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What causes a blocked drain and how to prevent blockages?
There are many items that can lead to your drains to become blocked. Food items, grease and oil are probably the most common culprits when it comes to blockages in the kitchen sink. Where possible use a strainer to prevent food items from getting into the drain. Always use a paper towel to wipe oil, fat, grease off pots and pans and dispose of the paper towel in the general waste bin, rather than pouring it down the kitchen sink.
Slow draining shower
In the shower or bathtub soap and hair are your typical offenders here. To prevent slow shower draining and eventual shower drain blockage. Try to prevent little pieces of soap from getting washed into the drain and always remove of hair after showering. If you find that you or a family member ‘sheds’ a lot when washing their hair have them brush or comb their hair before getting into the shower.
Blocked bathroom vanity basin
For bathroom vanities again we find hair and soap are also the common transgressors. This time hair from beard trimmings are suspect. So, make sure any bearded man disposes of his trimmings in the garbage bin and not washed down the drain.
Call your trusted local plumber to unblock your drains
Blocked stormwater drains
Leaves and tree roots are the prime causes of blockage in external drain around your home such as stormwater and sewer drains.
There is not much you can do to prevent this from occurring except planting large trees and bushes away from known stormwater or sewer pipes.
Because these drains are buried beneath the ground it’s extremely difficult to identify where the blockage is and even harder to remove it. It’s situations like these where calling in a professional is your best bet. We use state of the art CCTV drain inspection cameras to locate the cause of the blockage. If we find that it is indeed a root, we use a specialised root cutting tools to cut the remove the root without digging up you yard!
CCTV drain inspections help us find out exactly what’s causing the blockage and where it is
Call a specialist blocked drain Ipswich plumber
Sometime drains can be unblocked easily with a simple DIY methods plunger or drain cleaner. Other times the blockage is too stubborn and just won’t clear no matter how much plunging you do.
In this case you can give us a call and we’ll come over and clear the drain no matter where it is. Shower, bath, kitchen sink, laundry basin, vanity or toilet we’ve done it all before and we’ve got the specialised tools for unblocking drains and sewer systems plus the expertise.
You can count on us to quickly remove any kind of blockage no matter how stubborn. We’ve been plumbing in south west Brisbane suburbs and the Ipswich area for over 10 years now so you can rest assured we have the knowledge and expertise to get the job done right.
Got toilet troubles? It can be a dirty job, luckily you don’t have to do it. You can call us instead and we’ll take care of the issue for you and get that toilet back in operational order in no time
hopped into the shower to find there’s no hot water? We’re available around the clock for emergency hot water repairs in the Ipswich area
Got any leaky pipes? Stormwater, sewer, or drain pipes, we’ll identify what the problem is and provide a complete solution. Residential plumbing or commercial plumbing we’ve got you covered