Is Your Toilet Blocked Up?
Finally a plumber in Melbourne who really knows how to clear a blocked toilet
You may have noticed your toilet is slow to drain or fills right to the top if flushed. This is a sign that you have a blocked toilet.
Toilets block for several reasons, the toilet itself can be deteriorating, the drain to the toilet could be blocked with things like tree roots or it could be items entering the toilet that should not be, like excess toilet paper, kids toys, toilet fresheners, “flushable” wipes, needles or sanitary napkins. Sometimes it can also be a sign that your whole house is blocked
Clearing a toilet blockage requires having the right equipment on board and having the right knowledge as to which approach is the best to use. Once we clear your toilet we then investigate as to why the toilet blocked to ensure it does not happen again
(You also get helpful tips on how to keep your drain clear for longer. We are the Blocked Drains Melbourne specialists.)
Depending on your Melbourne home and whether it has been renovated or not can depend on what type of toilet you have installed. This can effect how we go about clearing your toilet.
Newer toilets (like the ones found in the newer homes in Hampton and Sandringham) have less tolerance for foreign matter entering the drain like kids toys or fresheners but will typically use less water too.
Older toilets in the Brunswick and Richmond areas may have been installed for a long time and be blocked with tree roots in the drain or can block from items like sanitary napkins and kids toys as well.
Toilet Blockages in Melbourne can be caused by a lot of factors-
Clogs from Flushing Inappropriate Items: Many toilet blockages in Melbourne homes happen when people flush items down the toilet that should not be disposed of this way. Items like baby wipes, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, and excessive toilet paper can accumulate in the drain pipe, leading to clogs.
Tree Roots Intrusion: In older Melbourne suburbs with established trees like Camberwell, Hawthorn, Elwood and South Yarra, tree roots can infiltrate sewer lines, including those connected to toilets. These invasive roots may cause severe blockages, leading to slow-draining or completely blocked toilets.
Ageing Plumbing Systems: In heritage and Victorian Style older homes across Melbourne, plumbing systems may have deteriorated due to age and wear. Cracked or corroded pipes can lead to blockages or even pipe collapses.
Foreign Objects: Sometimes, small objects accidentally fall into the toilet, such as toys, jewelry, or toiletry items. These items can get lodged in the pipes, causing blockages.
Sediment Accumulation: Over time, sediment from the water supply can accumulate in toilet tank components, affecting the flushing mechanism and leading to blockages.
Fix it Right Plumbing in Melbourne is well-versed in diagnosing and addressing these types of toilet blockages. Their experienced team can swiftly identify the cause of the blockage and employ effective solutions to ensure your toilet operates smoothly.
Frequently Asked Questions Toilet Blockages in Melbourne
At Fix It Right Plumbing, we have invested in the training and equipment necessary to specialize in resolving toilet blockages. Our Melbourne plumbers will conduct a comprehensive analysis of your entire toilet system, consulting with you to gather as much information as possible before recommending a solution to address the blockage.
More than a decade ago, the primary tool for addressing toilet blockages in Melbourne was the cable drain machine (electric drain eel). This was a direct, relatively inexpensive, and reliable method for clearing obstructions. While many Melbourne plumbers from our platform still employ these tools, water jet machines have gained popularity due to their precision and versatility. Notable advantages include: 1. Reduced risk of jamming. 2. Suitability for indoor use. 3. Compatibility with CCTV camera systems. Our Melbourne plumbers will undertake a detailed examination of your toilet system, engaging in thorough discussions to gather all necessary details before deciding on the best approach to address the blockage.
Because we charge by the job and not by the hour, you'll know exactly how much the service will cost before we begin. This allows you to relax while we address the issue, confident that there won't be any unexpected charges at the end.
Before initiating any procedures, we provide a clear explanation of our intended approach and the reasons behind it. We also present a detailed cost estimate, ensuring you fully understand the expenses involved before getting started. We only proceed when you are entirely satisfied with our plan, ensuring you remain in control throughout the process.
These are the steps to hire a plumber that will tackle your toilet blockage in Melbourne:
- Book a plumber visit with us using your phone, or via our website.
- Our Expert Professional Melbourne plumber arrives in a fully stocked vehicle with all the necessary tools and equipment to address your toilet blockage, including CCTV cameras and advanced blockage removal tools.
- Our Melbourne plumber is a Toilet Blockages specialist and will assess the blockage in your toilet, providing you with clear pricing and options upfront.
- Once you have agreed on the costs, your Melbourne plumber can typically begin the work immediately.
- As part of the service, a comprehensive inspection of your entire Melbourne plumbing system is conducted to ensure there are no other underlying issues and that everything is functioning properly.