Why you shouldn’t try to fix your own clogged drains - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views
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Fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY expert? Happy to get your hands dirty? When it comes to clogged drains, we recommend you leave it to the professionals. Sometimes fixing blocked drains yourself can result in damage much greater than just the blockage.

Why do drains get clogged?
Most of the time a blocked drain is caused by a build-up of waste materials. Often these waste materials combine together to form a glutinous mass. Hair on its own is not too bad, but mix hair with shampoo and conditioner and you have a fibrous and adhesive substance that will block drains with ease

Dangers of DIY plumbing “tools”
Sticking long, sharp objects into drains does not clear blockages. It may instead result in gouging the pipes, stabbing holes through pipes or more; but you can be sure that it does result in the latter, not the former.

Dangers of drain cleaner
By repeatedly pouring drain cleaner down your drain, you could end up with damaged pipes. The chemicals in a drain cleaner are customarily accompanied by corrosive and harmful warnings on the bottle for good reason. Now, imagine all those chemicals pooling around the blockage in your pipes and the damage it will do and you’ll agree that it isn’t worth the risk. The corrosivity can even result in a collapse of the system which, believe us, is extremely messy and disruptive; not to mention the damage it’ll do to your pocket.

Time to bring out the big guns
Time to bring out the big guns…or big jetter in our case. Fallon’s professional drain cleaners will be able to use an exploratory camera to find the blockage, clear it precisely with the electric eel or water jetter and use CCTV to ensure the drains are unblocked after.