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Solving Recurring Plumbing Drain Blockages

Updated: Apr 18

Exploring Effective Methods to Permanently Solve Recurring Drain Blockages 

Recurring drain blockages can be a persistent nuisance for many Sydney homeowners. Understanding the root causes and implementing effective solutions is key to preventing these blockages from happening repeatedly. 

Mark Lawler, Master plumber and owner Anytime Drains unblocking a shower drain.
Mark Lawler, Master plumber and owner Anytime Drains unblocking a shower drain

Identifying Common Causes of Drain Blockages 

The first step in tackling recurring drain blockages is identifying their common causes. These can range from accumulated hair and soap scum in showers to food debris and grease in kitchen sinks. In some cases, tree roots infiltrating sewer lines can also lead to frequent blockages. 

Long-Term Solutions for Drain Blockages 
  1. Regular Professional Cleaning: Scheduling regular cleaning by a professional plumber can prevent the buildup that leads to blockages. 

  2. Pipe Relining: For older pipes prone to root intrusion, pipe relining can offer a more permanent solution without the need for extensive excavation. 

  3. Installing Drain Guards: Simple measures like installing drain guards can catch hair and debris, preventing them from entering your plumbing system. 

Preventive Home Practices 

In addition to professional interventions, adopting certain home practices can significantly reduce the risk of blockages: 

  • Avoid pouring grease and food scraps down the kitchen sink. 

  • Regularly clean hair and soap scum from shower and bathtub drains. 

  • Use natural drain cleaning methods regularly to maintain clear pipes. 

  • Yearly drain maintenance with high pressure water jetting.


When to Seek Professional Help 

For persistent and recurring drain blockages, professional help from a trusted Sydney plumber like Anytime Drains is essential. We have a $0 call-out fee which means our team can provide tailored solutions without the hip pocket stress.

From leaking hot water, emergency plumbing, drain jetting to pipe relining across the Northern Beaches, Upper and Lower North Shore, Northern Suburbs, Inner West, Sydney City, Eastern Suburbs and the Hills Sydney, Anytime Drains ensure your drains remain clear and functional. 

Recurring drain blockages don't have to be a part of your daily life. With the right approach and professional support from Anytime Drains Sydney, you can enjoy a blockage-free plumbing system. 



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