About Blocked Drains

Do You Have a Blockage?

If you have ever experienced the frustration of a blocked drain, you know how essential it is to have a Perth plumbing professional who arrives on time and ready to work.

Our customers find peace of mind knowing that if their drain is blocked after hours, as they prepare for work, or just prior to departing for a holiday, we can help.

Why Choose Us?

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Often, if you are dealing with a plumbing emergency, you call the first plumber you can locate in your area. Sometimes things turn out alright, but we have heard our fair share of horror stories. Learning more about local, experienced plumbers in Perth before you need them is a great idea.

We are Expand Plumbing & Gas, and taking care of our customers is our number one priority. Our team of skilled professionals have years of experience handling drain problems and are available to help you at a moment’s notice 24/7. Our plumbing experts have the latest high-tech gear to help identify the issue and fix your blockage. We are fully licensed and insured members of the Master Plumbers and Gasfitters Association of Western Australia. If you are dealing with a drain that is blocked, do not hesitate to contact us.

Common Causes of Blocked Drains

There are a number of causes for blocked drains. Here are the top five:

  • Cooking Oil Poured Down the Drain – Many people do not think twice about pouring cooking oil down their sinks. However, this is a top cause of drain blockages. As the oil cools, it sticks to the inside of your pipes and eventually, it will block your drain entirely.
  • Food Scraps Washed Down Your Drain – Allowing bits of food debris to wash down your drain is a blockage waiting to happen. Many foods such as rice, pasta, or cereal will expand in the pipes, eventually blocking the drain.
  • Hair – It is natural for hair to fall off from time to time. However, when hair combines with soap residue, it makes a matted mess that clogs pipes.
  • Natural Debris – Tree roots growing towards your drain searching for water often become a source of significant drain problems.
  • Non-Flushable Items Flushed Down the Toilet – Most products continue to absorb water are labelled as non-flushable. However, many popular products such as “flushable wipes” are not safe to flush and will cause blockages.
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What are the Warning Signs of Blocked Drains?

Like many household problems, clogged drains do not happen overnight but occur after a period of time. Here are the top three signs that your drain is becoming blocked:

  • Gurgling Noises – When water cannot drain easily, you will hear gurgling sounds coming from the drain because the water is struggling to flow down the pipes.
  • Toilet Water Levels – The water level in your toilet often indicates a building clog. Your drain is likely somewhat blocked if you notice the water level sitting lower than usual or if the water rises very high after flushing.
  • Slow Draining Water – Whether you notice this in your kitchen, bathroom sink, or shower, water that drains slowly is a sign of a drain blockage.