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  • Rooter Service
  • Bathroom Drains
  • Kitchen Drains
  • Hydro Jetting
  • Clogged Drains
  • Basement Drains
  • Drain Camera Inspection

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Plumbing Repair And Maintenance

Your plumbing system is often the hardest working part of your home. After months or years of clearing away dirt, grease and food scraps, your drains and pipes could be in need of some repair and maintenance. Drain Clear provides a complete range of preventative plumbing care services designed to stop a plumbing emergency before it even happens. Our plumbers are experts in solving all plumbing problems, but it's always easier and cheaper to prevent a disaster than try to fix it once it’s happened. That’s why we recommend our customers practice regular DIY plumbing maintenance as regularly as possible.

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What Is Good Plumbing Maintenance?

Effective plumbing maintenance simply involves a few easy steps to ensure your plumbing is performing optimally for as long as possible before you need to call in a professional plumber. Drain Clear suggests the following to maximise your plumbing health:

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Clean drains naturally

Use a 1:1 mixture of vinegar and baking soda to give your drains a pipes and natural clean. This mixture avoids the harsh chemicals that are in commercial drain cleaners, which is better for your pipes and the environment.

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Be proactive

As soon as you notice your drains beginning to slow down, be proactive and try to break up the clog yourself. The above mixture can help clear the blockage, or check out our DIY tips on unclogging drains here.

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Winterize properly

Ensuring your holiday home is prepared for the long winter months is essential plumbing maintenance. Making sure there is no water in your pipes and your water heater is working properly are key to avoiding expensive surprises when you return in the spring.

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Regular rooter service

Whilst this is not technically a DIY solution, having a regular professional rooter service is an excellent addition to any plumbing repair and maintenance plan. This will guarantee your pipes are clean and clear to avoid any unexpected plumbing emergencies.

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Constant dripping in toilets

Another easily identifiable sign that your drains might need clearing is your toilet running non-stop. This could be a sign that your overflow pipe is starting to suffer.

Regular rooter service

Whilst this is not technically a DIY solution, having a regular professional rooter service is an excellent addition to any plumbing repair and maintenance plan. This will guarantee your pipes are clean and clear to avoid any unexpected plumbing emergencies.

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What Should I Avoid?

There are plenty of things that homeowners can do to keep their plumbing system healthy, but there are also many things that should be avoided. These are some of the worst things you can do to your plumbing if you want to maintain good plumbing health.

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Using harsh chemical cleaners

Many commercial drain cleaners make clearing drains relatively quick and easy. However, they are full of extremely harsh chemicals that can actually corrode your pipes and lead to a plumbing emergency. Try a more natural chemical or mechanical solution to clearing clogged pipes.

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Pouring oil down your drains

Pouring any kind of oil or grease down your drains can lead to a blockage very quickly. The liquid oil will solidify into grease as it cools down in your pipes. This will cause it to stick to the walls of the pipe and create a clog. Dispose of oil in the garbage or your local specialized oil disposal program.

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Wait until there is a plumbing emergency

The moment you begin to notice a slowly clearing drain or something strange in any of your plumbing fixtures is the moment to take action. Performing any of the DIY suggestions can help you avoid a plumbing emergency. Alternatively, call in a trusted local plumber to take care of the problem before it becomes a problem.

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Let Our Expert
Plumbers Handle It

Occasionally you might not have the time for proper plumbing repair or maintenance, or you simply do not have the knowledge. A quick call to our dedicated Drain Clear team will have a fully licensed and insured plumber on their way immediately. We specialize in all forms of plumbing repair and plumbing maintenance including rooter services, unclogging drains and cleaning pipes. We are proud of our 24/7 availability, meaning our customers always have an expert on hand when they need them. Don’t risk an expensive plumbing emergency. Contact Drain Clear to keep your plumbing healthy.

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