Blocked Drain Plumbing Services

Whether you have a blocked toilet, a blocked sink or a blocked sewer - Coast Runner can help unblock it all. With over 34 years of experience in plumbing, Coast Runner is fast to diagnose and clear your blocked drains without the hassle. 

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The Coast Runner Approach to Clearing Blocked Drains

As a leading blocked drain plumber in the Perth area, Coast Runner provides long-term solutions to all your drainage problems. At a fair price, we get it right the first time, every time.

The Blocked Drains that Coast Runner Can Help Fix:

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Clogged Shower Drains

A shower blockage can cause a heap of problems, and without knowing the cause, it can be hard to fix. Coast Runner is readily available to unblock, and clear shower drains and helps you get to the root cause of the clogged shower pipe so it doesn’t continue to happen.

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Blocked Kitchen Sink

A clogged kitchen sink drain can omit an odour that makes the problem need a quick fix. And sometimes, kitchen sink block remover powder or liquid just doesn’t cut. Fortunately, we unblock kitchen sink drains with a fast diagnosis and a fix that doesn’t cost a fortune (or more than one try).

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Blocked Sewage Drain

There’s nothing worse than a blocked sewage pipe. But thankfully, Coast Runner can help unblock sewage drains and pipes quickly. If you’re unsure whether it’s the sewage pipe that’s blocked, it’s best to have a professional diagnosis to prevent the issue from getting worse or damaging the sewer pipe system.

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Blocked Stormwater Drain

Unblock your clogged stormwater drain caused by dirt, mud and shrubs with Coast Runners top-notch drain clearing equipment. A blocked stormwater pipe can cause long-term damage that will cost more to fix in the future than an on-call plumber who can provide tips to help keep it clear.

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Blocked Toilet Drain

Do you flush the toilet, and water comes back up? You likely have a clogged toilet drain that needs fixing fast. Thankfully, Coast Runner can help unblock toilet drains and at a fair price on the first try. If your toilet keeps blocking, it’s likely a bigger issue, and Coast Runner can help.

The Best Ways to Keep Drains and Pipes Clear

In over 34 years of experience, we’ve seen the most common causes that can clog drains and pipes. So to help keep you on top of clogged drains, here are some common mistakes to avoid and what you can do to keep your drains running smoothly.

The Best Ways to Keep Drains and Pipes Clear

In over 34 years of experience, we’ve seen the most common causes that can clog drains and pipes. So to help keep you on top of clogged drains, here are some common mistakes to avoid and what you can do to keep your drains running smoothly.

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  1. Avoid planting and landscaping within 10 meters of your sewer or stormwater drain.

    Tree roots and plant roots are major reason that drains block up. Some plants can grow deep, strong roots that can go through small cracks and spaces in your pipes and cause damage.

  2. Avoid pouring oil down the kitchen sink.

    Water and oil don’t mix, which can cause kitchen sink blockages that are entirely avoidable. Instead, pour oils into a jar to prevent them from blocking your kitchen sink drains and put waste into the bin.

  3. Use a hair catcher on your shower drain.

    A common cause of shower drain blockage is a build-up of hair. While unavoidable, it’s best to take every step you can to prevent it from clogging your shower drain. Try a hair catcher on top of the shower drain.

  4. Use a protective gutter guard to keep your stormwater drain clear.

    A common cause of a clogged stormwater pipe is the build of leaves, debris and mud, which in all cases should be away from stormwater lines. Placing a protective gutter guard or mesh over your stormwater drain is a great way to keep them clear.

  5. Consider Rootx application for roots.

    To help prevent roots from damaging your pipes and drains, consider Rootx, a root application that must be applied every 12 months. It kills tree roots using aquatic herbicide that won’t harm pipes, septic systems or above-ground vegetation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my drain blocked?

Blocked drains can happen because of several issues, including a build-up of grease, block up from hair and toothpaste, small objects, tree roots, food waste and more. If you’re unsure what could be blocking your drain, it’s best to contact Coast Runner, who can help diagnose and fix your blocked drain issue.

How do I know if my drain is blocked?

Depending on the drain or pipe that’s clogged, there are a few things to look out for if you think you might have a clogged pipe. Water pooling in the front yard is a sign of issues with the pipe system, a strong smell coming from the kitchen sink can mean food items are trapped, the toilet is slow to flush and backing up into the bowl and a gurgling noise coming from your drains.

What can I do if I think I have a blocked drain?

If you think you have a blocked drain, you can try DIY blocked drain methods. These include boiling water to help loosen up a grease build-up, plunge to help clear a bathroom sink or blocked toilet, and baking soda and vinegar is an excellent DIY drain remedy to naturally clear your blocked drain in the kitchen or bathroom sink.

What’s the best way to clear blocked drains?

The best way to fix your blocked drain depends on the blockage itself. If you’ve tried DIY clogged drain remedies and think your drain or pipe is still blocked, then it’s best to contact an expert plumber who can help diagnose the issue and use proper equipment so the problem doesn’t come back.

Who is responsible for clearing a blocked drain on the street?

If your plumber tells you that the blockage exists outside your property and on the street, then it would be the Water Corporation's responsibility to fix it. Once Coast Runner has inspected your sewage system and determined that the blockage is outside the boundaries of your property, we will call the water corporation and inform them of the backup.

What is the best way to unblock an outside drain?

When you are unblocking an outside drain, you should start by assessing what could be causing the blockage. Start by opening up the drain cover and use a gloved hand to check whether there is a blockage in that area. If the blockage is deeper, it would need an auger, drain snake or a water pressure jet. In any case, beyond looking under the storm drain cover, it’s best to hire a licensed plumber for clearing the drain.