Does your Gold Coast property have a blocked drain?
Whether you’re a Gold Coast homeowner, shop owner or restaurant owner, there’s a good chance you’ll experience a blocked drain at some point. Blocked drains are one of the most common plumbing issues and can be caused by a range of different factors.
An outdoors locked drain is usually caused by foreign objects, or invasive tree roots, which have found their way into your pipes. If it’s an internal blocked drain, the cause is more likely a build-up of grease, hair, scum, or foreign objects obstructing your drains.
If you have a blocked or overflowing toilet, the cause is usually sanitary pads, paper towels, baby wipes or excessive amounts of toilet paper. For this reason, you should never flush these items. Bathroom sinks can also clog because of hair and other foreign materials.
Even if you don’t experience overflow, your drain may be blocked. Here are some tell-tale signs of a blocked drain:
gurgling sounds coming from your fixtures
foul smelling water (especially in bathrooms)
A blocked drain is never fun. Here are some friendly advice from a plumber
While in some cases, blocked drains are inevitable, there is a lot you can do to help. When washing up in the kitchen, make sure you scrape your plates completely clean beforehand, and use quality detergents that break down grease and oils. Don’t pour grease directly down your sink. Pour it into a container, let it cool, then throw it in the bin.
When it comes to your toilet, only flush toilet paper in small amounts. Nappies, sanitary napkins, tampons, face wipes, and cotton wool should never be flushed down the toilet. You can also protect your stormwater drains by clearing any leaves, foliage or garden waste from all stormwater drains, gutters and outlets.
Got a blocked drain that needs fixing? Your Local Plumber can help!
If you have a blocked drain that’s giving you strive, then contact Your Local Plumber. We offer both regular and emergency blocked drain services. Our opening hours are 8 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday and after-hours call out Saturday and Sunday.We service all residential, industrial and commercial properties on the Gold Coast.