Symptom of blocked drains

You might think that you probably can tell that you have a blocked drain when you water is not coming out of sinks or maybe when your toilet won’t flush. Those methods are not wrong, however it’s not always the case that you are dealing with blocked drains if you find those problems in your property. It might be just the fact that the water system in your property is not working. So, how do you know for sure if you are dealing with a blocked drain? Plumbers can tell almost immediately, whether you are dealing with a blocked drain or not. The years of experience that a plumber has certainly helps when making these kinds of judgements. However, there is a simple trick to knowing whether you are dealing with a blocked drain or not, in fact, there are 3 ways that you can test out. 

These 3 methods are simple; you can test it out on your own, If you wish to do so. They are much more simple than you think. Below we list down the three ways that you can test out to check if you have blocked drains. 

The Vortex and Drain Blockage

Have you ever paid attention to water going down the drain? If you notice, a whirlpool or vortex forms right on top of the drain. This vortex or whirlpool indicates that water is coming down the drain. So, how will this help us determine if we are dealing with a blocked drain? The speed of the vortex’s rotation is one thing you should observe closely. When water goes down the drain, the vortex begins to increase in terms of speed rotation as time goes on. However, if you are dealing with blocked drains, the vortex will spin slower as time goes by. This is a sign that something is stuck in your drains that is preventing water from coming through. 

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Toilet Flush Ability

If your toilet Is not flushing, that gives you a clear indication that something is wrong with the plumbing system. The question is whether the ability is hindered by a blocked drain or because of a small component of the toilet itself that needs immediate fixing. Fortunately, this question can be answered by testing out the toilet. The toilet can be tested by dumping lots and lots of water into the toilet and see if the toilet overflows. This method works because a blocked drain would not allow any water to come through. If the toilet does not overflow and it flushes manually, you may be dealing with a broken component of the toilet (e.g. loose handle). However, if the toilet overflows and does not flush, it almost indefinitely you are dealing with a blocked drain in your property. 

Backed Up Water or Sludge

After huge storm passes by, water can potentially back up to your property because water is desperately looking for a way out inside your overflowed pipes. However, we cannot deny the possibility of it being just stormwater. You can easily differentiate the difference between stormwater and sewer water by seeing the contents of the water. If the water is filled with twigs and leaves, you probably are just dealing with stormwater. However, if it is anything that went inside your pipes, then chances are you’re dealing with a blocked drain. 

Through all these methods you can find out how to detect a blocked drain. However it is best to let the professionals do their job. Local Hill District Plumbers are always ready to help you with any of your plumbing needs, including blocked drains. We detect even the smallest of plumbing problems and tend to it straight away with our team of highly-trained.


Feel free to contact us on (02) 9002 7486 for bookings and enquiries. Our team is also available for plumbing consultations, if you ever need advice on any plumbing issues that you are facing. Get in touch with us now to have your plumbing needs fulfilled today!

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We provide our prices upfront, so that you can have a clear idea of the necessary budget you will need for our services. We also guarantee to keep you informed about every detail of pricing that comes with our service. We make sure that there will be no surprises when you are making your payments. Our services are the best plumbing service in Hills District; we guarantee that you get your money’s value when you decide to hire us for plumbing services in Hills District.
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Highly-trained local experts to deliver outstanding service.

Our local plumbers come with the proper knowledge to deliver the most outstanding plumbing service there is in Hills District. They are determined to make sure the job is done effectively, while also taking every necessary measure to prevent any future problems from turning up.

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Ultra-fast, same-day plumbing service

Our local plumbers come with the proper knowledge to deliver the most outstanding plumbing service there is in Hills District. They are determined to make sure the job is done effectively, while also taking every necessary measure to prevent any future problems from turning up.

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We won’t leave until you’re satisfied!

We strive for full customer satisfaction. We know that you know what is best for you and your property. You are the one who will use it day-to-day, so if there is anything that is bothering you, please do not hesitate to tell our team of brilliant plumbers and see how we can compromise to give you 100% customer satisfaction.

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Providing 24/7 emergency plumbing service.

There are a number of different plumbing issues that can occur around your property, from blocked drains to leaky pipes. Furthermore, these things can happen at almost any time of the day, which is why you should always have a reliable plumber ready on the dial. Hills District Local Plumbers provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services that comes with an ultra-fast emergency response to immediately tend to your issues.

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Latest technology

We keep up to date with the latest technological advancements around the world. We adopt the newest technologies available in the plumbing industry into our equipment. is We believe that by adopting new technologies into our work, we can do our job more effectively and even delivering even better results.

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Effective Solution

We start by providing detailed inspection and assessments of the issues that you reported, while also checking for any undetected problems going around in your property. Our plumbers will then purpose various solutions to you and start our work straight away, before then giving information on what you should do for maintenance.

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Upfront pricing with great value
We provide our prices upfront, so that you can have a clear idea of the necessary budget you will need for our services. We also guarantee to keep you informed about every detail of pricing that comes with our service. We make sure that there will be no surprises when you are making your payments. Our services are the best plumbing service in Hills District; we guarantee that you get your money’s value when you decide to hire us for plumbing services in Hills District.
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Highly-trained local experts to deliver outstanding service.

Our local plumbers come with the proper knowledge to deliver the most outstanding plumbing service there is in Hills District. They are determined to make sure the job is done effectively, while also taking every necessary measure to prevent any future problems from turning up.

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Ultra-fast, same-day plumbing service

Our local plumbers come with the proper knowledge to deliver the most outstanding plumbing service there is in Hills District. They are determined to make sure the job is done effectively, while also taking every necessary measure to prevent any future problems from turning up.

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We won’t leave until you’re satisfied!

We strive for full customer satisfaction. We know that you know what is best for you and your property. You are the one who will use it day-to-day, so if there is anything that is bothering you, please do not hesitate to tell our team of brilliant plumbers and see how we can compromise to give you 100% customer satisfaction.

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Providing 24/7 emergency plumbing service.

There are a number of different plumbing issues that can occur around your property, from blocked drains to leaky pipes. Furthermore, these things can happen at almost any time of the day, which is why you should always have a reliable plumber ready on the dial. Hills District Local Plumbers provide 24/7 emergency plumbing services that comes with an ultra-fast emergency response to immediately tend to your issues.

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Latest technology

We keep up to date with the latest technological advancements around the world. We adopt the newest technologies available in the plumbing industry into our equipment. is We believe that by adopting new technologies into our work, we can do our job more effectively and even delivering even better results.

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Effective Solution

We start by providing detailed inspection and assessments of the issues that you reported, while also checking for any undetected problems going around in your property. Our plumbers will then purpose various solutions to you and start our work straight away, before then giving information on what you should do for maintenance.

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