Expert Solutions for Unclogging Your Blocked Bath Drain!
Are you experiencing a blocked bath drain? If you are dealing with a blocked bath drain in Sydney’s Northern Beaches or North Shore, Eze-Flow Plumbing is here to help. We understand how frustrating and inconvenient a blocked bath can be, and we offer emergency plumbing services and 24/7 same-day repairs to get your bath unblocked as quickly as possible. With our deep understanding of drains and extensive experience, our team is well-equipped to diagnose and fix your blocked bath drain, as well as any larger issues that may be causing damage to your home. Don’t let a blocked bath drain go unchecked – contact us today for fast and reliable service.
Signs of a Blocked Bath Drain: How to Know When You Need a Plumber
As a bath is not used as often as a shower it may take longer to notice the signs that it’s drain is starting to become blocked. However, you will save you time and money, by getting your bath’s blocked drain fixed before it become a major problem.
1. Slow Drainage
One of the main signs that your bath’s drain is becoming blocked is there is a puddle of water lying at the bottom of the tub. This puddle doesn’t drain away quickly when you lift up the plug. Importantly, the puddle indicates there is a blockage that is preventing the water from draining away.
3. Water Not Draining in Cyclone Effect
Gurgling is quite normal in a bath as it drains away. This is because s a lot of water is being drained away in a very small pipe. However, if the water is not spiraling down the drain pipe (cyclone effect) then that would indicate a blockage, close to a full blockage. The cyclone indicates a clear flowing drain.
2. Bad Odour Coming From The Bath
Often a bad odour is a sign there is something causing a blockage in your bath drain. This is caused by waste build up of muck, hair or slime. This not causes a partial blockage but a bad odour as well. This type of blockage often attracts drain flies.
If there is a blocked drain in your home, it means that water needs to go somewhere. It is common when there is a blockage for water to resurface in places like the bath and shower. This is because the drains are usually the closest to the ground.
As a result, if you run your dishwasher, washing machine or even just run a tap and you notice that water is resurfacing in your bath or shower you most likely have a blocked drain.
Top Causes of Blocked Bath Drains: Hair, Gunk, and Soap Scum
Blocked bath drains are a common household problem that can cause inconvenience and frustration. The most typical causes of blocked bath drains are the buildup of hair, gunk, and soap scum. Hair, in particular, is a significant culprit as it can easily get caught in the strainer cover or further down the pipe, gradually accumulating and obstructing the drain.
In addition to hair, traditional soap bars are also known to cause blocked bath drains. These soaps are typically made with grease or fat, which can accumulate in the drain over time and cause clogs.
To avoid blocked bath drains, it’s important to regularly clean the strainer cover and remove any hair or gunk buildup. Additionally, using liquid soap instead of traditional soap bars can help prevent the accumulation of grease or fat in the drain.
Don’t let blocked bath drains cause you unnecessary stress. Take preventive measures to keep your drains clean and flowing smoothly.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Blocked Bath Drains
Can I use chemical drain cleaners to clear a blocked bath drain?
While chemical drain cleaners may seem like an easy and convenient solution for clearing a blocked bath drain, they can actually do more harm than good. These cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can damage your pipes and cause corrosion over time. Additionally, they may not be effective at removing all types of clogs, such as those caused by hair or gunk. Instead, we recommend using a plunger or seeking professional plumbing services to clear your blocked bath drain.
Can natural bath salts and bath bombs cause my bath drain to block?
Yes, natural bath salts and bath bombs often contain botanicals and organic matter which can potentially cause your bath drain to become blocked. While these products can be a luxurious addition to your bath, they can leave behind residue and debris that can accumulate in your pipes over time. To prevent this from happening, we recommend that you use a fine mesh strainer or scoop to skim the water before draining your bath. This will help catch any petals, peels, or other organic debris that could potentially cause a blockage.
Resolving Blocked Bath Drains with Eze-Flow: How It Works
We use various techniques and equipment to fix blocked drains, including bath drains. In fact, we have extensive experience in fixing blocked drains – especially for Sydney’s North Shore and Northern Beaches.
STEP ONE - Locate Blockage
The first step in fixing a blocked bath drain is finding where the blockage is.
STEP TWO - Clear Blockage
Once the blockage has been identified and located, we then decide on the best equipment to clear the bath drain. For example if the blockage is near the drain cover we would usually start with a plunger. This may be enough to clear the drain. If this does not work we could then use an electric air snake. We also have the option of doing a chemical drain clean. However, we need to first assess the condition of the pipes as well as the age of the building before we decide to do this..
For more complicated blocked bath drains we may have to remove the bath or find access from underneath to remove the drain.