Some Common Reasons for Blocked Drain in Sydney

The blocked drains can make life difficult for the inhabitants and this can be due to things lodging inside the pipes. There is extra water buildup when left untreated and leading to serious damage. Severe blockage breaks or cracks the pipes and this results in water damage. The most affected portion includes ceilings, walls, and floors with the water flowing into the yard. Repairing such serious damage becomes difficult and as the time passes, there is buildup of mold and removing this is costly.

Common reasons for the blocked drains are the following.


The roots from trees and plants in the garden can lead to blockage of drains and as the plants in the yard grows, the roots spread farther. This extends to sides of the house like the branches at the top. When planting the shrubs and trees people often do not consider this. Sometimes the roots become stronger than expected punching through sides of plumbing and causing blockage. The plumber Sydney remedy the situation by replacing affected pipes. Prevent such problems from occurring by choosing the plants for your garden with caution. Consider its size in the next 10-20 years. There should be adequate space between the piping of the property and the plants.

Grease from cooking

Another common reason for blocked drains is the cooking grease from the kitchen. Fatty food and bacon congeal upon cooling and the grease inside the pipes cools down in time to block water passage and hardens. In time, there is complete blockage of the pipe. Removal of the cooking grease from the interior part of the pipes is possible with DIY cleaners or chemicals. When heavier blockage is present though, it becomes necessary to use a drain snake or water jet.

Call the plumbers when nothing works to handle the situation. The best you can do is to prevent the entry of grease in the pipes. Pour any leftover oil and greasy food elsewhere but never down drains. Wait for it to cool down completely and throw in rubbish instead. You may even save this to use for cooking in the future. This prevents the occurrence of blocked drain.


Even short hair builds up in the pipes overtime but the problem is more for people with long hair. You can use the drain cleaners for dissolving hair and consider products designed for the purpose. Hydro jets and snakes are effective too in dislodging the hair. You can prevent the buildup of the hair by installing drain catcher in the shower or bathtub. These simple things are available at the hardware stores.

Foreign objects

Kids often try to flush toys and stuffed animals down toilets. While this may be lots of fun for children, for the parents it is a huge headache caused by blocked drain Sydney. For fixing this, replacing the pipe may be necessary or you should use a snake. Prevent this by teaching the young ones not to put things in the toilet as this is not a plaything.

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