How a Blocked Drain Can Damage Your Home on the Gold Coast

One of the most common issues that we find in homes all across the Gold Coast is a blocked drain. Not only do these blocked drains contribute to a number of different plumbing issues, but they can also lead to more extensive damage to your property and your health. 

These annoying problems can hinder your daily lifestyle and put you and your family at risk of disease as a result of a build up of bacteria in your pipes. The team at Fosters Plumbing on the Gold Coast have put together this article to help you better understand your blocked drain situation and why it’s important that you get the problem attended to by a professional as soon as possible. 


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What causes a blocked drain?

There are a number of different reasons why you could be experiencing a blocked drain on the Gold Coast. One particularly common reason is a result of tree roots and other natural debris affecting the clear passage of your drains. Keeping your garden clean and tidy can help with the build up of leaves that can often block a drain. Tree roots are another prime culprit as they have a habit of growing underground towards your drains in search of moisture, causing congestion in the process.

The flushing of different types of toiletries is another common cause of blocked drains, as people are far too comfortable with flushing all sorts of unsuitable items down the toilet. Baby wipes, in particular, are a regular source of blockage as they absorb moisture and enlarge in the pipes when flushed down the toilet. Always remember that only toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet, as even flushing just a few wipes could quickly result in an annoying blocked drain in your home.  

How can a blocked drain be harmful?

The problem with blocked drains is that because they aren’t necessarily easy to detect, you might fail to notice it until it’s more of an issue. If a blocked drain is left unattended for a while, the build up of stagnant water accumulating over time can cause quite a pungent smell. 

You may be able to smell this around your toilet, shower or other drain source, causing quite an unpleasant odour around your home. This stagnant water is also a breeding ground for bacteria, mould, insects and other pests who could potentially carry bacteria and diseases throughout your home. 

Certain blockages in your drain may also lead to water leaking into the foundations of your house, comprising the overall structural integrity of your home. You may even begin to see this moisture starting to affect your walls or floorboards, causing some form of discolouration. 


Fosters Plumbing – Blocked Drain Gold Coast Plumbers 

Due to the potential damage that a blocked drain can have, it’s not the type of issue that you can keep putting off. Maintaining your home and the countless aspects that you have to keep track of is a never ending effort, so it’s important to hire the blocked drain specialists to deal with this issue before it becomes anything major. The team at Fosters Plumbing on the Gold Coast can help to get your drains back in healthy and free-flowing condition.
 

Using state of the art drain cameras, we can help to find the source of the problem, identifying the best solution to deal with the blockage. If you are experiencing a blocked drain on the Gold Coast, don’t hesitate to get in contact with the experts at Fosters Plumbing on 0415 169 603.