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Blocked kitchen sinks

Imagine finding your kitchen sink blocked without much of a warning, rendering it impossible for you to wash your dishes and crockery. However, what you need to understand, is that kitchen sink blockages do not really occur all of a sudden. It usually takes time for the blockage to build up. Preventive measures and regular maintenances can help you avoid such a situation.
Either way, once your sink is blocked, your best way out of the situation is to hire a licensed plumber. Our team can unblock blocked kitchen sinks quite effectively.
Over the years, we have established ourselves as one of the most reliable plumbing companies in Melbourne and carry a decent track record. You may expect a hassle-free experience while hiring our services.

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How can you avoid having blocked kitchen sinks?

As the saying goes, you know that prevention is better than cure. It is logical to take preventive measures and avert a blocked sink situation in the first place. Here are a few things that you may do:

  • Sink filters: Installing a kitchen sink filter would be a smart move as it would prevent large debris from flowing down the sink. Quite often, blocked kitchen sinks are a result of large food scraps.
  • Avoid pouring oil: Grease can form a coating inside your pipes that would be hard to clean, eventually leading to a blockage. Hence, it is highly advisable not to pour any sort of oil or grease into your sink.
  • Maintenance: As your sink and plumbing systems age, it is natural for problems to surface. However, preventive maintenances and regular checks can extend their lifespan by averting blockages as well as other glitches.


Tree Roots

Gardening can be wonderful and fun but it is important to know where your sewer and stormwater drains are laid before planting certain flora. Cracks and spaces in your pipes are especially vulnerable to strong, deep roots and can cause significant damage to your pipe’s health and your wallet! Out of all the blocked drain issues throughout our 20+ years of plumbing experience, tree roots is the number one most common problem.

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Flushing Oils

The most common cause of kitchen sink blockages is oil and waste scraps clogging the drains. Simply DO NOT pour oils down the kitchen sink, but instead pour it into containers to prevent the fats blocking your drain.

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Hygiene Objects

Regardless of wipes and female hygiene products being a kind of tissue, you SHOULD NOT flush them down the drain. We advise our customers to dispose of these into a rubbish bin and to remember that all wipes can cause blockages and issues with your drain.

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Another common blockage problem is quantities of hair blocking drains. This can easily be prevented by using a hair catcher over your drain or simply remove the hairs from the drain after your shower

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Leaves & Debris

Leaves and debris often block stormwater drains. Make sure they’re kept clear. What we recommend to our customers is to place a Protective Gutter Guard or a simple mesh covering over the drain to keep them clean and clear.

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How do we unblock blocked sinks?

We focus on diagnosing the problem first, deploying CCTV drain cameras if necessary. Once we know the cause of the blockage, we pick the tools accordingly and clean it out in quick time. You may call PlumbFirst Melbourne at 1300 168 832 to get blocked kitchen sinks in Melbourne fixed at affordable rates.

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