Blocked Drain Repairs

BLOCKED DRAIN REPAIRS

There are a number of different types of blocked drain pipes that you could be experiencing, such as a blocked sewer pipe or a blocked shower drain pipe. The most common causes of a sewer blockage are tree roots and broken or cracked pipes. Sometimes there are foreign objects which have entered into the pipes which are causing the blockage.

To help minimize the chance of you having a drain blockage follow these simple tips:-

  • Do not flush plastics, fabrics, petrol, solvents, paints, or any non-biodegradable products into the sewer.
  • Do not plant large trees on top of underground sewer lines – we can assist in locating sewer lines.
  • Put cooking fat in the bin instead of down the sink.
  • Put food waste and coffee grindings in the bin.
  • Do not cover or block any external grates or overflows.

If you do experience some kind of blockage with your drains then the good news is that we can help. Using the latest CCTV equipment we will carry out a free Drain Inspection so that we can identify the problem and what is actually causing it.

Depending on the cause of your drainage problem will determine how we go about the drain clearing. If your drain is blocked by cooking grease or fats, we can use our water jet machines to clear it. If it’s a tree root problem then we can use our cable machine to cut the tree root and then follow up with the water jet to remove the debris from inside of your pipes. Once the drain blockage is cleared we will follow up with another drain inspection to identify if further repair is necessary. If the blockage is from a tree root it is extremely likely that the blockage will occur again in the future and the time for this to happen will depend on the type of tree and how effectively the drain is cleared and repaired.

In some cases a pipe can be re-lined which is a common option if it is undesirable to dig up the pipe for a repair. This is normal when there are expensive materials above the pipe or concrete due to the costs of repair.

However, the best solution will be to dig the pipe up and put a new section of pipe in to replace the broken area. By doing this it is also possible to ensure the root cause of the problem is cleared to prevent a blocked drain in the future.

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