blocked drain causes

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.

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!

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.

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.

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. 

Producers of "flushable" wet-wipes face legal action

Producers of "flushable" wet-wipes face legal action

Blocked drains in Sydney are on the rise as "flushable" wet wipes increase in popularity amongst consumers. But how accurate are the claims made by producers of these products? Reports suggest wet wipes are causing havoc for water authorities and costing Sydney households thousands of dollars.