Blocked Drains & Sewer

Blocked drains are our specialty! Whether you’ve got blocked toilets or shower drains that need attending to, we offer a variety of plumbing services to help clear drains.

Have a Blocked, Messy Drain? That’s Our Cup of Tea!

Not literally, of course.

But we’re passionate about resolving blocked drain, sewer, and toilet problems to your professional satisfaction. It shows, too – not just in our thorough approach to every task, but in how well equipped we are to handle every drain cleaning matter.

Signs of a blocked drain
  • Unpleasant smells
  • Slow drainage
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Flooding
  • Changes in toilet water level

Why choose Swan’s Professional Plumbing for blocked drain services

Family-friendly service We’re a family-owned and operated business with over 50 years of combined experience! Excellent customer service is at the forefront of what we do.
Guaranteed upfront pricing We quote upon starting any job to ensure there are no nasty surprises at the end.
Live tracking Live tracking allows you to say goodbye to vague waiting times. We’ll text you when we are 30 minutes away.
Fully licensed & insured We’ve got warranties and insurance in place to cover the work we do and keep you protected.
We respect your home It’s no secret plumbing can be messy. That’s why every precaution is taken to keep your home in pristine condition.

Causes of blocked drains

There are a number of causes of blocked drains. Some of the more common causes we see include:

  • Hair
  • Cooking oil
  • Tree roots
  • Leaves
  • Kids toys
  • Baby wipes
  • Grease
  • Flooding and storms
  • Poor pipe maintenance
  • Food waste

Preventing blocked drains

Blocked drains are one of the most common types of plumbing problems. It’s likely everyone will come across a blocked drain in their home or business premises at some point! Here are a few tips to prevent drain blockages.

Keep your kitchen sink free of food scraps Food scraps are one of the most common causes of blocked sinks. Make sure you use a strainer to catch any food scraps.
Be careful of what you flush down the toilet Ensure only toilet paper is flushed down the toilet. Items like baby wipes and sanitary items can easily get stuck in your pipes causing a blocked toilet.
Don’t wash cooking oil down the sink Make sure you pour any excess cooking oil into the bin as opposed to straight down the sink.
Maintain regular pipe inspections Drains should be cleaned and inspected by licensed plumbers once a year. This helps to prevent future blockages.
Keep your garden clean Keep your garden free of leaves and twigs to ensure they are not caught in your external drains.

How we clear a blocked drain

Have a blocked drain or toilet that simply won’t budge? Then it’s time to bring in the professionals…Swan’s Professional Plumbing. Our blocked drain specialists use a variety of techniques and drain clearing technology depending on your drainage system.

video camera drain inspection

Video drain camera inspection

When a blockage is too far down the drain line for us to see what’s going on, our in-line CCTV video drain cameras are quite effective in helping pinpoint the extent, nature, and location of the problem. That helps eliminate guesswork, digging, and often results in lower-cost service calls. Plus, we can do this with minimal disruption to your day!

High-powered hydro jetting

While most plumbers come equipped with plungers and augers, our drain cleaning arsenal also includes hydro jetting equipment. High pressure water jetters are a tool for blockages that are difficult to reach or those stubbornly resisting all other efforts. By directing a high-pressure spray of water into the affected drain line, we can clear the line from end to end, and not just the area with the blockage.

Blocked stormwater drains

At Swan’s Professional Plumbing, we take care of both internal and external drains. This includes your stormwater drainage system. These drains are often blocked by tree roots and can be tricky to diagnose and unblock yourself. If you suspect your stormwater drain is blocked, it’s important to get it taken care of immediately. Blocked storm water drains can cause flooding inside your home and create a hazard for your family and surrounding neighbourhood.

Drain services

At Swan’s Professional Plumbing, we take care of all your plumbing needs. Check out our range of other drain services for both residential and commercial customers. 

Got a blocked drain that needs attending to?

Don’t wait before it’s too late to get your blocked drain fixed! Our fully licensed plumbers are here to offer a quick and efficient drain clearing service. Request a service online or get in contact on 1300 634 581 today!

Blocked Drains FAQs

The answer to this question depends on the severity of the blocked drain. If there is an obvious cause of the blockage, we’ll likely be able to unblock the drain in under an hour. However, if it’s more difficult to detect, or there is a drainage problem, it might take slightly longer.

Often with blocked drains, there’s not one root cause. The cause is dependent on the type of drain that’s blocked. For example, your blocked sink may be a result of too much oil. Often a common cause of blocked shower drains is hair. Other common causes of blocked drains that we see in both residential and commercial properties include foreign objects such as kid’s toys, toiletries such as baby wipes, trees, leaves, debris, and more!

In some cases, you may find a blocked drain will unblock itself over time. However, this is rare. Blocked drains can cause serious problems down the track if left unresolved. Therefore, as soon as you notice the signs of a blocked drain, it’s important you get it looked at.

In some cases, you may be able to unblock the drain yourself. Here are some tips.

  1. Try pouring boiling hot water into your drains to try to melt the substances causing your blockage.
  2. Use a plunger on the blocked drain.
  3. Create a makeshift drain snake to dry and remove blockages that are too deep in your drains.
  4. Pour bi-carb soda and vinegar down the drain to try to unblock the drain.

If all else fails, it’s time to call in the experts! Give us a ring on 1300 634 581 and one of our blocked drain plumbers will be able to take care of the problem!

Sure you may find that a few simple DIY tricks can get your blocked toilet or sink drain fixed in no time. However, if you are finding that these methods are only a temporary fix, then it’s probably best to call in the professionals. Blocked drains that are left too long can cause unnecessary problems and further damage down the line. If you’re ever in doubt, call us and one of our Perth plumbers will be able to come out and assist!

Get a quote or book a service.

Swan’s Professional Plumbing offers great, on-time service and value when you need a plumber across Perth and the Peel region. Get in touch today.