Category: Plumbing

Clearing Blockages with Plumbing Enzymes

  • By Householders Guide
  • 20th April, 2011
Plumbing Enzymes

One of the biggest annoyances every homeowner has to deal with is drain blockages.

Either you are faced with a blocked shower drain, which can test anyone's patience, or you are faced with the dreaded toilet blockage, which is not only embarrassing when you have guests, but can be a very difficult task to unblock if you do not have the right tools. In fact, having the right tools is essential for unblocking any drain in your home, and this is where it can be a big challenge, unless of course you use plumbing enzymes.

Whilst those 'rubber suckers' might do a decent job in unblocking a very light blockage in your toilet, you will find it becomes impossible if the situation is more serious. In fact, using one of these tools can actually make the situation worse, as it simply pushes the huge blockage further down the drain, thus only changing the position where the drain was blocked in the first place.

Another approach would be to use harsh chemicals. Unfortunately, whilst these chemicals might be effective at unblocking your drains, they also have a bad reputation of leaving you with seriously corroded drainpipes, thus causing more problems in the near future. By using plumbing enzymes, it is possible to avoid any of these potentially damaging scenarios, yet at the same time being quite effective at preventing many minor drainage problems.

Another benefit of using plumbing enzymes in your drains is to help protect your pipes by forming a coat around them. This in turn helps to remove a lot of the grease and bacteria that accumulates over time. In fact, many drainage problems occur because of the slow buildup of bacteria and grease, as this in turn makes it difficult for any small particles to pass through the drainpipes easily. Instead, many these particles will begin to clog in certain areas of the drainage system, thus causing minor to serious drainage problems in the future.

In order to get the best effect from plumbing enzymes, it is crucial that these enzymes are poured into every drain in your household, as this will ensure that the whole drainage system undergoes the same treatment. This is important, because what many people do not realize is that these pipes are interconnected, so by taking care of the whole drainage system, you are ensuring that there is a lesser chance of drain blockages from occurring.

Whilst plumbing enzymes can be very effective, if you find that you have a serious drainage problem, then it is highly advised that you let a professional plumber take a look at the problem. This will ensure that you do not worsen the situation, or at least waste money thinking that something might work and then only to find out too late that it doesn't. There are times where a professional might decide to use microbes instead of enzymes, as they are also known to be very effective at dealing with serious drainage problems.

Whatever the case may be, first try using plumbing enzymes in order to unblock your drain. If at this point it does not work, do not hesitate to get professional help straightaway. By taking this approach, you will save yourself a lot of frustration and money.

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