Our drain laying experts at Southern Plumbing can help you with any kind of drainage problem in the Wellington region. Our Wellington drainage services include drain laying for new buildings, drain cleaning and repairs, and, drain unblocking service.
Blocked Drains Wellington
Drainage Services in Wellington
- Drain Laying
- Earth Moving
- Drain Unblocking
- Septic Tank Services
- Effluent Systems & Filters
- Water blasting / waterblasting
- CCTV Camera For Pipe Inspections
- Drainage Pipe Doctor Repairs
- 4 & 6 Wheeler & Tip Truck Hire
- Metal Cartage & Holes Drilled
- 3.5 – 8.5 T Diggers.
Causes of Blocked Drains Wellington
Recently our experts were called to unblock a drain where kids put a motor vehicle oil filter down the gully. Round or cylindrical items are hard to get out and occasionally need the drain opened up to get them out. In this case, we get these out with a water blaster. The waterblasters we use are different than the normal water blasters. These are specially designed to unblock drains. If the drain has any faults or snags, they will stop the water flow and back up and shortly after the drain is blocked.
In New Zealand, it is not required to bring drain access points to the surface which means we often have to access drains through S bend gully traps making it all the more difficult.
Drain Unblocking Methods
- Hand Rod with plunger or worm or some other attachment
- Machine Worm or cable with a variety of attachments
- Industrial Water Blaster.
All the above-mentioned methods of unblocking drains have advantages and disadvantages, however, none will repair a broken drain. It will only remove the blocking objects. They may remove the roots temporarily. But the only sure method of repair is a replacement. Rodding is cheaper than replacement and can keep a drain going for many years. Later even rodding needs a replacement. It is suggested that you replace it at the earliest.
Most drain layers can tell you what the problem is and where it is with a hand rod assuming they can gain access to the drain. Sometimes drain cameras might not see cracks, drain leaks, and broken joints. Drain cameras will see the major damage and assist with the location to save digging in the wrong place.