Blocked Drains

If you’ve got smelly, slow-draining sinks and standing water, you’ve got all the telltale signs of blocked drains. Head down the aisles at your local hardware and you’ll find them packed with strong chemicals and plastic devices that promise to clean out your blocked drains and get them working again in no time. What they don’t tell you, however, is taking the DIY approach to blocked drains can not only be harmful to your health, but it can leave your pipes in worse shape than before.

"The good news is, STS Plumbing are highly experienced in finding and fixing the cause of clogged drains with expert knowledge and professional equipment."

Think you have a blocked drain?

Early warning signs of a blocked drain include bad smells, gurgling sounds as water is being flushed or flows down the drain, slow drainage, overflow on the property or toilets filling to the top and slowly going down. Most drainage problems can be fixed easily, however it’s important to get a professional plumber to treat the underlying cause of the blockage and not just the symptoms. 

Why do I have a Blocked Drain?

Blocked drains are one of the most common problems we see in domestic plumbing and can happen for a number of reasons over a long period of time.  Common causes of blocked drains around the home include: 

  • Foreign objects including hair, soaps, grease or food scraps that get caught in the pipe and prevent water from flowing down the drain.
  • Tree roots that block the pipes underneath your home, causing flooding and in some cases significant damage to your property.
  • Poorly installed or old plumbing that causes pipes to collapse and the drain to become blocked.
  • How do I fix it?

    Those luscious locks may not be the only reason your drains are blocked. Our plumbers have the right equipment on hand to discover the cause of your blocked drain, including drain cameras, water-jetters, electric eels and location detectors to pinpoint the issue with minimum fuss. This means you won’t need to fork out extra cash for contractors and can get your blocked drain fixed as fast as possible.

    When do I need STS Plumbing?

    At the first sign of blocked drain issues, give us a call. While it may start out small as a slow draining sink, blocked drains can be a symptom of a larger issue which could result in larger cosmetic and structural damage to your home if left unchecked. We’ll be upfront about any potential costs and provide all our rates over the phone, as well as offer some tips to help you determine whether a professional plumber is required. The sooner you take action on a blocked drain, the easier and less expensive it may be to fix. On arrival, we’ll clear the blockage with a plunger, hand eel or high-pressure water jet. If it looks serious, we’ll insert our drain camera down the pipe to locate the source of damage and provide you with options for a maintenance program, or excavating and replacing the pipe.

    Q: Are you licensed?

    We are licensed Plumbers which means not only are we qualified and experienced in unblocking your pipes, we know what belongs in your pipes and more importantly, what doesn’t.

    Q: Do you do emergency call outs?

    Blocked drains can strike at any time of the day or night. That’s why we are available 24/7 for emergency call outs.

    Q: Can you clear my blocked drain then and there?

    You bet. Unless it’s a sign of a much larger issue, our team arrives equipped with the tools to get your drains unblocked and fully functional in no time.