Frequently Asked Questions about Blocked Drains

A blocked drain can be caused by many different factors, from invading roots to problems caused by your own actions, such as washing the wrong things down your sink. We have you covered here at Mr Emergency. We find the following to be the most common causes of a blocked drain:

  • Build-up of grease
  • Hair and other bathroom build-ups such as soap
  • Too much toilet paper
  • Tree root invasions, dirt and garden waste
  • Collapsed or damaged pipes
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Solid objects, especially toys
  • Baby wipes
  • Laundry detergent and material from clothes

It really depends on what your blockage is as to what method you should use to try and unblock it. Solid blockages can often be dealt with by a plunger. Food and grease-related blockages can be fixed with some hot water or maybe a vinegar and bicarb soda concoction might get things moving again.
We don’t recommend using chemical drain cleaners as these can damage your pipes if not used correctly.

Here at Mr Emergency, we understand that plumbing work isn’t planned for. To help make unexpected bills easier to manage we are proud to offer a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans**. These plans are popular with our customers because not only do they allow you to defer full payment, you can also choose between weekly and fortnightly repayment options.

The application process is not a problem, with most of our customers getting cleared within minutes. Our plumbers can arrange these payments on site. Once you are right to go, your plumbing will be fixed straight away. Getting a qualified plumber to your door has never been so uncomplicated!