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Blocked Drains Inner West
Blocked drains are a common household problem, preventing waste and water to flow away from our property.
If you notice you have slow draining sinks or drains, or water is beginning to flow backwards in your system, call Plumbwell Plumbing immediately.
While a blocked drain might not seem like a big issue, it can soon cause fairly major problems to the structure of your property and become a health hazard.
If you have a blocked drain call Plumbwell Plumbing to keep both your property and occupants safe. We’ll get things sorted right away, locating the blockage and clearing it before it becomes a bigger fix.
Why Choose Plumbwell Plumbing To Service Your Blocked Drain
As blocked drain plumbers based in Inner West, we believe in serving our community with integrity and professionalism. This means you can expect a high level of service, with fair prices and honest advice. We take pride in serving others in Sydney and this shines through in our work and customer service.
What Could Be Causing Your Blocked Drain in Sydney
You’ll know you’ve got a blocked drain if water drains slowly or refuses to drain down a sink, toilet, or plug hole. If you’ve noticed water rising above your feet in the shower, for instance, you’ve got a blockage and should call Plumbwell Plumbing ASAP. Knowing what causes such a blocked drain can help prevent it from happening.
As plumbing experts, Plumbwell Plumbing has seen it all when it comes to blocked drains. The most common causes of a blocked drain are the following, however.
Children’s toys, mobile phones, jewellery, keys, and other household objects can easily find their way into our drainage system. Often these items fall into the toilet without notice or are put in by children, fascinated by water and the flushing mechanism.
These objects may escape the toilet or sink’s immediate catch, but they get stuck in narrower parts of the pipework or other debris. These then prevent water to flow correctly, causing a slow drain or even a complete blockage.
Face wipes, cleaning wipes, and baby wipes are all unsuitable for disposal in the toilet. These are typically made of plastics and cotton materials. While these may resemble toilet paper in a superficial way, they do not disintegrate in the same way and get stuck within the drainage system.
Despite toilet paper being a flushable substance, it can cause problems too. If your system already has a partial blockage or too much toilet paper is flushed at once, problems can occur. Toilet paper blockages can often resolve themselves. If there’s a pre-existing blockage, however, the paper may have nowhere to escape to, complicating matters and necessitating professional attention.
Hair is one of the trickiest blockages to resolve. As we shower, hair from our heads and bodies flows into the drainage system. This gets caught on debris in the pipework, matting together and can cause a total blockage if enough is allowed to enter. When combined with soap and hair conditioner, hair blockages can cause very slow draining and eventually a backflow of water.
Use of a hair trap in the plug hole is recommended but call Plumbwell Plumbing if you believe hair is stuck in your drain.
Outdoor drainage pipes can often suffer from tree root intrusions. Small cracks in the surface of the pipework are all it takes for small tree root tendrils to enter, using the water supply to grow thicker and stronger. This further damages the pipes and can cause slow draining, total blockages, and even pipe collapses.
As tree root problems are often deep within a household’s drainage system, diagnosis requires expert knowledge and equipment and is a service Plumbwell Plumbing can provide.
Ground disruption, weather, and accidental damage can often lead to broken pipes within our homes and outside, underground. A broken or collapsed pipe section will cause slow draining and water to backflow. In some cases, however, you may notice swelling in a lawn as water escapes into the ground.
This sort of problem requires expert attention, call Plumbwell Plumbing if you believe you have a broken pipe in your drainage system and we’ll fix things swiftly.
Tell Tale Signs of a Blocked Drain
The Professional Approach to Blocked Drains
How to Prevent a Blocked Drain
Drain strainers stop food, hair, leaves and other debris from falling down into our drainage systems. These come in different shapes and sizes for different types of plugs and drains. A bathroom drain strainer, for instance, will likely be circular and feature smaller holes to prevent hair from falling into the drain.
A storm drain strainer, however, will cover the drain in a way that only allows water to escape into the system.
Always pour cooking oil and other liquid fats into a plastic container after cooling and then throw them away into the bin. Drains and pipework are not designed to dispose of grease and these cause considerable blockages as they solidify in the system.
Boiling water can help dissolve and soften matter that is blocking your drain. The hot water can sometimes loosen debris, allowing the blockages to flush away. If not, call Plumbwell Plumbing and we can get things sorted.
Placing used wet wipes and sanitary products into a dedicated bathroom bin rather than the toilet will prevent blockages. These products do not break down in water and culminate in serious cases of blocked drains.
To make sure you don’t experience the stress, cost and hassle of a blocked drain, book a regular drain maintenance visit with Plumbwell Plumbing. Regular drain maintenance allows our professional plumbers to spot blocked drains and other problems early, saving money and headaches.
We Can Fix All Blocked Plumbing Systems
Your sewer line carries wastewater and dirty water away from your toilet, shower, sink, dishwasher and other drains. This is a vital component in a property’s drainage system and a blockage can be a serious problem, compromising the health of your family or occupants.
Plumbwell Plumbing has the tools and experience to fix blocked sewers with minimal disruption to your property. Our experts are trained to use the latest CCTV diagnosis technology as well as no-dig repair solutions to locate and fix blocked plumbing.
In severely damaged pipework, we are also able to replace pipework and get your home’s drainage working properly.
Stormwater drains and connected pipework allow water collected by gutters and downpipes to flow away into the municipal system. A blockage in this system can mean water overflowing into your garden and property, causing damp and attracting pests such as mosquitos.
It’s not advisable to try and fix a blocked stormwater drain yourself as this can force blockages further into the system. Instead, call Plumbwell Plumbing where one of our team will use the right tools to rid your system of leaves, dirt, and debris from your drains.
Plumbwell Plumbing can also help resolve household sink blockages. We will call out, locate the problems and use our various tools to dislodge and dissolve problems, allowing water to flow freely once again.
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