Blocked Drains

Common Problem with Drains

Drains are one of the most critical parts of your home’s water systemBlocked drains are a very common problem in the household, and solving it can be very exhausting and time consuming. Often leading to a very messy and expensive clean up, blocked drains can occur in the kitchen, bathroom, toilet or your bathtub. Being aware of what causes blockage in the first place is the best course of action for prevention. Some of the most likely causes are fats, oils, grease, hair, toys, canister tops and food remnants.

With solid items such as toys or fragments of plastic and glass, it is somewhat obvious how a drain ends up clogged. With fat, oil and grease, however, blockage occurs differently. As these hot liquids become cooler, they start to solidify, and can cling to the insides of pipes. They eventually build up or even completely block pipes. If something blocks wastewater, and it can’t flow freely through pipes and out into the sewer system, it can come back up. This brings about unsanitary conditions and damages that can be expensive to repair. Following the guidelines below gives you the best chance in avoiding repeated repairs and unnecessary disruptions to residences and businesses.

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One of the easiest ways for you to unblock drains without calling a plumber is to use a specialised chemical product. Drain cleaners are chemical products that are used to prevent a variety of plumbing problems such as blocked drains sewer pipes. The term drain cleaners can also be used for persons who use chemical or mechanical drain cleaners to fix clogged drains.

Drain cleaners can be divided in two basic categories—chemical and mechanical. If you have blocked kitchen sinks, toilets, tubs or shower drains, use a drain cleaner first. What it does is clear soft obstructions such as hair and grease that usually accumulate close to drain openings. Chemical drain cleaners, plungers, handheld drain augers, air burst drain cleaners and home remedy drain cleaners are highly recommended in dealing with typical causes of blocked drains.

If multiple plumbing parts are clogged, your most practical solution is using a drain cleaner that easily removes both soft and hardened obstructions over the whole length of the drain, starting from the drain opening through the main sewer drain to the lateral piping. Electric drain cleaners and sewer jitters are usually used in these cases.

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Signs of blocked drains:

There are a few major signs that can indicate sewer pipe clogging as well as overdue cleaning for plumbing installations. If you notice any of the following signs, call our team. Trust us, in many cases a simple phone call is all you need to solve blocked drain issues such as:

  • Water going away very slowly from the sink, tub, toilet, or other drains
  • Dark mass is emerging from within the drains
  • Water accumulating in the basement.
  • Gurgling noises are coming from the toilet or from the sink
  • Bubbles can be seen coming out of the tub or the sink
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If you notice any of these signs, this can probably mean that your drains are obstructed by a considerable amount of waste and that your installations have drastically reduced capacity of “swallowing” drainage water. Often enough, blocked drains indicate a serious problem in your water supply and/or drainage system. The chances are that you will in this case have to call us so we can remove the issue in time and save you from the disaster and a considerable financial expense. Also, it is very likely that this problem will not go away “by itself” so a timely action is of the utmost importance.

Causes of Blockage

Almost every homeowner has experienced some form of blockage in his or her home. With years of experience in fixing blocked drains, our team has put together the following information listing the most common blocked drains causes:

Grease and Fat
Grease and fat are one of the most common blocked drains causes, and yet are the easiest to prevent. Any fatty substances which are washed down the sinks will stick to the inside of the pipes, eventually building up so much that no more liquid can pass through. You can steer clear of this easily by keeping a watchful eye over the type of liquids you do decide to wash away.
Foreign objects
Blocked drains can occur when foreign objects or materials such as soaps, fats or food particles become caught between the drains. The material may not fully block the drain, but over time, it will continue to collect in there. This prevents water from flowing freely and could eventually cause a blocked drain.
Hair
A build up of hair can also pose a large problem for homeowners as it is also one of the causes of blocked drains. Over time this can worsen if the blockage is not quickly cleared, preventing liquid from passing through it altogether. Although this can be done by using devices that catch the hair before it enters the pipes, you should still pay close attention to this simple, yet avoidable issue.
Trees and leaves
Besides the obvious reasons, keeping your garden free from stray leaves and debris can also keep your drains blockage-free for a very long time. Leaves are not just the ones to watch out for though. Tree roots, which are drawn to the nearest source of water, can also crack into the pipes over time, causing blockage.

What to do when your drain is blocked?

Blocked drains can happen in every home, usually at the worst possible moment. A blocked drain is much more than a small issue. Our clients and all those who have experienced this type of problem know how ugly these types of situations can be. If the problem persists for some time, it may cause a huge “drain on your wallet” (floods – on the floor and carpet destruction).

  • Take immediate action. Call us and we’ll stop your blocked drain from getting out of control in time.
  • Almost every city has blocked drain plumbing services so how does Wilco Plumbing Services stack up to the competition? Well, for one, we ensure you can deal with someone you can trust and provides quality customer service. In fact, a lot of our clients have solved problems over the phone just by speaking with one of our professionals.
  • First things first, find the location of  the drain pipes in your home or apartment. Our professionals would then be able to give you precise information and remove the issue as quickly as possible. This will save you time, and more importantly, maximise the safety and effectiveness of removing your blocked drain.
  • If you are not able to find the detailed schematics of your installations, don’t worry. Our state-of-the-art machines are programmed to accurately detect the position of the pipe that has been blocked.
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Do not end up being like the majority of property owners who do not pay much attention to their drain installations. It is very important that you observe your drain pipes’ performance so you can easily take note of issues on time. Using a wide variety of chemical products for blocked drains can often be useful for preventing most blocked drains causes, but when the blockage in the pipes has already been firmly established and the drain completely blocked, an intervention is needed. Our service professionals perform their work with tools that are completely safe for your drain pipes. They eliminate clogged pipes and clean the whole diameter of the pipes, leading the drain to its original condition.

Why choose us?

Anytime you are being inconvenienced by a blocked drain, do not hesitate to hire a respected plumbing company such as Wilco Plumbing Services. Serving residential properties in the whole Sydney area, our company only employs workers with actual professional experience. We have the skills and experience to fix all your blocked drain problems in a timely manner.

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If you have issues with blocked drain, clogged toilet, pipes, drain relining, call us. We will provide you with our team of professional plumbers who will get rid of all your plumbing issues. We deliver top quality plumbing services efficiently and quickly while saving you money in the process. All your plumbing issues will be solved by our team of skilled and experienced plumbers giving you cost effective and high quality plumbing services. Our specialty is delivering high quality plumbing service that will prevent headaches caused by blocked drains.

Our team of expert plumbers offer can also provide you with services such as 24/7 365 days Emergency Plumbing Services, Plumbing Repair Services and Gas Services, together with a variety of plumbing services for bathroom and kitchen renovation over the whole Sydney area. Call us now on: 02 9186 3782

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Should you encounter any issues such as blocked drains, clogged toilets and pipes, or drain relining, call us. We supply you with our proficient team of professional plumbers experienced in handling your plumbing issues. We deliver top quality services efficiently and quickly while saving you money in the process.

Count on our team of experts for anything from drainage repair to gas leak detection and even emergency plumbing 24/7, 365 days a year. We also take on plumbing work for any type of bathroom and kitchen renovation over the whole Sydney area. Call us now on at 02 9186 3782!

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plumbers are professionally trained in all aspects of home and commercial plumbing work.