Can you flush food down the toilet?

Can you flush food down the toilet?

Can you flush food scraps down the toilet? This might seem like a strange question to some, but a lot of people do it. One of the main reasons for flushing food it is to prevent bad odours from developing in the bin when disposing of leftover meat or scraps. Some people don’t have a compost bin and flush food scraps as a misguided attempt to be environmentally friendly, while others just do it for convenience. Whether you find the practice of flushing food perfectly normal or completely absurd, here are three good reasons why you shouldn’t do it.

Everything you need to know about high-pressure drain cleaning

Everything you need to know about high-pressure drain cleaning

High-pressure drain cleaning, also known as jet blasting, hydro jetting or water jetting is the number one method for clearing Sydney blocked drains. If you have a blocked drain and are looking to hire a Sydney plumber, make sure you ask them if they own a jet blaster. Some plumbers still use outdated methods of drain cleaning such as drain snakes. Drain snakes are made of metal and use friction to unblock drains. They are notorious for causing damage to pipes, particularly older clay pipes.

Six reasons to never use store-bought liquid drain cleaners

Six reasons to never use store-bought liquid drain cleaners

We all understand the inconvenience, mess and frustration that accompanies a blocked drain in your Sydney home or business. When faced with this issue, many people seek out a quick and affordable fix. However, over the counter drain cleaning liquids can often cause your plumbing system more harm than good. Before making the decision to pour drain harsh chemicals down a clogged drain, it’s important to keep the following six points in mind.

How can a CCTV pipe inspection prevent Sydney blocked drains?

How can a CCTV pipe inspection prevent Sydney blocked drains?

Preventing blocked drains at your Sydney property is a cheaper and less stressful option than repairing drains. A CCTV drain pipe inspection can protect your drains from blockages by identifying minor issues before they turn into a major problem. Some issues are difficult to detect until it’s too late. This is where a CCTV drain inspection can help.

Why do more Sydney drains get blocked by tree roots in Spring?

Why do more Sydney drains get blocked by tree roots in Spring?

Spring brings warmer days, accelerating the growth of plants in your garden. Unfortunately, this can also increase the number of blocked drains caused by tree root intrusion. Trees are attracted to plumbing pipes because of the moisture, minerals, oxygen and composting materials found inside the line. Below are some tips for preventing roots from blocking your drains this Spring.

Common blocked drain issues in older Sydney homes and terraces

Common blocked drain issues in older Sydney homes and terraces

Many of Sydney’s most prestigious suburbs are prized for their tree lined streets, victorian terraced buildings and federation homes. While older homes have plenty of charm and character, their ageing sewer and stormwater systems often come with a host of problems. Some of these issues are minor inconveniences, however, other problems such as tree root intrusion, can end up costing homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs. Below are some of the most common drain issues faced by older homes.

Sewer drain blockages: warning signs, causes and remedies

Sewer drain blockages: warning signs, causes and remedies

When there is a problem with the main sewer line such as damaged or blocked pipes, sewage and waste cannot be safely transported away from your home. Instead it can travel back up the smaller waste lines, contaminating your drinking water and spilling out from various drain openings. Being aware of what causes sewer line blockages and knowing the warning signs can protect your home from damage and save you dealing with major repairs.

Drain Replacement: What does it involve and how much does it cost?

Drain Replacement: What does it involve and how much does it cost?

Repairing a drain is always preferable to drain replacement. However, in some cases a drain pipe may be so badly decayed or damaged that replacement is the only viable option. There are a number of factors that can influence the cost of drain replacement, including how much pipe needs to be removed and the location of the pipes. This article looks at what drain replacement involves and some of the factors influencing the cost of repairs.

10 most commonly asked blocked drain questions answered!

10 most commonly asked blocked drain questions answered!

As leading experts in the field of blocked drains, our plumbers are regularly asked about the cause of clogged drains, how to fix them and how much drain repairs cost. Our professional technicians answer the most common questions below!

21 items that should never be washed down the drain or toilet

21 items that should never be washed down the drain or toilet

Some blocked drains are out of our control, such as those caused by old, damaged pipes or tree roots that have entered a crack in the sewer line. The majority, however, can be easily avoided. Drains become blocked when foreign items get washed down the sink or toilet. While your drains may be able to keep up for a while, it's only a matter of time until they get blocked - and repairs may be costly.

How to get rid of drain flies for good

How to get rid of drain flies for good

Have you noticed small, moth-like flies resting on the walls near a shower or hovering around the drains in your home? You could be dealing with a drain fly infestation. While these tiny flies are harmless, the sheer numbers in which they breed can mean they become quite a nuisance. Below are four simple suggestions on how to get rid of drain flies for good.

How to avoid blocked drains in your Sydney restaurant business

How to avoid blocked drains in your Sydney restaurant business

Running a busy restaurant is hard enough without the added stress of a blocked drain. Restaurants rely heavily on their plumbing systems to provide food and beverages and clean facilities for guests. When things go wrong with the drainage it can bring business to a standstill. Below are some methods for avoiding the most common blocked drain issues faced by Sydney restaurants.

How to unblock a clogged toilet

How to unblock a clogged toilet

Blocked toilets in Sydney are one of the most common plumbing problems experienced by residents and business owners. Pressing the flush button and watching the toilet fill up with wastewater can be stressful and embarrassing. Luckily, unblocking a toilet is relatively simple when you know what to do.

Is it time to get your drains cleaned by a Sydney drain plumber?

Is it time to get your drains cleaned by a Sydney drain plumber?

Consider all the food scraps, hair, soap residue and other foreign debris that gets washed or flushed down the drain on a daily basis. These items accumulate in your plumbing pipes over time and can cause a blocked drain. Getting your drains regularly cleaned by a Sydney plumber can fix minor clogs before they turn into a major issue.

Six signs you have a broken sewer line on your Sydney property

Six signs you have a broken sewer line on your Sydney property

There is a big difference between a blocked sewer line and a broken sewer line in your Sydney home. Most clogged sewers can be cleared quickly using high-pressured water jetters. However, if the pipe is sagging, broken or cracked the sewer line may need to be excavated and replaced with new PVC pipes. Below are six tell-tale signs of a broken sewer line.

Five easy ways to prevent Sydney blocked drains caused by hair

Five easy ways to prevent Sydney blocked drains caused by hair

Did you know that hair is a major cause of blocked drains in Sydney bathrooms? While it may seem too delicate to cause serious issues for your drainage, hair can get snagged in the sewer pipes and build up causing a blockage. Here are are five simple tools that can help keep your drains free from hair, soap, and debris.

Why you should never wash oil down the sink

Why you should never wash oil down the sink

Most people are unaware of the damage that cooking oil can cause drains. Throughout Sydney homeowners and hospitality establishments continue to wash fats, oil and grease (FOG) down the sink. While a small amount of oil may seem harmless enough, over time the accumulation of oil in drain pipes can lead to expensive blockages for both private and public sewer lines.