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Blocked Drain

Top Tips for Clearing Blocked Drains in Melbourne

One of the most common and infuriating problems one encounters in the home is a blocked drain. If not dealt with right away, it can cause water leaks and damage your home and property.

Blocked drain signs

  • Foul smell
  • Overflowing pipes
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Slow drainage

Common causes of blocked drains

  • Tree roots
  • Toiletries
  • Cooking oil
  • Foreign objects
  • Scraps of food
  • Build-up of minerals
  • Soap
  • Cat litter 

DIY Tips for clearing blocked drains (though a plumber is the best option)

  • Boiling water: For blocked drainspour a pot of boiling water in the drain. In most cases, this will dissolve and loosen the blockage without you having to call in a plumber near meThis method works with ceramic and metal pipes, not PVC.
  • A natural cleaner: When faced with blocked drains in Melbourneyou can try a DIY cleaner of drains with white vinegar and baking soda. First, pour the baking soda into the drain and follow it up with vinegar. The mixture may bubble out of the pipe, so cover it. Oxygen is produced in this reaction which cleans out the insides of the pipe.
  • Caustic cleaner: Visit your local hardware store for a caustic drain cleaner to dissolve common blockages like food, grease, and hair. These cleaners are bad for the environment, so use them very sparingly. With a blocked toiletcaustic cleaners achieve good results, but make sure to use gloves and a mask when using it. Later, flush the toilet a couple of times to get rid of any lingering chemicals.
  • Plunger: Plungers are very good for clearing blocked drains. The up-down motion of the plunger will loosen blockages, getting your pipe back to normal. However, you have to remember that plungers are not effective for mineral deposits or grease deposits.
  • Hydro-Jet: This is one of the most effective ways to clear a blocked drain. The powerful water stream from hydro-jet forces the blockage to move out of the pipe, but not solid blockages. It is in your best interests to hire a plumber for this method of drain blockage clearing.

All the above methods are effective in their ways in which they clear blocks in drains. For the best results, look for a plumber near me to help you out with blocked drains.

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Pinnacle Plumbing Group is an established fully licensed and insured Plumbing Company servicing inner city Melbourne, stretching to outer suburbs.

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Eleni Endt
2020-11-09
Just easy to deal with, reasonable prices
Stewart Webb
2020-11-02
Sam Nelson
2020-10-08
Toilet flusher broke on me this morning. Communication with this company was great! Nick reached out to me first with a rough timeframe when someone would be around (same day). That someone was Gary, who first called asking for more details and I was I was able to provide photos. He gave me a more specific timeframe for his arrival, which he stuck to, and then he showed up with all the parts and tools he needed on hand, knowing exactly what needed to be done, no surprises. He was fast, professional, friendly, and cleaned up everything when he finished. Highly recommended! Cheers Gary!
Tim Mckillop
2020-10-01
Balcony Reseal Matt was amazing very thorough job. Did 3 coats Very punctual & polite.
Amit Shahi
2020-09-22
Had a problem with my toilet leakage. Matt came , diagnosed the problem and fixed with ease in no time. Thanks Pinnacle Plumbing for your quick response. Awesome service!! Cheers to Matt!!
Soniya Bendre
2020-07-01
Matt visited our residence and fixed the issue in almost no time. He was friendly and was quick to diagnose and fix the problem. Great service !
Mukendu Annu
2020-06-02
Garry was here to fix the tap. Was amazing and swift with his work. Absolute professional.
Genevieve Brady
2020-02-11
Gary was punctual and did a great job. Would highly recommend!
Tonia Martin
2020-01-18
My hot water service was leaking. It was removed and replaced in just a few hours. Great service
Emma & Tom
2020-01-08
We called Pinnacle Plumbing when we discovered a very serious water leak at our house, and we happily recommend them to anyone in Brunswick East and the surrounding suburbs. Despite contacting them after hours, Jay arrived within half an hour of my call and was able to quickly identify the problem, prevent it from becoming a total disaster, and tell me what needed to be done. Jay and Gary were back at 7am the next day, and within a few hours they had found the source of the leak (which was hidden underneath concrete slabs) and fixed it. They also tidied everything up beautifully. They are both lovely, and we will definitely use Pinnacle for any future problems and will recommend them to our friends. Thank you Jay and Gary!