Blocked Drains

Blocked Drains Plumbing Emergencies

There are a lot of reasons why your drains may be blocked. No matter what type of drain is blocked – from toilets, sinks, baths, showers or even floor drains we will get in unblocked quickly. That’s why we provide 24/7 same day service for all blocked drains.

We understand that it can be difficult to find a reliable plumber when you have a blocked drain and want it fixed fast. That’s why we pride ourselves on guaranteeing to turn up on time. In addition, we have the necessary skills and equipment to assess the cause of the blocked drain and fix it fast.

How to tell if you have a Blocked Drain

The signs that you have a blocked drain include water draining slowing as well as a gurgling sound.

Bad odours (especially if you have a blocked toilet) also indicates that you have a blocked drain.

In addition, if you have water puddles outside your home, when it is has not been raining, then it is another indication that there is a blocked drain. In addition, cracked concrete walls or floors are a sign you have a blocked drain.

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blocked drain caused by hair plumbing emergency

Main Causes of Blocked Drains

Blocked drains, and in particular blocked toilets, can be caused by hair, tissues, toilet paper, sanitary products and nappies.  Other causes include anything from jewellery, soap and even food going down the drain. Over time, the blockage builds up and the flow of water gets slower and slower until it stops altogether.

Heavy rain can also cause storm water drain blockages as debris clog ups drain pipes. Other causes of blocked drains include plant roots working their way into pipes and eventually blocking them.

Quick ways to fix a Blocked Drain

Blocked drains are one of the most common types of plumbing emergencies. If left unchecked they can cause severe damage to your property – including burst pipes.  That’s why it is always best to get them fixed fast. Here are few quick ways to unblock a drain.

If you have metal or ceramic pipes you can pure boiling water down the sink. This may help to dissolve the blockage. You can also try using a plunger. The up-and-down motion can help to loosen any blockages so your pipes can flow smoothly once again. Plunging is good for solid blockages, but not so good on grease build-up and mineral deposits that cause blockages.

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Why Use Quick Service Plumbing

    We specialise in emergency plumbing:

  • All our plumbers are trained to identify and fix problems fast
  • Our vans are fully equipped so most problems can be fixed on the spot
  • We are available 24/7, 365 days a year so no matter what time it is we will come and fix it
  • We only use the latest equipment so to ensure minimal disruption to your home
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