Perth Fatberg Removals

Perth Fatberg Removals: Element Plumbing & Gas

Hi, it’s Brad from Element Plumbing & Gas here. I wish I was talking about icebergs, but I’m not. You may have heard in the news about coronavirus lockdowns resulting in the creation of some ghastly sewer monsters. We’ve been in the business of Perth fatberg removals for quite some time now, and this new year has been a stark reminder as to why you need to be careful with what goes down your sinks, drains and toilets.

What does a sewer monster look like?

A fatberg is the absolutely disgusting result of human negligence. This is what a fatberg looks like:

Perth Fatberg Removals: Element Plumbing & Gas

We pulled this awful piece of work out of a client’s sewer in early January, after reports of a blockage.

How are sewer monsters formed?

When your plumber tells you to throw the fat from your roasting tray in the bin (or make a delicious gravy), make sure you abide! Furthermore, if your plumber has told you that wet wipes are not flushable, even if the packaging states that each wipe is biodegradable or “flushable”, then make sure you take heed.

These fatbergs are caused when home and business owners decide to ignore the advice of plumbers and put the following items down kitchen sinks, drains and toilets:

  • Food scraps including vegetable peel
  • Grease and fat
  • “Flushable” wipes and nappies
  • Personal hygiene, contraceptive products and cotton buds
  • Motor oils, paints and pesticides
  • Non-biodegradable products, plastics and broken toys
  • Medicines and first aid equipment

Furthermore, the only things that should be flushed down the toilet are bodily wastes and toilet paper!

Recent occurrences of Perth fatberg removals

Mt Lawley, Mosman Park, Victoria Park and Armadale were the top 4 suburbs for fatbergs due to 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns. During lockdown, people were spending more time at home and as a result, put more sewer monster causing items into the sewer. Furthermore, the panic buying and subsequent usage of sanitary products may have also contributed to the spike in fatbergs during lockdown.

The fatberg below was pulled out of a sewer in Kwinana just last year:

Perth Fatberg Removals: Photo courtesy of Water Corp
Photo courtesy of Water Corp

Contact Element Plumbing & Gas for Perth fatberg issues

If your sewer is clogged in your home, business or neighbourhood, be sure to contact Element Plumbing & Gas today!