Coburg Blocked Drains Plumber

Unblocking drains is our core business and our specialty. At SS Plumbing & Draincare we use world class technology and state of the art equipment to diagnose and clear blockages and clean blocked drains.

Because of this world class technology we can:

  • Find and pin-point to the exact cause of your blocked drain saving you time and money wasted on expensive and unnecessary excavation work.
  • Use up-to-date knowledge and training in the usage of the most advanced technology for clearing blocked drains
  • Ensure that the job is done right the first time with no damage because we have the approved tools and procedures to make it so.

Call SS Plumbing & Draincare today on 0418 555 804

As for our service and response time – it’s hard to beat.

We offer a prompt, courteous and reliable service. We answer all your calls immediately or call you back within 1 hour; wherever possible we’ll be on-site within 4 hours to fix any plumbing emergency at your Coburg home or business.

SS Plumbing & Draincare are specialists when it comes to unblocking all types of drains for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Our 30+ years of experience and solid 5 star reviews is testimony to our experience and expertise in the Coburg area for all jobs drainage & plumbing related.

When on-site, and for each job, we assess the problem, and most importantly determine the best approach for repair. With our specialist equipment, experience and expertise we can unblock your drain quickly and effortlessly ensuring the job is done right the the first time.

How does a plumber unblock a drain?

Clearing a blocked drain can be a relatively simple job when you have the right tools and expertise.

In most cases, as a first step, we use a CCTV drain camera to identify the exact location of the obstruction in your pipe. Our expert drainage plumbers will then use a jet blaster to shoot water at high pressure down the drains or sewer. This high-powered blast clears most blockages but if it doesn’t, we use the camera to investigate further.

If we can see that tree roots are blocking your pipes we use a cutting head on the jet blaster to remove the tree roots. A drain inspection camera is the best, and fastest, way to know what is causing the remaining blockage.

The most common problems which occur as a result of blocked drains are…

Cracked Pipes

This can be caused by a variety of reasons but the most common is due to pressure from the environment and from the inner part of the drain.

Collapsed Drain Pipes

When a drain or sewer pipe has been installed incorrectly or is very old made from outdated materials it is prone to collapse and will often collapse entirely. This is a fairly serious issue which requires immediate attention. Unfortunately the only remedy here is to replace the pipeline. Don’t worry, we’ll help you with a solution which won’t break the bank.

Root Infestation

Tree roots are so effective at sourcing water in the ground that they can even infiltrate man made drain pipes and frequently do, causing widespread damage. When drain pipes have become completely infested with roots to the point where there is simply no room for water to drain, that’s a serious problem. Usually caused by just a simple crack in the drainage pipe initially, these blockages from tree roots increase the chance of further damage substantially because further debris then quickly accumulates in the pipe. It’s relatively quick and very easy to diagnose this problem with a drain camera inspection.

Bellied or Settled Pipes

One problem that can occur is where pipes “settle” or become “set” in the ground, referred to as “bellied” due to them not being able to drain properly (somewhat like a bloated stomach after a Christmas Day lunch). When gravity can’t do what nature intended the pipe just cannot drain and water accumulates in a specific part of the pipe. The problem is usually caused by the earth around the pipe not having being properly compacted when the pipes were installed. It can also happen when pipes are laid on a day of heavy rain because the ground around them will then easily erode. Of course, living in Coburg (or anywhere in Melbourne for that matter) we’re no strangers to rainy days!

When do you need a drain camera to fix the problem? 

Don’t be one of those property owners who goes out to buy “drain-o” at the first sign of slow drainage from your sink, shower, toilet or even sewer! You simply cannot know how serious the problem might be without a professional inspection.

CCTV drain camera inspection immediately pick up on any serious issue, such as a crack or break in the pipe, or a blockages that could never be cleared no matter how matter what amount of drain-o you threw at it.

Sometimes prevention is half of the cure!  We have extensive clientele in the Coburg & Brunswick area taking advantage of our great rates for regular plumbing maintenance which includes frequent health checks on your pipes courtesy of our very curious drain camera. Whether you’re a home owner or business owner it should be a no-brainer for any property manager or owner and an important component of any on-going plan.

Contact  SS Plumbing & Draincare for top quality drainage services in Coburg at affordable prices.  Call 0418 555 804 Now!

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