Once we’ve identified the reason for your blockage, we’ll offer a number of solutions and provide a quote for you to go over. We always prefer to repair blockages using our high-pressure jetter, as this does not require excavating or digging your plumbing up. For serious drain blockages we’ll make use of our electric eel. These are industrial machines designed to clear out tree roots and other hard blockages.
Unfortunately, sometimes digging is required to access the pipes. Luckily, we have excavation equipment that enables us to easily get to your pipes. We even have underground service locators on-hand to ensure there’s no hidden pipes or cables in the way.
Of course, pipes never get blocked or broken at a convenient time! Which is why we provide a 24/7 emergency service and blocked drain services for all suburbs and towns in the Northern Rivers region, including
, Byron Bay
Get In Touch With Our Blocked Drain Experts
For affordable drain clearing and pipe repairs you can count on,
the Alstonville Plumbing & Gasfitting team today. For emergencies call us on: 0427 285 626
What are the most common causes of blocked drains?
The most common causes of blocked drains are items going down the drain that shouldn’t, as well as damaged or broken drainage pipes and tree roots. Common household items that block drains include:
- Food waste
- Oil and grease
- Sanitary products
- “Flushable” wet wipes
What is High-Pressure Water Jetting?
High-pressure water jetting uses a powerful and targeted stream of water to penetrate and flush away stubborn drain blockages. It is particularly effective for removing blockages caused by roots, silt build up, debris and oily fats.
How do electric eels clear blocked drains?
Electric eels (also called plumbing snakes) are used to cut up and break down items causing your drains to be blocked. It is made of a long, coiled wire with spinning blades. By forcing itself into the blockage and then breaking it down, the blocked drain is cleared when the eel is removed.