Serving Oakleigh Homeowners for over 30 years

Blocked Drains Oakleigh

Oakleigh's blocked Drain specialists

Unfortunately, dealing with a blocked drain is a surprisingly frequent issue for homeowners in the Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh. Blocked drains in Oakleigh homes result from several factors, including hair accumulation in shower drains and improper disposal of items such as tissues and sanitary products down toilets. Additionally, food residue, particularly oil, and soap scum can gradually lead to drains being blocked. Another common cause is tree roots infiltrating drain pipes.

No matter the affected drain type—whether toilets, sinks, baths, showers, or even floor drains—our team is prepared to promptly address the issue.

Comprised of trusted, highly experienced, licensed, and fully insured plumbers, our team will efficiently clear your blocked drains with minimal disruption, providing peace of mind. With over 30 years of expertise in identifying and resolving blocked drains, you can rely on Blockages Today!

Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, such as CCTV drain cameras, and staying up-to-date on industry best practices, we not only clear existing blockages but also implement preventive measures to mitigate the recurrence of issues.

how to tell if your Oakleigh home has a blocked drain

Signs you have a blocked drain include slow draining of sinks, baths, or showers. Another telltale sign is the occurrence of peculiar gurgling noises. If you notice foul odours, particularly emanating from a toilet, it strongly indicates a blockage.

Moreover, it’s recommended that you conduct regular inspections for signs of water puddles around your Oakleigh home, especially on dry days. This serves as another warning sign for a potential blocked drain. Additionally, staying vigilant is crucial in identifying any cracks in concrete walls or floors, as these can also indicate the presence of a blocked drain—a situation that, if not addressed, could result in structural damage to your Oakleigh property.

How we will fix your blocked drain

In our two part process, we make sure to first identify the cause and location of the blocked drain. Because of this, 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 Oakleigh 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
  • Don’t flush stuff down your toilet – eg nappies, paper towels, cat litter, face wipes or sanitary products
  • Use jars for grease and oil instead of pouring them down the sink
  • Don’t 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.