6 Common causes of a blocked drain
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Unclogging the mystery: Your guide for unblocking a drain

If you’ve ever experienced the frustration of a blocked drain, you’re not alone. It’s a common headache homeowners and businesses call plumbers in the Tweed Heads area. When your drains start playing up—whether they’re draining slow, backing up sewage, creating bad smells or causing floods—it’s like a ticking time bomb that can spiral out of control fast. But, as the experts in plumbing services, we’ve got your back!

What causes blocked drains?

Some of the most common causes include:

  1. Foreign objects: Flushing things like paper towels, wet wipes, or too much toilet paper can cause to blockages.
  2. Hair and soap scum: Hair. It’s the ultimate troublemaker when it comes to blocking your pipes. Mix it with some grease and soap scum, and boom, you’ve got yourself a blocked drain. We’ve got a simple trick to keep those hairs at bay. Get yourself some drain guards—they’re like little superheroes for your pipes. But don’t forget to give them a rinse every now and then to keep things flowing smoothly. Now, let’s talk about soap. That bar could be the sneaky culprit behind your clogged drains. Traditional soap bars are often made with grease residue, which, when mixed with water, hair, and dirt, turns into a sticky mess that loves to stay in your pipes.
  3. Grease and food debris: Pouring grease down the sink or allowing food scraps to build up can cause blocked pipes.
  4. Tree roots: Roots from trees can enter your pipes, causing them to become blocked or broken. Monitor your plants to avoid this problem.

How can we help?

At our plumbing and gas business, we’ve got the tools and expertise to tackle even the toughest blockages. If we come across a blockage that can’t be fixed with the usual techniques, don’t worry. Our high-pressure jetting machine is a game-changer when it comes to unblocking drains. For just $299, we can usually blast through blockages, no matter the cause. If the problem runs deeper, we can provide a quote for any necessary repairs, whether it involves fixing broken pipes or digging up the problem area.


Blocked drains might be a pain, but they’re no match for our team of plumbing experts. Whether you’re in Tweed Heads, Gold Coast, Northern NSW, Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, or anywhere in between, we’ve got you covered. So, the next time you find yourself facing a stubborn blockage, give us a call on 1300 881 902 or contact us online.