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, it’s your problem to unblock it. Plumbers advise that if you are renting, you should 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 unsure, you can 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 it works often enough to head the list. Most households carry these items, which are environmentally friendly – more so than caustic-type chemicals.

Here are a few mixtures and methods you can try. Mix half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar, then toss it down the sink quickly. The other way to use this combo is to wait for the sink to dry, then pour the baking soda and vinegar into the sink. Leave it overnight or for a few hours, then clean it with boiling water from the kettle.