Blocked Drains at your Property
Blocked drains can cause a whole lot of stress at your property. Learn about their common causes, prevention techniques and how Gallant Plumbing can rectify these issues for you, and ensure they don’t happen again!
What are signs that you have a blocked drain?
There are many signs that you may have a blocked drain at your property. Recurring small blockages are usually a sign of a bigger blockage further down the drain. A blocked toilet is an obvious sign that you may have a sewerage blockage as well as water slowly draining from your sinks and toilets.
Most properties will have an overflow relief gully (ORG). These are sewerage outlet pipes which prevent sewerage from backing up inside the property. If there’s sewerage build up or overflowing in this area, this is a sure sign that a blockage is present.
What are common causes of a sewer blockage?
There are a number of things which can cause blocked drains at your property. Common causes include hair, sanitary products, cooking grease and foreign objects entering your pipes. Another big one is tree root penetration into your drain causing structural damage to your drainage system.
What can I do to reduce the likelihood of a sewer blockage?
Preventing a sewer blockages can be done in many simple ways. Being mindful about what is being flushed down your drains is important in prevent blockages. Ensuring things like sanitary items, excess food and grease are stopped from entering your drain will also prevent blockages. Plug screens are a great way to prevent unwanted items from entering your pipes, helping to reduce the likelihood of a blocked drain.
Reducing the likelihood of a sewer blockages can be done through a drain inspection. Undertaking CCTV investigations on your drain, will help our team identify the current state of your drain. Our Melbourne plumber can also recommended maintenance to help avoid blockages or emergencies from occurring in the future. Regular maintenance such as the use of a jet pressure unit and cable machine will help prolong the life of the drain.
How do you clear sewer blockages?
There are many ways our best plumbers can clear drain blockages at your property. The size of the blockage will determine the tool required. For example a plunger may be sufficient in clearing some small blockages.
If it’s something more substantial, the use of a cable machine is typically the first step. A cable machine can typically clear all blockages, but if the blockage is more substantial, the use of a CCTV camera is recommended. CCTV inspections will give our team an insight into what is causing the blockage as well as its location, and overall drain condition. The use of a jet pressure unit can also be an effective way to clear a blocked drain. This device uses high water pressure to clear the drain.
Contact Gallant Plumbing today.
For any further information, contact our team on 1300 830 956 or through our online form. If you are experiencing recurring drain blockages at your property, one of the best things you can do is to conduct what’s called a CCTV investigation in your drain. This will enable us to find the root cause and location of the blockage, so we can provide you with the best option to repair your drain. For Melbourne plumbers you can rely on, contact our team to experience the Gallant difference.