Drainage

Drainage Solutions and issue that you need assistance with. From Blocked drain and sewer repair work to replacing damaged little drainage/drain pipes.

Mould Prevention & Rising Damp Solutions

Mould Prevention and Rising Damp

Damp and water that seeps though the walls whether in a garage or a downstairs room is not pleasant. Rising damp and in some cases actual running water can cause mould and cause certain respiratory issues especially in young children.

Sometimes the main cause can be rain and the rain water not being able to drain correctly or find a way around the property or house and therefore pools at a wall at the lowest point and slowly seeps inside. With the right solution, which differs property to property we can prevent this from occurring again. Sometimes this can be solved by a simple drainage and pump installations, but some solutions to be very honest in 90% of instances require a few extra dollars and medium to major work.

We isolate the problem. Find a way to remove excess water. Repair all possible points that can cause water to enter the building and waterproof the problem areas. We also make a way for the water to be removed so it does not continue to pool behind the wall.

There is a lot more that we do also so as to prevent water gaining access to the building and causing mould and other problems.

Give us a call and we can provide you with a rising damp or water flooding solution.

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How Do I Know Where My Drain is Blocked

Blocked Drain Issues. When and Where.

How do you know if you have a blocked drain on its way.  Where is my drain blocked, and can I work out where?

We will aim to answer some of these questions for you.

Australian drainage Standard are among the best in the world. When you travel around the world you very often smell sewage when you walk the streets and stay at high quality accommodation. In Australia though this is a absolute NO NO. If you ever smell the sewer then something is wrong. It is a blocked drain in the making or the drain has now already blocked up.

What can cause smells in and around the house?

One reason could be that there has been a storm or we have experienced high winds. High winds can cause the water seal or the water that remains in the toilet and sink “S” bends or traps” to reduce in it’s water level and when the water in the S Bend lowers it allows the sewer smells to pass between the drainage system and the bathroom, kitchen or the overflow trap outside that window.

Solution

Solution to a wind storm drainage smell is to just simply ran water in the sink, toilet or outside drain and the water level will rise. A good thing to check is that the main house drainage vent or stink pipe is not blocked. If it is blocked then unblock this drainage vent as soon as possible.

Venting of a Drainage System

As a illustration of how drainage venting works please picture a glass of water and a straw. Put your thumb on the straw that is in the water and keep it there and lift the straw out of the water. Notice that the water is still in the straw. The water is BLOCKED. Now venting that straw or allowing air to enter the top of the straw allows a venting process to occur and the water quickly falls back into the glass.

Drainage is exactly like this. Instead when air can not get into the drainage system it will take or draw air through the S Bends and Traps. Now the water that was in the traps has now been sucked out the smelly sewage air can freely enter into the room. Venting is the most important aspect of any drainage system.

Solution

Inspect that the drain vent is not blocked in any way. If for some bizarre reason you do not have a vent. Get a plumber to install one for you. I have also seen a vent terminated into the roof space between the ceiling and the roof tiles. This caused the sewer smell to enter into every room of the house. This was a result of a handyman bathroom renovation.

Smells Outside the Building

Every building that has the plumbing connected has a Overflow Relief Gulley. This gulley is set at a level that is lower then the inside of the building so if the sewage overflows it with overflow outside first and not through the inside shower or bathroom floor drain. You may smell the drainage and it could be that the drain is blocked and the waste water has now flowed over and is all over the ground. Sometimes these overflow gullies are covered by shrubs and garden plants. They are mainly outside a bathroom or a kitchen or laundry. Pool back wash pipes also connect to these gullies if that helps in locating it.

If you have overflowing water from these gullies well that’s a 100% sign that the drain is blocked. Sometimes the Councils or the Main Sewerage service drain could be blocked and it is overflowing in your place first. Maybe you are near to the bottom of the hill or the blockage in the main sewer occurred just below your sewer connection to the main drainage system. The other cause could be that the sewerage has blocked within your own property.

How do you know the difference between a sewer blockage in or outside your property boundary. Keep in mind that if the blockage is outside your property it is the councils or Local Water Authorities responsibility to fix it.  

Easy Test

Make sure that you do not allow any water from your property to enter into the sewer drainage system. Just do not use any water is the best trick. The best way to check if the system is overflowing is in the morning before any water is use at your house. If the drain is overflowing then the problem is caused by the water that your neighbours are using and the blockage is in the main drain pipe. This is a responsibility of the Local Water Authority so call them and they can come out and unblock it. Understanding this test will help you explain to them that you know that it is their problem.

On the flip side if no water is overflowing when you do your check it is most likely that you are either the first one up in your area, the main drain has not had enough time to fill with water or the blockage is in your property and will start to overflow as your household or business starts to use water. If it is your property, just don’t use the water. Call the plumber and hopefully it is just a small blockage that can be overcome in the hour.

