A blocked toilet can strike at any time. While it can commonly be resolved using a plunger, there are times when you might need to call in a professional. If you’re located in Algester or the greater Brisbane region, and need help with a blocked toilet, Blockaroo are the team for you. Continue on to learn more about the most common causes of toilet and drain blockages, plus, some simple fixes you can try before calling in a pro.
What causes a blocked toilet?
When you’re facing a blocked toilet, there are a number of different possible root causes (sometimes even literally!) The most common causes of blockages we’ve found over our 20 years of servicing the greater Brisbane region include:
- The wrong thing being flushed including tampons, sanitary pads, nappies, “flushable wipes” or toys (you can usually blame the kids for this last one!)
- Too much toilet paper being flushed at once
- Tree roots growing inside the pipes – hairline fractures will release moisture which attract tree roots to the area. Tree roots can do a real number on your pipes which will need to be cleared and then repaired.
- Excessive grease, fats and oils being washed down the sink or flushed down the toilet
Are there any less obvious signs of a blockage?
If your toilet starts overflowing, it’s pretty clear you’re facing a blocked loo. But there are a few early warning signs that somethings not right. As soon as you notice these issues, it’s important to deal with them as quickly as possible. They are:
- Rising water levels in the toilet when flushing
- The toilet is slow to refill
- Foul smells coming from your drains
- Gurgling noises in the pipes
Sometimes a simple household plunger is enough to clear the blockage and have you on your way. Take a look at this video on YouTube which demonstrates how best to use a plunger. But if you find yourself dealing with a recurring problem, it’s best to call in a professional and make sure you’re getting it resolved as soon as possible.
Getting a professional out to Algester to deal with a blocked toilet
If you’re in Algester and dealing with a blocked toilet emergency, don’t wait, call Blockaroo right now (any time of day or night – we’re available 24/7, every day of the year). We offer a 1 hour emergency response and will have someone dispatched and on site to fix your blocked toilet troubles before they have a chance to cause further damage to the surrounding area.
For non-emergencies, we can book you in within 24 hours.
Our team will bring with them CCTV diagnostic tools which will allow them to locate and diagnose the cause of your toilet blockage. We also carry electric eels and truck mounted high pressure water jetters which can quickly and easily clear any sort of blockage in your pipes.
In instances where your blockage is caused by tree roots or other types of pipe damage, our team will not only remove the blockage, but will also be able to reline the inside of your pipes so there’s no need to dig up the pipes and replace.
Our no-fuss service is priced fairly and aims to get your plumbing back to it’s best as quickly as possible.
We offer a full guarantee on all work completed and every single one of our qualified, experienced plumbers are fully insured.
Call us on 1300 153 432 to get your drainage issues resolved without delay.