How Do We Clean Our Drains?

Most of us have had a clogged toilet or blocked sink at some point in our lives and it can be an incredible nuisance as well as smelling unsavoury and damaging to our homes pipework.

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You have two main options for flushing your drainage: forced air or chemicals. While both can clear your drains it is generally best to avoid either if you are unsure whether the clog is being caused by one of these. If your clog is caused by a tree root, it can often be cleared by simply cutting it out. However, if it is a solid object blocking your drain it will usually require a professional service like that provided by Wilkinson Environmental. These professionals have the equipment that is needed to clear even the most stubborn clogs from our pipes. They use CCTV Drainage Surveys to make sure all is clear.

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In most cases a simple drain cleaning session using the plunger might suffice. However, if your problem is more serious or has become more advanced you may need to try other drain cleaning products such as a commercial drain cleaner, or the even the more popular Erythromycin or Benzalkonium Peroxide cleaning agent. These can help to loosen clogs, or even prevent them from forming in the first place. They work because they attack the roots of the clog inside the pipe. Once the roots are destroyed they can’t form again.

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