Blocked drains are among the most common and frustrating issues homeowners face.

At Laing’s Plumbing Co, we’ve seen and resolved a myriad of drain blockages across North Brisbane and surrounding communities.

With our extensive experience, we understand the typical causes of these blockages and the best methods to resolve them.

Here are the top five culprits you should be aware of:

1. Hair Accumulation

A primary offender, particularly in bathroom drains, is hair. When combined with soap residue, hair can form significant blockages over time. While a drain guard can help prevent hair from going down the drain, regular checks and maintenance are crucial to avoid build-ups that lead to blockages.

2. Grease and Fat Build-up

Kitchen sinks frequently suffer from blockages due to grease and fats. When washed down the sink, these substances can solidify within the plumbing, causing stubborn blockages. The best preventative measure is to dispose of grease and fat in the trash rather than the sink.

3. Foreign Objects

Small objects or items that shouldn’t be flushed or washed down a drain can easily cause blockages. This is a common issue in areas with young children or in toilets and bathrooms where items like wipes, cotton buds, or sanitary products are improperly disposed of. The rule of thumb: if it’s not toilet paper or human waste, it shouldn’t go down the toilet.

4. Toiletries Build-up

Products like soap, toilet paper, and other toiletries can accumulate, particularly when they don’t dissolve properly. Overuse of toilet paper or flushing of non-dissolvable items like wet wipes and diapers often results in blocked drains.

5. Pipe Structure Issues

Structural issues such as tree root intrusion, misaligned pipes, or pipe collapses can also lead to blockages. These are often more challenging to diagnose and require professional intervention. Regular inspections can identify such problems early, preventing severe blockages.

How We Can Help

At Laing’s Plumbing Co, we not only understand these common causes but also provide effective solutions. Our state-of-the-art technology, including high-definition drain cameras, allows us to identify the root cause of the blockage accurately. Whether it’s a simple fix like removing a build-up of hair or a more complex issue like tree root intrusion, our skilled team is equipped to handle it.

We pride ourselves on transparency and reliability. There are no hidden costs in our services; we offer affordable, trustworthy solutions for your plumbing needs. Remember, regular maintenance is key to avoiding serious drain blockages. By keeping an eye out for the signs of these common causes and calling in professionals when needed, you can save yourself a lot of trouble and expense in the long run.

Learn more about our blocked drains services so, we can help keep your all your drains clear.

For any queries or if you’re facing a blocked drain emergency in Brisbane North, don’t hesitate to reach out to Laing’s Plumbing Co. We’re your local experts in dealing with all kinds of plumbing blockages. Contact us today at 07 3863 2200 for professional, efficient, and friendly service.

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