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COMMON SIGNS OF A BLOCKED DRAIN

A blocked stormwater or sewer drain will be one of the most stressful plumbing problems you will encounter as a homeowner. If you think your drain is blocked in Sydney, you need to act fast, as any delays will leave a mess on your floor and a hole in your pocket. Even seemingly minor problems can indicate a much more severe underlying issue, which is why we highly recommend calling our qualified plumbers for advice if you have a suspect pipe or blocked sewer drain. At Sewer Surgeon, we operate 24 hours a day to ensure your emergencies are attended to as a priority. Whether you need urgent repairs or routine sewer drain cleaning and maintenance, you can count on us to complete the task to the highest industry standards.

BLOCKED DRAIN PROCESS

Investigate the Blocked Drain

Upon arrival, we will assess and investigate any signs of a blocked drain. A few simple tests can confirm the severity of the blockage. Testing all of the property’s fixtures can help determine if the blockage is isolated. If your shower drain is clogged but your other drains are clear, it’s likely due to soap scum, dirt, or hair in the shower trap.

If a visual inspection cannot locate the source of the blockage, we will use advanced CCTV technology to locate it within your plumbing system.

Clear the Blocked Drain

Once the source of the blocked drain is identified, we will employ several techniques to clear the blockage. Depending on the severity of the blockage, this could be as simple as using a plunger or chemical treatment, or for more serious blockages, an electric eel or jet blaster.

Inspect and Locate

Once the blockage has been successfully cleared, a complete inspection of your sewer or stormwater will be completed to assess the health of your drainage. Location equipment will be employed to point out the exact location of any cracked, back falling or collapsed pipes.

WHY DO I HAVE

A BLOCKED DRAIN IN SYDNEY

FOREIGN OBJECTS

Do you have children at home? We frequently find our kids flushing toys, rocks and other foreign objects that may cause blockages.

WET WIPES

Not all wipes on the market that are specifically labeled as flushable are actually flushable. Wipes don’t belong in the toilet, no matter what the label says.

TOILET PAPER

Toilet paper is designed to dissolve easily in the water. However, slow dissolving toilet paper can get caught in your pipes and build up over time, creating a potential clog

HAIR BUILD UP

Excessive hair buildup causes drains to slow and back up, rendering your sink, tub, or shower useless. Over time, these buildups block mainline sewer pipes, resulting in costly damage.

TREE ROOTS

Tree roots naturally grow toward any leaks in your pipes. Once tree roots find a leak in sewer lines, they invade your pipes causing water flow blockage, pipe damage, unhealthy conditions and often costly repair bills.

FOOD SCRAPS

Food scraps can clog your home’s wastewater lines, so avoid putting food of any kind down your drain. Food buildup restricts the flow in pipes causing untreated wastewater to back up into your property, resulting in costly repair bills.

GREASE BUILD UP

When grease accumulates inside the drain pipe, it blocks the passage of water and leads to an overflow from the affected plumbing fixture. When a grease clogged drain occurs everything can get smelly, messy, and very unhygienic.

BROKEN PIPES

Broken or damaged pipes aren’t always obvious. Most pipes burst or leak without warning, and it can be days, weeks or even months before you notice the signs of a damaged pipe. However, once you do spot a leaking or broken pipe, it’s critical to act fast.

WHAT METHODS ARE THERE TO CLEAR A BLOCKED DRAIN IN SYDNEY

JET BLASTING

High Pressure Jet Blasting is a revolutionary innovation for clearing and cleaning your drains. It is a perfect solution for clearing blocked drains, blocked sewers, and blocked stormwater pipes. The system consists of a high-pressure hose that can be fitted with a multitude of nozzles depending on the type of blockage. The hose connects to an engine that can pressurise the water up to 5000 psi. A jet blaster can navigate the bends and elbows of your plumbing system with ease, cutting through grease, tree roots or waste build-up.

ELECTRIC EEL

The electric eel (or plumbers’ eel) is a steel cable, with a cutting head, that is spun through a motor. This allows the eel to cut through any blockages in your pipes. The larger electric eels have been replaced with jet blasting technology as a safer more efficient method. However, handheld electric eels are still perfect for clearing blockages from smaller drainpipes.

