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Blocked Shower Drain in Melbourne

Like most citizens in Melbourne, you might consider shower drains to be amazing contraptions, until they end up messing up with your daily routine. Of course, these gears are smart enough to drain down the mucky water during your bath to the main sewage line. Everything goes fine, so long that you don’t encounter a blocked shower drain. Well, shower drains are known to develop congestions and blocks. When they do, they call for something more than a layman’s efforts putting things into place.
Hiring a professional plumbing company would be the most logical move, considering the complexity of the task. Of course, we can help you when you have a blocked shower drain in Melbourne. At PlumbFirst Melbourne, we value our customers and have rolled out affordable packages for all sorts of plumbing emergencies.

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Why is cleaning blocked shower drain imperative?


Shower drains connect your washroom shower to the sewage system. Therefore, it has a direct hand in determining what gets into the main plumbing system. In general, hair enters the shower drain, congesting the system. Besides, you might not be conscious of the larger objects that happen to get into your shower drain. These elements may deceive the strainer present at the opening of the shower drain and mess up with the main plumbing system.


At the bottom of the shower drain, there’s a U-shaped pipe, designed to prevent sewer gases to flow back to the shower room. A blocked shower drain can eventually mess up your shower room with unpleasant gases.

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Tree Roots

Gardening can be wonderful and fun but it is important to know where your sewer and stormwater drains are laid before planting certain flora. Cracks and spaces in your pipes are especially vulnerable to strong, deep roots and can cause significant damage to your pipe’s health and your wallet! Out of all the blocked drain issues throughout our 20+ years of plumbing experience, tree roots is the number one most common problem.

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Flushing Oils

The most common cause of kitchen sink blockages is oil and waste scraps clogging the drains. Simply DO NOT pour oils down the kitchen sink, but instead pour it into containers to prevent the fats blocking your drain.

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Hygiene Objects

Regardless of wipes and female hygiene products being a kind of tissue, you SHOULD NOT flush them down the drain. We advise our customers to dispose of these into a rubbish bin and to remember that all wipes can cause blockages and issues with your drain.

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Hair

Another common blockage problem is quantities of hair blocking drains. This can easily be prevented by using a hair catcher over your drain or simply remove the hairs from the drain after your shower

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Leaves & Debris

Leaves and debris often block stormwater drains. Make sure they’re kept clear. What we recommend to our customers is to place a Protective Gutter Guard or a simple mesh covering over the drain to keep them clean and clear.

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Our approach to blocked shower drain cleaning

Being seasoned campaigners, our professionals are familiar with clearing a blocked shower drain. They may use certain chemicals to dissolve the block, or come up with other effective mechanisms to get you out of the woods. Here’ why our clients seek repeat services from us:

  • Professional services
  • Industry knowledge
  • Proper cleaning equipment
  • 24/7 services available
  • Affordable packages

To book an appointment for clearing your blocked shower drain, give us a call on 1300 168 832 We would dispatch our team at the earliest to inspect and give you the quote.

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