Have a blocked drain in Brisbane Northside?
Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage are industry experts at diagnosing and unblocking of stubborn blocked drains. Our team has over 10 years of industry experience in unblocking drains of all different lengths and sizes.
Operating a 7 day a week, 24-hour service, our Brisbane Northside emergency blocked drain service provides our customers with reassurance and added peace of mind. Trust us when we say that your emergency is our emergency.
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There’s nothing as inconvenient or as smelly as a blocked drain or sink, but fortunately aided by sophisticated CCTV camera and locator technology, our Brisbane blocked drain plumbers can get to the core of the problem, with the minimum of fuss and disruption to your home or business. They’ll quickly establish the cause, unblock the drain, and carry out any maintenance work necessary so that it doesn’t happen again.
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Causes for blocked drains in Brisbane Northside
There are numerous reasons for blocked drains occurring in homes as well as businesses. Some of the most common include:
- Tree Roots
- Foreign Objects
- Misalignment or Breakages
- Pipe Collapses
- Soil Settlement
Unless your home was built within the last 10 – 15 years chances are that you could have older style clay pipes under your home. These types of pipes are more prone to problems as over time the inside of the clay pipes begin to deteriorate and becomes flakey.
These flakes can then catch foreign objects that have been flushed and thus the blockage is created.
Tree root intrusion typically happens if the pipe has either a crack along with it or is not properly sealed at the join. Due to tree roots growing towards any water source in the ground, your pipes are a prime target.
Common signs of a blocked drain in Brisbane Northside
There are a few ways to tell that you are on your way to having a blocked drain. If you are experiencing any of the signs listed below then give us a call on 0488 843 224.
- Slow Draining – You will notice the time it takes for your sink, shower, toilet or any other drain in your home or business will start to take a long time to drain properly. This is typically due to the water in the pipe having to flow around the blockage.
- Smelly Drains – Drains can become blocked by all sorts of foreign objects. Over time these objects begin to decompose and fester thus making a foul smell radiate from your drain.
- Water Levels – Checking the water levels in your toilet can tell you wonders about the condition of your drains. Water being too high in the bowl is a blockage as the access water is filling up the bowl and not replacing the toilet’s greywater.
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BLOCKED DRAINS FAQ
Plumbers eel vs water jetters
Blocked drains can be a totally nightmare! The stinking smell, backing up water, slowly draining sinks, and gurgling toilets are just some of the signs of blocked drains. Luckily the drains can be cleared easily with the help of important tools in the arsenal of a plumber like a plumbers eel or water jetter. But which is better to clear a blocked drain?
The ideal method used to clear the drain depends on the cause of the blockage and its location.
Who is responsible for blocked drains?
To find out whose responsibility is it to repair blocked drains - property owner, council or tenant, a plumber should be called to identify the root cause and location of the blockage. If the blocked drains are on your property, it is your responsibility or your tenants.
However, there are a lot of grey areas and there should be ample evidence to pinpoint which party caused the damage. If the blockage is outside your property, your local council is responsible. Contact your local plumber, they can tell you who is responsible for the blocked drains and claim the expenses from the council if needed.
Pipe relining vs pipe patching
There is no one best way to fix a pipe and before your plumber would even consider pipe relining or pipe patching, we need to determine the cause of the problem itself. In some cases, blockages can be alleviated by the simple use of a high-pressure jet rodding. In order to repair a pipe with current advanced plumbing techniques, it really depends on the type and extent of the damage to the piping in question.
How much does it cost to unblock a drain?
First, the good news - unblocking a drain is, in most cases, straightforward and fast when you ask a true expert like the drainage experts at Brisbane Plumbing & Drainage.
In the early stages - such as when a sink or bath is slow to drain - the looming prospect of a full blockage can be worrying. Many home or property owners may try to 'DIY' the solution to keep costs down, but these types of fixes are normally temporary or not overly effective.
Despite the specialist equipment and experienced know-how you benefit from by putting it in the hands of an expert, the fix is normally just a low-range three-digit cost. And that's a small price to pay for the havoc that complex tree root incursions, damaged pipes and poor installation can cause down the line.
When should you call a plumber for a blocked drain?
When you ask a licensed, experienced plumber, they'll tell you there are 4 basic warning signs to watch out for when professional help could just avert a total disaster that could cause a huge mess and cost you an arm and a leg.
First, watch out for that toilet. Is the waste draining away as it should? Second, watch out for slow draining in other areas of the house, especially the kitchen, bathroom or other wet areas. Gurgling noises and foul smells are also a red flag to keep an eagle eye on because once a blockage becomes complex and total, it can be too late - and then you'll be needing a 24/7 emergency plumbing call-out and counting the damage in the thousands.
Is a blocked drain classed as an emergency?
A blocked drain can absolutely be an emergency - and one that not only disrupts your life but costs you thousands in repairs and damaged assets and potentially even health impacts. After all, plumbing & drainage was one of the major advances of the 20th century in terms of keeping our homes and bodies healthy and disease-free.
Luckily, Brisbane Plumbing & Drainage have an emergency plumbing team on call 24/7 - and we really mean 24/7, and we really mean 365 days a year, too! That's because a blockage can result in flooding or devastating leaks, and those situations can spiral out of control in a matter of seconds. And with every passing second after that, you could be counting in the thousands of dollars.
Uncontrolled waste is also the perfect breeding ground for bacteria such as salmonella, which can even be fatal for vulnerable people, and your problem could even spill beyond the bounds of your property, making it even more urgent. Generally, our rule is this: If it feels like a plumbing emergency, it most certainly IS a plumbing emergency - so don't hesitate.
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