How to prevent tree roots from blocking your Sydney drains

How to prevent tree roots from blocking your Sydney drains

Tree roots growing in underground sewer and stormwater pipes are one of the most common causes of blocked drains in Sydney. Drain pipes have everything that tree roots need - moisture oxygen and nutrients. Once inside, they will continue to grow until they form a huge impenetrable mass. But there are ways to prevent this…

World's largest fatberg on display at The Museum of London

World's largest fatberg on display at The Museum of London

Forget the royal wedding, if you’re in London right now take yourself along to see the ‘biggest’ attraction in town. The largest fatberg ever found, aka The Whitechapel Monster, is now on display at The Museum of London. It’s the first exhibit of its kind in the world, and while it may seem like an odd one, it’s a timely reminder that we are living in the age of waste.

Do your drains smell? What it means and how to fix it...

Do your drains smell? What it means and how to fix it...

Plumbing systems are designed to transport waste and odours away from your home to the public sewer lines. If you notice a foul smell coming from your drain openings, it means that something isn’t quite right with your plumbing. Here are some possible causes and prevention methods for smelly drains.

Misleading claims about flushable bathroom wipes results in $700k fine

Misleading claims about flushable bathroom wipes results in $700k fine

The Federal Court has ordered Australian company, Pental, to pay $700k for misleading consumers about their ‘flushable’ White King bathroom wipes. The outcome has been welcomed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Water Authorities who spend millions of dollars removing wet-wipes from Sydney drains every year. 

Seven simple DIY ways to clear a blocked drain

Seven simple DIY ways to clear a blocked drain

Water companies may be responsible for the public sewerage systems, but did you know that homeowners have an obligation to maintain the drains within the boundaries of their property? Despite this, most Sydney residents give little, if any, thought to the things they wash down the drain. If you've caused a blockage in your pipes, here are seven simple things you can try before calling the experts. 

When to call a Sydney Emergency Plumber

When to call a Sydney Emergency Plumber

When things go wrong with your plumbing in the middle of night, it can be tempting to call an 24 hour emergency plumber. However, if the problem can wait until business hours, you could save yourself money and embarrassment. Here are some questions to ask yourself before you reach for the phone. 

Why you should hire a professional blocked drain plumber when things go wrong

Why you should hire a professional blocked drain plumber when things go wrong

While a regular plumber should have the necessary skills to clear a blocked drain, they can’t all deliver results. When they don’t, property owners are left frustrated and out of pocket. Blocked drains are a very specific type of plumbing job and should only be handled by a specialist. Here are a number of reasons why should call an expert drainage plumber when things go wrong. 

Warning signs you have a blockage in the main sewer line

Warning signs you have a blockage in the main sewer line

Sydney blocked drains can occur inside or outside of the home. While all blocked drains are inconvenient, it's clogs in the main sewer line (outside) that you really need to watch out for. A major blockage outside of the house can affect all of your plumbing fixtures and cause significant damage to your property. Here are the warning signs to watch out for.

How effective are eco drain cleaning products?

How effective are eco drain cleaning products?

Blocked drain cleaning products are made from strong chemicals such as sulfuric acid, potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide. These ingredients can be dangerous to your health, hence the warning labels that urge customers to wear protective clothing and to keep products away from children and pets. There are some eco-friendly options on the market, but how well do they work when it comes to clearing tough blockages?