January 14, 2022

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Plumbing

4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t DIY Your Plumbing Has the time off over the festive season got you inspired to reno your home and attempt some DIY? … That’s great! But for those of you who have never gone through the trials of renovating a home, here’s a top tip from someone who’s ‘been there, done that’: hire experts when you need them, especially when it comes to plumbing!  Plumbing is a licensed trade for a reason, it's by no means an easy job. It requires someone who knows what...

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November 19, 2021

Guide To Repairing A Clogged Kitchen Sink Without A Plumber

If you’ve ever experienced the nuisance that is a clogged kitchen sink then you know first-hand just how annoying it is. So what should you do when the water is backed up and the kitchen bench is piled high with dirty dishes? While it may be tempting to reach for harsh ‘drain clearing’ chemicals that eventually end up corroding your pipes, here are some alternative solutions that will save you money and keep your pipes in good condition. Try some boiling water The easiest and least expensive thing to do...

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October 16, 2021

What should I do if I have a plumbing emergency?

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September 16, 2021

Pipe Relining & Repair

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August 19, 2021

Common Toilet Plumbing Issues You Can Fix

The toilet is a common place for issues to occur as it is something you use every day. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a common issue that you don’t know how to fix. In this post, we’ll share some of the most common toilet issues and what you can do to fix them. Issue 1: Running water in the toilet bowl Sometimes called “phantom flush”, this is an issue where you may see or hear water in your toilet periodically running and cutting in and...

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August 5, 2021

Types of Plumbing Pipes

Plumbing pipes come in a range of materials and types. You may not think much of it, but it’s important to know and understand how different types of plumbing pipes function and their good and bad qualities. Why? Because all of your water and gas comes through these pipes to provide you with water to drink and bathe in, along with many other things that help your home function well. Modern plumbing usually uses either copper pipes or plastic. Newer houses will see this, but older houses may use different...

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July 22, 2021

Clearing Drains in Older Homes

Older homes have older pipes, and older pipes tend to present more problems. So, you’ll find the Drains Plus team clearing more drains in Perth’s older suburbs. As drain clearing and cleaning specialists, we understand the issues that lead to blocked drains, and those issues are often due to the age and materials of the pipes. Blocked drains do happen in new homes, but it’s far less common, and more likely to be down to a mistake with an unusual object, than it is to do with the pipes themselves....

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July 8, 2021

Specialist Equipment

We specialise in clearing drains, and have done so for many years. We understand the common problems and carry highly specialised drain clearing equipment so we can fix blocked drains fast....

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June 22, 2021

The Dos and Don’ts of Drain Clearing

Whether it’s the sink, shower or toilet, a blocked drain can be a nightmare. But you can do your part to help avoid blockages by taking care of your drains. We’ve got a few simple dos and don’ts to help you out. Drain blockages can be caused by a whole lot of different things, and here at Drains Plus, clearing them out is what we do best. From the common cloggers like roots and leaves, to the unexpected blockers, like toys and snakes, we have certainly seen and cleared them...

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June 8, 2021

How To Prevent Blocked Drains

A blocked drain is something most homes dread of having to fix.  Did you know that there are very many ways to take care of your drains to prevent build-up or blockage which can save you time and money down the road? Here are some of our recommended tips on keeping your drains in top knock shape: Purchase drain screens and install them in all your drains including your kitchen, sinks, and showers. Drain screens are great for catching residue such as food or hair in the shower and they...

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