Blocked Drains at your Property.
Blocked drains can cause great amounts of stress at your property. Learn about their common causes and prevention techniques and how the Worboys Plumbing team can rectify these issues for you, and ensure they don’t happen again!
What are signs that your drain is blocked?
There are many signs that you could have a blocked drain at your property. A recurring small blockage is a typical sign of a bigger blockage further down the drain. A blocked toilet is another obvious sign that you may have a sewerage blockage as well as water slowly draining from your sinks and toilets.
Majority of properties will have an overflow relief gully (ORG), which is a sewerage outlet pipe, preventing sewerage from backing up inside the house. If there’s sewerage build up or overflowing in this area, this is a certain sign that a blockage is present.
What are common causes of a blocked drain?
There are many things which can cause blocked drains at your property. Common causes include hair, sanitary products, cooking grease and foreign objects entering your pipes. Another common cause is tree root penetration into your drain causing structural damage to your drainage system.
How can I reduce the likelihood of a sewer blockage?
Preventing a sewer blockages can be done in many simple ways. Being mindful about what is being put down your drains is important in prevent blockages. Ensuring things like sanitary items, excess food and grease are stopped from entering your drainage system will also prevent blockages. Plug screens are a great way to prevent unwanted items from entering your pipes, helping to reduce the likelihood of a blocked drain.
A drain inspection is another way you can help reduce a blocked drain at your property. Undertaking CCTV investigations on your drain, will help our team identify the current state of your drain. Our best plumber can also recommended maintenance to help avoid blockages or emergencies from occurring in the future. Regular maintenance such as the use of a jet pressure unit and cable machine will help prolong the life of your drainage system.
How can you clear sewer blockages?
There are many ways our Melbourne plumbers can clear blocked drains at your property. The size of the blockage will determine the specific tool required. For smaller blockages, a plunger may be sufficient in clearing the drain.
For something more substantial, the use of a cable machine is usually the first step. A cable machine can typically clear all blockages, however if the blockage is stubborn, the use of a CCTV camera is recommended. CCTV inspections will give our team an insight into what is causing the blockage as well as its location, and overall drain condition. A jet pressure unit can also be an effective way to clear a blocked drain. This device uses high water pressure to clear the drain.
Contact Worboys Plumbing today.
For any further information, contact our team on (03) 9326 6258 or through our online form. If you are experiencing recurring drain blockages at your property, one of the best things you can do is to conduct what’s called a CCTV investigation in your drain. This will enable us to find the root cause and location of the blockage, so we can provide you with the best option to repair your drain. For Melbourne plumbers you can rely on, contact our team to experience the Gallant difference.