Your sewer system is out of sight (and smell) for a very good reason, but it’s a topic that should never be out of your mind completely. Why’s that? Because scientists and health experts agree that – alongside vaccines, anaesthetic, antibiotics – human sanitation like modern sewerage systems was one of humanity’s truly great health advances. It’s therefore not difficult to see why a blocked sewer is a big problem that needs solving quickly, properly and cost-effectively the first time.
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It may have taken some time to get to this point, but the signs of blocked sewerage are fairly easy to spot – mainly because they start affecting our lives pretty quickly. A sewer blockage can eventually take root, whether it’s the drain connected to your toilet, bath or sink.
Notice a bad smell?: When food and human waste causing a blockage start to break down, it’s difficult to ignore the unmistakable drain stench.
Toilet gurgling?: The odd sounds of air trapped by a blockage can also be heard from your other drains, fixtures and pipes.
Seeing actual sewer or ‘grey’ water?: No matter where you can see it, whether inside or out, any flooding or leaking water is a bad sign, particularly if it’s actual dangerous sewage.
Drains slow or blocked? A healthy plumbing system will mean water and waste goes down quickly and easily.
Whether caused by a simple build-up of human waste and other debris and materials or if the root cause is more hidden and therefore more difficult to detect, locate and rectify, don’t worry. Just call the friendly blocked drain plumbers at Ezy-Plumb, experts in every type of problem resulting in a blocked sewer Melbourne-wide.
It might be a big problem, a quick & small job, something at home or something at your place of business. Either way, Ezy-Plumb guarantees:
A plunger, some bi-carb and vinegar washed down with boiling water, or a hand-held plumber’s snake bought from a hardware store can be effective for a lot of simple blockages. But when it comes to a completely blocked sewer drain, the problem may be hidden, out-of-reach, highly complex or even dangerous to tackle with a bit of DIY – and you even risk making it worse.
Not just that, a serious problem with your sewer plumbing can render every drain on the property completely useless – and expose the people around it to serious health risks as well as serious day-to-day disruption and property damage.
At Ezy-Plumb, we are the best friend to every blocked sewer Melbourne-wide as we carry and use only the best, most powerful and most skilful equipment, products and techniques to quickly identify the cause and get to work on a long-term fix. We may determine that your sewer blockage requires:
At Ezy-Plumb, we’re the plumbers Melbourne can call on when it comes to preventing and ending the mess, damage, expense, health risks and disruption caused by blocked sewer and other drain & pipe problems at your home & business. Whether it’s a little problem, something that requires immediate attention 24/7/365, or something in between, put your sewer blockage in the past by giving the friendly team at Ezy-Plumb a call today.
Do you have a question about your drains? We might have answered it already:
A few fast and effective DIY methods to unblock your drains require no special skills or tools. For instance, have you boiled the kettle lately? If so, pour the lot down the drain and follow it up with half a cup of baking soda and perhaps a dribble of vinegar. Wash it all down with another water kettle and see if that’s worked.
For recurring or stubborn blockages, get in touch with our specialist team, who’ll clear your blocked drain in no time!
While local councils manage and maintain the sewer and stormwater drains beyond your front and back gate, and landlords handle the lot if you’re renting, blocked drains on a homeowner’s property are generally their responsibility alone. This goes for drains inside your home but also your external or outside drains, too.
The clearest and most alarming sign of a blocked drain is standing or flooding water. But it would be best if you also watched out for the earlier signs, like those familiar foul drain smells, water that’s slow to drain away, anomalies like raised toilet bowl water levels, and strange gurgling sounds.
Anyone who has caught a whiff of that distinctive drain smell is unlikely to want ever to smell it again. That musty, mouldy smell of a bathroom that needs a good clean is just the beginning because the stench of a blocked drain is more like a carton of rotten eggs or raw sewage.
While a blocked drain is initially just a nuisance, it will only worsen, so you should always get in touch with a great local emergency plumber. A critical blockage poses an immediate risk of property and plumbing system damage, hazards for you and your family, and health risks due to harmful bacteria. So it most certainly requires emergency attention.
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