What’s our favourite job here @ Plumbaround Pty Ltd?? A drain clearance!! The amount of drain clearances we attend to is usually 1-2 per day. Our young apprentice Matt is learning the ropes to clear a blocked drain with one of our Drain Cleaner Machines.
This drain in Everton Park used 8 rods to clear, most likely right on the council connection to the property. We pulled back large tree roots from a root penetration located at around 6 rods down the drain. We use a specific head on the end of the drain cleaner which is able to cut the roots blocking the pipework. Some of these roots are pulled back with the drain cleaner and others push through the line.
It’s amazing what we find hiding and blocking drains. Things that should not be flushed but are flushed!! The most common reason is broken pipework where a root penetration happen has happened. Where break has occurred, if not repaired in a timely manner, the drain is highly likely to block again. Over time the blockages worsen as does the break in the pipework.
Clearing a drain is not for the feint hearted and is usually a not so nice job but hey, someone has to do it! Our equipment is maintained to ensure we can unblock the majority of drains and ensure the safety of our staff as well.
We are available day and night to clear blocked drains, and only a phone call away! Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Phone or email, we will respond straight away!!