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How Do Professional Plumbers Handle Drain Blockages Problems?

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The drains are probably some of the most hardworking plumbing installations on your property. With these features are out of Sight, which also means that they tend to be out of mind. Most people do not focus on drain pipe maintenance, which can be folly.  These systems have to handle all the wastewater that is directed away from your home. 

We tend to discard various things such as food scraps, soap, grease etc. into the drains without thinking. Hair and other small items also escape into the sewers. Over time, these things cause a build-up inside the drainage system, which results in blockages. 

Another common problem with drainage systems is that tree roots grow into the underground sewage pipes and begin to form a net.  This net catches all the waste matter, which ultimately creates a very stubborn blockage.

Is DIY a Good Idea?

Slowly but surely people find that the sewage water is backing up into the kitchen and bathroom sinks for the tub and shower areas.  Minor clogs can be removed using simple tools such as plungers. However, In most cases, if the blockage is stubborn, it does not become possible to clear it using these methods. Only a skilled and licensed number would be able to tackle this job expertly. We at SPS Inner West offer high-quality plumbing solutions to our clients and make sure that you get from and efficient services.

As mentioned, various things can cause blockages in drains, but this build-up and clogging are never sudden.  It occurs over time, and one of the best ways to avoid it is to get regular plumbing maintenance done. As part of these preventive measures, our team checks every installation on your property to make sure that there is a no blockage, or any other problem with the various fittings.

Professional Drain Unblock Services 

 As mentioned earlier, minor drain blockages can be cleared with simple tools that you can get from hardware stores. However, the major drain blockages require professional attention.  This is because only professional plumbers have advanced tools such as CCTV drain cameras, water-jetters and root cutters that can be used to clear the drains efficiently. 

  • They will first use CCTV drain cameras to determine what is causing the blockage.  This enables them to decide on a plan of action to clear the drains effectively.  The plumber will then use electrical eels or root cutting machines depending on what is causing the blockage.
  • After that, they will use water Jets to clear all the debris and will then inspect the pipe using a CCTV drain camera. 
  • If there is any damage to the pipe, they will suggest solutions such as pipe relining, which is a non-intrusive way of fixing damaged pipes.

As you can see, many different things need to be taken into account and done, while handling drain blockages.  This is why you need the assistance of professional plumbers’ with experience in the field. At SPS Plumbers Inner West, we offer reliable services & upfront quotes. For any more information on these services, feel free to contact us at (02) 9158 3514 or via this Online Form.

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