GOOD DRAIN-KEEPING ADVICE
One of the biggest cardinal sins in causing blockage, is pouring fat down the sink. It lines the pipe walls and, a
bit like cholesterol in human arteries, eventually leads to blocked pipes.
Bad Habits Leading To Trouble
There are several other reasons for drain blockages. Tree roots for one. Depending on the type of tree, far-flung
roots can spread downwards cracking or breaking drainage pipes. Crimes
against drainage systems involve the flushing of baby nappies down the drain as well.
Such activities may come back to haunt you in the guise of a flooded bathroom, dirty, bacteria-ridden water backing
up in the shower unit or bath. Sometimes, drain blockages can’t be helped with the regular use of cosmetics and
hair care products. They eventually cause a build-up of pipe-blocking gunk, namely loose hair and other
Kitchen sinks should always have a strainer covering the plug hole. The much used domestic sink is often a source
of poor drain-keeping practices. Small particles of food get washed straight into the drains. The food begins to
break down causing nasty smells stemming from the presence of bacteria like E-coli and Salmonella. Don’t allow this
to become a health issue. If not dealt with, flood water teeming with bacteria can lead to diarrhea, stomach pains
If you can’t manage to free your drains from the blockage or simply can’t face it, admit defeat. Reach for the
‘phone and call
24-hour emergency specialists and one of the best in plumbing repair, Brookfield, IL.
You can also find these HVAC specialists under ‘Plumbing, Cook County,
What To Do When Flooding Occurs
First sanitize the flooded section by pouring one standard cup of bleach to five gallons of water. Throw away
contaminated items including any food in the affected area. Keep
children and pets out of the room. Next, call Wayne Connell of
Plumbing service, Brookfield, IL
. He has more than twenty-two years experience in the industry and leads a professional team into battle with
blocked drains on a daily basis. What he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing when it comes to
What you’ll get is reassurance, personal service, expertise and advice. What you won’t get is ‘cut-and-come-again’ style of
workmanship. Connell’s men stay on the job until it’s done right and finished to your satisfaction. They’re
housetrained too and will leave your property just as clean as they found it.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
Connell’s can undertake regular drain inspections and maintenance to keep your system clean and flowing smoothly.
Plumbers may be a dime a dozen, but truly reliable ones are hard to find. Even if you only need advice for now,
before a blocked drainage system beats you to it!