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How To Deal With A Blocked Shower Drain

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How To Deal With A Blocked Shower Drain

A blocked shower drain can be quite the inconvenience, but what you might not know is that they can also pose a number of potential health hazards if left unchecked.

Why Flushable Wipes Are A Plumbing Nightmare

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Why Flushable Wipes Are A Plumbing Nightmare

Few products have garnered as much controversy as flushable wipes. Marketed as a convenient alternative to traditional toilet paper, flushable wipes pose a significant threat to plumbing systems.

Are Blocked Drains Covered by Home Insurance?

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Are Blocked Drains Covered by Home Insurance?

Blocked drains, the arch nemesis of every homeowner, but are you covered by home insurance?

Tree Root Invasion - Jacaranda Trees

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Tree Root Invasion - Jacaranda Trees

The exquisite Jacaranda trees with their beauty, yet their prevalence is accompanied by a reputation for a very invasive root system.

Tree Root Invasion - Fig Trees

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Tree Root Invasion - Fig Trees

Fig trees are noted for their invasive roots that grow beneath the surface.

Tree Root Invasion - Camphor Laurel

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Tree Root Invasion - Camphor Laurel

Camphor Laurel trees stunning appearance belies their notorious invasive root system.

Tree Root Invasion - Pine Trees

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Tree Root Invasion - Pine Trees

The stunning and beautiful Pine trees are extremely common in your area, however they are notorious for having invasive roots growing beneath the surface.

The Hidden Health Hazards of Blocked Drains: Causes, Risks, and Prevention

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The Hidden Health Hazards of Blocked Drains: Causes, Risks, and Prevention

Blocked drains can pose significant health hazards, particularly when wastewater backs up into living spaces or public areas. Some of the potential health hazards associated with blocked drains include...

What Are The Worst Trees For Your Drains? [2023 Edition]

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What Are The Worst Trees For Your Drains? [2023 Edition]

Find out which are the worst trees for your drains and which to avoid planting. These trees, if left unchecked, can cause extensive damage to your home's plumbing system.

Can Heavy Rainfall Affect Your Plumbing?

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Can Heavy Rainfall Affect Your Plumbing?

To ensure you are best protected the next time the rain starts pouring, we've created a guide of the possible damage and warning signs to look out for when it comes to your plumbing.

Time to Take Precautions (Clearing Blocked Stormwater Drains)

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Time to Take Precautions (Clearing Blocked Stormwater Drains)

The storm season in south-east Queensland has well and truly begun, meaning, it's probably time to assess the efficiency of any nearby stormwater drains.

Are Blocked Drains Your Landlord's Responsibility? [Updated]

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Are Blocked Drains Your Landlord's Responsibility? [Updated]

You are certain it is the landlord's responsibility to ensure the home is in good working order, but does that cover blocked drains? Or does that responsibility fall to you, the tenant? ...

Will Baking Soda Clear a Blocked Drain?

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Will Baking Soda Clear a Blocked Drain?

Blocked drains are one of the most common plumbing problems. When it comes to cleaning a clogged drain, will baking soda clear a blocked drain?

Can Toilet Paper Block Drains?

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Can Toilet Paper Block Drains?

While toilet paper can block your drains and leave you with a clogged toilet. The probability of this happening does, however, depend on a few different factors at play.

Does Bamboo Toilet Paper Block Drains?

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Does Bamboo Toilet Paper Block Drains?

Bamboo toilet paper has become a popular alternative to traditional toilet paper for those looking to make their bathrooms more eco-friendly. But does it block drains?

How To Clear A Blocked Drain (Easy DIY Methods)

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How To Clear A Blocked Drain (Easy DIY Methods)

Not only are blocked drains a huge inconvenience when washing dishes at the kitchen sink or in the bathroom, but the longer you leave it untreated, the more severe the issue becomes, possibly causing major damage to your plumbing system and your property.

Can Coffee Grounds Cause a Blocked Drain?

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Can Coffee Grounds Cause a Blocked Drain?

Can Coffee Grounds Cause a Blocked Drain? We're here to give you the facts about coffee grounds and blocked drains.

Top 3 Causes Of A Blocked Drain

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Top 3 Causes Of A Blocked Drain

Here are the three most common things that may be causing of blocking your drain ...

Reline Vs Rebuild

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Reline Vs Rebuild

Got a broken or blocked pipe? Find out why pipe relining is less stressful and more cost effective!

How to Clear Tree Roots from Drains

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How to Clear Tree Roots from Drains

Unfortunately, tree roots enjoy finding their way into sewer and stormwater drains which often leads to blocked & damaged pipes ...

Does Bleach Unblock Drains?

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Does Bleach Unblock Drains?

Bleach can disinfect sinks and drains, but can it unblock one? And should you even use it?

