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Blocked Drain specialists

Melbourne's blocked Drain specialists

Finding you have a blocked drain is a common problem faced by Melbourne homeowners at some point. There are lots of reasons why a drain has become blocked. Common reasons include hair clogging a shower drain to tissues, toilet paper and sanitary products being flushed down a toilet. In addition food residue (especially oil) and soap can eventually lead to a blocked drain in your Melbourne home. Tree roots finding their way into your drain pipes is another common cause.

So no matter what type of drain is blocked – from toilets, sinks, baths, showers or even floor drains – we will unblock it quickly.

Our trusted team of highly experienced, licensed and fully insured plumbers will clear your blocked drains with minimal disruption and provide peace of mind. With over 30 years of experience in finding and fixing blocked drains you can rely on Blockages Today!

Equipped with advanced technology, including CCTV drain cameras and staying updated on industry best practices, we not only clear existing blockages but also implement preventive measures to help stop future blocked drains in your Melbourne home.

how to tell if your melbourne home has a blocked drain

Signs that you’ve got a blocked drain include it taking longer for the water in a sink, bath, or shower to drain. Unusual gurgling sounds are another common sign. If you notice unpleasant odours, especially around a toilet, it’s a strong indication of a blocked drain.

Additionally, you should do regular checks for the presence of water puddles around your Melbourne home on dry days. This is because it is yet another sign of a potential blocked drain. Also, keep an eye out for any cracks in concrete walls or floors. This is because it is also a signal that there may be a blocked drain – which, if not fixed, could cause damage to your Melbourne home.

How we will fix your blocked drain

In our two part process, we make sure we first identify the cause and location of the blocked drain. As a result, we can get your drain unblocked as fast as possible!

STEP ONE – The first step is to work out where the blockage is. We do this using various tools, including, where appropriate, a CCTV drain camera.

STEP TWO – Once we know where the blockage is, we start working on unblocking the drain. This may include using a high-pressure water jetter. This specialist plumbing tool effectively dislodges stubborn debris, including tree roots.

how to avoid a blocked drain in your melbourne home

Here are a few tips on how to avoid blocked drains – and remember the quicker you get a blocked drain fixed the better. So if you suspect you have a blocked drain give Blockages Today a call.

  • Watch what goes down your sink
  • Use jars for grease and oil instead of pouring them down the sink
  • Don’t flush stuff down your toilet – eg nappies, paper towels, cat litter, face wipes or sanitary products
  • Never pour concrete down a drain
  • Install catchers in your showers and sinks to snag debris like hair and food
  • Consider an annual check for your drains – especially if you live in an older Melbourne home.