When it comes to blocked drains, Melbourne plumbers understand the gravity of the situation. It’s inconvenient and messy, not to mention unhealthy. You need to call one of them right away so that the problem can be resolved as quickly as possible.
Don’t attempt to get rid of the blockage yourself. You could end up making the situation far worse. You also really don’t want to expose yourself to what your drains hold. So, to spare yourself the regret you’re likely to arrive at going down the DIY route, choose to call an experienced plumber straight away.
One of the ways to gauge the efficiency of a plumbing company is to see how up-to-date it is with the use of technology. Does it have electronic blockage locators so that you don’t have to spend too much time finding the root of the problem? Does it have different drain cleaning solutions at its disposal?
Are you familiar with the different methods for fixing blocked drains? Melbourne homeowners may find themselves being presented with different options for fixing the problem. If you are confronted with several possibilities, your plumber is going to recommend the one that will serve your situation best, based on several factors such as the nature of the blockage, your budget, the urgency of the situation, etc.
What are the most common drain cleaning solutions?
- High-pressure water jetting – This effectively addresses root intrusions, sand, sludge, grease, and other debris that are known to cause drain line blockages. This solution works to clear sediment by breaking up debris, penetrating and emulsifying grease, pulverising roots, washing out hardened scale, etc. It pretty much flushes out the drain system, clearing it of any obstruction. Jetting is considered an effective, quick, cost-effective, and environmentally safe solution for blocked drains.
- Vaporooting – This solution is a root inhibitor so it really only applies for blockages caused by tree or grass roots. Some property owners are advised to replace sewer lines when this happens, but this is expensive, inconvenient, and disruptive. The Vaporooting process involves lower costs, no interruption, no landscaping damage, and a much shorter work duration. By choosing to Vaporoot the system, you get to save thousands of dollars. Vaporooting does consist of the use of herbicides in the form of foam. It goes through the sewer lines and eliminates the roots. You can rest assured that only roots within the pipes and those located in the immediate vicinity are affected. Plants aboveground should remain unharmed.
Your plumber should be familiar with these solutions and more to be able to offer you the best one for your situation.