Skip to main content

Drain blocks are a prevalent plumbing problem that crops up on residential and commercial properties. While this problem doesn’t surface out of the blue, poor maintenance is the reason for it.  Since the drains are out of sight, they are also out of mind.

Most property owners get other plumbing problems fixed promptly. However, they neglect getting maintenance done on the drain systems. We at SPS Plumbers Hills District have seen that it is generally neglect which causes the problem to become aggravated over time. 

The Causes of Blocked Drains

Let’s look at what causes drain blockages 

  • Tree Roots in The Drain Pipe – The drainpipes that are under the ground in your landscaping leading out to the main city drains can sometimes develop cracks.  It doesn’t take time for tree roots to find their way into the drain pipe, and they start growing at an alarming pace. 

Before long these tree roots form a net inside the pipe and all the debris and food particles begin to get accumulated in there. Eventually, the buildup becomes so severe that it results in a backflow in the drains.

  • Items Lodged in the Pipes– Various items such as toilet deodorant holders, sanitary products, flushable baby wipes, and toilet paper can find their way into the drains. If these get caught in the bends and junctions in the pipes, they can result in blocked drains.
  • Pipe collapse- There are times when the drain pipes get misaligned, and conditions such as pressure from tree roots around them or even ground movement can cause a collapse of the pipes. In most instances, this occurs when there are heavy rain/drought conditions.  The collapse results in a complete blockage and can cause a backup of sewage water in your home.
  • Poor Drainage System Installation – There may incorrect slope/ fall in the drains, which can lead to blockages as well as debris buildups. At times there could be too many  junctions/bends in the pipe that can cause similar issues

Signs of Blocked Drains

While there are several causes of blocked drains, there are many warning signs that can help you identify that there is an issue. Some of these include:

  • After you flush the toilet, you can continue to hear some gurgling sounds from the system.  These sound could good be coming from the sink, bath, shower, or toilet. They are generally caused when water that has been flushed displaces any air trapped in the drainage system.
  • If you find that the water levels in your bath, sink or toilet are draining very slowly or if the water is rising in these fixtures, it means you have a drain block. 
  • A drop in the toilet water level also indicates that there may be some problems in the system due to which the water gets siphoned out of the toilet pan.
  • Blocked drains can begin to leak into the subfloor area which can cause bad smell on your property.

As you can see, there are many different warning signs of blocked drains, and it is a good idea to call in in a licensed Sydney plumber to determine what is causing the problem. For any more information on the services that we at SPS Plumbers Hills District offer, feel free to contact us at this number- (02) 9158 3511 or contact us through this Online Form.

Rainwater is not potable and cannot be used for cooking or cleaning utensils either. But you can use it for non-drinking purposes like toilets, laundry, watering the garden, cleaning pathways, etc. You can use it for your backyard pool if you have one and reduce your water bills. Sydney water supply bills you for the water you consume but nature never sends you a bill for the rainwater.

If you have your irrigation system connected to a rain water tank, your water problems will reduce significantly. We at SPS Plumbers Hills District offer excellent rainwater tank installations and customised solutions.

Rainwater Tank Installation

Rainwater tank installation must conform to Local Council guidelines. A licensed NSW plumber needs to connect your tank to your plumbing system. It is also necessary to check whether you need permission to install a tank on your property. As mentioned, tank-stored rainwater can be used for various purposes like flushing toilets, washing clothes, watering garden, etc.

How Do I Find A Right Rainwater Tank?

Water tanks are generally available in materials such as:

  • Metal tanks – These are manufactured from flat-rolled or corrugated metal that is galvanised or coated. A plastic inner lining applied to the tank protects the quality of water and increases the lifespan of the tank. Metal tanks are fit to install above or below the ground.
  • Fibreglass tanks – Fibreglass is rustproof, chemical-resistant as well as unaffected by extreme temperatures. Fibreglass tanks are expensive compared to other tanks and better suited to above the ground installation.
  • Polyethylene (plastic) tanks –As a cheaper and durable option, polyethylene tanks are widely used and popular. They are ideal for houses near the ocean as they are rust proof. PVC and Geotextile are other synthetic materials used for bladder storage. Bladders are a suitable water storage feature and perfect for installation below a deck or floor.
  • Concrete tanks – These heavy custom-made tanks withstand rust, burn, melting. You can choose a readymade version, and they are excellent for agricultural and industrial purposes and can be constructed on site as well.

