, it doesn’t stay like that for long. Usually within a few minutes the grease will cool down and solidify. If this becomes a solid in your pipes it will prevent other liquids from passing through and cause a backlog.
By using a drain gate, a very small investment, you can stop any solids that shouldn’t go down your sink from going down into your pipes. This can include bits of food when you are draining vegetables from slipping out and into your drains. Also, when you are washing up, any leftovers that are on your plates will be caught in the gate meaning you can empty them into the bin rather than them going down the sink too!
It is always wise to regularly just run some hot water down the drain as any fats or oils that have slipped down the sink, this could have been when you are rinsing out a pan, are melted with hot water and they move rather than clogging to the sides of your pipes.
Baking soda followed by hot water can also help with cleaning your drains as well as removing any lingering odours that may be floating around.
The Rapid Response Drain Care team provide a number of services including Drain Unblocking, CCTV Drain Surveys, Drain Jetting, Jet Vac, Sewer Repairs and more. For help with drain unblocking in Middlesbrough and across the North East, call us on 01429 883 956 for more information or to book one of our services.