- Tree Roots: Sounds a bit odd right, but tree roots look for water underground so are often attracted to the pipes. They may have grown round or twisted the underground piping.
- Fat, oil & grease down the drains: Over time these substances solidify and can cause a pretty nasty block. Products like Draino may solve the issue on a DIY level but often tougher chemicals are needed to unblock this kind of blockage.
- “Not down the toilet!!”: If you have children you have probably said this before. A common cause of blockages in homes is people flushing things down the toilet that aren’t intended to be flushed. Toilet paper is the only thing that should be flushed.
- Collapsed pipework: This is similar to the tree roots issue in that the pipes underground have moved. Perhaps an earthquake has shifted the ground slightly and the pipes have been compromised.
Give us a call if you are experiencing this issue. We are only too happy to help.