Blocked drains can be a major menace for homeowners. In fact, they rank among the most common reasons for calls to plumbers. Flooding and structural damage are only two of the various problems that blocked drains commonly bring about, so it’s important to understand and be aware of the causes, signs, and solutions to blocked drains. This can help you tackle them before they become worse.
When you have blocked drains, choose Aus Star wherever you are in Perth. When you choose Aus Star, you get a professional plumbing service marked by the Aus Star Service Guarantee.
We can unblock drains using a plunger for an easy blockage or an electric drain machine for those stubborn drains that have tree roots that a plunger just won't work on. But if you have a drain that is just not clearing we have a high-pressure water jetter that can go down your drain for over 50m that can blast your drain clear, this is great from kitchen drains that have a build-up of fat and grease.
We can clear your Blocked Drain Perth. Using the latest technology and techniques. If you have an emergency we can get there fast to help you find a fast and friendly solution for all your drainage issues.
Frequent Signs of Blocked Drains
Most of the time, if you have a blocked drain, the aroma won't be the best. Bits of food and other organic matter getting stuck in the pipes and beginning to decay can often lead to a blocked drain and cause it to smell terrible. Running the water will also exacerbate the odour because it irritates the germs.
Slow Water Drainage
When the water in your shower, sink, or toilet starts to drain more slowly, this is another obvious indication of a blocked drain. In fact, if the drainage is extremely poor, the water might not even begin to drain at all. If any of these fixtures have sluggish water drainage, your drain is blocked.
Gurgling or other odd noises emanating from your pipes could be another possible early warning sign of a blocked drain in your property. You can hear a gurgling sound as the water strains to drain away effectively if your drain does not have a clear and healthy channel.
Heightened Water Levels
The best way to determine if you have a toilet blockage is if, when flushed, your toilet water level rises above average. However, if water levels climb to the point of overflowing, your drains may be experiencing a much more significant problem.
Common Causes of Blocked Drains
- Tree roots: These can get into old drains or where a crack is present and cause a lot of damage to the pipes. We can organise a camera inspection to locate cracks in pipework and fix the issue, so it doesn’t happen in the future.
- Fat and Grease: These come from the kitchen sink and can build up over time, making washing dishes a nightmare if the sink is blocked with the build-up of fat and food.
- Foreign Objects: So many things shouldn’t go down drains, like toys, cutlery, ladies' sanitary products, rocks, pea gravel & sticks. These can all contribute to blockages in your pipes.
- Broken pipes: Pipes that have been driven over or tree roots can cause blockages.
- Storms: When we receive heavy rainfall and gutters haven’t been cleaned, debris can wash into your drains causing blockages.
Household owners should know where their inspection points are located on their property. Many homeowners brick, pave, or worse, liquid limestone over them, making it very difficult to unblock the drains. We have had to wet saw up people’s beautiful limestone paving to access these points and raise them to the surface for future access can be done, so try to avoid this by remaining aware of these points.
Whatever the cause of your blocked drain, you can count on Aus Star to solve the problem as quickly as possible. Whether it's a Perth residence or business, call Aus Star to solve your blocked drain.
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How We Can Help
Aus Star Plumbing and Gas can clear your Blocked Drain in Perth using the latest technology and techniques. We generally sort out easy blockages with a plunger or an electric drain machine for those stubborn drains with tree roots. If you have a drain that is just not clearing, however, we have a high-pressure water jetter that can go down your drain for over 50m and blast your drain clear; this is great for kitchen drains that have a build-up of fat and grease.
Why Choose Us?
Whatever the cause of your blocked drain, you can count on Aus Star to solve the problem as quickly as possible. If you have an emergency, we can get there fast to help you find a fast and friendly solution for all your issues concerning blocked drains. This ensures that the problem is efficiently and with care. Ultimately, when you choose Aus Star, you get a professional plumbing service marked by the Aus Star Service Guarantee. So whether it's a Perth residence or business, call Aus Star to solve your blocked drain.