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Unblock Blocked Drains

Unblock Blocked Drains and Drainage Repair Service

Blocked drains, drainage system, blocked sewer pipe

Drain Camera Inside Pipe Image to unblock blocked drains

Tree Roots in the Drain Pipe

  • Blocked sinks, basins & tubs
  • Blocked showers Cleared
  • Blocked baths
  • Blocked toilets
  • Blocked grease traps and septic systems
  • Blocked storm water drains
  • Drain equipment we use:
  • High pressure water jetting
  • Electric eel drain cleaning
  • Drain Camera for easy drain damage location. CCTV drain camera surveys

 

 

We unblock blocked drains and make drainage repairs on residential, industrial and commercial premises, for home owners, Real Estate Agents and Strata Management Services.We have the most efficient drain clearing equipment on our vehicles to save you money by getting the drain blockage removed as fast as possible.

Drainage Overflowing? unblock blocked drains as Quickly as Possible.

Blocked Drain Service

Blocked Drain Types

The Jetter is a high water pressure machine for blocked drainage pipes.  There are two types of blockages.  One is what we call a local drain blockage, which is a drain blockage near to the toilet S bend and or the sink or basin S bend. The second is a blocked in your main or larger external drain pipe.  Different equipment is needed for these two different options. Local blockages can be sorted out with  drain hand tools where as the larger drains need the petrol powered Jetter drain machine or the Electric Eel drain machine.  Naturally the Drain Jetter costs more then the hand tools.  It is always more expensive for the main drain pipe blockage to be unblocked as larger more expensive equipment is needed to remove blockages in the  larger drainage system.

Blocked Drain Time Frame

The average drain clearing jobs take 45 minutes- 1.5 hours.
Drainage Machine hire is the Drain High Pressure Water Jetter, or Drain Camera and Location Device if required.

Drain Inspection Camera for Investigating Blocked Drain Pipes

Using a drainage camera with location a device you can locate the exact location in the drain pipe of the crack, broken or collapsed section of the drain. it helps to unblock blocked drains

Drain Inspection Camera for Investigating Blocked Drain Pipes

Drain Inspection Equipment

Drain Camera Inspection is available and is advisable if you have your drain unblocked regularly or you are concerned that your drainage system is getting worse. Clearing a blocked drain pipe is like a hair cut.  The roots will if not removed grow back into the drain system.  This is something that cannot be avoided without repairing the sewer or storm water drain pipe.  At this stage you have the option of viewing the condition of the drainage pipes and assess whether or not it is best to have that section of drainage removed or repaired so the drain blockage does not return and cost you further inconvenience and cost on a regular bases.

Drain Inspection Benefits

We are able to locate the problem within the drain pipe within a metre of the break or damaged section of the pipe that is now causing the roots to invade the drainage system.  This saves thousands of dollars because you do not have to dig up the whole yard, driveway to locate the problem.  Therefore saving time, money and disruption to your routine.  So a drain camera inspection is a good investment.

Drain Camera Location Time Frame

To locate the drain damage with the camera after the drainage system has been cleared takes about 45min- 1hour 15min on average.  You can not see the damaged drain section if the drain is still blocked.  In the event that the drain can not be unblocked it is possible though to put the camera down a blocked drain to pick up only by means of the location signal coming from the camera lens itself where the camera has stopped in the full blocked drain.  This of course is no guarantee that the camera has stopped at the crack/broken drain pipe as nothing is visible due to the dirty water.  This may be a possible option on where to start digging.

So if you are experiencing one of these problems at work or home let us assist you: blocked toiletblocked sinkoverflowing drainsoverflowing sewerageblocked storm-water pipes, clogged drains for grease traps?  If so we can help!

Drainage Repair Service We can help you if you are experiencing any of these problems.

  • Blocked drains, drainage system, blocked sewer pipe
  • Blocked sinks, basins & tubs
  • Blocked showers Cleared
  • Blocked baths
  • Blocked toilets
  • Blocked grease traps and septic systems
  • Blocked storm water drains
  • Drain equipment we use:
  • High pressure water jetting
  • Electric eel drain cleaning
  • Drain Camera for easy drain damage location. CCTV drain camera surveys

We unblock drains and make drainage repairs on residential, industrial and commercial premises, for home owners, Real Estate Agents and Strata Management Services.We have the most efficient drain clearing equipment on our vehicles to save you money by getting the drain blockage removed as fast as possible.

Blocked Drain Types

The Jetter is a high water pressure machine for blocked drainage pipes.  There are two types of blockages.  One is what we call a local drain blockage, which is a drain blockage near to the toilet S bend and or the sink or basin S bend. The second is a blocked in your main or larger external drain pipe.  Different equipment is needed for these two different options. Local blockages can be sorted out with  drain hand tools where as the larger drains need the petrol powered Jetter drain machine or the Electric Eel drain machine.  Naturally the Drain Jetter costs more then the hand tools.  It is always more expensive for the main drain pipe blockage to be unblocked as larger more expensive equipment is needed to remove blockages in the  larger drainage system.

