Why is My Drain Making Gurgling Sound?
Often when we are called out to blocked drains, customers tell us that they hear gurgling or bubbling noises in the weeks and month leading up the blockage occurring. What the customers don’t realise is that this means the drain has been blocked for a while already they just don’t realise it.
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. After the drier winter months leaf litter and loose top soil shifts during heavy rain are likely to have run off into your downpipes and drains.
When it comes to unblocked 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. It is always best to call a plumber for a blocked drain as you never know, what is causing the blockage, or how it will react to you method of unblocking the drain.
By the very definition of the word, emergencies are things that need to be acted upon as quickly as possible and plumbing emergencies are no different. Whilst a tap or showerhead that drips may not be things that need to be fixed immediately some plumbing issues have to ability to not only damage your house and belonging but they can negatively affect your health as well.
Bathrooms and toilets are parts of the hygiene of our daily lives, and because of this they get a large number of things such as dead skin, hair, oils, human waste and saliva washed down them every day. Your plumbing thanks to things like p-traps and vents are designed in such a way that the bad smell of these human waste products and the smell of the sewer that the pipes are connected to don’t travel back up the drain and into you house.
As all of our plumbers will tell you unblocking a clogged toilet is not a nice job. Any time you have to put something down the drain to unblock it such as a drain snake or a plunger there is a potential for the mess of water and bacteria to get all over you. But a South Korean inventor named Seung-il Kim has changed all that with his invention the “Pung-too”.
It’s that time of year again, summer is on its way, and in Queensland whilst that means beaches, barbecues, and 35 degree day’s it also means storms, and lots of them. With an average of between 100mm and 150mm of rainfall per month in summer for Brisbane, it’s vitally important to ensure your down pipes, gutters and storm water drains are up to standard and ready for the summer onslaught to avoid flooding.
Our Plumbers are the experts in unblocking clogged drains, and in our time in the field we have come across some very interesting and unusual items clogging drains. While there is no blocked drain that our team cant fix, we decided we would make a list of all the interesting things we frequently find down the drain! Remember that drains are for water and human waste only, everything else should be disposed of responsibly in the bin.
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. Whilst all these things seem small enough to go down the drain, as soon as you have a crack, a rough surface or anything in your pipe these items can get snagged or hooked on, they become an ever growing blockage that needs to be fixed. Now Jetset Plumbing list the 10 things you shouldn’t flush, but probably do.
Residents of Parkinson are fortunate to have the local plumbing expertise of Jetset Plumbing who have been servicing the local area for over 20 years.
Do you have a blocked drain, a leaking tap or your hot water system needs replacing? Not a problem for the friendly and professional team at Jetset Plumbing. They can provide a full range of plumbing services for Parkinson residents and businesses.