Blocked Drains

Blocked Drains

What you need to know about blocked drains.

Do you think you might have a blocked drain ? Whether it’s a blocked sink, blocked toilet, blocked shower or blocked stormwater drain, Plan B Plumbing Solutions can help unblock it.

We have the expertise and latest high pressure jetting equipment to unblock your drains and get the water running freely again.

A blocked drain is not just an inconvenience, it can also cause  problems for your toilets, bathtub, washing machine, showers and sinks if left too long without being fixed.

How do I know I have blocked drain ?

There are several signs that may indicate a blocked sewer drain, including:

  1. Slow draining sinks, toilets, or showers: If water takes longer than usual to drain from your sinks, toilets, or shower, it may be a sign of a blockage in the sewer line.
  2. Gurgling sounds: If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your drains or toilets, it may be a sign that air is being forced through a blockage in the sewer line.
  3. Backed-up toilets: If water starts to rise in your toilet or comes up through the shower or sink drain, it is a sign of a blockage in the sewer line.
  4. Unpleasant odors: A blocked sewer drain can also cause unpleasant odors to come from your drains or your yard.
  5. Water pooling in the yard: If you notice water pooling in your yard, it could be a sign that your sewer line is blocked.

Can tree roots block drains ?

The answer is yes ! The roots of trees and other plants can grow into and damage underground pipes, including sewer and drain pipes. As the roots grow, they can crack or break the pipes, and can also cause blockages by trapping debris or growing into the pipe itself.

Tree roots are attracted to the moisture and nutrients in the sewage, which is why they often penetrate the sewer pipes. Once the roots are inside the pipes, they can grow and create a blockage that can cause slow draining, gurgling sounds and backed-up toilets or sinks.

It’s important to note that not all trees have roots that will cause this kind of damage. Some tree species like willow, cottonwood, and sycamore, have particularly invasive roots and should be avoided when planting near the sewer pipes.

If you suspect that tree roots may be blocking your drain, it’s best to contact Plan B Plumbing Solutions for a professional assessment and repair. We have the tools and expertise to locate and clear the blockage and repair any damage to the pipes caused by the roots.

What do I do if I have a blocked drain ?

If you suspect that you have a blocked sewer drain, call Plan B Plumbing for a professional assessment and repair. We have the tools and expertise to locate and clear the blockage, and can also check for any underlying issues that may have caused the blockage.

When it comes to plumbers, finding one you can really trust can be a stressful task. Based in Oakleigh and servicing South Oakleigh, Chadstone, Glen Iris  and surrounding suburbs, Plan B Plumbing Solutions are well known and trusted, already having made a name for themselves as an industry leader. Read the reviews and see for yourself or simply call 1300 075 262.

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