Blocked Hand Basin



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Hand Basin


There are several reasons a block drain may occur. All drains are designed to carry water, and water only. Other material flowing into the drain will often lead to a blockage.


Hair and sludge from soap, shampoo, body fats combined are a common cause of blockages in hand basins.  This can be simply removed with machine.


Solid materials like cotton buds, hair clips, makeup brushes, etc, falling down the plug hole can be more difficult to remove. 


Tree roots require an entry point into the drain. Ground movement and/or, roots putting pressure on the pipe until it cracks, or a pipe joint which was not sealed completely upon installation is very common. A cracked connection from the waste pipe to the large drain pipe is often a point where tree roots enter the drain, or tree roots can blocked the main drainage pipe outside, not allowing the water to empty from the sink. The only permanent remedy is to seal the roots entry point. In some cases will require a section of the pipe to be replaced.

Caution.  In older properties which still have the original galvanized steel waste pipes in which the pipe is corroding on the inside. As the rust expands inside the pipe, the inside pipe diameter becomes much smaller and the rough rusty surface allows for material flowing down the sink to become caught. These older pipes can be a continual source of problems. Never use a caustic soda or drain-o products on properties with metal drains. It will speed up the rusting process, leading to more blockages and the need to replace them much sooner due to the pipe rusting through completely.


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