Nothing throws a spanner in the works quite like a blocked drain! Occurring as a result of the wrong materials accumulating in your pipes such as food waste, sanitary products and debris, blocked drains can cause unhygienic drainage and overflowing issues at your home or business. Blocked drains are not only inconvenient and unpleasant, but can also affect your family’s comfort and your business’s profitability if not quickly attended to. South East Plumbing & Electrical conduct our blocked drain repairs with minimal impact on your property, as we use only non-corrosive and high-tech solutions. Sometimes, a high-pressure hose is all it takes to unclog pipes, meaning no costly or invasive digging needs to occur to fix your blocked drains.
The Blocked Drains & Repairs Experts, South East Plumbing and Electrical, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just call us to discuss how we can ensure your family can enjoy a safe and comfortable home with our range of electrical and plumbing services.
We have the equipment and the experience to fix any blocked stormwater drain. Your stormwater system should be able to cope with large amount of water even increases due to heavy rain or storms.
If there is damage or a blockage with your stormwater pipes you might notice the following signs;
Gurgling sounds coming from your drains
Water pooling around the affected area of your property
Water not clearing quickly from the surface grates
Reasons for damage to stormwater drains could be;
Tree Roots – 90% of all stormwater drain blockages we see are caused by tree roots. They are drawn to the water in the pipes and can quickly takeover the system.
Damaged or Broken Pipes – If your stormwater pipes have been damaged or deteriorated over time the water will be unable to flow through its intended course.
Incorrect Installation – It’s important that the stormwater system has been installed correctly by a fully qualified plumber. Major problems will occur if pipes are misaligned or poorly installed not matter how many times they are cleared.
Lack of Maintenance – It’s important to keep the system clear of debris, especially the gutters and grates. If you don’t the debris will be pushed into the stormwater system and quickly cause a blockage.
A blockage in your stormwater drain should be acted upon swiftly. This will save you money and limit the amount of damage to your property and surrounding infrastructure.
If you flush a toilet and the water starts to rise and doesn’t clear away quickly, you could have a blockage in the pipes or in the toilet system.
If one toilet is flushing slowly but other toilets at the property are working fine it indicates the blockage is near the particular toilet in question.
If the water and waste is at an already high level, be sure not to flush the toilet because the water and waste might spill out onto the floor.
A lot of times something has been dropped into the toilet accidently and it is causing a blockage. For example a child might drop a toy or an apple and the obstruction is causing the problem.
If you are sure that no one has flushed any unwanted objects down the toilet, you could try using a plunger. Be aware that if there is an object, using a plunger might push it further down the system and making it harder to clear.
Call us on 1300 00 65 65 if you need help unblocking your toilet
It’s not always obvious where at septic is blocked because they can be complicated. Quickly diagnosing the problem and acting on it is important to limit any damage to your property.
One of the first questions to answer is ‘when was the last time the septic tank was pumped out?’ If it was in the last year or two then it’s unlikely that it is full. This would indicate that there is a clog between the house and the septic tank.
It’s best to leave unclogging your septic to the professionals. Give us a call on 1300 00 65 65 and we’ll help you out
A blocked sink is a common plumbing problem people encounter. A blocked sink is generally caused by food or other waste getting caught in the pipe below the sink.
You could try hot water, caustic cleaners or a plunger to fix the blockage. Failing these, give us a call on 1300 00 65 65 and we’ll have your blocked sink cleared in no time.
The longer you leave a blockage, the greater the potential there is to cause more damage which could prove costly.