Unfortunately, blocked drains are a common problem. Blocked drains are a breading ground for bacteria so it is imperative that you fix the blockage immediately, as delaying could affect your health. There are a number of reasons a drain becomes blocked, such as:

Tree roots – Tree roots are drawn to the moisture and condensation on the outside of drains. The roots are strong enough to break and enter the pipes, and eventually block the drain.

Hair – Over time, hair lost during showers or lost whilst getting ready over your bathroom sink, builds up and inevitably clogs the drain.

Grease – So many of us pour grease from dirty pans down the kitchen sink. The grease cools, solidifies and builds to a point where no liquid can pass through, causing the pipes and drains to block.

Broken or damaged pipes – Tree roots, poor installation, movement in the ground, and general wear and tear can cause damage to pipes.

Toiletries – Sadly, we are still flushing items that do not break down when flushed. Even wipes that are labelled as ‘flushable’ are not safe to flush. A great way to remember what to flush, is the three Ps: Poo, Pee & Paper (toilet.) Items that do not break down like toilet paper will block your drain.

We will use drain cameras to identify the cause of the blockage and provide you with the most effective solution.

Have a blocked drain? Call Fosters Plumbing now on 0415 169 603.