What causes drainage problems and how to fix them

The drainage system of all buildings is a very important aspect to the overall working health of the building. With poor plumbing practices and without proper maintenance, a blocked drainage system will disrupt your home or business at the very least.

So, knowing the causes and fixes of drainage problems is sound knowledge to each and every one of us.

Interested to find out the common causes of drainage problems, and most importantly how to fix them? Find out with the Perth plumbers at Superior Plumbing by reading on.


The common causes of drainage problems

There’s a multitude of reasons behind why your building’s drainage is playing up.

Here are the common culprits:

  • Debris and/or grease build-up
  • Foreign items stuck somewhere along the drain line
  • Toilet paper clogging
  • Broken, corroded or warped pipes.

Easy, non-invasive, and non-destructive remedies can be undertaken at home.

However, if these measures fail to clear up your drainage issues – it’s worth looking at alternative potential causes and seek the right help to clear them away.


Serious (but still solvable) causes of drainage problems

If your tried, true, and tested home remedies (such as a plunger, baking soda and vinegar mix) isn’t working. There may be harder causes at play.


What are they?

  • Inadequate installation

While DIY has its place when it comes to home renovations and repairs, it should be largely avoided with complex plumbing systems. Why? Because sometimes poor installation results in costly drain blockages. Need new plumbing installation? Leave it to a professional plumber.

  • Build-up of sediment

Are you noticing tap water going from free flowing to trickling? This could point to a build-up of sediment. Minerals and deposits make up hard water, which depending on where you live, could affect your water line over time. The solution is simple, clean your shower heads and other removable water line supply parts and soak in vinegar overnight at the first sign of trickling water.

  • Heavy rainfall

Your building’s drainage system is built to carry a certain amount of water – not excessive amounts. To avoid flooded drains, downpipes, and gutters during heavy rainfall, be sure to clean and clear your gutters to get rid of anything that may block the water flow.

  • Broken pipes

Invasive tree roots and wear and tear over time will potentially cause broken pipes. Fractures within drainage pipes make them more susceptible to blockages and of course, all round inefficiency. As always, contact a professional Perth plumber to take a good look at what the problem is and to provide fast remedies.

When it comes to identifying and most importantly, rectifying drainage and other plumbing problems – the best call you will make is to your trusted plumber.


Who do you call?

Superior Plumbing offer only the superior plumbing services you need to stop the disruption to your home or business.

Our team of Perth plumbers, drainage and gas specialists are fully committed to high-quality services, transparent communication, time, and cost efficiency.


Do you have drainage problems that require a professional plumbing help?

Contact Superior Plumbing today for quick, reliable, and long-term plumbing advice and solutions.