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What Causes Blocked Drains

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The causes of blocked drains are many and varied, and they may include grease and oil build-up, and factors outside of the property. Vehicles and tree roots can crush pipes without your knowledge, as can subsidence damage. If your drains are very old, the pipes can crack and collapse.
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Knowing the common signs of blocked drains can help alert you to problems early, saving you money in the long run. These common symptoms include:

  • Gurgling sounds when you flush the toilet
  • Rising water levels in your toilet
  • Unpleasant smells emitting from your plug holes
  • Sewage coming up your pipes into your shower, bath, or sinks

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call the experienced plumbers at Priority One Plumbing Services on 1300 786 753. Whether you need drain cleaning, drain clearing, or drain installation, we can deal with it quickly and efficiently. We also provide an emergency callout service, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.

For regular, non-emergency maintenance issues, we’ve got you covered too. You can book a Priority One Plumbing Services plumber online using our website, and we will be there on time with no ifs, buts, or maybes.

Most homes and business will come across the problem of blocked drains at some point, and it’s important to know why they are blocked and to contact us to clear them. There are a few main factors that can contribute to a blocked drain and we have highlighted some of them below.

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Organic products

Many organic products like hair or food scraps often find their way down the drain unnoticed and get caught along the way, leading to blockages in the piping systems. Although organic products are often biodegradable, they sometimes combine with other matter to create a problem that can cost you dearly if left unresolved.

Heavy rain/storms

Drains on the outside of your home can become blocked after heavy rain or storms. These drains are not designed to handle large volumes of water and during heavy rain, many foreign objects can get caught and cause a blockage. Remember to regularly clean your gutters of leaves and dirt because this is the main cause of blockages.

Broken pipes

Broken pipes are another common cause of blocked drains. Pipes can break for a number of reasons, including age, incorrect installation and the ingress of tree roots. This type of problem can be an enormous task to fix and may require a detailed investigation of the underground system in your home.

Incorrect pipe installation

Incorrect drainage installation can stem from improper alignment to the use of the wrong piping, all of which can have dramatic effects on your home and possibly your neighbours too. Here at Priority One Plumbing Services, we possess a full understanding of plumbing systems, and this is pivotal to any pipe installation.
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Blocked drains? Can’t get rid of the smell? Give Priority One Plumbing Services a call on 1300 786 753 and let the experts take care of it.

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