Blocked Drains Gold Coast
Blocked Drain Specialists
Blocked drains Gold Coast
Tomkinson Plumbing and Gas, the blocked drain, plumber professionals.
If you see water flowing and you don’t know where its coming from, they could be coming from your sewer drains. So what do you do when you have a problem with your drain pipes? Call Tomkinson Plumbing and Gas, we can offer you a same day promise with any emergency blocklages. No one likes to have a blocked toilet, and they always seem to cause problems during the most inconvenient times! There are some signs that you may be starting to get clogged drain, for example you may flush the toilet and hear gurgling noises, or you may notice a slow drain in a fixture that may usually be a lot faster in draining, you may also notice the water been sucked out of traps in the toilets, floor wastes or other fixtures. If you notice these things happening we recommend that you call us today so we can clear any obstructions before they turn into a bigger problem.
Types of blockages
A clogged toilet would certainly be a problem that would require clearing sooner rather than later!! We all need to use the toilet throughout the day, and it would not be a pleasant experience if the toilet bowl was full to the rim!! These blockages can sometimes just be a pan blockage, where too much toilet paper may have been used, paper towels, wipes or sanitary items may have been flushed away. Toilet paper should only ever be flushed away as it has the ability to break down, where as paper towels do not break down as easily, wipes and sanitary items are not designed to be flushed away. Another cause could of course be if there was a broken pipe or dislodgement in the fittings, or if the drain pipe has started sagging in certain areas. In that case we can find the problem using our drain camera, locate it and quote to repair. We can clear these blockages either by plunging the toilet pan itself, or locating a drain opening enabling us to clear using our specialist equipment.
Bathroom sinks quite frequently block. This can be caused by soap scum or hair from shaving. These are generally simple to clear and can be done so by using a plunger, alternatively the plug and wastes or trap may need cleaning out. If this fails we can send the hand auger down the waste pipe to try and clear or retrieve anything that may be stuck in the waste pipe. You can try keeping the drain clean by adding a drain cleaner such as draino or there are even home remedies you can make yourself using baking soda and vinegar, combine a cup of vinegar with 1/2 cup of baking soda, pour down the drain and watch the chemical reaction take place!
Bathtub drains and showers again are usually caused by hair and soap scum, if you have a 100mm grate in your shower you can reach down and collect any excess hair from the trap, you may also be able to plunge way the old shower scum using a rodding plunger which is not the typical plunger you would use on a sink, these have a flat 100mm rubber disk at the end and can be pushed down the drain to help push through any debris. Again you can use chemicals in a shower drain just make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions and take required safety precautions.
Laundry tub drains can sometimes block from all the lindt that finds its way out of your washing machine into the tub, you may be able to take the 50mm trap under your tub apart by unscrewing the trap assembly, or by simply plunging your sink. If you have any concerns about your laundry drain we recommend that this gets attended to sooner rather than later as there would be nothing worse than putting a load of washing on, the drain been blocked causing all the water dumped by the machine to flood throughout your house!!
Kitchen sinks. Kitchen sink blockages are again unique. We won’t usually find lindt or hair down a kitchen sink drain, but we do indeed find something else. Yes you guessed it! Grease and fats. Grease and fat build ups are caused when rinsing your dishes, and pots and pans, usually when these have been rinsed using cold water. As the grease and fats cool down in the drainage system they solidify, this can occur with in the kitchen trap or overflow relief gully if the kitchen is charging it. This can result in what us plumbers call fat bergs, big build ups of fat and grease that look like icebergs in your drain!! These usually have to be cleared with the drain snake or hydro jetter as the fat then needs to be broken down. A way to prevent this from happening is by ensuring the dishes are rinsed and cleaned with hot water, and keep the tap running a few seconds after rinsing.
Hot water is tempered through the house at a temperature of 50deg, check your hot water system as you can run a hot feed to your laundry or kitchen untempered, giving you hotter water to break down grease as it runs down the drain. If you do decide to give your kitchen sink a plunge, be sure to keep the plug in the second bowl (if you have 2 bowls) so you are not just pushing air down one bowl and straight out the other!!!
Next time you need to unclog a toilet, clean your basin traps, or destroy the tree roots in your drains call the friendly team at Tomkinson Plumbing and Gas. We offer all kinds of unblocking services and have all the state of the art machinery and cameras to get your drain running and find the cause in no time. Our prices are very competitive and with all blockages that are cleared using special machinery we offer a complimentary drain camera service and recording for you to keep, we will also locate where the problem occurred enabling us to repair or quote to repair any breaks or defects in your drainage system.
Call us today, Tomkinson Plumbing and Gas serving your plumbing needs on the Gold Coast. 0490522343, [email protected]
Stormwater drain pipes are just as important, especially during the storm season. Our Gold Coast plumbers will make sure your storm water pipes are running smoothly, those water jets don’t leave anything behind! Don’t wait until you need emergency plumbing! Tomkinson Plumbing and gas will give you the best plumbing services on the Gold Coast.We believe we are very competitive, our prices for high pressure drain cleaning which is faster and more effective than an electric eel are the most reasonable on the Gold Coast. Don’t be fooled by other plumbing companies that will turn up to clear your blockage, and then surprise you with more costs for camera inspections etc, there are no hidden costs or expensive surprises with us, for one price we will clear your drain, camera the drain and then locate where the problem has occurred, then if needed we are able to provide you with an on the spot quote to dig up and repair the drain.
We are the Gold Coast plumbers you can trust, as you can see from our reviews we are highly recommended by our customers. clearing the Gold Coast blocked pipes with our new KJ5000 high pressure water drain cleaner, there is not too many drains that we cannot clear. Whether its a blocked sewer or storm water pipes Tomkinson Plumbing will be able to clear it getting that water running in no time and providing you with the plumbing service you deserve. If you have plumbing problems whether its a blockage or a water leak contact us today