Blocked Sink

At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we have extensive Blocked Sink experience.

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Your Blocked Sink Experts in Brisbane

Sinks get so much daily use in your home – you likely never think twice about them. But when normal daily activities like washing dishes or hands and preparing meals get interrupted, a blocked sink can really be a nuisance. As the top-rated residential plumber in Brisbane, S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting is here to respond fast when your sink drain gets clogged. 

Signs of a Blocked Sink Drain

A small blockage might fly under the radar for a while, but you’ll notice some tell tale signs with a more serious clog like: 

  • Slow drainage or none at all
  • Unpleasant odors
  • Gurgling sounds from the drain
  • Water pooling around the drain
  • Frequent backups

If you’re dealing with any of these issues (especially if the problems are frequent), it’s time to call the pros in. 

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Sink Drain Blockage

Like most plumbing problems, ignoring the matter will often lead to worse consequences down the road. Delaying sink repairs can lead to:

  • Stagnant water and unsanitary conditions
  • Damage to your pipes and sink fixtures
  • Potential flooding and water damage
  • Growth of harmful bacteria

For expert plumbing professionals like S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, a blocked sink drain is usually a quick fix. We can save you the headache of more costly problems later on. 

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What Causes Blocked Sink Drains?

You use your sinks daily for various reasons. From scrubbing dirty plates to washing your face each night, a lot of oils and debris pass through your drains over time. The most common causes of blocked sinks are: 

  • Accumulation of food particles
  • Grease and oil buildup
  • Hair and soap residues
  • Foreign objects
  • Natural mineral buildup
  • Faulty plumbing infrastructure

It’s important to remember that your drains aren’t meant to handle excessive oils, products, and other debris. Regular drain cleaning can help prevent blockages. 

Want to Try DIY?

Some minor blockages might be treatable with simple home solutions. You can first attempt to clear the clog with a mix of super hot water with baking soda & vinegar. Your local hardware shop may also have a drain snake you can purchase to attempt to remove the clog yourself. 

What makes us Different

Why Choose S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting?

Unmatched expertise: Our experienced team is ready to tackle any plumbing issue with the highest level of professionalism and competence.

Client-centric service: We prioritise your convenience, offering flexible scheduling and on-time service.

Transparent costs: Don’t worry about fine print or hidden fees. We’re upfront about our costs and keep them as affordable as possible. 

24/7 response: Have an emergency? Plumbing issues rarely happen at a good time. Call us day or night when it just can’t wait.

Blocked Sink FAQs

Can regular cleaning prevent blockages?

Yes, weekly flushing with hot water and regular cleaning can reduce the chances of blockages. Prevention is also the best medicine. Avoid putting oils, grease, debris, and other products down the drain sink that can potentially cause buildup.

Is it safe to use over-the-counter drain cleaners?

Sometimes chemicals don’t really fix the underlying problem. Additionally, frequent use of chemical drain cleaners can harm your plumbing and the environment. It’s better to first attempt a natural remedy like hot water and baking soda & vinegar. If that still doesn’t work, call us to come assess the issue and resolve it for good.

What's the average response time for a service request?

We prioritise urgent requests and aim to respond as quickly as possible, often within the same day. With two offices on opposite sides of Brisbane, S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting has some of the fastest response times of any plumber.

Can a blocked sink affect other plumbing areas?

Absolutely. A severe blockage can impact the entire plumbing system, causing backups in other areas. It’s best to promptly clear a sink clog so no further issues come up elsewhere in your plumbing.

How do plumbers clear sink blockages?

Finding the root cause of the clog is top priority. Here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Detailed Inspection: Using CCTV cameras, we conduct a thorough assessment to determine the blockage source.
  2. Blockage Removal: Depending on the nature and severity, we use techniques ranging from manual removal to high-pressure water jetting.
  3. Maintenance Suggestions: Beyond just clearing the blockage, we provide insights and tips to prevent future obstructions.

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