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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May 25, 2021

How to Protect Your Hot Water Heater from Damage in the Winter Season

The last thing you’d be thinking about this winter is whether your hot water heater is doing OK. However, as winter is quick approaching, you want to make sure you are taking some active steps to protect your hot water heater from damage, to prevent losing money in the long run if your water heater does break. Drain your water Generally, you do this step if you live somewhere very cold and you know you won’t be using your hot water for quite a while (e.g. if you are going...

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May 11, 2021

Common Winter Plumbing Problems and How To Fix Them

With winter quickly approaching, and it's important as a home owner to know the common plumbing issues that you could face this winter season. To know the most common winter plumbing problems and how you can prevent or fix these issues or when to call a professional, keep on reading. 1. Frozen pipes (indoor and outdoor) During very cold weather, your pipes have a great risk of freezing up. If you find that your pipes have frozen, you need to turn off your water supply as soon as possible to...

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April 20, 2021

How to get rid of soap scum

Soap scum!  We’ve all seen it before… Soap scum is the solid white residue that clings to bathtubs, shower doors, sinks and it’s even inside your drains and pipes. It forms when the minerals in the water react with the ingredients in the soap to form lime soap, which takes the appearance of soap scum around your shower or bath areas. Not only is soap scum gross but did you know it can potentially be unhealthy harvesting unwanted bacteria, posing an even greater urgency to keep them clean. Here are...

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April 6, 2021

DIY drain cleaner

Did you know that if you have a blocked drain or slow draining water building up in the bottom of your sink or shower you may have a buildup of debris such as hair, soap, or other bacteria? There is no need to go out and buy expensive harmful chemicals, not only are they toxic to your home and children, they are also not necessary to unblock it.  There are some simple things that you may already have stored in your pantry that will do trick. What you’ll need: Baking...

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March 23, 2021

8 Simple Ways to Save Water

We should all be doing our best to save water where we can, and the best place to start is in our own homes. Help save the environment and your money by being more waterwise. Saving water is so important, especially here in Australia where the weather is often hot and we turn to water to keep us cool. Here at Drains Plus, we get to see this ins and outs of Perth’s plumbing and drains, and we hate seeing water wastage. There are so many little things you can...

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March 9, 2021

Tree roots in drains explained

Considering what runs through sewer pipes it’s a good thing you only have to call us once! There’s no doubt that Perth is one of the hottest cities in Australia. That’s why one of the best ways to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun is by sheltering under a leafy green tree. Everyone knows trees are essential to our lifestyle and environment. Truth is there’s a flip side, especially if they are planted too close to your sewer pipes. Any vigorous root system can cause you major plumbing headaches in the...

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