CHEMICAL TREATMENT

When used correctly, chemical treatments can clear grease build-up, hair clumps and body oils from your pipes. It can also be used to inhibit root growth, keeping your drains clean and free of any blockages.

PLUNGER

If your blocked drain is the cause of grease build up or excess toilet paper, a plunger may be the best option to unclog your pipe. By sealing the drain and pushing, you increase the pressure in the pipe, forcing air through the line to clear the blockage.

BEST WAY TO USE A PLUNGER

DIY TIPS TO UNBLOCK YOUR DRAIN BEFORE CALLING SEWER SURGEON

Having a Blocked drain in Sydney is no fun at all. They’re inconvenient, often smell bad, and if left untreated may cause chronic problems to your home’s plumbing system. The good news is that there are ways for you to unblock your drain without having to call your local Sydney plumber.
One of the basic yet powerful drain cleaning combinations available at home is vinegar and baking soda.
If you’re after an eco-friendly drain cleaning alternative or need to clear your blocked drains, this combination has proven effective for ages.
Here’s what you need for this DIY trick to unblock your drains.

STEP 1

Prepare a cup of baking soda, vinegar and a kettle of boiling water. 

STEP 2

Pour the kettle of boiling water down your sink.

STEP 3

Pour the cup of baking soda in the sink, followed by the cup of vinegar to form the reaction.

STEP 4

Wait at least 15 minutes to ensure your drain is sufficiently cleaned and cleared. For the best results, you should leave this overnight. 

STEP 5

Finally, pour another kettle of boiling water to clear any final debris. 

This chemical-free mixture is the best DIY drain cleaner and can be used if you have a blocked drain in your kitchen, shower, or vanity.

 

While this method can work, it’s not a guaranteed fix. A few other effective drain cleaning methods include:
    • Using a plunger to loosen the blockage.
    • Using an auger/plumber’s snake to slither down your pipes and break up the clog.

HOW TO AVOID

A BLOCKED DRAIN IN SYDNEY

Check out these lists we made on some of the major causes of blocked drains in Sydney and the steps you can take to mitigate them.

• Use sink strainers.

Sink strainers are perfect protectors of your drains. They only let water pass through, preventing larger items from entering the drainage system and blocking it up. They’ll catch food waste in your kitchen and things like hair, bath salts and beauty product residue in your bathroom–all things that might clog up your drains.

• Don’t pour oil or grease down your drains.

Whilst your drain can handle liquids like water and milk with no problems, cooking oil and grease are a whole other story. These products set within pipes, creating a solid blockage that can be difficult to remove. Other food and soap debris then get stuck behind them, creating a blocked drain.

• Be careful what you flush down the toilet.

Toilet drainage systems can handle human waste and toilet paper just fine but flushing away other products can quickly lead to a blockage. We’re talking baby wipes and things like sanitary towels, which are much thicker and do not break down in the same way toilet paper does. It’s best to dispose of these in a bin to avoid blocked pipes and drains.

• Regular drain maintenance with a Jet Blaster

To ensure your drains do not block over time from roots, grease or grim build-up, we recommend your drains are cleared with a high-pressure jet blaster every few years. If you have terracotta or earthenware pipes we suggest this should be completed every 12 months as terracotta and earthenware are at higher risk of tree root ingress.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR A BLOCKED SEWER DRAIN IN SYDNEY

WHAT IS THE BEST PERMANENT REPAIR

If you are looking for a permanent repair for a drain that keeps blocking, your main two options are to replace the offending pipe or reline the damaged section.

PIPE RELINING

Pipe relining is a revolutionary method to permanently repair your drains. Invented in the 1970s, it has evolved to become the number 1 pipe repair technology on the market. In simple terms, pipe relining is the process of creating a pipe within a pipe and has significant benefits over pipe replacement.

PIPE REPLACEMENT

Dig-and-replace is the traditional method to permanently repair your drains. The pipe is accessed via an excavator, or hand digging, and the offending pipe is cut out and replaced. Depending on accessibility, this method can be very expensive and time consuming. However, it is necessary in certain situations where pipe relining is not a viable option. Here are some of the cases where pipe relining is not an option and it is more effective to opt for a pipe replacement.

