Blocked Drains in Perth

Unattended drainage problems can lead to flooding, property damage and health problems.

Don’t put up with blocked showers, baths, kitchen sinks or toilets. Whether internal sewer or external stormwater issues, Zambezi Plumbing and Gas have the latest equipment for unblocking drains and protect your family’s health by attending to all blockages immediately. Blocked drains may be unhygienic with hair, fats or grease collecting, causing breeding grounds for bacteria and mould in the bathroom and kitchen pipes. Backed-up showers/sinks force dirty water exposed to these up drains, creating unhealthy conditions.
Drains become blocked for several differing reasons, it just depends on what kind of drain it is, where it’s located and what the drainage is. For example, too much toilet paper, hair, soap, grease, small debris, tree roots and cracks or breakages can all prevent water from flowing properly through the drain. Zambezi Plumbing and Gas has all the equipment and expertise to help you with unblocking your drains in Perth. Our Licensed plumbers specialise in drain unblocking and repairs.


Drain blockages are common, and a problem none of us want to face, always occurring at the worst time possible. Not only can be unpleasant and some situations can quite become quite desperate – literally! They can range from overflowing gully’s, slow draining bathroom and kitchen sinks to gurgling and rising toilets. In addition to rendering the drains useless and can cause unpleasant smells, leaks and even flooding, therefore, they need to be dealt with as soon as possible.

Blocked exterior drain in Perth

Here are some tip to help prevent drains from blocking


  • Don’t pour grease and fat down the drain- This is the primary causes of drains blocking in kitchen sinks. To prevent this happening try emptying grease or fat into a disposable container and disposing of it in the rubbish.
  • Toilets are not rubbish bins- Bodily waste and toilet paper are the only things that should be flushed down the toilet. Not feminine hygiene products, cotton balls, paper towels, baby or cleaning wipes, these products should all be placed in the rubbish bin.
  • Drain strainers- These trap hair, food and other debris, preventing them entering into the drains.
  • Tree Roots- That’s nature for you! Regularly clearing drains using a drain machine, clears out the roots that have penetrated drain pipes, saving you the inconvenience and financial costs to clear the blockage. (We recommend every 6-12 months)

Knowing the common signs of blocked drains can help alert you to problems early, saving you money in the long run. These common symptoms include:

  • Gurgling sounds when you flush the loo
  • Rising water levels in your toilet
  • Unpleasant smells creeping up your plug holes
  • Sewage coming up your pipes into your shower, bath, or sinks
How to help prevent your drains from blocking

How we unblocked drains

Zambezi plumbers have vans kitted out with the latest drainage technology equipment unblocking pipes and cleaning drains. High-pressure drain cleaners (hydro-jets/jetting machines) clear blockages and CCTV cameras inspect causes and potential damage.

Have you got a backed-up toilet or sewer drain blockages that need clearing? Drain machines are flexible steel rods with cutting apparatus for clearing tree roots or hard obstructions. If tree roots are your obstacle, drain cleans are recommended every 6-12 months.

Suspect problems beyond your reach, deep within pipes? Drain jetters (hydro-jets) have a longer reach for cleaning sewer/stormwater drains. Perfect for clearing kitchen sinks clearing grease/fat blockages and removing roots deeper into pipes. Call us to unblock drains on your property.

Concerned about potential damage or blockage re-occurrence?  

Drain cameras can be sent down stormwater drains/sewer pipes, review reasons for blockages after clean-up, analysing for pipe damage (breakages requiring repair), in cases of collapsed or misaligned pipes.

Whether kids flush toys, sinks won’t empty or drains smell and gurgle,  call the experienced plumbers at Zambezi Plumbing & Gas our vans are equipped and ready to go with the latest drain unblocking equipment. Call us today for help unblocking drains.


We are more than happy to give advice on which solution is most suitable for your needs, depending on your Plumbing requirements, especially unblocking drains in Perth. Why not ask us to view your property and discuss the various options with you now and we will send a qualified plumber to you! Our team of qualified plumbers is ready to help you unlock your drains in Perth. Contact us today and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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