Drain Cleaning Melbourne

Drain Cleaning is important! If you’ve ever had to clean up after a blocked drain you know that it is never something you want to do again, if it’s a sewer drain you’ll likely be cursing drains for the rest of your life!

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The cost to hire someone to clean a sewage backup is likely higher than you expect as health precautions need to be taken to ensure the safety of the cleaner. This may also result in replacing baseboard, wood, walls, carpet and other flooring, as well as damaged personal possessions.

There are two types of drains in Australia and why you need drain cleaning Melbourne services from Blocked Drain Plumbers:

• A sewer drain, which carries the waste from your house to sewer pipes and eventually a waste treatment facility.
• A storm water drain, which carries “clean” rain water away from your home and to a local waterway such as a river.

Both of these drain systems are designed to take the waste and water away from your home where it is processed elsewhere. The importance in having two separate systems is to ensure the waste water is properly treated before being released back into the environment.

Not having proper drainage will can cause a backup of sewage into your yard, driveway, or home, or in the case of storm water can create significant flooding.

Managing drain clogs should never be neglected or put off until the next day as you never know how clogged your drain is or how far the potential back up has already progressed. That is why you need the most trusted drain cleaning Melbourne services in Melbourne – Blocked Drain Plumbers.

What causes a clogged drain?

As drain pipes age, damage occurs. This can be a result of natural ground shifts, age, tree roots, and any other variable that could cause even the slightest crack within your drain pipe. Small cracks alone are not a bad thing, and wouldn’t necessarily mean you need to replace your drain pipe. However, being prudent in what you are flushing and putting into the drain is important. Items such as paper towels, feminine products, fat content from your kitchen and even dust from remodeling can begin the process of a clog.

Clogged toilet drain that was unblocked Melbourne areaDrain cleaning using a drain snake in Melbourne

For paper and feminine products, they do not dissolve in the same way as toilet paper is designed. As such they can become caught on small cracks in your pipe and act as a net capturing waste as it passes by. Eventually that waste will form a clog. Concrete dust and fats act more as a growing wall which also grabs and uses waste passing by to slowly build a dam in your pipes.

Kitchen sink drains are also susceptible to oil and grease, which can stick to the walls of the pipes when mixed with cold wastewater. The grease and oil will form a blockade big enough to trap food scraps and other materials further creating a blockage. Overtime, this blockage will become large enough to completely prevent water and other wastes from flowing.

This first step of understanding what forms a clog and what not to put down your drains is a crucial preventive measure, however, do not stress if you do find yourself in that situation as Blocked Drain Plumbers drain cleaning Melbourne services will take care of everything.

Contact us today and see why we are the leader in drain cleaning Melbourne.

How to clear a clog

Clearing a soft clog can be as simple as using a plunger or chemical. However, deep clogs are often a result of build up over time which allows for the clog to strengthen and hold more steadily. This will require the use of a drain cleaning tool.

There are two common tools used for clearing these types of clogs. The most commonly known is a drain snake. There are physical snakes, as well as powered ones. A drain snake works by using a metal coil in a spinning motion that wears away and eventually breaks through the clog. While they can be effective, there is a concern that the snake will also cause similar damage to the interior of the pipes resulting in chips, burs, and cracks. This, as you know, is often the culprit in clog-forming. While you are clearing a clog, you are also perpetuating clogs later on.

The second option is a water jetter which is a pressure washer specifically designed to operate within drain pipes. Utilising a camera to identify the leak as well as other potential areas where clogs may form, an experienced water jetter can clean your drain pipes with high pressure water, while preserving any damage that would have otherwise been caused by using a drain snake.

Lack of damage as well as the ability to use a water jetter with a drain camera are two benefits a water jetter has over a drain snake. The third, which often makes water jetting much less expensive than a drain snake is the speed in which a drain can be unclogged. Even with the most stubborn of clogs a water jetter can clear your drain pipe in less than an hour. With a drain snake you might have a plumber working for hours, and, in a worst case scenario, days to clear the drain. That is why Blocked Drain Plumbers drain cleaning Melbourne services are the best. Contact us today for your drain cleaning requirements.

Benefits of Drain Cleaning

Having your drain pipes cleaned has a list of benefits that you can appreciate. These benefits can range from getting rid of weird noises to decreasing your home’s water bills. But probably one of the most prominent benefits of drain cleaning is you can prevent blockages and slow drains. Debris, grease, mineral deposits, wastes, etc. can build-up inside you pipe walls which reduce water flow or prevent it from flowing entirely.

Another good benefit of drain cleaning is that it also helps you prevent the emergence of bad odors. The accumulation of foods scraps and other organic materials inside the pipes create nauseous gas as they decompose. This gas seeps through plumbing fixtures and vents. The process of decomposition also creates an environment that’s perfect for bacteria and mold to thrive. Therefore, removing them, also means reducing the risk of bacteria and mold growth.

