Common Plumbing blockages

 Common Plumbing blockages

Plumbing Common blockages  can be a problem  that  goes unnoticed  for a period of time until it gets so bad that there is no longer any movement at all.  After having a bath  our a shower and the water released takes long than usual to drain away this is caused by a gradual build up of particles  restricting the flow through the waist pipe.

The best way try to eliminate this problem from occurring is not to allowing large particles to be washed away down the plug hole.  A build up of hair trapped beneath the plug hole  is often the cause of blockages in baths and showers. This will increase the possibility of other particles  building up and making the blockage  even worse.

Soap is another common cause  of plumbing Common blockage, large partials  that have not dissolved and are trapped in the pipe work beneath  the bath creating a build up of waist water which is unable to flow freely due to the blockage. Some blockages of this type can easily be removed by creating a vacuum using a plunger forcing pressure to the affected area and removing the blockage. If this approach is unsuccessful it may require the removal  of the bath or shower trap in order to inspect and possibly remove any foreign objects trapped which may be causing the blockage.

Another Common plumbing blockage problem that is often found would be the  toilet.Toilets can be a lot more serious than one in a  bath or a shower, there are other problems that stem from blockages in toilets that makes this types of problem more urgent.  The pipe work for a bath or shower is considerably smaller than that of a toilet, so what ever may be the cause of the  blockage  would have to be a much larger object. Common Plumbing blockages in toilets are often due to trying to flush materials down the toilet which it was not designed for, or over loading the system and creating a blockage. The best way of dealing with this type of problem, is not to repeat flushing if water level is rising, this may create over flow leading to all types of other problems.  Toilet blockages may be best left to a professorial who is equip t to deal with any hygiene issue that may occur due to  the blockage which may require special equipment to restore the flow to the system.

Common Plumbing blockages in sinks are very similar to baths and showers the only difference being materials which cause the blockages. The trap beneath the sink can sometime become blocked and may require  removal in order to inspect and possibly remove any foreign  objects trapped, which is usually food related. Prevention, some sinks can be fitted with a strainer which fits into the plug hole trapping objects which would of other wise gone down the sink.

There are various produces on the market that can assist in removing blockages, some of these liquids may contain corrosives such as caustic soda. Its is always best to thoroughly read the product instructions before using any bath plughole unblocks to ensure suitability for the job.