Blocked Drain Time Frame

The average drain clearing jobs take 45 minutes- 1.5 hours.
Drainage Machine hire is the Drain High Pressure Water Jetter, or Drain Camera and Location Device if required.

Emergency Blocked Drain Action Plan

  1. Keep the kids away from the blocked drain affected area.
  2.  Remain calm.  We understand it is stressful and can create a panic.  It can be solved!  We can help!
  3.  Call a Plumber who is equipped to unblock your drainage pipe.
  4.  Try to turn any taps off that are draining into the now blocked drain.
  5.  Try to prevent the overflowing dirty drainage water from going where it shouldn’t.  You could try using old bricks, dirt or something else to redirect the drain water away from important things or places.
  6.  Scooper Plumbing will be there shortly to sort it out the drain blockage for you.
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Blocked Drain

Unblock Blocked Drain and Drainage Repair Service

Blocked drains, drainage system, blocked sewer pipe

Drain Camera Inside Pipe Image

Tree Roots in the Drain Pipe

  • Blocked sinks, basins & tubs
  • Blocked showers Cleared
  • Blocked baths
  • Blocked toilets
  • Blocked grease traps and septic systems
  • Blocked storm water drains
  • Drain equipment we use:
  • High pressure water jetting
  • Electric eel drain cleaning
  • Drain Camera for easy drain damage location. CCTV drain camera survey

We unblock drains and make drainage repairs on residential, industrial and commercial premises, for home owners, Real Estate Agents and Strata Management Services. We have the most efficient and effective drain clearing equipment on our vehicles which allows us to save you money by getting the drain blockage removed as fast as possible.

Drainage Overflowing? Blocked Drains Repaired as Quickly as Possible.

Blocked Drain Service

Blocked Drain Types

The Jetter which is a high water pressure machine for blocked drainage pipes. The high pressure water is like a water blaster designed for tree roots and drain blockages.  The water cuts the blocked and helps wash it down the drain.

There are two types of blockages.  One type is what we call a local drain blockage, which is a drain blockage near to the toilet “S” bend and or the sink or basin “S” bend. The second type is a blocked in the main or larger external drain pipe.  Different equipment is needed for these two different options. Local blockages can be sorted out with drain hand tools where as the larger drains need the petrol powered Jetter water drain machine or the Electric Eel drain machine.  Naturally the Drain Jetter costs more then the hand tools.  It is always more expensive for the main drain pipe blockage to be unblocked as larger more expensive equipment is needed to remove blockages in the  larger drainage system.

Blocked Drain Time Frame

The average drain clearing jobs take 45 minutes- 1.5 hours.
Drainage Machine hire is the Drain High Pressure Water Jetter, or Drain Camera and Location Device if required.

Drain Inspection Camera for Investigating Blocked Drain Pipes

Using a drainage camera with location a device you can locate the exact location in the drain pipe of the crack, broken or collapsed section of the drain.

Drain Inspection Camera for Investigating Blocked Drain Pipes

Drain Inspection Equipment

Drain Camera Inspection is available if you wish and is advisable if you have your drain unblocked regularly or you are concerned that your drainage system is getting worse. Clearing a blocked drain pipe is like a hair cut.  The roots will if not removed grow back into the drain system.  This is something that cannot be avoided without repairing the sewer or storm water drain pipe.  At this stage you have the option of viewing the condition of the drainage pipes and assess whether or not it is best to have that section of drainage removed or repaired so the drain blockage does not return and cost you further inconvenience and cost on a regular bases.

Drain Inspection Benefits

We are able to locate the problem within the drain pipe within a metre of the break or damaged section of the pipe that is now causing the roots to invade the drainage system.  This saves thousands of dollars because you do not have to dig up the whole yard, driveway to locate the problem.  Therefore saving time, money and disruption to your routine.  So a drain camera inspection is and can be a good investment.

Drain Camera Location Time Frame

To locate the drain damage with the camera after the drainage system has been cleared takes about 45min- 1hour & 15min on average.  You can not see the damaged drain section if the drain is still blocked due to it being fill of dirty water.  In the event that the drain can not be unblocked it is possible though to put the camera down a blocked drain to use only the location signal coming from the camera lens itself to isolate where the camera has stopped in the full blocked drain.  This of course is no guarantee that the camera has stopped at the crack/broken drain pipe as nothing is visible due to the dirty water.  This may be a possible option on where to start digging.

Emergency Blocked Drain Action Plan

  1. Keep the kids away from the blocked drain affected area.
  2.  Remain calm.  We understand it is stressful and can create a panic.  It can be solved!  We can help!
  3.  Call a Plumber who is equipped to unblock your drainage pipe.
  4.  Try to turn any taps off that are draining into the now blocked drain.
  5.  Try to prevent the overflowing dirty drainage water from going where it shouldn’t.  You could try using old bricks, dirt or something else to redirect the drain water away from important things or places.
  6.  Scooper Plumbing will be there shortly to sort it out the drain blockage for you.