Do you have blocked drains in Macgregor?
Don’t put up with your drains being blocked for a long time. Our Macgregor team are experts at diagnosing the cause of your blockage. Once our team have diagnosed the reason they can then begin to extract the blockage and give you detailed information on how to prevent it from happening again in the future.
With over 10 years of industry experience in unblocking drains, we have never left a job without clearing the drain. Our Macgregor drain cleaning service provides our customers with reassurance and added peace of mind.
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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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Common causes of blocked drains in Macgregor
When your drains become blocked, all you can do is call a local Macgregor blocked drain specialist. They will come out and diagnose what type of blocked drain you are experiencing. These can vary from small and easy to large and complex. The most common blocked drain problems are:
- Tree Roots
- Foreign Objects
- Misalignment or Breakages
- Pipe Collapses
- Soil Settlement
Older style Macgregor homes will experience blocked drains a lot more than newer homes. This is due to the types of piping used when the home was being built. Older homes utilised clay piping which is more prone to flaking which then catches the particles flowing through it and causing a blockage.
Blocked drain prevention
Some of the causes of blocked drains can be natural but the majority happen due to what we put down the drain. Foreign objects such as food scraps, baby wipes, hair or even toys are the most common causes of blocked drains in Macgregor. The easiest blocked drain prevention method is to be mindful of what makes its way down your drains. Most items put down the drain can be avoided by being careful.
Clearing your blocked drain
Our blocked drain plumbers use the latest drain clearing technology to help with diagnosing and clearing your drains. Drain inspection cameras and pipe locators identify the location and type of blockage so we can determine the best approach. We make use of high-powered augers and water jetters to dislodge any blockage from your pipes.
In the event that your pipe has collapsed or a tree root intrusion has occurred our Brisbane plumbing company will take the utmost care to minimise the amount of digging that is needed to get to the infected pipe section. No blocked drain is a match for us including:
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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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