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Why Is It So Important To Get Your Sydney Blocked Pipes Fixed?

Your pipes are the bones of your plumbing system, looking after them is key to keeping a healthy and well-working plumbing system within your home. While it can definitely seem like a hassle to call up a plumber and deal with having to get it fixed, it will more than likely result in being much more than a hassle if the problem persists and worsens. 

There can truly be so many negative side effects to having blocked pipes on your Sydney property and we want to help make sure you’re aware of the dangers and have the opportunity to fix the problem before it gets worse. Outlined below are some of the key issues that can be caused by blocked pipes.

  • Stagnant Water

If your pipes aren’t clear and water can’t properly flow away from your home it’s likely that stagnant water will build up. This stagnant water could contain different diseases, harmful bacteria and other viruses. These can lead to some pretty major health issues for you, your family, and even for your pets.

  • Foul/Strange Smells

Another side effect, while it may not be detrimental, is foul smells or strange odours throughout your home. While this is definitely one of the least major issues on the list it is definitely an annoyance and can be extremely off-putting, especially if you aren’t sure what’s causing it or how to get rid of it. 

  • Dampness

With a build-up of water and a blocked drain pipe, it’s highly likely that you’ll end up with areas in your home suffering from dampness. If you have any dampness in areas of your home or plumbing system that aren’t designed for it, you will likely end up with mould, mildew or other bacteria growing. This could happen in any area of your home where your pipes are backed up. 

  • Floods Caused By Water Backups/Bursts

One of the most difficult and expensive things to fix that could occur from a blocked pipe is a flood, either in your home or in your yard. This can happen due to the backup of water overflowing, or from an entire pipe burst due to the pressure of built-up water. 

  • Pest Infestations 

Built-up old, dirty water that is unable to flow away from your home can contain leftover food particles, oils, and other things that may attract pests. These include mosquitoes, roaches, and even rodents who are looking for a food source within your pipes. This can be hugely dangerous as these pests can then cause even more severe damage to your home and most importantly your health.


If you think you may have a blocked pipe but aren’t too sure, then any of these things can be a hugely telling sign that you are correct. Whether you’re suffering any of these side effects or not, the second you start to suspect a blockage within your pipes, it’s important to give our team a call so we can make sure the issue does not get any worse. Contact our team today at 1300 30 30 55 to get booked in with our friendly and reliable Sydney plumbers.