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Why Does Your Drain Block?

Posted by on January 29, 2014

There are a variety of reasons for a blocked drain. Read this article for some help.

Strange Objects

Blocked drains can result from strange objects or materials such as soaps, fats or food build up become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath. To begin with, the material may not completely block the drain. However, as time passes, these types of materials will continue to collect which will prevent water from flowing freely and could eventually cause the drain to get blocked up altogether.  Young children are often unknowingly the innocent culprits for blocked toilets as they are not sure what can, and cannot go down the drain. Children like to flush everything and anything down the drain including full rolls of toilet paper, toys and even the toilet brush.

Hair Issues

A large build up of hair can also cause a blocked drain in your shower and bath. If the hair and blockage is not removed frequently, this will prohibit water from flowing freely through the drain.

Tree Branches and Leaves

Autumn is a dangerous time for your drain to get blocked up. the leaves will fall off the trees around your house which can potentially land up in your drains. This can result in an annoying blockage.

Moreover, its not just  tree leaves and branches that can block a drain, tree roots try to locate water and where better than a drain pipe full of water? They will crack pipes over time and potentially block a drain if the tree roots enter the drain pipe.

Grease & Oil Fat

It is extremely common that grease and oil fat cause a blocked drain. Its annoying as its incredibly easy to avoid this from happening.

If you are having further issues, get in touch with a great plumber from Mr Plumber Sydney


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