Overflowing Drains

Overflowing Drains

When you have overflowing drains, you know there’s a problem. Your entire drainage system is designed to work like a well-oiled machine and will transport all kinds of waste to the public sewer. However, drains can become clogged and disrupt the plumbing system, which leads to problems like overflowing drains, backed up water, and foul odours. If you face these problems, feel free to call us at SPS Plumbers. We will take care of the problem promptly and at very reasonable rates.

What are the Causes of Overflowing Drains?

Most people don’t realise it, but an overflow is the last cry for help from their drainage system. You’ll only reach this point if you ignore early warning signs like gurgling noises, backed-up drains, standing water, and odours. When there’s a drain overflow, it’s usually a sign of a massive blockage that can happen due to:

  • Natural Deterioration of the Pipes – If your plumbing system is old, it has probably worn down and formed cracks over the years. That can let debris into the drain system and cause the blockage. If the system is too old, we usually recommend drainage pipe replacement. Modern plumbing technology makes this an easy and relatively affordable job.
  • Accumulation of Debris – The drainage system can handle certain amounts and kinds of waste easily. However, if you flush things that you’re not supposed to down the toilet or don’t use a garbage disposal in the kitchen, you can expect it to become blocked eventually. This debris can catch on the walls of the drain line and cause a block, which can stall the entire system.
  • Tree Roots – This is one of the most common reasons behind blockage and should be addressed immediately. We have handled several root invasions over the course of our career and will fix the problem in no time.
  • Weather – If the weather is bad and there’s too much rainfall, you can expect some drains to overflow, especially if there’s backflow from the public system that’s not shut off in time. In such cases, you need to shut off the backflow valve and wait for the weather to subside.

How Do We Deal with Overflowing Drains?

We rarely see drain overflow jobs because most people are vigilant enough to spot early warning signs. However, sometimes the system can become overwhelmed and cause a number of problems. In such cases, you should call us immediately and we will address the problem.

  • Our first step is to isolate the cause of the overflow. We will test the entire system to figure out where the blockage is.
  • We will then use a drain snake or sewer auger to clear the block. This usually does the trick and your system is clear.
  • If that doesn’t work, we’ll inspect the drains more thoroughly and recommend more complex repairs.

If you have any questions about our services for overflowing drains or want a free no-obligation quote, just get in touch with us at SPS Plumbers. Our number is 02 9002 7332 and our email is contact@spsplumbers.com.au. You can also fill in the contact us form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.