What Are The Root Cause Of Blocked Drains?
It is common for us to blame our Blocked Drains Doncaster on food scraps, grease and other items that are commonly found clogging up drains. However, the real culprit is baby wipes!
Baby wipes are quite possibly the most misunderstood and underestimated contributor to blocked drains. Baby wipes are made of paper, which is not biodegradable. When flushed down toilets or sewers, they can cause major issues in the system as they clog up the pipes and blockages. You may have noticed this happening at a public toilet when you’ve had to use a baby wipe because no toilet paper was available! In addition, it takes years for them to break down once flushed away so it’s important that you dispose of them responsibly into your bin where they can be recycled into other products such as stationery or even furniture!
If you want to avoid these issues with your own plumbing system then make sure that every time you use one of these baby wipes; instead of throwing it in the bin straightaway after use; flush it down an open drain – preferably one with some water already flowing through already like those found under kitchen sinks rather than ones near bathtubs/ showers (which often contain more standing water).
The most common cause of blockages is sanitary items, such as tampons and pads. These products are not biodegradable and can easily get tangled up in the pipes and cause a blockage. Tampons should be placed in bins or toilets during their use, while pads can be flushed down the toilet (they will disintegrate) or disposed of in a bin. Other non-biodegradable products include wet wipes, cotton wool balls and nappies.
Grease is a byproduct of cooking, and it’s the single most common cause of blocked drains. It can be animal or vegetable fat, but it’s still grease. This byproduct can build up in your plumbing, which can lead to a clog. Grease will flow down your drain at first—but as it builds up and hardens over time, it can become stuck on the sides of your pipes and then get pushed back into the pipe like an avalanche (or something).
Food scraps are one of the most common causes of Blocked Drains Doncaster. Food scraps contain grease and oil, which can solidify in your pipes, causing them to clog. Food also contains bacteria, which can cause sewerage to back up into your home if it gets into the drain system via a clogged sink or shower.
Hope you found the above blog useful to understand the root cause of the blocked drains. Comment below your ideas and suggestions in the comment section.