Drain cleaning chemicals are often the first resort for residents who have a blocked sink or drain in their Sydney home. However, these chemicals are very powerful and can cause more harm than good if used incorrectly.
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.
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.
Drain inspections are a relatively cheap service when compared to major blocked drain repairs. Yet most people give little thought to their plumbing systems until something goes wrong. There are a number of benefits to knowing what’s happening inside your pipes. Here are five reasons to book a CCTV drain inspection today.
Emergency plumbing problems can arise quickly and unexpectedly, causing a huge amount of stress within your home. No one wants raw sewerage flooding through the house in the middle of the night. It's not just inconvenient, it's also a major health risk. While there’s no guarantee against drainage problems, these simple tips can help you avoid costly repairs.
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.
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.
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.
There are plenty of products out there claiming to be “flushable”. When it comes to the crunch, however, many of these products are not doing what they say they do. Instead of disappearing forever down the toilet when flushed, these items are clogging up toilets and sewers across Sydney, costing homeowners and Sydney Water millions of dollars.
Most Sydney residents don't realise that they have a blocked stormwater drain until it's too late. When stormwater drains flood they can damage your home and pose a risk to public health. Like most blocked drains, prevention is the best remedy. Here are the top ways to prevent your stormwater drain from getting blocked.