Drain Rods UK – Steps To Unblock A Drain
Drain rods UK wide are not only purchased by plumbers and drain engineers, but they are also purchased by homeowners who want to unblock their drain themselves in order to save money. If you fall into the latter category, discover the steps you need to take after you buy drain rods.
The first step is always to locate the blockage. To do this, you are going to need to lift the manhole or drain cover that is nearest to your house. You will usually need a manhole key to do this, or another suitable tool for lifting it. You then need to see if the chamber is empty. If it is, it means the blockage is further back. If there is water under the manhole cover, it is likely that the blockage is situated in the inspection chamber or the mains sewer. Now you need to use your drain rods to clear the blockage. Begin by connecting them together. Lockfast rods are great because they are secure and they won’t fall apart in the drain. However, if you do use universal rods, it is a good idea to tighten the joints as much as possible to stop them from coming apart. Once you have done this, screw the plunger onto the end of the rod. You should then insert it into the chamber. If you cannot reach the blockage, keep adding drain rods to your end until you do. If you are not using a locking system, it is imperative that you always turn the rods clockwise. You should then push and pull the rod until you feel the blockage give way. If this is not happening, try a different attachment as opposed to a plunger.
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