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Blocked drains are more common than you think. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t a serious problem. While a slow draining sink might start as just an inconvenience, ignoring blocked drain repair can lead to major damage to your home. You may end up with water overflowing onto your property and water damage.

Power Plumbing Plus has more than 25 years of experience clearing blocked pipes for the homeowners of Melbourne. Get in touch today for a professional plumbing service and the peace of mind that your pipes are in the best hands possible.

Blocked Drain Repair

Whether you’ve got a simple blocked sink or a severely blocked sewer line, our first task is to investigate and diagnose the source and extent of your blockage. Sometimes this is a straightforward task, but if necessary we can use state of the art drain cameras to pinpoint the exact location of your problems.

Once we’ve got the blockage identified, we’ll get to work removing it so that your pipes are draining good as new again. Our blocked drain repair plumbers are experts equipped with professional grade equipment to clear the pipes for sinks, toilets, bathtubs, laundry, and more.

Blocked Drains Melbourne Using Camera

Risk of not fixing a blocked drain

Don’t let your drains stay blocked for a prolonged period of time. We’ve seen some pretty bad cases in our 25 years of plumbing. Here is what you may experience when a drain is left clogged:

  • Slow draining sinks
  • Slow filling toilet
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Foul odor
  • Sewage backup
  • Flooding
  • Damage to flooring, carpet, and furniture
  • Permanent corrosion to your pipes

Tips for Clearing a Blocked Drain

Your blocked drain problems might not be as bad as you think. Here are a few simple remedies you can try yourself. But if none of these work, consult a professional Melbourne blocked drain plumber before the damage gets out of hand.

Boiling Water: If the source of the blockage is simply a bit of built up grease and food, you may be able to loosen it by pouring a kettle of boiling water down the drain. Only do this if your pipes are made of ceramic or metal. If you’ve got PVC pipes, try hot water instead of boiling.

Plunger: Solid blockages can often be taken care of with a simple plunging. If hot water doesn’t do the trick, try a plunger. When it comes to plunging, keep a strong seal around the drain and make sure to cover up your overflow spouts.

Chemical Cleaner: Store bought chemical drain cleaners can dissolve a lot of the materials that typically lead to blocked pipes. However, they aren’t environmentally friendly, so should only be used as a last resort. Misuse or overuse of them can also lead to permanent pipe damage. So often it’s best to call a professional if you think you might need to resort to chemical agents.

Ready to get help with your Blocked Drain?

For Blocked Drain Plumber Melbourne, Reach out to Power Plumbing Plus today if you need professional blocked drain repair trusted by the people of Melbourne for 25+ years. You can count on us to put your pipes back to work again.

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