Effective Ways To Prevent And Treat Blocked Drains

by Dave A. OZ Professional Writer

Blocked drains are one of the most common plumbing issues, and they can be a real pain to deal with.

 Luckily, there are effective preventive measures you can take that will help keep your drains clear and working properly. In this post, we'll discuss how to identify a blocked drains hoppers crossing what causes them in the first place, and how to fix them when they arise.

Identifying a blocked drain

Identifying a blocked drain is often easier than you might think. Check your sink, bathtub, and toilet for any of the following signs:

  • Your drains are taking longer than usual to drain.
  • You hear gurgling noises coming from the drains when they shouldn't be there (for example, in the kitchen or bathroom).
  • You see standing water in one or more of your drains (for example, in your sink).

Preventing a blocked drain

The first step to keeping your drains unblocked is to keep them clean. Here are some ways you can do so:

  • Use a strainer. One simple way to prevent clogs is by using a strainer over the sink when you're washing dishes or doing laundry. This will catch hair, food waste and other debris before it flows into your pipes where it can cause blockages.
  • Use a plunger. Another option for clearing out clogs is to use an old-fashioned plunger or toilet auger (a long pipe with an attachment on one end that fits over the drain). Both work well for clearing out minor clogs and are perfect if you don't have any chemical drain cleaners on hand

What to do if you have a blocked drain

If you are not able to clear the drain yourself, call a plumber. They can help you with your blocked drain.

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If you want to try a chemical drain cleaner:

  • Read the label carefully in order to avoid any potential harm to yourself or others.
  • Wear protective eyewear and gloves if necessary.
  • To avoid inhaling fumes, place the drain cleaner in a bucket and put a towel over it before pouring into the pipe that needs unclogged. Fumes may be harmful if breathed directly into your lungs or eyes; do not pour directly down toilets as they could cause damage to internal plumbing components!

Once you have poured enough liquid down there to cover all surfaces of whatever's blocking it up (and let it sit for just five minutes), then flush everything out with water again as quickly as possible—but don't use too much force lest you crack open pipes themselves!

If this doesn't work, try a different drain cleaner or contact a professional plumber.


When it comes to drains, one of the most effective ways to ensure that you don’t have a blocked drains hoppers crossing  is by regularly cleaning the pipes that lead from your sink or bathtub. You can prevent clogs by using a liquid drain cleaner once a month and clearing out any excess hair or debris after each shower. 

If you find yourself dealing with a clogged drain on a regular basis, consider hiring professionals who specialise in clearing blocked drains instead of attempting this DIY project yourself!


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