A shower drain is one of the most commonly faced plumbing issues in Australia and the world every day. If you least expect, blockages will occur, so it pays to be willing to deal with one.
Blockages, which are left untreated, can cause your drains to leak, potentially damaging your home and businesses. Significant blockages can also lead to bursting pipes, which would entail even more expensive repairs.
How do shower drains get blocked?
The build-up of soap, dirt and hair is usually responsible for smaller shower drain obstructions. Long hair, in particular, can easily block drains and soap irritates the issue by making it easier for hair to stick on the drainage walls.
Over time, this build-up blocks the flow of water more and more until it becomes blocked. If your Dower Drain is blocked again and again, after several repairs, or if your home has many blocks, this may indicate that your main sewage line is blocked worse.
Unblock Drains with Baking Soda
Step 1: Begin by pouring a boiling pot of water down the drain.
Make sure the water is really hot as it has some dirt-removing properties.
Step 2: First, add a cup of baking soda and 1 cup of water or a cup of vinegar.
Step 3: Cover the drain plug and wait between 5 and 10 minutes.
Sometimes it is recommended to do this process twice to see better results.
Step 4: Rinse the remains again with boiling water down the drain.
The bubbling reaction of the confectioner soda and vinegar helps loosen the drain clog and helps to remove the boiling water from your pipes in the last step.
How Baking Soda unblocks drains?
Sodium bicarbonate is a base for baking soda. Vinegar consists of acetic acid and water, an acid you guessed. When these are combined, the molecules are exchanged and carbon dioxide and water bubble through the blockage and break down into a loose material.
Your typical water system is not pressurised as drainage pipes. The pressure is added when using boiling water to flush out the drain. This pressure also helps to remove unwanted goops and unclog drains from the pipes.
What if the drains are still not fixed?
Well, contact Plumbing Services Sydney for all kinds of plumbing solutions. Our team is recognized as the most trusted and the best-blocked drain plumber in Sydney.