Our Guide To Dealing With Blocked Drains

Is a there a whiff of something unpleasant in the air? Your toilet won’t flush or will flush, but will only do so after several attempts? The water in the sink draining real slow or not at all? Are there pools of water surrounding your drains? Yes? The chances are that you have a blockage in your plumbing system. It may be only a partial blockage, but believe us, it’s going to get worse.

Blocked drains in Gladstone rarely go away by themselves. You can try using a plunger to deal with the issue yourself, but sometimes blocked drains are just too hard to gte at with regular tools. That’s when it’s time to get on the phone to a fully qualified and licensed plumber in Gladstone.

For us at Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting, this is our bread and butter. Because of that, we would like to tell you everything you need to need know about blocked drains.

Drains Get Blocked By All Sorts Of Materials

Let’s face it, blocking drains is easy enough, unplugging them isn’t always so easy. Your drainage pipes are full of yucky stuff. Small children delight in flushing things down the toilet, pet fish, toys, their annoying baby sister, etc. You can probably find half a Lego set in most drains. The most common causes of blocked drains in Gladstone are from flushing things like flushable wipes and other toiletries.

Think Twice About DIY Drain Solutions

After cursing the plunger enough, you reach for the drain cleaner. Not a good idea. They are chock full of corrosive chemicals that will linger in your system and cause more damage in the long run. Call a plumber.

Find Blockages Quickly With Drain Inspections

First of all you need to know where to start. You know your drains are blocked, but where exactly is the blockage? It could be anywhere in your piping system. Nowadays plumbers have all sorts of ingenious ways to find blockages, including CCTV inspection cameras! Unless, of course, you prefer to fix your blocked drains by digging up your garden or knocking holes in your walls.

We Use The Best Tools For The Job

Unfortunately, a lot of blockages occur in hard to get to places, such as bends, underground or under floorboards or even the piping inside your walls. Once detected those blockages need to be cleared.

We come equipped with the latest non-destructive tools such as flexible drilling devices that will cut through and clear away any blockage without damaging your plumbing system.

Fast Clearance

Blocked drains in Gladstone are our specialty here at Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting. You really don’t need to know anything about blocked drains, just when to call a plumber in Gladstone for a fast and efficient solution.

If you have a plumbing issue, blocked drains or not, contact us or simply call now.