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Signs That a Drain is Blocked

Melbourne : Australia | Nov 02, 2012 at 11:47 AM PDT
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If you suspect that your household drainage system is blocked somewhere, try clearing the water trap in that area first. If however, the water is draining away more slowly from all fixtures, you may need to call out a plumber. Blocked drains are frequently caused by any combination of substances falling into the drain.

Household drainage systems are specially designed to allow sewage to flow safely away. At the same time, unwanted gases are prevented from entering the building. Individual fixtures in the home such as: sinks, baths and toilets, have a trap which contains water. The “U” shaped bend in the pipe, fills with water and prevents any gas from escaping. This part of the pipe can become clogged, if debris falls into the pipe. This is a common household issue, and it is relatively easy to unscrew and clean.

Suffering From a blocked drain in Melbourne?

Blocked Drain Melbourne

Most home owners at some point or another will find that, a drain in their home becomes blocked. There can be many causes for this problem. If you have tried:

  • Cleaning all the water traps.
  • Using a plunger.


Then you may wish to call out a plumber to investigate further.

Common Drain Issues

Drain blockages are frequently caused by some of the following:

  • Inappropriate material is accidently introduced into the system. Common examples are children or pets dropping toys into the toilet.
  • An item fell into the toilet bowl unnoticed, and was accidently flushed by mistake.
  • Tree roots grow into the system.
  • Building materials such as plaster or sand fall into the pipes.
  • Shingle or driveway pebbles and stones fall into the outside drain.
  • Any mixture of: grease, fat, coffee grounds or hair have entered the pipes.


Signs that a drain is blocked

Besides water taking much longer to drain away, the following may be signs of a blockage somewhere:

  1. There is a bad smell coming from the opening.
  2. The plugholes have started to make gurgling noises.


Eventually, when toilets overflow, the problem becomes obvious.

When to Call an Emergency Plumber in Melbourne

Emergency Plumber Melbourne

To avoid problems in the future, arrange for a professional plumber to inspect and clean the drains in your home regularly. If you do encounter a problem with a blockage which will not be moved easily, call out the experts to remove it before it has the chance to do permanent damage. A CCTV scan will be used to quickly identify where the issue is.

When you find that you do need to call out a professional in an emergency situation, arrange a maintenance plan with them. Even if there is no emergency, services are prompt and inspections can be arranged on any day of the week.

About the Author:

The author is an expert in providing basic information on Plumber Services in Melbourne. Please go through this website http://www.urgentplumber.com.au/ for more info on Emergency plumber in Melbourne.

andb143 is based in Bristol, England, United Kingdom, and is a Stringer for Allvoices.
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