High Quality Rainwater Tank Installation

While deciding the size of a tank, you need to factor in the fall area that your roof permits. Space permitting, it may sometimes be more convenient to position two small tanks over one large tank, Underground tanks are more practical but expensive to install. In a nutshell, you need to look at your options and their suitability and costs. It’s also necessary to prevent contamination of rainwater in the tank from dust, unclean gutters, and other dirt. Besides, insect barriers are essential to protect the mosquitoes from breeding in the water.

We will provide information about the different types of tanks and their pros and cons and can handle rainwater tank installations, in line with local council rules and regulations. For any more information on the services that we at SPS Plumbers Hills District offer, feel free to contact us at this number- (02) 9158 3511 or contact us through this Online Form.

To read more, click here.

kitchen plumbing

Most kitchens see a significant amount of wear and tear, and like all the other features in it, the plumbing system too takes a beating over time. Even if you have high-quality installations in your kitchen, the chances are that may need occasional maintenance and repairs some time or the other. We at SPS Plumbers Hills District provide high-quality kitchen plumbing solutions to both, residential and commercial clients. Some of the general plumbing services include:

Residential Plumbers In Hills District

Most plumbing installations are set in place before other features in a kitchen. If you are getting a new kitchen installed or your existing one upgraded, the plumbing features are what you need to be installing first. We provide high grade residential plumbing and make sure that all the features are installed in line with the existing code. We use the best quality materials and workmanship and have the ability to install different types of fixtures and appliances such as:

  • Gas oven
  • Gas stoves
  • Fridges
  • Icemakers
  • Dishwashers Waste disposal units
  • Pipes, taps, and drains
  • Other

As mentioned earlier, we also understand that kitchen plumbing fixtures tend to deteriorate over time and may need repairs. We provide regular preventive maintenance solutions which go a long way in ensuring that the features stay in a good state. Potential problems can be detected early and fixed before they get out of control.

This helps reduce the trouble and expense for you.  We also provide 24/7 Emergency Kitchen Plumbing solutions and will promptly rush to your location and address the problem without delay. The different types of plumbing issues that we can address include:

  • Fix/replace leaking sink taps
  • Unclog blocked kitchen sink
  • Fix & replace burst pipes
  • Repair garbage disposal
  • Repairs of dishwasher plumbing
  • Complete kitchen plumbing maintenance
  • Other

We carry different replacement parts to handle all types of plumbing emergencies. When handling any plumbing upgrade and installation jobs, we also recommend which products and fixtures such as sinks, mixer taps, and faucets, etc. would work best for your kitchen.

Commercial Plumbers in Hills District

Commercial kitchens have more complex plumbing installations compared to residential ones. They have to deal with more heavy use, and it’s important that you hire expert professional plumbers for the job. We have vast experience with handling all types of plumbing jobs such as:

  • Installation and replacement of mixers & taps
  • Installation of different types of sterilisers & water filters
  • Dishwasher installation
  • Boiling water unit installation
  • Installation and repairs of waste disposal units
  • Chilled water units installation
  • Connect the water to fridges for water and ice dispensers
  • Other

We are a licensed and insured plumbing company that handles every job to code. While we offer high-quality services, you will find that our pricing is very cost-effective and we tailor our services to meet your project requirements.

For any more information on the services that we at SPS Plumbers Hills District offer, feel free to contact us at this number- (02) 9158 3511 or contact us through this Online Form.

To read more, click here.

Same Day Service with 24 Hour Emergency Service

Same Day Service with 24 Hour Emergency Service

Charge by the Job not by the Hour Fast & Reliable

Charge by the Job not by the Hour Fast & Reliable

Lifetime Guarantee by Licensed & Insured Plumbers

Lifetime Guarantee by Licensed & Insured Plumbers



Get $50 Off

when you mention our Google Ad

Call Us Today

on (02) 9158 3511