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Blocked Drain

A blocked drain can be a major nuisance. A blockage prevents water flow which can have some serious implications. You don’t want to leave this problem alone for long.

What Causes A Blocked Drain?

When a drain is blocked, it means there’s something, somewhere along the pipeline, preventing the water from flowing. This blockage can be caused by many things. Often they’re a hidden danger, with tree roots being one of the most common causes. But with pipes buried underground, the only time you’ll notice a problem is when drains don’t drain or the toilet’s backed up.

Some of the main causes of blocked drains include:


  • Tree Roots.
  • Hair or Fur.
  • Grease or Soap Build Up.
  • Collapsed or Damaged Pipes.
  • Foreign Objects (Toys, Earbuds)
  • Toilet Paper, Wet Wipes, Baby Wipes, Female & Male Hygiene products.


At Water And Waste Plumbing our qualified plumbers are highly skilled and can have your drain unblocked no matter the cause.

Symptoms Of A Blocked Drain

If you notice any of the following issues then the cause is most likely due to a blockage either at the fitting or somewhere in the drain.


  1. Pooling water in the bottom of your shower.
  2. Bath, basin, shower, sink or toilet drain slow.
  3. Water overflowing from any outlets.
  4. Gurgling noises when using a fixture.

Blocked Drain Services

Water And Waste Plumbing Darwin offers a large variety of options to clear, inspect amd repair your blocked drain issues.

Some of these options include:


  1. Mechanichal Eel
  2. Hydro Jetting
  3. CCTV Camera Inspections
  4. Pipe Religning
  5. Excavation and Replacement

Call Water And Waste Plumbing Darwin Today!

Mechanical Eel Vs Hydro Jetting

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Mechanical Eel

Mechanical Eels or drain cleaners are machines that spin a strong length of steel springs which can be added on to reach further distances. They come with a range of attachments for the head to grab or cut through blockages. They are large, heavy and sometimes difficult to use.

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Hydro Jetter

hydro jetters are powerful drain cleaning machines that use high-pressure water jets to clear obstructions in residential and commercial drain pipes as well as larger municipal sewer systems. Jetter nozzles usually have a front-firing jet to break apart clogs, and back-firing jets that propel the jetter hose forward into dirty drains and scrub the sides of the pipes.

Mistakes That Can Cause Blocked Drains

Tree Roots Are The Largest Cause Of Blocked Drains!

When landscaping or gardening it is important to find out where your sewer and stormwater drains are laid. Some plants can grow with deep, strong roots that can go through small cracks and spaces in your pipes or crush them and potentially cause massive damages.

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Here is a list of some of the most common offenders.

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African Tulip / Spathodea Campanulata

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Camphor Laurel

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Pepperina / Schinus Molle

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Tipuana Tipu

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Umbrella Tree / Schefflero Actinophylla

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Willow Tree / Salix Species

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Cinnamomum Camphorum

Oils & Water Do Not Mix!

Do not pour oils down your kitchen sink. We advise our clients to pour it into a jar and prevent fats and oils going down your drains. The most common cause of kitchen sink blockages are a result of people pouring oil and waste scraps down their drains. 

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Do Not Flush Female Hygiene Products, Baby Wipes or Flushable Wipes Down The Drain!

Dispose of these into a rubbish bin and please note regardless of their claims all wipes can and often do cause blockages.


Blockages preventing the flow of water can be caused by a number of things within the pipeline. In the kitchen, food scraps and FOG (fats, oil and grease) are your worst enemy. Meanwhile, In the bathroom, soap, oil and hair can build up. These blockages are relatively easy to deal with if it occurs close to the drain. More difficult blockages are deeper in the pipeline and often include other objects or materials that have been flushed out of sight, but not out to the street. Tree roots invading the pipe are the worst offender, and one of the most challenging to remove. Other random causes include cement washed down drains during renovations, earth movement causing drains to collapse, or just poor installation in the first place.

Grease and fat washed down the sink after cooking is undoubtedly the most common cause of blocked drains there is! This unfortunate habit is something many of us do and it is destroying the pipes and sewage systems under our homes.

Hydrochloric acid (HCl), sometimes called muriatic acid, is a common ingredient in many anti-clog formulas; the powerful chemical works to dissolve buildup in your pipes.
  • If you see or hear your toilet bubbling
  • Water backs up to your sink, bathtub, shower, or commode
  • Water is coming out from beneath your commode
  • Water is slow to drain from your sink, bathtub, shower, or commode
  • Bad odor coming from drains
  • Puddles of water on the floor near sink, bathtub, shower, commode, or laundry area
  • Water coming out of a clean out
Most buildings insurance policies include cover for damage to underground pipes, drains, cables and tanks (often called underground services). So insurers won’t cover problems with pipes owned by water companies or neighbours, even if they’re causing the problem.