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Drain Blockage

Drain rods are the first thing you need to purchase if you have a drain blockage. Before you call a professional to do the job for you, it is always a good idea to try and solve the problem yourself. This is because it is often a lot easier than most people realise. With that being said, read on to discover some top tips on unblocking drains.

First and foremost, when inserting the drainage rods and the rubber disk, it is important to do so slowly. However, when you remove them, you should quickly pull them out, as this is the action that will start the drains flowing. So, remember, slowly insert the rods; and then quickly remove. Another tip is to make sure you don’t simply give up after the first attempt. Unblocking a drain can often be a little bit of trial and error – this is not only true for homeowners attempting a DIY job, but it can be the case for professionals too. Therefore, stick at it for a while until you are certain all hope is lost. In most cases, it is simply a case of adding more drain rods to create more length, and this should do the trick. Aside from this, it is important to be mindful of health and safety at all times. When removing the manhole and occupying this area, you are responsible for it. It is up to you to make sure that someone does not come too close or get injured by falling down the hole.

At Bailey Supplies, we stock and sell a range of quality drain cleaning rods and accessories for professional and DIY users at competitive, affordable prices.  Bailey products, particularly Bailey Blue rods®, have an unsurpassed reputation for quality, durability and strength worldwide. They are consistently well reviewed by users and supplying them has enabled us to meet our targets of high customer satisfaction and repeat and referral business.

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