Dealing With Blockages In Your Home

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When it comes to DIY skills to save your money, more people are turning to DIY tutorials online to help them reduce the need to call contractors to fix issues. For many minor repairs and problems around the house, knowing how to fix them yourself can save you time and money and expanding your skillset is never going to be wrong. But knowing your capabilities should always be at the forefront of your mind.

This goes for internal and external issues. Cleaning drains and making sure your water pipes are in good condition all fall under tasks home owners carry out. Your local water board is only responsible for damage to pipework, drains, and sewage systems outside your property boundary or shared with any neighbours.

If an issue arises and the problem is on your property and connected to your home, you will be liable for any call out charges.

Did you know that baby wipes caused 41% of sewer blockages, and cleaning wipes caused 93% (Statista)? Keeping your drains and sewers clear can really be as simple as knowing what you should and should not flush down the toilet or pour down the drain.

But how do you know how to best tackle a job concerning your drains and what to do for the best?

Expert help and guidance are always recommended, especially for internal and external plumbing jobs. Plumbing call-outs come top of the list for professionals who need to rectify poor DIY attempts. Ezy-Plumb Emergency Plumbers created this infographic to help homeowners deal with one of the most common issues facing domestic properties, unblocking drains.

Infographic created by Ezy-Plumb Emergency Plumbers

Got Something To Add?

We’ve had issues with blocked drains and utilise the knowledge of online guides and friends of ours who are plumbers to help. It’s certainly something to keep on top off as best you can.

If you’ve got something to add, please let us know in the comments section below.

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Helen, Nial, Lewis and Mason


Welcome to Pikalily, an award-winning food, travel and lifestyle blog. We are Nial and Helen, a happily married couple from Northern Ireland, who share a passion for food and travel among many things. We became parents to our beautiful boy Lewis in 2017. Follow our adventures through the blog.

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