Blocked drains can disrupt the movement of water through your home and wreak havoc along the way—so if you notice any signs, including water backing up out of a drain or toilet, or gurgling noises from a drain, you need to call our expert local plumbers to resolve the problem.
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If the drain blockage is bad enough, water that can’t pass through will eventually have to go somewhere, with waste water accumulating someplace you don’t want it. This can cause problems ranging from bad odours to structural damage or more.
Blocked drains can be caused by a number of things. A few common causes include:
Improper Disposal Of Fat And Grease
Many homeowners improperly wash fats, oils and grease straight down the kitchen sink every day—things likebutter, lard, meat fat, cooking oil and shortening. It’s not only bad for the environment but can lead to a blocked sink drain or clogged pipes anywhere in the system by sticking to the inside of pipes, limiting flow until you have a full-blown blockage.
There is a simple answer: The place to dispose of any significant amount of fat or grease is the garbage pail, not the sink. You might think you’re just washing it away, but the invisible build up will eventually make itself known, often in disastrous ways.
Spreading tree roots can cause a blocked sewage drain, wreaking havoc on your sewage lines and even causing pipes to burst. If this occurs, it likely will result in blockage and eventually a blocked toilet drain—causing a toilet clog or overflow—or a blocked shower drain or other problems.
We’ll clear the offending roots, get the water flowing again properly through the pipes and, if appropriate, cut the roots most likely to find their way back into the pipes in order to prevent future problems.
If you call an emergency plumber from our team for any emergency drain clean, he or she has probably seen it all. People flush all kinds of things they shouldn’t down the toilet, such as nappies. (For that matter, children sometimes flush small toys just to see what happens.) These are frequent causes requiring plumbing services to find and clear the source of the block.
Our plumbers may also be required to help with unblocking drains caused by a more common problem: hair build-up in the drain. To deal with even these common causes of blocked drains, it’s often inadvisable to use store-bought drain cleaners that can damage your pipes.
To deal with your emergency plumbing needs, drain cleaning, leak detection or blocked drains, Gold Coast homeowners know Top Plumber Gold Coast is the first place to call when something goes wrong. We’re the 24-hour plumber you can count on, whether you have an urgent problem or just want preventative maintenance. We look forward to serving you!