Expert blocked drain Plumbers
We are licenced blocked drain Sydney specialists supplying professional drain and sewer clearing services for North Shore homeowners. With over 60 years of local experience, we can handle everything from a simple fixture blockage right through to the toughest tree root blockages and everything in between.
At DRAINS ‘R’ US, we understand the importance of resolving plumbing issues quickly and correctly. That is why when you call us, we will have a licenced and insured specialist blocked drain Plumber with a minimum 30 years of experience in unblocking drains who will arrive on-time fully equipped with cutting-edge drain clearing technology.
Fully Equipped Blocked Drain Service Vehicles
Our Blocked Drain Clearing Process
The following drain clearing process for sewer lines is considered industry best practice.
If your Plumber is not following a correct sewer clearing process, you are probably wasting your money!
1. ASSESS THE BLOCKED DRAIN
We will carry out an assessment of the blocked drain based on the symptoms you are experiencing, determine the location of the sewer system on your property, estimate the location of the blockage and locate a suitable cleanout.
2. CLEAR THE BLOCKED DRAIN
Once suitable access into the underground sewer system has been achieved the blocked drain will be cleared of all backed up waste material using high pressure penetrating and flushing drain clearing nozzles. This will then enable us to carry out a drain inspection to determine the cause of the sewer blockage and confirm a clear drain.
3. INSPECT THE BLOCKED DRAIN
After the blocked sewer has been cleared of all backed up waste material a CCTV drain camera inspection will be carried out to confirm and show you a clear drain. If the drain is structurally sound with no tree root intrusions our work is finished. Plumbers not using a drain camera to clear your blocked drain will not clear your drain properly!
Clearing a non tree root blockage is a 3-step process.
4. TREE ROOT AFFECTED DRAIN
If the sewer line is affected by tree root intrusions we will use high pressure root cutting nozzles to remove any root growth from the pipework and carry out a second camera inspection with you to confirm the drain is clear. Many Plumbers either don't carry out this part properly or do not carry out this part at all!
Clearing a tree root blockage is a 4-step process.
5. LOCATE THE AFFECTED DRAIN
Optional: In the event that the blocked sewer drain was caused by damaged or defective pipework or tree root intrusions we can electronically locate the exact position and depth of the problem area and also provide video documentation if requested.
For non tree root blockages or homeowners who service their drains regularly to remove tree root regrowth this step is normally not required.
Example Of Our Blocked Drain Clearing Process
The video above shows our blocked drain clearing process as viewed from inside a blocked sewer line in Beacon Hill on the Northern Beaches using a CCTV drain camera. The drain being cleared is a 100mm earthenware sewer line severely affected by tree root intrusions along its entire length from the house downstream to the Sydney Water main line at the rear of the property. The sewer line was cleared using high pressure penetrating and root cutting nozzles via a 100mm cleanout shaft we had installed due to there being no cleanout access on our first visit a few years prior. This cleanout gave us access upstream to the internal drains under the building and downstream through the external main drain to the connection on the Sydney Water main line. There are three parts to the video - before, during and after drain clearing. This video report was carried out due to the customer not being home at the time we carried out the work. We have cleared this sewer line to remove tree root regrowth multiple times over several years. This example is considered an extreme sewer blockage.
Job location - Beacon Hill Northern Beaches
Drain clearing work was carried out on 24th April 2019
Time to complete the work - 10:00am > 12:00pm - 2hrs
Length of pipework serviced was approximately 40 metres
There were approximately 25 individual tree root entry points
Root cutting process was not recorded however the root cutting process took approximately 1.5hrs
We also found what we consider to be a somewhat "dodgy" pipe relining repair carried out by another Plumber.
Combining Old School Values With New School Innovation
Whether it is a stormwater blockage, your toilet is backing up or a kitchen sink, laundry tub, bath or shower clogged, we have got you covered. We are highly experienced in unblocking all types of drains, North Shore residents can be assured we will have their drains cleared properly and back up and running in no time.
When you choose us to unblock your drains, North Shore locals know they are working with the absolute best blocked drain plumbers in Sydney. We are committed to complete customer satisfaction and we will be there when you need us. We are based in Frenchs Forest and exclusively service Sydney's North Shore and surrounding suburbs.
