Blocked drains are a common issue homeowners experience on a regular basis. Whether you notice that you have a pipe that is leaking or your sink does not seem to drain, now is the time to get it sorted. If you have tried the plunger on your clogged drains and it does not seem to be doing the trick, it may be time to call a professional.
Like replacing a leaking pipe, cleaning out the home drains is a messy job and should be left to the experts to ensure the job is done correctly the first time so it doesn’t happen again.
We often get asked where blocked drains occur around the home, and it is mostly the kitchen and bathroom areas that require a good clean out of the drains every now and then. Food, residue, and hair builds up over time and it is important to make sure that as little amount of waste as possible finds its way down the drain pipe.
Another common area to experience blocked drains is outdoors in the garden. Leaves, mud and other natural waste builds up in gutters and in drainpipes – especially after heavy rains – and can cause pipes to block up. Not addressing this build-up sooner rather than later can cause a much larger, more serious problem down the track, so looking out for the signs of a blocked drain are critical to prevent any further damage.
So what are the top signs that you have a blocked drain at home? We recommend looking out for the following indicators that your drain is blocked:
1. Your water is draining slowly. This is especially noted in the kitchen and bathroom sinks – if the bowl is filling with water and the plug is out, chances are that your drain needs a cleanout.
2. There is an unpleasant odour coming from the drains. Walking past the kitchen sink to the “what smells?” comment, the chances are it is a blocked drain.
3. If the water level in your toilet is raised more than normal, this can indicate a blocked drain in your bathroom.
4. Funny, gurgling sounds coming from the sink can be a reaction to blocked drainpipes.
5. Any signs of dampness, cracks or structural damage can also be an indicator of blocked drainpipes.
Using the correct tools and expertise, the Zabs Plumbing team will have your drains unblocked and pipes fixed quickly and efficiently, saving you time and money. With years of experience servicing the Melbourne area, we can assist in all your drain repair needs.
Should I call a professional plumber or attempt to do the job myself?
It’s the age-old question: should I call an expert to take care of my plumbing work or should I tackle it myself and save the money?
Often plumbing jobs can be quite complex if you don’t have the correct tools and knowhow to do the maintenance or replacement properly. An inspection from an expert plumber also ensures the small jobs are caught quickly and sorted out before becoming a larger and more costly concern.
Top signs that you need to call a plumber:
Our team has been servicing the plumbing needs of Melbourne and its surrounds for many years, and in our experience, the jobs that are often the most complicated or costly are the ones that have first been attempted by a novice.
If you’re suspecting a blocked drain at your home, contact the professionals at Zabs Plumbing. The local in Melbourne and in surrounding Mulgrave, Dandenong, Glen Waverley, and Rowville Victoria.