A functioning family home with lots of kids, needs a clear and efficient drainage system if it is to operate properly. There will be kids going into the toilet all day and flushing all manner of things into it. Then, there are the several laundry washes that have to be done weekly which involves using a lot of water which is then deposited into the drains. Add to this numerous showers and baths, and you can see how the drain in a house could end up being blocked. If this happens, you’re going to need someone to come out and inspect your drains.
There are specialised companies who do drain inspection in Oxford and they use modern technology to find out exactly what is going wrong down there. However, there are a number of things that you might be able to try to deal with the issues yourself before you call them out.
- The trusty wire coat hanger should be your first port of call, and what you need to do is to straighten it out as much as you can, and then make a hook on one end. Push that down into the drain and then start fishing.
- Household items like baking soda and vinegar mixed together, and then pouring directly down the drain, starts a fizzing action that helps to unclog sinks, baths and showers.
- If you have a vacuum cleaner that can suck both wet and dry, then this is perfect for trying to clear out your drains. Create a seal with your hand and then switch on the vacuum cleaner.
These are just preliminary things that you can do, but if your drains still remain blocked, then you really do need to call out the professionals.