Understanding how your drain or water pipes have become blocked is a good way to prevent it happening in the future. We have provided you with a list of the most common reasons below.
While prevention is always the best cure, that doesn't help in an emergency. We are always available to assist with blocked pipes and drains in an emergency.
One of the most common causes of blocked drains is a build up of hair. It's a good idea to remove hair from the shower or sink waste frequently especially if you have someone with long hair in your household.
Tree and shrub roots in our New South Wales environment will head straight for your drains and find an entrance if they can. Leaves in your guttering are a big problem and you should clean guttering regularly or install gutter guards. Maintaining these outdoor threats are a good preventive measure.
Kitchen grease and fat washed down the sink will cause build up on the inside of your drains, which hair and other debris will stick to. Eventually nothing will get through and clearing it can be quite a challenge.
Disposable toiletries such as nappies, wet wipes and other sanitary products are a big culprit when it comes to blocking pipes and sewers. We have even found children's toys and soap blocking drains and pipes. If you would rather avoid the cost of having your drains un-blocked, we suggest you ensure these products are properly disposed of.
Flooding water is more likely to affect downpipes and guttering, but is also an indication when drains are not flowing as they should.
Is your water not gushing normally as it should? Low water pressure may indicate a build up of mineral deposits in your shower head or taps. We can ensure your household pressure is returned to normal by checking and cleaning all your fittings and pipes.
We often see DIY disasters where incorrect water flow or fractured pipes cause problems which can sometimes prove costly to repair. It is always best to have a plumber install your pipes, and certainly best to call us to repair any problems you might be experiencing.