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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever been brushing your teeth or washing the dishes and noticed that the water is slow to drain? These kind of clogs are often minor in nature and caused by food scraps, hair or soap scum. The good news is there are simple DIY ways to clear a clogged sink so you don’t need to call in a Sydney drainage plumber.
Whether or not tampons can be flushed down the toilet continues to be hotly debated. Despite the efforts of water companies and signs in public toilets urging women to place sanitary items in the bin, many continue to regard flushing as a normal method of disposal. And it’s having a catastrophic impact on our plumbing systems and the environment.
Toilets are probably the most crucial plumbing fixture in the home. When your Sydney toilet gets blocked, you want the problem fixed as quickly as possible. But how much will you have to pay? Here are some guidelines around the costs of having your blocked toilet repaired by a licensed Sydney plumber.
A blocked stormwater drain on your Sydney property can quickly turn into a plumbing emergency. If the pipe becomes completely blocked, the water has no where to go and your property can flood. This can lead to expensive water damage and stagnant water carries bacteria that can be harmful to your family. Preventing flooding on your property is simple with these tips…
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…
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.