blocked drains perth

Blocked Drains Perth

There is nothing worse to deal with than blocked drains in your home. A blockage in your kitchen sink, bathroom shower or in your outdoor entertaining area can not only be unhygienic, but also a costly and disruptive experience.

Tunnel Vision Perth take the stress out of having blocked drains and blocked sinks while providing you with a simple process for effective drain cleaning.

We are the Perth experts in blocked drains, pipe relining and trenchless pipe repairs so you can rely on us to solve any drainage issue you might encounter.

A blocked drain requires immediate attention and if not attended to quickly, could end up costing you a lot of money. If you suspect you might have a blocked drain in your home or business, it’s best to entrust a professional Perth plumbing company.

Call 1800 631 799


What Are Some Signs of a Blocked Drain?

Common signs of a blocked drain include:

  • Blocked drains can generate a bad smell.
  • A significant drop in water pressure could be caused by blocked drains.
  • A change in toilet water level (higher or lower).
  • Kitchen or toilet drains that are slow to empty.
  • Strange gurgling noises when water is emptying down the drain.

If you are experiencing any of the above issues, it’s best to call a professional.

Tunnel Vision are on hand any time of the day or night to eliminate your drainage issue in and around Perth, Bunbury or Mandurah. If it’s an emergency, call Tunnel Vision now on 1800 631 799


How to Clear Blocked Drains

1. Source & Locate the Problem

There are multiple reasons for blocked drains in your home or business which usually depends on where in the property you have the drainage issue. The most common causes of drain blockages are often:

  • Hair build-up
  • Grease build-up in the drain
  • Plants and tree roots entering the drain pipe
  • Toiletries being flushed down toilets
  • Pipe breakages

Before fixing the blocked drain, it’s important to diagnose exactly what could be causing the issues. Tunnel Vision us high-tech CCTV drain cameras to determine the issue.

Using Mainline Tractor Cameras and Rigid Push Cameras to conduct drain inspections, we get an understanding of what is causing the drain blockage and can come up with the best strategy for drain unblocking.

2. Clear the Blocked Drain

Once the root of the drainage problem is discovered, Tunnel Vision focuses on unblocking and clearing the drain. The most effective way to release drain or sink blockages is by using a drain-jetter.

The high pressure hydro jetting equipment allows Tunnel Vision to break up and blast out a drain blockage using high pressure and high-velocity water. It’s certainly a mess-free way to clear the blocked drain.

If the blockage is caused by tree roots, after clearing the drain, Tunnel Vision can return to use specialised equipment and products that sends a foaming solution down the pipes and inhibits the offending roots from growing back for a period of approx. 12 months while not harming the tree or shrub.

Tunnel Vision’s advanced and proven hydro jetting technology includes:

Jet Drain Cleaning - Equipment used for high-pressure drain cleaning.

RootX - A product used for the safe application of inhibiting root growth. (Note: pipe relining and drain rehabilitation does not harm trees or shrubs).

With the blockage gone, the drain cameras are back in action. Specialist technicians will then conduct a drain inspection on the pipe that was blocked or damaged. Tunnel Vision records a clear view and assessment of the drain inspection and place it on USB.

With the removal of the drain blockage, we’ll be able to see if it's damaged the pipes in any way, debris or more serious issues.

3. Repairing Any Drainage Problems Caused by the Blockage

If Tunnel Vision finds the pipes are damaged while unblocking your drains, don’t panic. Our pipe relining technology structurally repairs the pipe without digging.

This is great news if the pipe is under your house as it’s a relatively simple process which requires minimal space. Read more about pipe relining.


Drains Still Not Quite Right?

If there are still a few issues, Tunnel Visions specialised Perth plumbers can still fix your problems with either:

We’re confident that we can get your pipes and drains unblocked and working efficiently.

If you need specialist drain unblocking service in Perth, Bunbury or Mandurah, contact us today and we can help you with all your plumbing problems.

Blocked Drains Frequently Asked Questions

How Do You Clear a Blocked Drain?

The most effective way to clear a blocked drain is by utilising advanced drain jetting technology. This involves using a high-pressure, hydro jet to cut through debris and flush pipes of any built-up excess materials. If any damage to your drainage system is found when we then inspect the drain with our CCTV drainage cameras post-unblocking, pipe relining can structurally repair your pipe - no digging required.

Why Do Drains Get Blocked?

The most common causes of drain blockages are:

  • Tree roots – in an attempt to reach a water source, tree roots often work their way into pipes and cause blockages.
  • Garden debris – leaves and other garden debris can cause blockage issues if too much enters the drainage system.
  • Foreign objects – anything that shouldn’t be flushed down a pipe in the first place is bound to cause blockages.
  • Grease – if grease or fatty liquids are washed down a kitchen sink it will build-up on the internal walls of the pipes until no water can get through.
  • Hair – if enough hair begins to build-up in your drainage system it can result in some serious pipe blockage damage.

How Do I Know If My Drains Are Blocked?

Some common signs that your drain may be blocked include:

  • A bad smell coming from your drainage system.
  • Significant changes your toilet water level.
  • Kitchen, bathroom and laundry drains emptying slower than usual.
  • Strange gurgling noises occurring when water is emptying down a drain.

Do you have a blocked drain in Perth, Bunbury or Mandurah?

Call us on 1800 631 799 or book online