We have been providing professional blocked drain services to Sydney's Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Upper North Shore and Lower North Shore area since 1959 and whether you are dealing with a blocked sewer or blocked stormwater emergency or just simply need a good scheduled drain cleaning service to keep your pipes clear of tree root regrowth, you can be sure our service will be performed by an experienced, efficient, personable and mature professional.
Why Choose Us
On-Time Blocked Drain Appointments
As blocked drains can be unpredictable at times, our 2-hour windowed appointments are designed to allow us the time to be on-time.
Unmatched Drainage Experience
Established for over 60 years in the blocked drain business has enabled us to develop ways of doing things that the competition haven't thought of yet.
Cutting-edge Blocked Drain Technology
Being true specialists in the blocked drain and sewer business ensures we stay up to date with the latest drain unblocking and diagnostic technology.
Only Licenced Blocked Drain Plumbers
We will provide a licenced Plumber with a minimum 30 years of experience which guarantees you get a professional that knows exactly what he is doing.
Fully Insured To Protect You & Your Property
Insurance is something that most homeowners don't normally think about. For your piece of mind we are fully covered with 20 million dollars public liability insurance.
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CCTV Drain Inspection
CCTV drain cameras are a must have tool for Plumbers to inspect the inside of drainage pipes without the need to excavate. They are the fastest way to diagnose and locate any problems within a drainage system such as damaged or defective pipework or tree root intrusions.
Pipe & Fault Locating
Electronic pipe and fault locators work in conjunction with CCTV drain cameras by receiving a radio signal transmitted from the drain camera head positioned inside the underground drainpipe. The receiver above ground translates the signal into accurate depth, direction and location information on a digital display.
Electric Eel Drain Clearing
Although high pressure water jet drain clearing equipment has superseded its mechanical counterparts, electric eel drain clearing processes can still be used to attempt to remove or dislodge metal, plastic or wooden foreign objects that find their way into the drainage system.
Water Jetting Blocked Drains
We have over 60 years of industry experience and are experts with blocked drains. We use a range of specialised water jetting equipment that enables us to deal with any type of sewer or stormwater blockage. We have cleared over 40,000 blocked drains.
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Unlike other plumbing contractors who claim to specialize in blocked drain and sewer services we are true pipe cleaning and blocked drain plumbing specialists. It is what we do, and we are very good at it!
If you are experiencing a blocked sewer line such as a blocked toilet, shower, basin, kitchen sink or laundry tub or a blocked stormwater drain on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Upper North Shore or Lower North Shore rest assured, DRAINS 'R' US can help.
Seriously People! Don't Fall For The "Bait & Switch"
With 60 years of experience and the latest high pressure water jet, CCTV drain inspection and electronic drain locating technology to unblock sewer and stormwater lines we can clear your drains more thoroughly than any other operator in the business and keep them clear so you don't have to spend money on expensive overpriced drain repairs or renewals.
If you have been advised by another Plumber that your drain requires repairing or renewing, we can provide a second opinion by giving an unbiased assessment of the condition of your drains and honest professional advice regarding what options you have. In many cases we have been able to save homeowners in Sydney thousands of dollars in unnecessary drainage work.
We are experienced licenced professionals, not salesmen disguised as one!
A Great Advantage!
We understand that many homeowners would just prefer their blocked drains cleared properly by a licenced Plumber and continue to maintain them rather than overpaying for a substandard drain cleaning service and then in many cases being upsold an unnecessary and most likely overpriced drainage repair. We have hundreds of regular customers who trust us to continue to maintain their drains for that reason.
DRAINS 'R' US offers you a great advantage. We are sewer and drain clearing specialists and do not up-sell sewer or stormwater repairs, so we are not going to talk you into any unnecessary work because getting your drain cleared properly is what we focus on.
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Services Across Sydney's North Shore
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Blocked Sewer Lines
Blocked Stormwater Drains
Hydro-Jet Drain Clearing
High Pressure Root Cutting
Root Intrusion Specialists
CCTV Drain Inspections
Pipe & Fault Location
Electric Eel Drain Clearing
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