1. BACK FALLING PIPES

The term back falling essentially means the pipe is trying to flow uphill. Your drainage needs to have adequate fall for gravity to take your waste or stormwater away. If your line is flat or back falling, then blocked drains are inevitable. In these cases, your best option is to replace the affected area to stop further blockages. Back falling can be caused by ground movement over time or can even be from poor installation.

2. COLLAPSED PIPES

If your pipes have collapsed significantly, pipe replacement may be your only option. In Sydney, this mainly happens when terracotta pipes dislodge at the join, leading to one part of the pipe dipping lower than the next. Depending on the severity of the collapse, relining will no longer be an option as waste could still get caught in this section of your drainage.

3. SHALLOW PIPES

If your pipes are not deep underground and are easily accessible, traditional dig-and-replace methods may be a more viable, cost-effective method to repair the damaged pipe.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why do People Use Relining for Water and Sewer Pipes?

Our pipe relining solutions in Sydney utilises the latest state-of-the-art technology to fix broken pipes without having to excavate them. In principle pipe relining works by creating a new pipe within an existing one, which is much less invasive than traditional techniques. Whether the pipe is cracked or broken or has been broken by tree roots, water pipe or sewer pipe relining can repair these issues quickly and easily. If you have a problem with broken or leaking pipes, call us today for a free, no obligation quote on Tel: 1300 734 677, and let us take the stress and worry out of expensive home repairs.

How Does Trenchless Pipe Relining Work?

Trenchless pipe relining in Sydney can be done when you use the services of a company that are pipe relining experts. With no dig pipe relining, the process is quite straightforward, although it does require technical expertise. The first stage requires any blockages being removed from the pipe, and we will do this by using a high-pressure jet blaster which uses water to cut through any obstacles in the pipe, including tree roots. Once the blockage has been cleared completely, we will then undergo an inspection of the pipe and ensure that all obstructions are removed. We use state-of-the-art CCTV inspection cameras for this part of the process which all trenchless pipe relining companies use. Once the pipe has passed inspection, we will then insert the pipe reline into the damaged section of the pipe and then allow this to set. The resin cures quickly and is set within two to four hours, which forms a solid lining within the pipe. Now the process is complete, and you have a relined pipe in Sydney that is going to last at least another 50 years, and you have the added benefit of the peace of mind that a projected 50 year lifespan brings, meaning you should not have any problems with your pipes for a long time to come.

What are the benefits of our Sewer Pipe Relining service in Sydney?

There are many benefits to sewer pipe relining in Sydney when you use the professional pipe relining services of Sewer Surgeon. The process is quick and easy, and there is no need to dig, so there is minimal disruption. Even if there is water in the system, the resin will cure and provides a permanent and watertight repair which is also environmentally friendly, and the resin is non-flammable, non-hazardous, and odourless. Another benefit of using the services of pipe relining experts in Sydney it is suitable for use in confined spaces and the new pipelining will mean that you only lose a maximum of 0.06% of the diameter of the pipe. The new pipelining is resistant to chemicals and will still allow CCTV inspection equipment to pass through the pipeline. One of the most significant benefits though is the 50-year warranty that comes with the pipe relining system that Sewer Surgeon uses, meaning your pipes will be good for decades to come. If you would like to know the pipe relining cost in Sydney, contact us today and ask for a free, no obligation quotation.

What are the benefits of using Sewer Surgeon for Pipe Relining in Sydney?

Sewer Surgeon pipe reline solutions are the best in the business, and we strive to ensure that we give honest, up-front pricing for our services, as well as an agreed timeframe for the work to be completed. Our experienced technicians have decades of experience and all the tools required to do the job professional to a very high standard. Our expertise allows us to make an accurate diagnosis of the problem using surgical-like precision. Our technicians receive regular training and we incorporate the latest sewer pipe relining techniques and technologies to ensure that we can provide the best possible service for our customers. We offer a 24-hour emergency service no matter what plumbing problems you are experiencing, and if we quote a job and you accept it, we will complete it, if the job is not completed, you do not pay a penny. Over the years we have had thousands of happy pipe relining customers who are delighted with our services and give us a call at the first sign of a plumbing problem. If you have leaking pipes which need either replacing or relining, look no further than Sewer Surgeon who will do the job with the minimum amount of fuss and disruption.

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