Sewer blockages and blocked drains are prevalent issues in the north-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and homeowners often turn to maintenance plumbers for assistance. These blockages can stem from various causes, with tree root intrusion, grease and food scraps, and cracked/damaged drains being among the most common culprits. Blockages can occur in different areas of your home, from toilets to shower drains, causing inconvenience and potential damage.

**Identifying Sewer Drain Blockages**

Do you suspect a sewer drain blockage in your home? Look out for these common symptoms:

- Gurgling pipes
- Toilets rising when flushed or overflowing
- Slow-draining sinks or showers
- Unpleasant odors
- Sewer overflow outside your property

**Preventing Sewer Drain Blockages**

Prevention is key to avoiding sewer drain blockages. Here are some tips for homeowners:

**Avoid Flushing Non-Flushable Items:**

Never flush wet wipes or sanitary products down the toilet. Refer to Yarra Valley Water's guidelines on what can and cannot go down the drain for a comprehensive list: What can I flush?

**Regular Inspections:**

If you're new to a property or have trees in close proximity to your drains, consider scheduling a CCTV investigation of your sewer drains. Early detection can prevent major blockages.

**WL Chivers Plumbing: Your Sewer Drain Experts**

At WL Chivers Plumbing, we specialise in addressing sewer blockages proactively and efficiently. Our arsenal of advanced equipment includes hydro sewer jetting machines, sectional tree root cutters, flex shaft milling machines, and a range of sewer/drain inspection cameras. These tools allow us to:

**Locate the Cause:**

Our cameras help us pinpoint the cause of blockages and provide detailed reports.

**Offer Solutions:**

Depending on the issue, we can implement spot repairs, sewer upgrades, boundary trap replacements, drain relining, and even scheduled maintenance cleaning programs.

If you're facing drain-related questions or problems, our blocked drains team is here to help. Contact WL Chivers Plumbing today to discuss your drain issues and work towards long-term solutions.

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Clearing a blocked sewer drain

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