Blocked Drains Perth

Joel Hunter


Our Hydro Jetter can unblock drains in Perth homes without the need to dig. If you are experiencing a blocked drain in your Perth home and looking for an affordable, non-invasive solution, contact us today

What Causes Blocked Drains?

Here are some of the top reasons why blocked drains occur:


Baby wipes and nappies are two common toiletry products that get stuck in your drain when you flush them down the toilet. It is best if you throw these, and other toiletry items out with your garbage.

Poor Installation

Bad installation can cause drain and pipe blockages that will have an impact on your wallet. DIY methods can sort the problem out, but it is recommended that you rather get a qualified plumber to sort it out for you.

Storms and Heavy Rain

In the wet seasons, you will experience flooding from heavy rains and drains are not really built to deal with large quantities of water like that. Make sure that you keep your gutters free of leaves, which will just add to the problem.

woman cleaning a gutter


Trees, leaves and shrubs are just some natural debris that cause your drains to become blocked. It is easy to prevent this from happening if you just keep the outside area free from leaves and other types of debris.


This is no surprise to anyone, but it is one of the most common reasons why blocked drains occur. To avoid a huge problem down the line, simply remove hair as soon as you see it in the drain. Use gloves when doing so to protect yourself against bacteria.


Just like hair, fat and grease does build up in the sink over time. It is not uncommon for the pipes to get so clogged, that not even water will pass through. Instead of washing fatty products down the drain, pour the fatty ingredients into a small container and throw it in the dustbin.

Foreign Objects

Foreign objects range from soap to toys, sanitary products to other items, but either way, things get stuck and end up causing blocked drains. Check that your kids do not flush anything down the toilet and throw food scraps away, rather than letting it go down the drain with your dish water.

Check that your kids do not flush anything on sink and toilet. Make sure to throw food scraps away.

Water Flow

If your water is coming out of the taps slowly, it might be an indication that there could be a sediment build-up. It is very common for parts in the taps to get clogged up, which leads to reduced water pressure. You should regularly check your shower head and taps and clean if necessary with a vinegar solution. If this does not work, you will need the help of a professional to solve the problem.

Broken Pipes

Tree roots are one of the things that can cause pipes to break. General wear and tear is another reason, but it is not always easy to tell, especially with pipes that are underground. If you think that there might be a broken or fractured pipe, you should always enlist the help of a professional. Trying to do it on your own will only lead to further problems unless you are a plumber.


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Gregory Watson
Gregory Watson

Very professional service. Joel doesn't mess about. Diagnosed and resolved our plumbing issues very quickly. Will use again.

Laith Habib
Laith Habib

...the last time Joel came for a job, he even brought home-made play dough and placemats as a gift for the children.

Lauren Paganoni
Lauren Paganoni

I needed someone to come and put in a "renters" air con, even though not technically in his wheelhouse, I needed a handyman and Joel was the MAN!

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