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If you’re annoyed by a slow or blocked drain, and you’ve already tried and failed to unblock it, then you should definitely consider hiring a professional drain cleaning expert to help you out. Through the Handymate platform, you can easily locate a licensed and qualified plumber in Melbourne to clean and unclog your drains, so you don’t have to deal with this frustrating issue any more. Our drain unclogging service covers common drains that require cleaning, such as the kitchen, bathtub, sink, toilet and more. Some drains are easier to clean, which is why many attempts this as a DIY project. However, if you do not have the right tools and supplies, as well as the knowledge to properly unclog a drain you may cause a more extensive problem than the one at hand, which may end up costing you much more in the end. That’s why it’s highly advisable that you go with a pro so you can fix your issue for good and not risk any unnecessary damage.

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What does a Drain Cleaning Service include?

Although there are many ways in which you can prevent your drains from clogging, sometimes you won’t notice any signs of clogging until it’s too late to do something yourself. Once they clog, they can inconvenience your life, and can even lead to larger problems, such as potential health hazards and damage to property.

The first step you can do as a homeowner is to try clearing out the clogged drain using a plunger or with a solution of baking soda and vinegar. If that fails, it probably means that the blockage may be a bit more difficult to clear or it may even be inaccessible. Calling a professional plumber will be the best option at this point. Professional Handymate plumbers in Melbourne not only have the experience and knowledge to deal with these types of problems, but they also have the right equipment necessary to handle even the most difficult of situations. Here’s what drain cleaning services in Melbourne typically include:

Assessment of the clog

The first step when it comes to drain cleaning is to assess the situation and determine where the clog is located. Most clogs form from debris such as food, hair, soap scum, and even dead skin cells. These particles can easily accumulate in your drains and clog them, making it harder or impossible for water to pass through. Even the minerals that are naturally found in our drinking water can cause the drains to clog, by increasing the build-up within the drain and pipe walls.

Once your plumber assesses the situation and locates the clog, the next step would be to assess the condition of the drain. This is a necessary step and will help determine the magnitude of the problem. At this point, your plumber will be able to tell if anything needs to be fixed, such as cracked or burst pipes that need replacing. After the assessment, your plumber will be able to continue onto the next step, which is clearing the blockage.

Clearing the clog

If the clog cannot be cleared using a plunger, your plumber will use a snake, which is a thin and long cable used to hook any debris that’s in your drain and break up clogs. Snakes can be hand or motor operated. Your plumber will determine which one is more suitable for your situation, depending on the type of clog and the length and diameter of your drain.

If the clog has damaged your plumbing system, your plumber will recommend any necessary pipe repair and restoration so you can avoid facing an even bigger problem than clogged drains.

Once the clog is cleared and your pipes secure from further damage, you will need to be more careful about what you put into your drains. Steer clear of grease, hair, soap scum and coffee grounds as they are your drains’ biggest threats and can lead to more frequent visits from your plumber.

Handymate’s plumbing services in Melbourne offer homeowners peace of mind when it comes to their home’s plumbing system, so whether it’s an emergency or a regular check-up, you can count on their fast and efficient service.

Frequently asked questions

What can I pour down a drain to unclog it?

Some of the best non-toxic drain cleaners that you can make yourself from readily available ingredients in your home include a mixture of boiling water and dish soap, baking soda and vinegar, salt, borax and vinegar, and salt and baking soda. All of these solutions work well when it comes to removing grease, hair and gunk build-up from your clogged drains.

Will bleach unclog a drain?

While it's not the most commonly recommended solution for clogged drains, if used in moderation, diluted bleach is safe to use on your drains. It will not only clean them, but disinfect and deodorise your clogged drains. Use this method if you're connected on the public sewer system only, not if you use a septic tank or a well.

What is a natural drain unclogger?

Natural drain uncloggers are non-toxic, natural solutions used to unclog drains. Some of the most commonly used natural uncloggers include a mixture of baking soda and vinegar, salt and water, borax, salt and vinegar, and baking soda and salt. As you can see, there are a ton of possible combinations you can try out, so you can clear your drains using easily available, inexpensive and non-toxic ingredients.

What do plumbers use to unclog drains?

Depending on the particular situation and the cause of the clog, plumbers may use a drain cleaning solution, or a drain cable, also known as a drain snake which can be used manually or connected to a drill. If nothing works they may resort to using a high-pressure pump to get rid of more stubborn blockages and clogs.

Does salt and boiling water unclog drains?

One of the ways to clear out a drain clog is to pour a cup of salt down the drain, let it sit for a few minutes to break down the clog and flush out the clog and built-up gunk with hot boiling water. If this method doesn't work, you can try using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar before taking more drastic measures.

Why does my drain keep clogging?

There are several reasons why your drains keep clogging. One of the main reasons why you're experiencing this problem might be because you or your family members are flushing down items that aren't degradable down the toilet. If you're living in an older house, and have older pipes, you may experience these kinds of problems more frequently because older pipes clog more easily. Other reasons why your drains keep clogging may include plugged plumbing vents, mineral build-up and three root growths that have caused pipe damage.

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