Drainage choke have become a common occurrence in 7 out of every ten households. This typically happens to homes which are populated. There are lots of materials that have been invented to help people deal with this.
What equipment can you use?
One of which is the plumbing snake. It resembles a snake because basically, it is a flexible metal tube that is long; hence the name. It can be purchased in almost every hardware depot around your neighbourhood. Aside from the traditional plumbing snake, there is also a variant of it that can be used together with the drill that makes the task to be done more easily.
Should i push or pull?
Most of the time, users would push the item causing the choke. However, it would be better if you would pull back instead so that you will prevent the likelihood that the choking will happen again. When you pull back, you can take the item causing the problem out. However, in order to pull back, it is only possible if
- the choke is located in a shallow area near the entrance
- you remove it by hand.
In most cases, the choke clearing method is to use the push method, which is to push the choke down to the main drainage pipe which in theory should be of a larger dimension so as to allow smooth flow of water to resume.
Other methods involving chemical:
There are several off the shelves chemical by popular brands such as Mr Muscle. Beside that you can try home made choke clearing remedy to help solve your choke. If all of the above does not work, it might be best to engage a Singapore plumber to help with your choke.