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Blocked Sewers

Melbourne's blocked sewer specialists

Finding you have a blocked sewer drain is a problem no Melbourne homeowner wants. However, if you detect foul odours coming  from your bathroom (especially the toilet), kitchen, or other drains, it could indicate a blocked sewer drain. Similarly, if you observe sewage backing up through the pipes, it’s means you could have a blocked sewer. It is important to get your blocked drain looked at quickly so that you do not risk causing structural damage to your Melbourne home.

Our trusted team of highly experienced, licensed and fully insured plumbers will clear your blocked sewer drains with minimal disruption and provide peace of mind. With over 30 years of experience in finding and fixing blocked sewer 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 sewer drain

Signs that you have a blocked sewer include a gurgling sound when flushing the toilet or draining a sink or bath. The gurgling sound usually occurs as a result of the recently flushed or drained water repositioning the trapped air in the sewer drain system. The gurgling sounds comes when when the trapped air pushes up.

In addition, slower than usual draining of the toilet, sink, bath, or shower as well as bad odours coming from your bathroom drains are all indications of a blocked sewage pipe. Even more concerning is if you have noticed structural damage to walls and floors of your Melbourne home, as this could also mean you have a blocked drain. However by recognising these signs early can help you address the issue promptly and prevent further damage.

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 sewer drain. Even a patch of very green grass can be a sign of a blocked drain that needs to be attended to.

How we will fix your blocked sewer drain

In our two part process, we make sure we first identify the cause and location of the blocked sewer 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 sewer 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 sewer 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 sewer drain in your melbourne home

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

  • Don’t flush stuff down your toilet – eg nappies, paper towels, cat litter, face wipes or sanitary products or even thicker types of toilet paper
  • Watch what goes down your sink
  • Use jars for grease and oil instead of pouring them down the sink
  • 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.