Open Now -

24/7 Emergency Services

Call Us: 1300 854 611

Client Engagement Graphic

Overflowing Drains Getting You Under?

One of the most common plumbing problems that homeowners in Australia face is overflowing drains. So, at some point you’ll have to deal with this issue.

It's an inconvenience and hassle to sort out, but you should do it immediately because it leaves an awful smell and poses a serious health risk.

Why Do Drains Overflow?

If your toilet is not flushing or there is sewer or wastewater overflowing on your property, you probably have a blocked sewer. The most common causes for wastewater overflows and blocked sewers are blockages in the pipes.

Now, there are many things that can cause a sewage blockage, some more common than others.

The main culprit is foreign matter. This can include anything from:

  • Grease and fat. These mostly come from the food residue and soaps that are washed down the drain after a meal. As this dirty water goes down the drain the grease solidifies and collects against the walls of the plumbing. Over time, this creates a mortar that is difficult to remove.
  • Hair. Although hair seems too delicate to clog up a drain, it certainly is possible. Think about it, the average person loses about 60 to 100 strands of hair a day. These then accumulate together to form massive clumps in the plumbing.
  • Other small objects. This can include anything from nappies and soaps to tissue paper, sanitary items and even toys.

Another cause of wastewater overflow and a blocked sewer is tree roots that grow into the drain. This is because the roots look for water and nutrients, so, if there are any cracks in the sewer drains, the roots will grow through the cracks which makes them bigger and the roots then causes a blockage.

Damaged pipes and collapsed sewer lines are also a common problem. This is often due to age and debris then enters the system through these cracks which causes a blockage and causes the sewage overflow into your home.

To prevent sewage blockages and overflows into your home, you’re required by law to have a correctly installed and maintained overflow relief gully or disconnector gully. It often happens, though, that these are not properly maintained and then can't act as an emergency release point for these blockages.

50 Off Special
Why Choose Us Graphic

Clean Drains Solves the Problem

Now you’ve seen that overflowing drains are a common problem and what causes them.

No matter what the cause, you need to solve it as quickly as possible. Not only will it keep you and your family healthy, but it will also save you from the stink.

At Clean Drains, we have the skills, experience, and tools to clean your drains quickly and effortlessly. We’re able to find the cause of the blockage and make sure that you minimize the risk of it happening again.

We also keep you in the loop during the entire process so that you know exactly what's going on how long it will take to fix.

We’re the complete drain and overflow specialist. If you want to know more about the services we offer and or how we can help you, visit our website or contact us for more information.

Our Difference

How is Clean Drains Different?

  • Licensed Experts

  • 24/7 Service Available

  • Special Offers

  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

  • Parts & Labour Guaranteed

  • Fixed Fee Pricing

Our Core Values

From the humble beginnings of Clear Drains, we have succeeded in following both our mission statement and core values leading to the company we know today. We aim to be a company you can rely on to be there when you need it most.


Every customer and employee feels secure with Clean Drains.

Constant Improvement

Continually upgrading our plumbers with the latest updated technology.

Fast Response

Precise coordination to ensure every customer receives same day service.

A Focus of Success

Obtain success for both the customer and Clean Drains.

Suburbs We Serve

Our Happy Customers

What they say about us

Photo of Tim Bo

From booking online to the completion of the job was seamless. Ben arrived super quick and was the utmost professional and really new his stuff. He took the time to explain what the problem was and what he was going to do.

Tim Bo

Photo of Nicole M

Very happy customer! I can't thank Ben, Fouad & Bradley enough for fixing an electrical fault (and dodgy wiring from times gone by) to make my home safer (as well as installing some additional points, tidying up some others and installing new interconnected smoke alarms).

Nicole M

Photo of Margaret Norton

Always use this Service as they are always reliable, give a full explanation of work needed, and do a great job. Highly recommended. Many thanks to Ben who did the work.

Margaret Norton

Photo of Edward Jenkins

Great experience, they actually turned up when they said they would. The guy took the time to look for leaks other than the obvious one, and found them. Saving us a return visit. Pricing is fair. Would definitely recommend.

Edward Jenkins

24/7 Emergency Service Near You.

For Fast Response, Call Us Now:

1300 854 611

Contact Us

Contact Clean Drains Today

See what people are saying about us

Rated 4.5 stars by satisfied customers

  • Truelocal Logo
  • Facebook Logo
  • Product Review Logo