Gurgling sounds and other pipe noises can be annoying. Drain cleaning helps get rid of all the obstructions causing these noises; allowing water and waste to flow smoothly throughout the plumbing system. Furthermore, with regular drain cleaning services, you can also make sure that your drain pipes and your entire plumbing system will have a longer lifespan. Therefore, helping you maintain the property value of your home. And in the long-run, it will also help you save money, which you will most likely spend on expensive repairs of not only the plumbing system but the damages that plumbing issues cause.

How a water jetter works

A water jetter is made of a flexible hose, with a precision nozzle at the cleaning end. As water is pumped through the hose at a high pressure it is able to break away the clog and eventually break through the barrier without causing interior damage to the pipes.

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In addition to clearing out the clog a rear-facing water jet designed to propel the hose through your drain pipes also cleans the pipe as it moves. This double pressure cleaning of your pipes ensures that not only is your clog cleared, but your pipes are cleaned and will last longer.

A water jetter can clean the sewage waste pipes from inside your house, as well as the leaf and debris build up in your storm drain pipes.

Regardless of what has clogged your pipes it is the responsibility of the home owner to make sure the pipes are clear and in good working condition. Ignoring problems such as clogs in your pipes can result in a costly cleanup, as well as decrease the life of your pipes and increase the size of cracks and chips farther down your pipe. Without properly caring for your drain pipes you will likely end up paying thousands of dollars to replace the pipes in the future. Depending on how far down the line your damage and clogs are gathering will only increase these costs.

With proper preventive maintenance of your drains and pipes, as well as the cleaning power of a water jetter you can ensure your pipes are maintaining their strength and their life.

Drain Cleaning Melbourne Specialist

Are you having trouble with your drains? Have you tried all the DIY drain cleaning you found on the internet? Then, maybe it’s time for you to call in a specialist. Someone who’s been in the plumbing industry for decades. Someone who is trusted in Melbourne. A plumbing company who has built its reputation through hard work and dedication. Blocked Drain Plumbers is the leading drain cleaning Melbourne specialists.

Why Choose Blocked Drain Plumbers?

• Quick Response

Blocked Drain Plumbers is known for providing quick response to plumbing emergencies. Our team of professionals know the ins and outs of Melbourne and its surrounding areas. Thus, we are able to pinpoint routes that can get to you in the least amount of time possible.

• 24 Hour Plumbing Service

Drain Camera Before Unblocking Drain. Melbourne location.Blocked Drain Plumbers is a 24 hour plumbing company. With us, you can make sure that there’s always someone behind our line, who’s always ready to respond to your call. We also have licensed plumbers on standby at all times.

• Skilled Plumbers

To provide effective plumbing services, we make sure that all of our plumbers are licensed and trained in this field. We regularly update our skills in order to provide the most updated and effective approaches to blocked drains, burst pipes and other plumbing issues.

• High-Tec Equipment

Blocked Drain Plumbers knows that maintaining our spot as the top drain cleaning Melbourne specialist not only needs expertise; but also highly efficient equipment and tools. Aside from using water jetter, our plumbers utilise drain camera. As such, we are able to accurately identify and pinpoint any plumbing issue. We are able to thoroughly assess the situations, thereby allowing us to device solutions that are more effective and less expensive.

• Workmanship Guaranteed

Workmanship is also one of our priorities. As soon as we arrive at your home or office, the first action we’ll take is to inspect and assess your plumbing situation. After which, we will provide the least expensive but most effective solutions for your issue. Our aim is not only to provide quick fixes, but long term solutions as well.

• Friendly Professionals

Our licensed professionals maintain a level of professionalism, while also providing personal care for your plumbing needs. We are aware of how daunting and stressful blocked drains can be. To reduce our clients’ stress, we make sure that all our licensed plumbers and staffs always have a friendly attitude towards our clients.

Drain Cleaning Melbourne Services

Blocked Drain Plumbers are called on to deal with many different plumbing issues. But for our drain cleaning services, we are called to deal with the following:

• Blocked Kitchen Drains

A plumbing issue that’s usually caused by soap scums, fats, oil, grease and food particles go down the kitchen drain and stick to the inner walls of your kitchen. As time passes by, FOG, soap scums and food particles will continue to build up; eventually, completely preventing wastewater from passing through the pipelines.

• Blocked Bathroom Drains

This plumbing issue is caused by the build-up of hair, soap scum, toothpaste, grime, toilet paper and other bathroom products in the drain pipes.

• Blocked Utility Room Drains

A blocked utility room drain is usually caused by the build-up of dirt, debris and other messes in the floor drain pipes in the basements and utility rooms. Such issue can lead to poor drainage, as well as flooding.

• Blocked Sewer Drains

Sewer drains have many potential factors. As you may already know, it is where your wastewater passes through to get to the sewer. A blocked sewer drain can present so many potential issues, including increasing the health risk of a dwelling.

Contact us if your drains are running slow or if it’s simply blocked!

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We are the experts to call for blocked drains in Melbourne, the leading sewer plumber in Melbourne as well as emergency plumbing professionals.  Contact us on 0412 738 874 or leave a message.

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