How to Tell If You Have A Blocked Stormwater Drain

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How to Tell If You Have A Blocked Stormwater Drain

A blocked stormwater drain can leave devastating results in or out of you're home. Blocked stormwater drains are no good at any time during the year, however ...

Easily Clear A Blocked Pipe With A Drain Snake In Just 4 Steps

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Easily Clear A Blocked Pipe With A Drain Snake In Just 4 Steps

Plungers just aren't effective anymore. Fact! I'll tell you what is effective ...

How Much Does It Cost To Clear A Blocked Drain?

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How Much Does It Cost To Clear A Blocked Drain?

A blocked drain in your home is really annoying, but above all, it can be concerning and have higher priority more than anything ...

10 Drain Clogging Plants that Will Cost You Thousands

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10 Drain Clogging Plants that Will Cost You Thousands

To avoid costly pipe and drain repairs - there are some types of plants that you should avoid planting ...

Must Read This Before Using A Drain Snake (Toilet Snake) Or Electric Eel

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Must Read This Before Using A Drain Snake (Toilet Snake) Or Electric Eel

There are a lot of plumbers that still use the older Electric Eel (also known as a plumbers snake or a drain snake) method today ...

What Kind of Trees Can Invade Sewer Pipe Lines?

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What Kind of Trees Can Invade Sewer Pipe Lines?

Trees in residential and commercial areas create pleasant environments that provide shade, create enjoyable views and provide privacy. However ...

How Much To Clear A Blocked Drain?

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How Much To Clear A Blocked Drain?

Blocked drains can cause flooding when it rains and what's worse - they can cause your toilet to back up and you could have raw sewage flooding into your property ...

What Are the Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe?

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What Are the Signs of a Broken Sewer Pipe?

As with anything that runs underground, a broken sewer pipe can be difficult to detect. A home's main sewer line is buried beneath the yard and broken pipes are one of the biggest issues that a homeowner will face.

Countdown Of The Top 5 Causes Of Blocked Drains

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Countdown Of The Top 5 Causes Of Blocked Drains

Are your drains blocked? We go over some of the most common causes - so you know what to look out for ...

How to Unblock A Shower

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How to Unblock A Shower

If you are beginning to find out more that your showers are taking what feels like forever to drain out ...

How to Unblock A Sink

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How to Unblock A Sink

If you are beginning to find out more that your showers are taking what feels like forever to drain out ...

How To Unblock A Stormwater Drain

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How To Unblock A Stormwater Drain

There is nothing quite like an afternoon storm on a humid Queensland day… that is until you begin to worry if your stormwater drainage system is in proper working order.

How To Unblock A Drain - DIY Tips

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How To Unblock A Drain - DIY Tips

This is a good place to start as it is the most natural remedy to offer. Blockages that are caused by soap scum or fat will be loosened and able to move.

Why Do My Drains Smell?

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Why Do My Drains Smell?

The modern plumbing system has advanced in homes – it helps prevent disease, provides sanitation and quickly and efficiently removes waste and sewage problems.

Why Do I Have A Smelly Bathroom?

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Why Do I Have A Smelly Bathroom?

Have you cleaned your bathroom repeatedly until your bathroom (and toilet) is sparkling clean and yet you still can't get rid of that foul sewer smell?

Advantages of Water Jetting Your Drains

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Advantages of Water Jetting Your Drains

High-Pressure Water Jetter's are used more frequently to clear blocked drains. These jetter's are used in conjunction with a CCTV Drain Camera Inspection that provide you with not only an unblocked drain but the cause of the problem to ensure future blockages are avoided.

Four Major Signs Of A Blocked Drain

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Four Major Signs Of A Blocked Drain

A blocked drain is a nightmare for many household owners. As water doesn't drain properly, it can lead to further problems not limited to your drainage system.

How Clearing Your Gutters Could Save You Thousands!

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How Clearing Your Gutters Could Save You Thousands!

Rain gutters filled with debris can cause an issue when it rains. Don't let a blocked gutter cause serious damage to your home.

Storm Season Means Blocked Drains, How You Can Prevent Them

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Storm Season Means Blocked Drains, How You Can Prevent Them

With the wet week Brisbane is currently having and it being the first major rain of the season it is inevitable that downpipes and storm water drain are going to have blockages.

Top 5 Common Household Items You Shouldn't Use To Clear A Drain

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Top 5 Common Household Items You Shouldn't Use To Clear A Drain

When it comes to unblocking a blocked drain there are 100's of DIY methods and home remedies and whilst some of these may work in very particular cases, some of them are downright dangerous and have the potential to damage your pipes and injure yourself or any future plumbers working on your drains.

10 Things That You Definitely Shouldn't Flush, But Probably Do.

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10 Things That You Definitely Shouldn't Flush, But Probably Do.

People everywhere flush things down the toilet that should never have been flushed, whether it's to dispose of something disgusting, hide something embarrassing or give your beloved gold fish the send-off he deserves, people have flushed some extremely unusual things down toilets in the past.




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