When you have a blocked drain in the workplace, you will need to get it fixed as quickly as possible before it causes more damage that will be costly to repair. Depending on how bad it is, you may need an experienced plumber to fix the problem. However, if the blockage is not too bad, you can try fixing the problem yourself. You can do various things that can clear a blocked drain, but how well they work will depend on what is causing the blockage. Below are some tips to help you clear your drains and remove any blockages without using a plumber, but you may still want to call one just in case.
Try Using Some Hot Water
If the blockage in your drains is not too big, you may be able to use hot water to try and clear it to get things working again. Start boiling water in a pan or a kettle and pour this down the drain repeatedly to try and clear the blockage. Hopefully, the hot water will break up the blockage so your drains can drain correctly, but if not, there are other things you can do.
Try Using A Drain Snake
You sometimes find that a blockage requires a bit of coaxing to come unstuck and using a drain snake can help do this. A drain snake is a flexible tool that can get around corners and work loose any blockages in the drains and pipes. However, you do need to be careful as you can damage your drains if you are not careful, and if you are still having problems clearing your drains, you may want to consider an industrial drain cleaner.
Use Industrial Drain Cleaning Products
You can also consider getting some industrial drain cleaning products to help you clear the blockage, so your drains are working correctly. These can use powerful chemicals, and you will need to follow the instructions precisely to ensure everyone is safe. These chemicals can often burn through whatever is blocking the drain and help flush everything away and prevent the pipes from getting blocked again. However, if you have a particularly stubborn blockage, even these powerful chemicals may not clear it, so you may need to consider using the services of a reputable plumber.
Finding A Reputable Plumber
If you have tried to clear your drains and have not had any success, you will want to find a reputable plumbing company that can do the job for you. One of the first things a plumber will do is inspect the blockage, and they can do this using a CCTV camera. They can ensure no problems with the drains that are causing blockages to form, and they also have the tools to clear the blockage easily and get things working correctly again.
With a bit of luck, you can get your drains cleared without too much trouble, and if you use a plumber, they can also give you an idea of the state of your drains and if they need any special care. You may want to have regular inspections of your drains to ensure no problems, and you do not have to deal with blocked drains in the workplace again.