The Drain Surgeon Plumbing and Gas carry the correct mechanical equipment in their vehicles to clear internal and external drain blockages. Many plumbers may only use a plunger to clear your drain. While this may seem like a cheaper option it is also only a temporary solution as it only moves the problem further down your drain. The mechanical equipment that we use will cut away and remove whatever may be causing the blockage providing a longer term, sometimes permanent solution.
We are able to carry out camera inspections of your drains and locate where your current and potential problem areas are. We will then be able to provide you with a quote for the best course of action.
The most common cause of the larger 100mm drains blocking are tree roots. Blockages occur more frequently in the older earthenware (clay) piping than in the newer PVC (plastic) piping. Tree roots seek out water and will find their way into pipes by way of a crack or weakened joint. They then begin to spread inside the pipe which can causes an obstruction. Drain cleaning equipment with a specialised root cutting attachment is the only way to effectively remove the tree roots. If the drain continues to occlude because of tree roots we could then carry out a camera inspection and locate the problem areas. With this information we could then provide you with a comprehensive quote that may recommend replacing the sections of drain which are faulty, allowing the intrusion of tree roots and causing the problems.
65mm and 50mm PVC drains
The most common cause of blockages with these drains are the sink lines filling up with solidified fat. Years of washing fat and food particles down the sink cause the inside of the drain to narrow and they will eventually completely block up. The fat will need to be removed mechanically from the inside of the waste line.
50mm and 40mm PVC and cast-iron waste lines
Older cast iron waste lines may block up with hair, tree roots and cooking fats.
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