The holidays are here and you simply can’t afford to have plumbing issues at home. However, due to all the activities and the number of people at home (with the kids off from school, and family and friends over for the holidays), water mains problems and blocked drains — Melbourne plumbers say — are often hard to avoid.
Fortunately, for all of these, emergency plumbing service providers are ready to perform solutions so that your home’s proper working order can be restored instantly.
Every drain will suffer from blockage problems. Whether it’s commercial or domestic, the drains in your property could become inefficient due to build-up on the inside of pipes. And because your drains and pipes stay hidden (unlike taps), you might only pay attention to how they work once they start to present problems.
How the Blockage Begins
The blockage begins in the pipes. Over the course of its lifetime, your pipes could get a build up of commercial or domestic waste. These include food waste, silt, hair, broken soap, and the like. Other substances that can get into pipes are leaves and litter. When these things are left in the pipes, they will cause blocked drains. Melbourne property owners like you will start to notice inefficiencies with your kitchen or bathroom drains.
The water might not flow through the drain fast enough or it might not flow through it all. The pipes then start to fill up with water, backing up to its source, and eventually, lead to flooding. Depending on what you’re using, your toilet bowl could flood. Your washing machine could flood. Your bathtub could flood, and so could your kitchen sink.
Slow drains will indicate that you need to get your plumbing inspected by licensed plumbers in Melbourne. It’s a sign you should not ignore because after slow drains come the flooding. Flooded bathrooms, basements, and kitchens are not only inconvenient, they also cause water damage.
Water damage can impact the structural integrity of your property. It could also impact your electrical wiring, which will present a new set of hazards. At best, water damage could destroy your electrical appliances to a degree that you would have to buy new ones.
In addition to the inconvenience and potentially new expenses, blocked drains could also affect your health and safety.
The water backing up in a blocked drain is dirty. It is dirtier than the water thrown away from the bathroom or the kitchen because it has been remaining in the pipe, turning into a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. And where harmful bacteria breed, infection follows suit.
When you begin to notice slow drains or find leaks in certain areas of your property, call your Blue Diamond Plumbing. Licensed plumbers will use advanced tools to electronically determine the location of the block. This eliminates guessing and allows plumbers to efficiently fix the problem with the right solutions.