Blocked Drains

Blocked Drains – What you Need to Know

Whose responsibility is it to attend to a blocked drain? If the drain is on your property then it’s obviously your problem to unblock the drain. Plumbers Perth advise that if you are renting then best you check with your real estate agent to find out who is responsible for plumbing issues like this.

In some instances, it might be the council’s responsibility. If you are not sure, you can either visit the council website or give them a quick call.

Unblocking Drains

There are many ways to unblock a clogged drain. Some are relatively easy, others not so easy. Here are a few things you can do before you call a plumber.

Baking Soda (or Bicarb Soda) and Vinegar

It’s an old way to do it but works often enough to head the list. Most households carry these items and they are environmentally friendly – more so that caustic type chemicals.

Here’s a few mixtures and methods you can try. Half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar, mix, then toss it down the sink quickly. The other way to use this combo is to wait for the sink to dry a bit, then put the baking soda into the sink and pour the vinegar in. Leave it overnight or for a few hours, then clean it all out with some boiling water from the kettle.