How to Deal with Blocked Toilets in Sydney?

Blocked toilets in Sydney homes and businesses can create a huge mess. Few things are more terrifying than flushing the bathroom toilet only to see the water rise instead of drain. Worse yet, the more you try to flush, the higher the water level rises!

If the water in your cistern is taking longer than usual to drain or starts to overflow, your toilet may be blocked.

Book an appointment with our team at Graham and Sons if you suspect you may have blocked toilet issues in Sydney. We’re an experienced plumber in Sydney that can help you with your blocked toilet needs.

Blocked Toilets in Sydney

Blocked toilets in Sydney are far more common than most people realize. The problem is, a lot of homeowners neglect their plumbing and drains until it is too late!

A toilet that has become clogged due to floating objects such as toilet paper is simple to detect and remove. However, there may be a number of additional causes that make it difficult to pinpoint the problem, particularly if you have no prior plumbing experience.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of blocked toilets in Sydney. We’ll also look into how our team at Graham and Sons works to resolve these issues quickly and affordably.

Tree Roots

Without a doubt, Sydney’s leafy suburbs and streets are a sight to behold. Trees are crucial to our environment because they provide shade, atmosphere, and other benefits.

Your plumbing system, on the other hand, is buried underground, which is in a tree’s natural environment. It’s no surprise that tree roots are the leading cause of drain blockages in Australia.

Once tree roots penetrate your PVC, metal, or ceramic pipes, you’ll notice tell-tale signs of clogged drains.

To get to the “root” of the problem, we employ a variety of techniques, including:

  • Drain Camera Inspection: These are non-invasive drain inspectors.
  • Jet Blasters are high-pressure water systems that are used to flush away debris.
  • Root Cutters is used to remove roots from pipes.

Because of our extensive training and high standard of service, we guarantee tree root removal every time.

Cat Litter

If you’ve ever forgotten to empty the litter box, then you likely know how difficult those clumps can be to remove. Now, imagine that occurring inside your plumbing system. When flushed, cat litter can essentially acquire the consistency of cement inside your pipes. Your toilet or drains may become clogged as a result.

Most likely, you’ve already flushed kitty litter down the toilet and are reading this because it’s already too late. Your best course of action in that situation is to contact Graham and Sons. While some clogs may be manageable on your own, kitty litter toilet clogs most likely call for specialized tools.

Toilet Paper

While toilet paper is designed to dissolve quickly in water, flushing it with other items (such as wipes, feminine hygiene products, or paper towels) can cause blockages that require professional assistance to remove.

Depending on the extent and location of the obstruction, professional plumbers have a variety of techniques for clearing blocked toilets of toilet paper. We can use any of the common techniques, such as a plunger, a plumbing snake, or water jetting.

In more severe cases, we may have to remove the toilet completely to manually access and remove the blockage.

Old Terracotta Pipes

Because old terracotta pipes can become brittle and cracked over time, allowing roots and debris to infiltrate the pipe and cause blockages, they are more prone to blockages than newer pipes.

Old terracotta pipes can have blockages broken up and removed using a plumbing snake by qualified plumbers. Alternatively, we could use a high-pressure water jet to clear obstructions from aging terracotta pipes.

It’s important to remember that maintaining and cleaning old terracotta pipes on a regular basis can help keep blockages from developing in the first place. A plumber can conduct routine check-ups and cleanings to keep the pipes clean and operating efficiently.

Dislodged Pipes

Dislodged pipes can cause blockages in toilets and other plumbing fixtures. Plumbers may use the following methods to clear blockages caused by dislodged pipes:


  1. Inspection: The plumber must inspect the pipes to determine the source of the obstruction. A camera can be used to look inside the pipes to find the displaced piece.
  2. Repositioning: If the dislodged pipe section is still intact, the plumber may be able to reposition it using specialized tools. This can help to remove any obstructions and get the water flowing again.
  3. Replacement: The plumber might advise replacing the damaged pipe section with new pipes if the dislodged portion is damaged or cannot be moved. Although it may be more expensive, this is frequently the best option for long-term plumbing health.

Collapsed Pipes

When it comes to drain damage, a collapsed drain is on the more severe end of the spectrum and requires immediate attention once discovered.

Graham and Sons repair residential sewer lines all over Sydney. We have the tools and expertise to repair any sewer pipe near or under your home that has collapsed due to corrosion or pressure from tree roots.

Thanks to the latest video inspection equipment, we can quickly identify the problem. We also specialize in non-invasive pipe relining and trenchless sewer line repair methods, allowing us to provide faster and less stressful repairs.

Contact Graham and Sons Plumbing for Your Blocked Toilets in Sydney

If your home or business is being impacted by blocked toilets, our Sydney-based team of plumbing experts at Graham and Sons can help! When you call our friendly and knowledgeable experts, you can be confident that we will resolve your blocked toilet problem.

Not only do we solve problems quickly and professionally, but our prices are surprisingly reasonable. Even better, we’ll personally advise you on how to keep your recently cleaned drain free and clear going forward. It’s the best win-win guarantee available only from Graham and Sons!

Don’t wait until it’s too late. We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Give our team a call today at 02 9199 7430, or send us a message and we’ll respond as soon as possible.

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