What Causes Blocked Drains

When you have blocked drains anywhere inside or outside your house it can be a real pain and inconvenience. In addition, bad smells will begin to linger and you might even get waste water flowing back into your home. There can be many reasons that you’re drains get blocked; you might even feel like you take good care of your drains, but it happens to everyone at some point. Here are our four most common causes of drain blockages to help you work out what is wrong with your drain.


To most people it would seem obvious that you shouldn’t flush certain items down the toilet, but it happens all too often. Only toilet paper will break down in a flush – though even too much of that can be damaging. Things such as sanitary towels and moist towelettes will only serve to clog up your pipes and make a base for other things to attach themselves onto.

Grease and Fat

You’ve probably know that fat and grease are going to clog your drain. This is something you must try and avoid. By pouring excessive amounts of fat and grease down the kitchen sink we give our pipes an unhealthy coating of sticky mess. This mess then clings onto any other debris hurtling down the system causing an eventual blockage.

Foreign Objects

Common sense would tell you that putting anything other than water and tissue paper down your toilets or drains will result in a blockage at some point, but people still do it. It’s not just children either; adults have been known to put all manner of things down the toilet in an attempt to flush them away. Even things such as chunky food scraps in your kitchen sink should be a no-no.


A single hair is not a problem for the drains in your home, but if you can imagine how much hair an entire family can produce in a short space of time then it’s a very different story. The tangle of hair may not be visible outside the drain, but if you lift out the cover in your shower you will surely see a huge fur ball lodged inside… a very effective way of slowing down the draining of your water.

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  • Main Sewer Stoppage
  • Main Drain Stoppage
  • Kitchen Line Stoppage
  • Laundry Lines Stoppage
  • Toilet Stoppage

  • Shower & Tub Stoppage
  • Lavatory Sink Stoppage
  • Sewer & Drain Cleaning Experts
  • Hydro Jetter Services
  • Outside Drains, Patio Drains, Storm Drains

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