Blocked drains 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.
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:
At Water And Waste Plumbing our qualified plumbers are highly skilled and can have your drain unblocked no matter the cause.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
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.
Here is a list of some of the most common offenders.
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.
Dispose of these into a rubbish bin and please note regardless of their claims all wipes can and often do cause blockages.
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.