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Grease Blockages

Under all probabilities, a grease blockage happens to be one of the worst types of sewer jams that you might encounter. Typically, grease blockages are a result of oily and fatty deposits along the inner walls of the drainage pipes. These typically originate from kitchen waste and soaps. Grease blockages are rather hard to clean.
Unless your drain pipes undergo regular maintenance, they can clog your pipes quite badly. In such situations, our professional team of plumbers can help you out by cleaning the pipe. You would also benefit from their advice on preventive measure for the future.

What Normally Gets Blocked?

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How do grease blockages occur and how can you get them cleaned?


As the grease from soap, food scraps and kitchen waste flow down the drains, they eventually settle down inside the pipes. Eventually, they solidify to form layers of thick grease that are very difficult to remove. Grease blockages eventually take up space inside the pipe and stop the water from flowing properly. This leads to issues like smelly drains and sluggishly draining sinks.


In case if the blockage isn’t too severe, you may try to clean it using hot water and a mixture of vinegar and baking soda. However, if the situation has already aggravated beyond your control, you would have to call in professional plumbers. Experienced professional use specialised equipment to clean up your sewer pipes.

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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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How can you prevent grease blockages from occurring?

You may get a grease trap installed by an established plumbing company in Melbourne to prevent grease blockages. The water from your kitchen sink would first flow into it before entering the drainage system. Eventually, this would trap the grease. A grease trap can:

  • Extend the lifespan of your drains.
  • Prevent grease blockages.
  • Save you money as you do not have to get your drains cleaned too often.

We clear grease blockages in Melbourne effectively, thanks to years of experience and the sophisticated equipment we possess. Call PlumbFirst Melbourne at 1300 168 832 to get a quote and hire our services.

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