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Steps to Unblocking a Drain

Blocked drain? The boys at Endurance Plumbing & Gas have seen a fair few blocked drains! There are many causes for this to happen in your home or office from tree roots that have found their way into the pipework or a build up of combed hair washed down the sink. The list goes on! Endurance has put together some simple steps to follow the next time you find yourself with a blocked drain.

  • Try a Plunger – The trusted plunger is the first step you should take in ensuring you unblock your drain. Fill the sink partially with water and plunge over the drain up and down rapidly until the water in the sink begins to drain. If the water begins to drain there may have been a simple obstruction and you no longer have a clogged drain.

  • Cable Auger – Detach the trap or J-joint underneath the sink connecting the sink to the horizontal pipe and place a bucket underneath. After removing the horizontal pipe from the wall, use a cable auger to slide down the stub pipe. Then gradually push the cable down by rotating the crank left to right. Once you catch the clog, rotate counter clockwise to recover the cable, and the obstacle too. This should hopefully unblock your blocked drain.

  • Call Your Local Perth Plumber – If your blocked drain is still clogged or step two is a bit complex, it’s time to contact an expert! If you continue to attempt at unblocking your drain with other methods this can often lead to disastrous circumstances.

Endurance Plumbing & Gas Perth can attend to your blocked drain by using our drain camera location equipment or one of our water jetters. This will enable us to find the root cause of the problem and clean out your pipework proficiently and promptly. Endurance Plumbing & Gas are here to help and guarantee satisfaction and quality workmanship for your blocked drain needs! Contact us today for an obligation free quote on 1300 436 387 or email us on

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