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Gurgling Sounds in Toilets, Sinks or Showers

If you hear a gurgling sound in your sink it is because the water is not draining correctly.

Gurgling, bubbles? This can be the sign of a build-up in the pipes, a blocked P-Trap (Or S-Trap) or a problem with a blocked vent pipe.

Lucid Plumbers have experts at hand to assess the problem and fix it in no time at all.

We have offices throughout Australia and are here to help you with all your home plumbing needs!

What is a Vent Pipe?

As water and air move through your pipes the air is supposed to leave the system through a vent pipe. Vent pipes are connected to the plumbing system and exit at your roof. Depending on the number of fixtures, and how close together they are, there are different regulations about whether they can share a vent pipe. E.g., A toilet and sink.

Vent pipes should not be placed near windows or air-conditioning units. They should be high up and serve as an exhaust for any bad smells.

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What is a P-Trap?

Under your sink, you will see a curved pipe. This is designed with a u-shaped bend that allows some water to stay in the pipe. This creates a natural seal. It stops bad smells and sewer gases from coming into your home.

All drains use them to prevent sewer gases from coming into your home.

  • Methane
  • Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Nitrogen
  • Carbon Monoxide

If air and water are not moving correctly through the system airlocks can form. This can mean that water is not staying in the P-Trap.

Bad Smells

Along with gurgling sounds, there may be foul odors. If the P-trap is not working, there is no seal and natural gases may come into your home.

Wastewater could also be sitting in your pipes. Is there a bad smell in your kitchen, shower, or bathroom?

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Slow Water Drainage

When there is a blockage or buildup of materials in the system water does not drain quickly. Is it taking a long time for your sink or bathtub to empty? This is a sign that there is a problem somewhere in the pipes.

Is Gurgling Serious?

It should not be ignored. It is a sign that there is blockage or build-up in your system. This can also indicate a problem in the main sewer line. Water that is not draining efficiently shows that there is a problem.

A Gurgling Toilet

A clog in the pipes can create negative air pressure. This causes the air to move backwards and there can be bubbles in the water.

  • Seal off the drains in the sink, bathtub, and shower
  • Plunge the toilet
  • This can remove a minor blockage
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Our company has four core values which every one of our employees at Lucid Plumbing strive to uphold. These allow us to follow to continue to build the best reputation with our customers by delivering the greatest service to our local residents.

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Always being there for our customers with our same day 24/7 service.

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The work we do, we would be happy to have in our own homes.

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From booking online to the completion of the job was seamless. Ben arrived super quick and was the utmost professional and really new his stuff. He took the time to explain what the problem was and what he was going to do.

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Very happy customer! I can't thank Ben, Fouad & Bradley enough for fixing an electrical fault (and dodgy wiring from times gone by) to make my home safer (as well as installing some additional points, tidying up some others and installing new interconnected smoke alarms).

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Always use this Service as they are always reliable, give a full explanation of work needed, and do a great job. Highly recommended. Many thanks to Ben who did the work.

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Great experience, they actually turned up when they said they would. The guy took the time to look for leaks other than the obvious one, and found them. Saving us a return visit. Pricing is fair. Would definitely recommend.

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