Complete Blocked Shower Drain Clearing
Who doesn’t love a steamy and refreshing shower or a regular soak in the tub? Well you definitely don’t need to worry anymore about a blocked bath or shower drain in Brisbane. Here at Brisbane Plumbing & Drainage, we put ‘drainage’ in our name because it’s what we do best – fast, reliable and fully-guaranteed workmanship and services to get your blocked shower drain, bath drain and every other bathroom or household drain at your place working like a song.
Specialist Blocked Drain Cleaning
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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Is Your Shower Drain Blocked?
If you’ve had enough showers, you eventually discover that all that soap and shampoo scum, skin and tangles of long hair can lead to a hopeless blockage.
- Bathroom floor wet?
- Shower drain slow or overflowing?
- Toilet levels rising?
- Sinks, showers & bath drains gurgling?
- Foul drain smell in the bathroom?
There are plenty of signs of a misbehaving shower or a blocked bath drain – because they are some of the hardest-working drains in your home as they efficiently deal with hundreds and thousands of litres of water in a short space or time. Has that drainage efficiency diminished or disappeared completely at your place? The fully-licensed team of blocked drain plumbers at Brisbane Plumbing & Drainage have the hands-on local experience and confidence, all the training and qualifications, and the best drain and plumbing equipment and tools in the business to tackle it quickly, safely and affordably.
Try This To Clear A Blocked Bath Drain
Have you tried a bit of simple DIY? If you’re lucky, and the blockage is simple or minor, you might find that your trusty cup plunger, a baking soda & white vinegar brew, or even a simple hand-held auger is effective to restore the flow. On the other hand, if it’s a plumbing emergency, the blockage is complex and severe, or a deeper and more underlying plumbing problem has developed, you’re going to need our trustworthy team to speed to your place with a fully-stocked van.
Once there, we’ll assess what’s gone wrong, provide you with a competitive quote, and then fix the upfront price before carrying out our fully-guaranteed and insured plumbing services so that your shower, bath, toilets and bathroom are back to tip-top shape in no time. But at Brisbane Plumbing & Drainage, we do much more than simply deal with your blocked shower and bath drain. Using our decades of combined local knowledge of the homes and plumbing system in Brisbane, Logan, Moreton Bay, Redland Bay, Ipswich and beyond, we use state-of-the-art technology, equipment and tools to do whatever it takes to give your blocked bathroom drains the royal treatment.
Local Specialists For All Blocked Bathroom Drains
Our 5-Star rated services for every and any blocked shower or bath drain ensure:
- Detailed drain & plumbing inspections to pinpoint the blockage
- Fast and efficient cleaning & clearing of your blocked bath and shower drain
- Skilled, safe & compliant use of powerful and sophisticated tools including motorised augers and ultra high-pressure water jetters
- Precise and careful repairs of cracked or degraded pipework joints or fittings
- Innovative repair techniques including non-destructive epoxy pipe relining
- A no mess, no fuss, no stress solution for all of your household plumbing needs.
A shower drain clogged, slow-to-drain or broken is a real downer for the smooth operations of your home. But that’s why the friendly team at Brisbane Plumbing & Drainage is always close, standing by and more than willing to meet any and all of your blocked bathroom drain and all other domestic and commercial plumbing needs. Get in touch today.
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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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