Latest Advanced Technology For Blocked Drains
A Home owners nightmare - Blocked Drains
Blocked drains with raw sewage running down your driveway, or worst still through your home, or your toilet backing up with human waste, has to be one of the most awful plumbing problems you can have.
To try and prevent this problem, there are some tell-tale signs you can look out for. There are many indicators of a potential problem, for example
- A disgusting stench coming from a drain
- Overflowing outside drains, especially if there are signs of toilet paper
- Toilet will not flush properly, and the waste backs up in the toilet pan
- A gurgling sound when the toilet is flushed or when you empty the bath, basin or sink
- Toilet water level is significantly lower than usual
- The sinks within the house have a foul smell due to trapped waste
When you first see one of these warning signs, if you take action immediately you can prevent your drains becoming totally blocked.
Dont waste your time or your money trying to resolve the issue yourself. Call Allfix Plumbing and Gas as we are experienced and have the ability to unblock the drain using the latest technology.
Why Regular Drain Checks are Important
From a tree root breaking into a pipe, it can take as little as ten months for a drain to become totally congested. Our high pressure jetter could clear this, however as soon as you suspect an issue call us.
As the image clearly shows tree roots can cause significant damage and easily cause blocked drains.
Latest Technology Hydro Jetter
With several types of heads Allfix Plumbing and Gas’s hydro jetter can clear any blockage. We have a variety of specialized nozzles including a turbo root cutter
We also have a state of the art diagnostic camera that can carefully assess the integrity of your pipe after the debris has been cleared
What is High Pressure Hydro Jetting?
Hyrdro Jetters are the ideal equipment for resolving blocked drain issues. High pressure water is streamed through specialized nozzles to dislodge and clear obstructions. Prevention is always better than cure, and regular maintenance with a jetter can prevent sewer backups. Irrespective of whether the location is residential or commercial, hydro jetting is essential to keep storm water drains and sewer lines in good working condition.
What causes a blockage? A multitude of materials can block and cause damage to a pipe or sewer. Some of the worst items are – oils, fats, mud, grease, and one of the worst culprits tree roots
How do jetters work? Storm drains are designed to collect and dispose rainwater from roadways, car parks etc. However, these drains can collect debris such as gravel, dirt and other items that can restrict the flow of water or worse still cause a complete blockage. The high pressure jets help dislodge the rubbish and other sediment from the pipe walls and pushes the waste back towards the operator for easy removal.
Can jetters clear pipes congealed with grease? Hair, grease and soap are common culprits of clogging pipes. The special jet nozzles, of varying types and sizes, are made in to create unique spray patterns. They breakdown grime and wipe it out of the pipe, therefore pro-longing the life of the pipe.
No need for toxic chemicals? Not only are jetters very efficient but they also remove the need for toxic chemicals. Our latest machine is manufactured with force jet technology to an incredible 4000 psi at 30 litres per minute. This enables the machine to tackle even the most challenging types of debris.
Why you should only use a professional contractor ?
When unclogging drains or pipes there is significant risk of causing further damage to your pipes.
Only a certified plumber can evaluate the plumbing in your home or business and identify the best way to resolve the issue without further complications.
Furthermore, a professional can save you a lot of time and money by using the correct equipment.
Here are some items to consider when discussing the blockage
- What is causing the blockage?
- Is the drain blockage a reoccurring problem?
- What is the condition of the pipe?
How to Prevent Blocked Drains
The easiest drain to clean is a clean, well maintained drain that is not blocked
The best way to prevent blocked drains is through regular servicing. Your pipes should be serviced at least once every two years
If your home has a lot of occupants, you may need to increase the frequency. Investing in a regular inspection is far more cost effective, and could save you significant stress and money.
Here are a few tips that can help stop blockages
- If you grind your own coffee, don’t let the excess go down the drain. The build up can quickly clog your kitchen sink.
- Never let the shower or bathroom sink get full of hair and soap scum
- Always clean your plates before putting them in the sink, a drain screen can really help catch any excess waste.
- Kitchen grease is extremely harmful to drains. Collect and dispose of grease in the rubbish bin
These basic precautionary steps can help maintain your pipes between regular plumbing maintenance. The most important thing to remember is that prevention is better than cure.
Your best option will always be regular cleaning by a professional like Allfix Plumbing and Gas