Common causes of blocked drains

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 a minimum of 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.

Early warning signs of a blocked drain include gurgling sounds as water is being flushed or flows down the drain, slow drainage or bad smells. 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. Common causes of blocked drains 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, leaves and dirt 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 STS Plumbing can help

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.