An air lock in plumbing refers to a situation where pockets of air become trapped in a section of a pipe, thereby restricting water flow. It normally occurs at the highest section of a pipe. An air lock in your waste pipe can prevent wastewater from draining away, resulting in slow drains and incomplete toilet flushes. You may be able to resolve an air lock problem with some simple DIY fixes, but there are situations where you’ll have to call a professional plumber to help you.
In this article, we will look at the common causes of an air lock in pipes, the symptoms of an air lock, and what you can do to fix the problem.
Following these steps should completely discharge any air in your pipes and allow wastewater to drain freely. If the problem persists after you’ve followed the steps outlined above, do not hesitate to call in a trusted plumber to help you resolve the problem. A plumber will come in with advanced tools and equipment, including video inspection camera and accurately diagnose the problem.
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