Blocked Drains and Pipes

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Blocked Drains and Pipes

F&M Plumbers & Drainers have attended numerous blocked drains and pipes over the past 30 years.

The most common causes of blockages are broken or cracked pipework, foreign objects and debris; in addition to environmental factors such the high influx of rain received on the Sunshine Coast during storm season.

Blocked drainage occurs when foreign objects and materials become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath.

Whilst at first the item may not fully block the drain but over time materials will continue to build up in the pipe which will prevent water from flowing freely.

Our team at F&M Plumbers & Drainers have found all sorts of foreign objects blocking pipes, including tree roots, building materials and even a Thomas the Tank Engine Train!

Drains outside can become blocked after heavy rain and storms collecting leaves, dirt and other matter which may build up and block your drains.

During heavy storms blocked drains are very common due to the fact that they are not designed to handle large amounts of water.

Blocked outside drains can cause flooding and damage to property.

Broken pipes are also another cause of a blocked drain.

When a pipe is broken water cannot flow freely causing it to possibly collapse which can block the drain.

Poor installation, age and tree roots are some of the most common cause of broken pipes.

Tree roots can cause an enormous amount of damage underground and can require extensive investigation of underground pipe work in order to identify where the problem is.

DIY repairs and home renovations have risen in popularity dramatically over the past couple of years and with that has come the increase of poorly installed plumbing and drainage pipes.

When pipework has been incorrectly installed the chance increases that pipes may become misaligned or completely collapse.

Choosing the right pipes is an integral part of any plumbing job.

Incorrect installation of pipes can not only cause great expense it can also be dangerous and damage parts of your or your neighbours property.

Incorrect pipe installation can also cause water flow issues hence why it is important that pipes are installed correctly by professionals.

Water does not flow uphill and drainage is all about gravity. Inadequate falls can over time lead to the build-up of particles and debris ultimately causing blocked drains.

Some indicators that your drains are blocked include gurgling sounds after you flush a toilet, the water level in your sink or bath draining slowly, and bad smells from sinks or drains.

Whilst some blocked drains can be easily fixed using a plunger it does not address the underlying causes of drainage blockages.

If you have ongoing drainage issues, need repairs or wish to have new pipework installed please call F&M Plumbers and Drainers to ensure the job is done properly to a high quality.

F&M Plumbers & Drainers can fix your blocked pipes and drains. We cover all areas on the Sunshine Coast.

Call us for a quote today on 5477 0040