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Clearing a Blocked Shower Drain

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Clearing a Blocked Shower Drain

Blocked shower drains are quite common.  The usual culprit is a build-up of hair.  When mixed with soap scum, it gradually begins to congeal and stick in the pipes, causing a blockage.  The first indication is when water drains away slower, until finally it stops draining all together and instead sits on the floor.

These blockages can be plunged away, and you can always try clearing the blockage yourself.  Items such as ‘Draino’ can be bought to get rid of the problem.  But sometimes blocked shower drains take a bit more effort and professional help to clear (especially if the grate doesn’t come away easily from the floor).  In some instances a plumber may need to use acid to help clear the problem.  After plunging, the plumber will pour drain acid down the drain and let it sit for a while.  The acid eats away at the remaining hair and soap scum caught in the pipes, clearing away the last of the blockage.  Once it’s been left to sit for a while, the acid is washed away, to clear the last of the mess for you.

Remember to always advise the plumber if you have applied drain cleaning products for his personal safety.

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Dr. DRiP Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable maintenance plumbing companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Dr. DRiP’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.

Owned and operated by Andrew Smith, Dr. DRiP offers a complete 24 hour 7 day a week service. We have 8 mobile work vehicles ready for immediate response. Each vehicle carries a comprehensive range of the latest technology and inventory to ensure most jobs can be completed on the spot, which is a great cost savings for our customers.

Dr. DRiP has built and maintains a loyal customer base, which includes domestic, commercial, real estate, strata, government and corporate companies. We initially became established throughout the Northern Beaches in Sydney and quickly built a strong reputation based on our high level of service, commitment to our customers and our professional expertise. We have since grown into a well-recognised and ethical plumbing company that services the entire Sydney region.

On time, every time is our passion and driving force behind our business. But it’s not the only thing that makes us different. Dr. DRiP has one of the strongest code of ethics and staff training systems in the business of plumbing.

Our employees are extremely valued and highly trained. All employees undertake a full security and background check before starting and undergo an intensive training schedule prior to starting work at Dr. DRiP. We recognise that our professional plumbers are the face of our company and therefore take immense responsibility on how they represent us.

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