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The Right Procedure Of Unblocking A Drain

July 18th, 2012 by

The process of unblocking drains has been made easy with Emergency plumber. They are the best because of their competent technicians and plumbers. They also boast of a vast experience for many years. If you want to unblock external drains that are not in the house, you need good steps in order to get accurate results. Firstly, you need to lift the drain inspection in order to establish if the chamber is full of water. It is also vital to level up the cover edge using a spade or any other tool you may find helpful. If you establish that the chamber is empty, the blockage could be coming from a different place such as the soil pipe. It could also be from the pipe work or near the main sewer. You need to proceed with the checking until you have fully isolated the problem area.

The next thing you would want to do is to insert the drain rods. They should be screwed together with the plunger and pushed into the pipes. This should be done persistently towards the blockage. It is advisable to rotate the road in a clockwise manner. This will make it easier to push the rods. If you opt to twist anticlockwise, you may end up unscrewing the rod connectors.

Proceed to dislodge the blockage by adding extra sections of drain rod. This should be done persistently until you begin to experience resistance in the pipe. The plunger should be moved back and forth if you want to dislodge the blockage completely. As usual, it is advisable to seek professional plumbing services if you are not sure of the procedure.

 

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