Drain Unblockers Wellington
Have you got a blocked Drain in Wellington?
How do I know my drains are blocked?
You may notice kitchen or toilet waste material overflowing outside from a gully dish. Every time sink, shower or basin is used; water overflows or every time the toilet is flushed, water overflows from the drains or starts filling up the toilet. You may also notice that water rises up in the toilet bowl and slowly drains away. In some cases, the toilet ripples or burps as if it is letting air out.
Why are my drains blocked?
Do we have to dig up the drains?
In most cases, we use water blasters or machines down the drain. The water blaster cuts through tree roots, and more. Water blasters are better than a machine, particularly for stormwater drains filled with sand. High-pressure water is a powerful force.
There are some situations where we need to remove the toilet or go down a vent to get access to the drain.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to tree roots then we can dig and replace the section in the area. In rare cases where drains are under buildings, we can run a sleeve under the building inside the old drain. Sometimes it is cheaper to run a new drain around the building. For drain unblockers in Wellington, Call Southern Plumbing today on 0800 484 353.
Causes of Blocked Drains
By far a majority of blocked drains are caused by broken or cracked drains allowing tree roots to enter and block the drain. It is rare for a foreign object to go down the drain and block it, as it has to pass through the U-bend pan or the Gully Trap, where the waste pipes discharge. Sometimes cans, toys or other materials also block the drain. Ensure grates are on the gully traps to keep these items out. Recently we were called to a drain block where the kids put a motor vehicle oil filter down the gully. Round or cylindrical items are hard to get out and need the drain opened up to get them out. In this case, we got it out with a water blaster.
Drain unblocking Methods
There are three methods for unclogging drains:
- Hand rod
- Machine worm or cable
- Industrial water blaster
The unclogging drain methods mentioned above have advantages and disadvantages. They cannot repair a broken drain, they only remove the blocking elements. They may remove the roots temporarily. If the roots keep growing inside the drain pipes, you need to get it replaced. Rodding is cheaper than replacement and can keep a drain last for many years. It could be said it is better to fix it right once.
Storm Water Drains
If stormwater drains are not managed properly, they can become a big problem for houses as well as the nearby areas. It can increase the risk of flooding. Stormwater management is costly but once done properly, it helps for a long time. Water blasters are great for cleaning out sand from storm water drains.
Drain cameras are helpful in locating and viewing the drain blocking elements. It gives assurance to identify the problem most of the time.
Most drain layers use hand rod to locate the problem and assume they can gain access to the drain. CCTV drain cameras will not fix the drain and will often not see cracks, or leaking and broken joints.
Call Southern Plumbing today for locating blocked drain and unblocking drain in Wellington – 0800 484 353.