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Frequently Asked Questions About Blocked Drains In Melbourne
In some instances, yes you can. There are certain DIY solutions that can work if the block is not severe. You can Google many of these online for more information. But if it’s a recurring issue, then it’s best to get a professional to come in and take a look. The professional service should be able to deploy a remote CCTV camera for a complete drain camera inspection.
This will allow you to view the location, extent, and type of blockage. This is invaluable data as it allows precise troubleshooting of the issue without delay. It also helps with pricing and long-term planning. The service provider will also be able to identify other problem areas that you may not notice, such as cracks in the interior of the pipe.
Tree root intrusion or dropping leaves can be another reason why your drains may become blocked. If this happens, DIY cleaning solutions won’t work. You need a hydro jet to blast through it. At Reed Plumbing & Drainage, we’re able to conduct CCTV inspections to find the real cause of your blockages and provide you with a permanent solution.
You could say that there is no single ‘best’ way to prevent blocked drains. Because the blockage is usually an accumulation of many kinds of debris over a long time period. For optimal drain maintenance to prevent blocked drains, do the following:
- Schedule a yearly hydro jetting service to scour the inside of the pipes.
- Apply your own DIY solution once every few months to prevent debris buildup.
- Do not flush anything down the toilet that’s not supposed to go there.
These 3 tips are the most direct methods to ensure your pipes stay clean and clear. It helps to monitor the levels of softness and hardness of the water as well as the pressure, as this also has an impact on blocked drains, but not as much as the three items mentioned above.
In traditional times, the service provider would use what is known as a drain snake. This works perfectly well, even today, to remove the blockage. But it’s not the most sophisticated piece of technology.
Today, the two most common tools would be the hydro jet and the drain camera. The drain camera identifies the block, providing invaluable data. The hydro jet quickly blasts away all debris. Simple, professional, and effective.
But not all drains will need this. If you have a simple block located in the kitchen sink, then a drain snake could work equally as well, though your entire pipe won’t get the deep cleanse associated with the hydro jet.
In one sense, yes. Whether it’s a kitchen, shower, or toilet drain, there is a blockage that needs to be removed. And regardless of the type of blockage, a hydro jet will be able to tackle it – even if it’s a tree root, which is probably the toughest type to handle.
Removing the blockage is often simple and straightforward, and regardless of your plumbing and drainage requirements, we can fix it for you at the best possible price without delay.
But the ancillary problems can be quite varied. Some drains may have cracks, others may need pipe relining, and others may need a pipe to be replaced. These can only be identified and corrected though an experienced provider that can provide the correct remedy.
The cost to unblock a drain in Melbourne will vary depending on who you go to. Generally speaking, however, you should pay between $80 – $150 for a simple drain unblock. This covers the callout fee and the time and expertise to actually unblock the drain. Of course, if you need a replacement for a pipe or for a section of pipes, it’s going to cost more. Replacing a pipe might cost around $250, while replacing a section of pipes could easily cost $1,000.
All things considered, however, you won’t pay more than $150 for a simple drain unblock that takes less than one hour. Just ask the provider what tool they will use and whether a drain camera inspection is included. Some providers include this in the service, others do not. If you are getting charged more than $180 for what seems like a simple unblock, then query the provider.