Professional Block Sewer Cleaners in Victoria

24 February 2015

A clogged sewer drain is a plumbing problem that shouldn’t be shrugged off. Ignore it and you will eventually be haunted by leaks, busted pipes, and damaged property. While it is important to clear clogs right away, most home owners couldn’t even tell if there is a sewer drain clog, or even how to find them if there were.

Following are some useful tips that every home owner could use, including tips on where and how to find other types of drain clogs, and what signs to look out for.

Where do I check for clogs?

There are three main places to in the home to check for clogs: toilets, tubs, and showers.

  • Toilets typically have the biggest drainage lines in a home. Not to mention, they have a direct path from your home to the sewer. If there is any problem with the sewer drain, this is the first place that’s going to show symptoms of clogging, and you may smell the clog before you see it.
  • Tubs and shower drains have much lower than sink drains, so they are closer to the main sewage line. Next to toilets, these are the second best places to check for signs of clogging, and in some older homes, a clogged sewer drain can backflow into the tub and shower drains.
  • If you have a septic tank, then you will want to check around it thoroughly by clearing any debris around the main sewer line coming from your home. Look for sewage draining out, if you notice a strong foul smell then it may indicate your sewer line is clogged.

What are the signs of a sewer drain clog?

Do you notice anything strange? When you hear peculiar noises, notice water backing up, or get weird vibrations while using fixtures, these are usually signs that the sewer drain is clogged. Unusual reactions are the earliest warnings that something is terribly wrong with the plumbing. To avoid further damage and expenses, you should take the time to check fixtures in your home thoroughly.

How do I check for sewer drain clogs?

  • Flush the toilets. If you see water backing up or if water comes out of the tub or shower, then you have a clogged sewer drain.
  • Leave the sinks closest to the toilet running for a few minutes. Then, check the toilet water. If you see some bubbling, it means there is air trapped in the plumbing system. If the water level rises, it’s usually a sign of sewer drain clog.
  • When draining water from the washing machine, pay attention to the toilet, tub, and shower. Water should continuously drain from these fixtures. If the toilet overflows or if water backs up from the tub or shower, then there is blockage in the main sewer line.
  • Open the clean out. If there is waste or water present in the pipe, then your main line sewer is blocked.

A clogged sewer drain is anything but fun, but not to worry because there is help available! Gbrand & Sons, are sewer drain specialists and they are here to help you, night or day. You can get their contact information by visiting their website here:

The Best Brand in Plumbing – G. Brand & Sons

For more information on our range of services, you are welcome to contact us by visiting our page at:

Office: 63a Grange Rd Cheltenham VIC 3192
Phone: 0411 072 131
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