How to unblock a blocked drain?

Drains may get clogged for a variety of causes, regardless of location. Some of the reasons you may need to unclog drains at your home include old and broken pipes, an excessive quantity of hair in the shower drain, or too much paper and sanitary products flushed down the toilet. Unpleasant drain odours, excessively high or high water levels in the toilet, gurgling sounds, and drains that overflow are all symptoms that you have a clog and need to think about how to clear drains.

A clogged drain poses a risk to your home since any unexpected inflow of water can cause extensive harm. As a result, it is critical to correct the problem as quickly as possible. SO if you don’t have experience with unblocking drains, call a professional drain expert

There are many answers to this question from the perspective of a professional plumber in Melbourne. However, if you are looking to this guide as an instruction manual for you to do it yourself – we want to stop you right there. Clogged drains are something we all have to deal with at one point or another but that doesn’t mean that we are all qualified to deal with them safely. Licensed, insured and properly qualified plumbers are here to do the work of unclogging your drain because they have been properly trained to do it. We have special tools and expertise to deal with the blockage much quicker than you can and we’ll do it while protecting the integrity of the rest of the system. 

If you give us a call Master Plumber Services we also aim to respond quicker than other providers because the urgent response is our mandate. Once we arrive at your home or commercial premises, this is how we’ll go about unblocking the blockage.

Do I need a plumber for a clogged drain?

We’ve already briefly mentioned why you should rely on a professional for blocked drains. However, we think it’s important to emphasise how enticing the benefits are. DIY work on essential plumbing systems is illegal in many parts of this region and that’s for good reason. The potential risk and damage that can occur is a direct danger to you and your property. There is no one else who should be dealing with clogged drains other than the professionals who are trained to deal with them. We know that blocked drains are an inconvenience and you’ll attempt to handle it yourself as quickly as possible but you’ll save yourself the trouble and potential consequences if you call a pro. 

The only thing you should be doing where blocked drains are concerned is to give us a call and we’ll deal with the issue as soon as possible. The next best way to deal with blocked drains is to do everything in your power to prevent them from happening in the first place. Avoid flushing or draining substances and items that have the potential to build up in the pipework. You should also make an effort to regularly clear your drains with natural ingredients that won’t erode the pipes. 

How much does it cost for a plumber to unblock the drain?

This is often dependent on how severe the clog is and you may not be able to determine that straight away. A licensed emergency plumber will also have to do work assessing the situation before they know how expensive the repair will be. Therefore it is difficult to give you a price estimate for the work before understanding the situation. However, you should know that your average plumber may charge a standard rate per hour and you should budget for a bill that is a couple of hundred dollars. Credible aggregator sites suggest that you can pay up to $200 but this is a ballpark figure that doesn’t take less than ideal circumstances into account. In some cases, the plumber may have to do more work than just unclogging the drain depending on the issue. 

How can I prevent clogged drains?

We’re sure that your brow developed a little bit of sweat imagining how much it could cost you to deal with a clogged drain. However, there is an inexpensive way to deal with clogged drains and that’s to prevent them. Only water, natural waste, and toilet paper go down your drains. Tissue paper, sanitary supplies and other trash are not for the toilet. Oily and sticky substances should also not be going down the kitchen sink because those can build up over time. That means cooking oil and vegetable peels should be thrown into the garage after being packaged properly. You should also invest in a twice-annual plumbing check from a Melbourne maintenance plumber

Best drain unclogging services in Melbourne

Clogged drains can be more of a hassle than you initially anticipated if you leave them unattended for too long. Even the most experienced plumber still needs the assistance of tools and inept training to deal with clogged drains. You should give us a call on 0477 197 601 or email us at as soon as you suspect a clogged drain on your property and we’ll be on our way in no time. Master Plumber Services does not charge a call-out fee and our pricing strategy is equally as competitive. We have a team of professional plumbers that can also offer regular maintenance for your residential and commercial plumbing in Croydon, St Kilda, Northcote, Coburg, and many other suburbs across Melbourne. 

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