Some of the most common things that will contribute to a blocked drain are ‘flushable’ wipes that join together and form fatbergs, children’s toys and tree roots.
Remedying a blocked drain can sometimes be through a simple quick high-pressure jet blast, but if the root cause of the blockage is unable to be shifted or identified then further investigation using camera technology will be required.
The benefit of using a camera means we can identify, treat and work with our customers to prevent any future blockages, rather than clear an issue temporarily and come up against the same issue six months down the track.
We frequently come up against situations where a customer has spent big money on an emergency plumber who has cleared the blockage, only to find that a week or so later the same issue re-appears. You can make sure you don’t fall into this trap by researching who you use and ensuring that they are thorough in their investigations.
Lime Plumbing will always explain the full situation to you to make sure you are across any future risks or works required to avoid a repeat blocked drain.
In some cases (particularly in our lovely old neighbourhood of Annandale) the pipe-work that is in place is old so the best solution is to completely replace them or at least re-line them. In this circumstance, we have a great network of plumbing and pipe professionals in place and can facilitate this process for you.
So, if you’ve noticed your toilet or shower starting to back up or not drain away then this is a key indicator that your sewer is suffering – jump on this quickly to avoid a potentially larger issue.
- Curious about the difference between pipe replacement and pipe re-lining? Read our blog to find out more.
- Wondering what a fatberg is? Check out the enormous one found recently in London sewers – not too far from the discovery of our own in Sydney.
Key tip: make sure you have a sewer diagram handy for your plumber – this will save time (and maybe even money).