Blocked Sinks

Blocked Sinks

Every so often your sink can clog up. Although the kitchen sink is one of the most used and important sinks in your home, it isn’t the only one!  Let’s face it, a blockage can occur in any of them and it’s enough to make you pull your hair out in frustration or recoil in disgust.

Unfortunately, a blocked kitchen or bathroom sink is a very common problem. And, because it is a part of the house that is not only used daily but performs a very important function, a blocked sink is going to seriously ruin your day – or worse.

Blocked Drains –

It is important you don’t wait to get blocked drains tended to. Bacteria can build up where the blockage is and potentially cause health risks to your household. If left too long, blockages can also lead to structural damage where water pools in certain areas.

What Causes a Blocked Sink and Drain?

Lots of things can cause a drain to become blocked, hence preventing the flow of water within the pipeline. Some of examples of these are:

  • Build-up of grease
  • Hair and other bathroom build-ups such as soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tree root invasions, dirt and garden waste
  • Collapsed or damaged pipes
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Solid objects
  • Baby wipes
  • Laundry detergent and material from clothes

When such blockages occur, you will usually find water pooling within basins, sinks, shower or the toilet begins to back up….  Another common sign is when water comes back out through your drain. You may find your drains begin to smell or you may hear gurgling noises within your pipes.

We at Plumbing Professionals NQ are able to assist with these issues. Our ‘Poo Cam’ can assist with locating the blockage/ drainage issue and the hydro jet water blaster can assist with clearing the blockage. If the blockage is serious, drainage excavation maybe required.