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How are blocked drains repaired?

Blocked drains are a common problem that homeowners can face and need to be resolved as soon as possible. In these instances, it’s essential to identify exactly what the cause of the blockage is in order to find the best and most appropriate remedy.

What causes blockages?

75% of the time blocked drains have an underlining problem which can include tree roots penetrating through old terracotta pipes, a collapsing pipe, a cracked pipe or a squashed pipe. Often in suburbs which are particularly bushy and have large overhanging trees, these blockages can be pretty common. These blockages are especially prevalent after a significant amount of rain hits, leaving households, offices and even warehouses subject to blocked, gargling or slow draining issues.

Resolving blockages – the solution:

These underlying problems result in blockages, and it’s essential to repair this as soon as possible in order to avoid further complications. To do so, here’s how the process works:

  1. Jet blasting the pipeline: at the initial stage of the process, a jet blaster is used to pump water through the pipeline at a high pressure and clear out blockages. No harsh chemicals are required using this method, meaning it’s an environmentally friendly option.
  2. Identifying the cause: using a CCTV camera, the next stage is to take a look into the pipe and identify the cause of the problem. By identifying the issue at ground level, it becomes much easier to resolve it smoothly.
  3. The repair: Once the cause of the blockage has been uncovered, the location of the pipe defect is identified and then dug up for repair. At this stage, the most enhanced and long-lasting solution is to upgrade the pipe. Here at DC, our PVC service is provided with a lifetime warranty on our workmanship!

If you’re facing blocked drain issues, we’re here to help. Our services include experienced members of staff, skilful work, and a friendly face. With the use of our top-quality high-pressure jet blasting machine, along with the pipe CCTV equipment and location device, we are able to do the job right with a 110% effort guarantee!

In your time of need, be sure to give us a call on: 0477 640 308

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