Blocked drains can be frustrating, but when they happen to you, you can rely on Nudge’s Plumbing to help. We are a licensed and insured plumbing service that has well trained and experienced plumbers to assist you with any and all of your plumbing needs, including blocked drains in Dubbo.

Not only can we figure out what’s causing the blockage, but we can also fix it and help repair any damage caused by the problem. Here’s why your drain may be blocked. 

Food Waste

If your blocked drain is in the kitchen, chances are that a build-up of food waste is causing the problem. In fact, we don’t recommend putting food down the kitchen sink, even if you have a waste disposal unit. This is because some food, like coffee grounds and tea bags, won’t break down.

Grease that goes down the drain tends to solidify when it’s in the pipes, leading to a blockage. It’s better to put food waste in the garbage can or compost pile. 


In showers and tubs, the most common cause of a drain blockage is hair. In the drain, it can get caught up with other substances that are in your plumbing system, including grease and hair care products.

To prevent this problem, use drain traps to keep hair from going down the drain in the first place. These devices are easy to use and don’t cost a lot but can save you the headache of a huge plumbing bill down the road. 

Build Up 

There are many items that can cause a build-up in your drains and pipes and can lead to blockages. Soap is one of them, especially bar soaps since some form of fat is used to create the soap cake.

Over time soap scum can lead to build up in your drains. The same goes for toilet tissue, which causes a blockage when too much is used and it can’t be efficiently moved through your pipes. 

Tree Roots

If you have any small cracks in your underground pipes, the roots of nearby trees can get into them, causing blockages. This is something to take care of right away because, in addition to a block, those roots can also damage your pipes and they can be pricey to repair or replace. Let us help you take care of this problem. 

Do not put up with blocked drains. Call the experts at Nudge’s Plumbing. We’re always happy to provide a  free quote.

For more blockage information, read our previous blog on 3 tips to clearing a blocked drain!