If you don’t do your laundry, you can never empathise how debilitating it can be to encounter a blockage in your washing machine drain.
A blocked washing machine drain is a pain in the neck, just as the pile of dirty clothing mounts up.
Sometimes, poor installations can cause washing machine blockages. At other times, it is because of malfunctioning pipes. The common causes are the excess lint, a buildup of slimy, bacterial sludge, dirt, laundry soap scums, textile fibre, and gunk accumulated throughout your laundry’s usage can cause your blocked washing machine drain.
Whatever the reason, you should be well-prepared to combat the problem when there is a blockage. Remember that neglecting it will only add to your troubles.
There can be many reasons for a blocked laundry drain. Unwanted materials can cause clogs over time. And the longer the clog stays, the more difficult it will be to remove it.
Laundry soap residue and detergents can be detrimental to your plumbing system. If you don’t get rid of the extra detergent from the pipes and the washing machine drain, they’ll eventually corrode, resulting in your blocked laundry drain.
Even hair follicles can be among the primary elements contributing to clogging in some situations. They tend to form big balls when not removed properly, causing considerable hindrance to the pipeline. As a result, you might even witness backflow where the water travels back up the pipe and overflows your bathroom.
From the start, ensure only professional plumbers install your laundry system. This can also be a factor in how your laundry is firmly and solidly built. Also, go for periodic maintenance to lengthen your laundry system’s lifespan.
If You Want To Do-It-Yourself Your Blocked Laundry
If you want to fix the problem yourself, you can try to fill your laundry sink with water and let it drain to test if you're dealing with a partial or a full clog.
Your sink can drain quickly at first and slows down or stops or doesn't drain.
There's a chance you can fix the issue and help the water drain away using a plunger over the drain to remove the blockage.
If you fill your washing machine with water and run it on the spin/drain cycle, watch the floor drain when the machine is draining.
The clog isn't lodged too deep if it spills over immediately or quickly or if you suddenly see it overflowing where the discharge hose meets the wall. Therefore, you can easily pick on the blockage.
If it takes longer for the water to back up and spill over, the blockage is likely further down the drain line. If this is the case, you can clear it with hot water, a chemical drain cleaner, or you can utilise a plumber snake or a more heavy-duty drain auger.
Using a Chemical Drain Cleaner
Although a chemical drain cleaner isn't advisable considering its harmful chemical components, it is better to use it right if you want to use it.
Select a non-corrosive chemical drain cleaner and thoroughly read the instructions. Don't forget to wear latex or protective gloves and eyewear.
Unplug your washing machine and move it out of the way without disorganising the hoses at the back.
You can remove the flexible drainage hose from the drainpipe, usually located in the middle of the hoses where your machine connects to your water supply. Then, pour the drain cleaner directly into the drain.
After letting it sit for the recommended time, follow up with a hot water rinse.
If you’ve tried hot water, chemical drain cleaners, a plumber’s snake, and a power auger with no success, it’s time to call your trusted local plumber. You could be dealing with a clogged main line. Or the blockage may be beyond your reach and will require professional tools. It may also be faulty or worn-out plumbing parts. Or it could be a more complex plumbing concern beyond the scope of your laundry drain.
A DIY is an option. But this may not be the best way to go. It can temporarily fix your problem, but it can also be counterproductive in the longer term. It is best to get professionals’ help if you are looking for a permanent solution.
You can rest assured that our trained technician will come to your rescue whenever you encounter blocked drains, whether it’s your bathroom, kitchen or laundry.
We have been operating in different parts of Sydney and have decades of experience handling plumbing problems. So, you can understand that our technicians come with the right set of knowledge and expertise to deal with your issue effectively.
We implement state-of-the-art plumbing systems and have the best technology to deal with the issue at hand. With the help of CCTV cameras, we look deep into the pipes and try to locate the cause of the blockage. Hence, the problem gets detected fast without any intrusion.
After inspecting the pipes, we discuss our action plan with you before working. And the best part is we offer all our services, like clearing blocked drains, renovating your bathroom, repairing your toilet leaks and installing a new kitchen, to name a few, at affordable rates. So, you don’t have to be wary about hidden costs.
Why Choose Us?
Hiring a professional plumber can be daunting. It’s not easy to flip through the yellow pages and pick out the first name you see.
You need to consider five crucial details before you commit to hiring your people:
- Proper licensing
- Business experience
We Guarantee Our Lifetime Warranty Of Workmanship
Here at Fixed Today, we only have professional and licensed plumbers. We have the experience and knowledge to clear your clogged washing machine drain with our effective drain cleaning procedures. We’ve earned a good reputation with more than ten years of experience serving Sydney, its homes and businesses, and we want to keep it that way. You can ask around, or we’ll provide you with references and a portfolio of our projects.
Our pricing is upfront and fixed, so no hidden costs are involved. You can make the best-informed decision for you and your home. And have the confidence that we are always transparent with our information. You will only be getting a professional and honest assessment from us.
We do not offer quick fixes,’ believing that putting a band-aid over the problem is not helping you in the long term. We get to the root of the cause.
Get In Touch
While fixing a blocked laundry all by yourself might seem like a problem, getting in touch with us is not. We are available around the clock, seven days a week, and you can call us on the helpline number on our website.
To book our services, all you have to do is give us a call or write to us. Our customer service representatives are on standby to take your call for emergency plumbing services. We’ll be at your premises the soonest time possible. So, please do not wait any more and call us today!