Blocked Drains Melbourne
Let Watermaster Plumbing’s team of experienced plumbers handle it
Drains around all building and houses types can become clogged by a variety of debris and material. What’s blocking your drains? And what can you do to fix them?
What causes blocked drains?
Any debris that makes its way in your sink and through your drains can result in partial or full blockages. The most common causes of blocked drains include:
- Food waste that accidentally gets washed down the sink
- Fat, oil, and grease
- Tissues that are disposed of down the toilet
- Hair and soap scum in the shower
- Leaves, dirt, and other natural debris can block outdoor drains
While something as fine as hair doesn’t quite strike you as a catalyst in a blocked drain, it’s the gradual build up, where objects are latching on to each other without passing properly through the drain, that can impede water flow and eventually lead to a blockage.
In other cases, a blockage might be the result of narrow pipelines. Many older drain lines are simply too narrow and can easily become blocked at the bends.
If your drains are growing a bit long in the tooth, consider getting a drain filter to stop debris making its way into your drain.
Better yet, talk to your local plumber about getting newer, wider pipes!
Do wet wipes and baby wipes cause blocked drains?
The simple answer is YES – in fact, even those wipes marketed as “flushable” do not dissolve in water, leading to horror blockages in city pipelines.
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A blocked drain does more than just cause water to hang around in your sink. If left alone, a blockage can result in:
- Unpleasant odours
- Leaks and water damage
- Sewage backing up
- Allergy attacks (especially for asthmatics)
- Ugly water stains
- Dirty, stagnant water
An experienced drain plumber from the Watermaster team will get your drains unclogged in no time! If you’ve noticed slow drainage or are worried about sewer back up, don’t delay – give us a call and we’ll have everything flowing smoothly again in no time!
How to avoid blocked drains
Because we’re also experienced maintenance plumbers, we can offer you sound professional advice on how to avoid blocked drains in the future.
For building managers, body corporate, and other commercial clients, this can include (but is not limited to) recommendations for bathroom signage.
To get a free, no-obligation quote on the services of a drainage plumber, call us now on 1300 156 650