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Blocked Drains in Abbotswood

A drain can become clogged for different reasons. When wastewater is subjected to a blockage, its flow becomes slow and may return via the toilet or sink, flooding your home. If left untreated, it can worsen the situation by harming your drain pipes, so you must take emergency action to address the issue. You can identify a drain blockage if:

  • flushing a toilet is hard.
  • the toilet makes a gurgling sound when flushed.
  • the sink or bath is overflowing.
  • there is standing water.
  • bad smell emanates from drains due to bacteria and stagnant water

Fast Drains specialises in drain repair and maintenance, including effective handling of blocked drains in Abbotswood, to help you get rid of nasty pipe blockages. You can contact us to avail of our 24-hour plumbing facility for drain clearance.

Causes of Blocked Drains

Normally, only 3P’s (Pee, Poo, and Paper) and water are allowed to enter the drains, and anything other than these, which is supposed to be put in the bin, can cause blocked drains such as:

  • Chemicals
  • Engine oil
  • Fats
  • Food scraps
  • Medicines
  • Muds
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Sanitary items (towels, tampons, nappies, wipes)
  • Solvents
  • Syringes
  • Tablets
  • Tree roots and leaves
  • Wet wipes

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Tools and Techniques Used by Plumbers to Unblock the Drains

Our professional plumbers make every effort to help you get rid of blocked drains, and for this purpose, they use the following tools suitable for efficiently dealing with your drains’ blockage:

Flow Test

Plumbers use hot water for carrying out flow tests for dislodging foods or scraps from the kitchen sink drains and for dissolving the grease that thickens after getting cold in the drains.

Hydro Jets

Hydro jet is a tool used by plumbers for clearing out drains; it has a high-pressure hose with a nozzle attached at the end and a machine that exerts water pressure to force the clogged drains to move out of the pipe. Plumbers use a camera to determine if the drain or pipe is damaged from the inside before using the hydro jet.


Auger is also named a plumbing snake with a rotating head at its end and is flexible enough to wind its way through any drain and reach the blockage to remove it. It can be used for dealing with blockages in bathroom or kitchen drains.

High-Pressure Jet

After identifying the blockage, a high-pressure system is utilised for cleaning the debris from your drains.


The plumbers use a plunger to unblock toilet drains; it moves the blockage via a vacuum and loosens the blockage to make it easier to dislodge.

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Why Choose Us

Our qualified and fully insured team is expert in handling and rectifying different causes of blocked drains. Offering expert advice, we make sure that blockage does not happen again.

Contact us to get our services at affordable pricing.


If there is a drainage issue in your home, you are responsible for unblocking it. The signs from which you can identify that the blockage is only in your house include:

  • no drain problem in your neighbourhood
  • not having a shared drain with others
  • no flooding in your surrounding area
  • a clear manhole outside your property.

The most common cause of blocked sewer lines includes tree roots and leaves; however, house drains can get blocked due to hair and sanitary products.

Inside the boundaries of your property, you are responsible for drain covers, and lateral drain covers outside your property’s boundaries are the responsibility of the sewerage company.

Many things enter the kitchen drains via the sink, such as food items, plastic, and other junk materials, that pile up, leading to a blocked kitchen drain.

It would help if you cleaned your drains at least once per month; you can also choose to clean them weekly or fortnightly to prevent the issue of blocked drains.

The duration of unblocking the drains depends on the complexity of the drain system and the type of clog that has caused the blockage in the drain. Typically, it takes one to two hours to clear the drain.