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When facing shower problems, it’s crucial to recognise the signs of a blockage:
Understanding what’s causing your blocked drain is the first step in fixing a blocked shower drain. Common causes include:
This method involves first pouring boiling water down the drain to soften the clog. Following this, we add baking soda, which reacts with the hot water to create a fizzing action. This chemical reaction helps to break down the grease, hair, and soap scum causing the blockage. It’s a simple yet effective way to clear mild drain blockages naturally.
Manual removal is straightforward – if the obstruction is visible and within reach, it’s often possible to remove it by hand (using gloves for hygiene). This method is commonly used for hair and soap scum blockages near the drain opening. Sometimes, we also use tools like tweezers or hooks to extract the debris causing the clog.
Using a plunger, we create a vacuum seal over the drain opening and apply a forceful up-and-down motion. This action helps to dislodge the blockage, allowing water to flow freely down the drain. It’s an effective method for moving clogs that are not too deep within the pipes.
Chemical drain cleaners use strong chemicals to dissolve the clog. These cleaners can be effective for certain types of blockages but must be used cautiously to avoid damage to pipes. We always assess the situation first to ensure this method is safe and appropriate for the specific drain issue.
A plumbing snake, or auger, is a flexible and long tool that we insert into the drain to reach the clog. By turning the handle, the snake breaks through the blockage, allowing us to either pull it out or break it down enough for water to flush it away. This method is particularly effective for deeper clogs that are not reachable by hand.
This method uses high-pressure water streams to blast away blockages in the pipes. It’s highly effective for clearing out not just the immediate blockage but also any buildup along the pipe walls. High-pressure water jetting is excellent for more severe blockages and is often used in both residential and commercial settings.
The trap under sinks and showers often collects debris over time. We dismantle this section and clean it thoroughly to remove any accumulated hair, soap scum, or other debris. This method is particularly effective for blockages that occur at the trap, ensuring that the entire section is clear and free-flowing.
Burns Plumbing specialises in providing expert solutions for clogged shower drains. Understanding that each blockage is unique, we employ a range of strategies tailored to effectively address your specific plumbing issue. Our experienced plumbers are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to diagnose and fix the problem efficiently, ensuring your drainage system operates smoothly. We prioritise a friendly service approach, ensuring that every customer receives the best care and solutions for their blocked drains.
We use CCTV drain cameras to conduct thorough inspections of your plumbing system. This advanced technology allows us to visually inspect the interior of pipes, identifying the location of the blockages, cracks, or other issues without invasive methods. This precise diagnosis ensures that we target the exact problem area.
For damaged pipes, our pipe relining solutions offer a non-intrusive way to repair them. This process involves inserting a new lining inside the existing pipe, which then hardens to form a new, durable pipe within the old one. It’s an efficient way to repair pipes without the need for extensive excavation.
Hydro-jetting uses high-pressure water streams to clear away stubborn blockages and clean the interior walls of pipes. This method is highly effective for removing grease, sludge, and other debris, restoring optimal water flow in your drainage system.
Air-burst drain cleaners use compressed air, carbon dioxide, or other gases to create a forceful blast that dislodges blockages. This method is quick and effective for clearing blockages close to the drain opening.
Beyond relining, we also offer comprehensive pipe repair services. Whether it’s a minor leak or significant damage, our team can fix it efficiently, ensuring the longevity and reliability of your plumbing system.
For an eco-friendly cleaning option, we use enzymatic drain cleaners. These cleaners use natural enzymes to break down organic material in the pipes, making them a safe and sustainable choice for regular maintenance.
Tree roots can invade and block pipes, causing significant issues. Our root removal services carefully eliminate these intrusions, using techniques that prevent further damage to your pipes and property.
Regular maintenance of your bathroom shower drain is crucial to prevent blockages and ensure efficient drainage. Here are some in-depth tips from Burns Plumbing for keeping your drain in top condition:
If you’re facing persistent issues with your shower drain or if it’s time for a professional inspection, Burns Plumbing is here to help. As experienced plumbers in Sydney, we’re equipped to handle any drain blockages quickly and efficiently.
Whether it’s a simple fix or a complex problem, our team will provide the necessary expertise to get your drains flowing smoothly again. Don’t let a clogged drain disrupt your daily routine – contact us today for prompt and reliable service.
Experiencing a blocked shower drain in Sydney? Call Burns Plumbing, the blocked drain specialists, at (02) 9072 1165 for prompt and professional service. Our expert team is ready to efficiently solve your plumbing issues and ensure your drains are clear.