Is there a “fatberg” blocking your drains?

The story of London’s “fatberg” continues to spread around the world. And it has alerted more people to the problems that lurk beneath our streets.

Far too many people are still pouring fats and oils down their sinks, which dry, harden and congeal into giant “blobs” that can block drains and sewers.

When toilet wipes that don’t break up like toilet paper does are flushed down there as well, it all gets mixed up together in the sewers that run beneath our streets. And so things like London’s “fatberg” are the result.

Here in Australia, our own Brendan “The Drain Man” Dover was recently interviewed by News Limited in regard to the “fatberg” story. And whether it could happen here.

Have a read and if you think there could be a ‘fatberg’ lurking under your home, call The Drain Man on 1800 843 372 or click on the link to get a quote.

Cheap toilet paper causes $40,000 worth of blocked sewers

A university in Colorado USA is planning a lawsuit because it claims it was supplied with “defective” toilet paper that caused $40,000 worth of plumbing costs over the past few years.

The university says the toilet paper “failed to disperse properly and caused the toilets and sewer lines at the university to become clogged”.

According to the lawsuit, in the spring of 2009 alone, there were flooding issues in 27 of the university’s buildings. Incidents included overflowing toilets and backed up drains, toilets bubbling over and toilets that simply wouldn’t flush.

Apparently in one case, an attempt to clear a blocked sewer with an auger resulted in it becoming so clogged up with toilet paper it could not be removed. The university had to saw-cut concrete and excavate sewer pipes in order to remove it!

The irony is that the lawsuit means that several lawyers are now clogging up the pipelines of the legal system with their own paperwork!

If you’re finding cheap toilet paper is blocking up your sewer, don’t call a lawyer, call The Drain Man on 1800 843 372!