Blocked sinks are a common occurrence in most homes and businesses, and can be a particularly annoying problem to have in sinks that get regular use, such as in kitchen or bathroom areas.  Generally you’ll know you have a blocked drainage system if there is water left in the sink which isn’t draining at all or is draining slowly.  You may have noticed a foul smell coming from the pipe when it wasn’t in use, or gurgling sounds when you poured water into it.

Superior Plumbing has over a decade’s experience assisting residential and commercial customers with their blocked sinks and drainage systems.  Generally we can fix the problem quickly on the spot, and for larger issues we use the latest in CCTV technology to locate and clear any blockages.  Thanks to our fully stocked trucks, we’ll turn up to your home or business with everything we’ll need to solve the problem, letting you get back to your normal routine.  We also offer a 24 hour emergency call out service for customers.

What Causes a Blocked Sink?

More often than not, something will be lodged down the drain, even despite most sinks having a trap that will prevent larger items from getting stuck in the pipes and being washed into the main drainage system.  Plumbers will tell you that the type of things that can get stuck in pipes is as diverse as the customers they look after, and can include material such as

Any type of organic matter stuck in your pipes can be problematic, as it will settle and eventually rot, leading to the foul odours often associated with blocked or slow flowing sinks.

In these cases, it’s always tempting to try and fix the issue yourself, especially if you rely on using the sink and just want to get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.  You might try to dig out the stuck material with a coat hanger, or resort to the chemical drain cleaners that are on the market.  As these methods are usually ineffectual against serious blockages and can actually end up causing harm to your pipes, we advise against them.  In the event of a blocked sink, you should call us in as soon as possible so we can diagnose the issue and deal with it in an appropriate way.

In some cases a blocked sink may not necessarily be caused by something stuck in the pipework.  It may be because of the design of the drains, it may be backed up from a blockage further down in the system, or caused by a misalignment of the pipes.  Often older properties can have these types of issues with their drainage systems, simply from poor design or wear and tear from constant use over the decades.

We Can Have Your Blocked Sink Cleared in No Time

One of the best ways to avoid having blocked sinks or toilets is to have your drainage system looked at on a regular basis.  You can have us run a scheduled annual ‘check up’ to ensure your drainage systems – including sewerage pipes, water and stormwater – are all in good working condition, or we can check them as an add on to other work we might be conducting for you.

Prevention is always better than cure, especially when it comes to plumbing issues – generally damaged or leaking pipes can be fixed quickly and inexpensively, however if your system has developed major issues such as tree roots getting into the pipes or there is a major blockage, this can turn into a more extensive, costly job.

Other ways to keep your pipes clear include:

Give us a Call

Choosing a plumber can sometimes be difficult, especially with how many are around and all offering similar services.  Finding a reliable and experienced plumber is a matter of looking at a number of factors, including:

If you want experienced, friendly and reliable plumbers and gas fitters, contact Superior Plumbing today.  We offer a no questions asked money back guarantee on all of our services, so you can rest easy knowing you’re getting the very best service and workmanship.