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If you are in need of blocked drain expert on the southside of Brisbane, look no further than Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage.
Our team of fully qualified blocked drain plumbers have years of hands-on experience when it comes to finding and curing drainage issues for both residential and commercial plumbing of all shapes and sizes. From a kitchen sink that won’t drain properly to a blocked toilet to a stormwater drain that needs attention, we can help.
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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 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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What can cause a blocked drain on Brisbane Southside?
When it comes to blocked drains occurring in homes or businesses, there are a few common causes including tree roots, foreign objects, pipe collapses, and soil settlement. Misalignment or breakages of plumbing can also occur, which can cause blockages. Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage can assist with all these issues and more.
What are the common signs that your Brisbane Southside home or business has a blocked drain?
There are a few telltale signs of a blocked drain, including:
- How long it takes for your sink, shower, toilet or any other drain in your home or business to drain. If there is a blockage, it will generally take a long time to drain properly. This is typically due to the water in the pipe having to flow around the blockage.
- How your drain smells. Drains can become blocked by all sorts of foreign objects and, over time, these objects begin to decompose, resulting in a foul smell coming from your drain.
- The water levels in your toilet. Checking the water levels in your toilet can tell you wonders about the condition of your drains. If the water is too high in the bowl, it can indicate a blockage as the excess water is filling up the bowl and not flowing freely along the sewage pipe.
What is the blocked drain process across Brisbane Southside?
Brisbane Plumbing and Drainage offer a three-step process when it comes to blocked drains:
Step 1: Locate
Step 1 includes locating the blocked drain using electronic locators to give us the precise whereabouts of the fault’s location. We can also carry out a full drain inspection, as a locator can tell us the depth and direction of the pipework below the ground.
Step 2: Identify
Having determined the exact underground location of the faulty pipe, we’re able to use CCTV camera technology to visually inspect the inside so that we can see a pipes’ internal condition. We can then see the cause of the blockage and whether the pipe is broken or cracked, without the need to dig it up.
Step 3: Clear
Our truck-mounted jet rodders are equipped with a variety of nozzles which allow our technicians to carry out a wide range of drain cleaning jobs. A flexible hose is guided down the pipe where the blockage is located and high-pressure water is then pumped through the hose and out of the specialist nozzle which is attached. This powerful blast of water cuts through debris and blockages, cleaning the pipe as it goes along.
It is extremely effective and, because it doesn’t work by friction, there is less chance of pipe damage occurring. Since the walls of the pipe are scrubbed clean as the jet rodder removes the blockage your pipes are assured of a long-lasting result.
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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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