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.
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.
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.
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:
- Annual RootX treatment
- Nuflow Pipe Relining
- A simple dig and replace
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.