Drains can become clogged, backed up or blocked for a number of reasons. Underground pipes and drains outside your home are very often impacted by tree roots that crack or collapse the pipework, creating leaks and preventing the smooth flow of water and waste. Underground pipework can also be damaged and create blockages when the earth around it erodes so that the pipe sags, which in turn creates a pool through which water has difficulty in passing.
Internal pipes and drains, in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry for instance, tend to become blocked as result of the material that they carry. That can be for example grease, fat and oil in the case of kitchen drains. Hair, soap scum and toothpaste from the shower or bathroom sink, material and soap sediment from clothes in the laundry, or wet wipes and sanitary napkins in the toilet.
SIGNS FOR A BLOCKED DRAIN
You may have blocked or backed up drains and pipes if you experience:
- Strong smells coming from your drains
- Gurgling noises coming from sinks and basins
- Your shower, bathroom or kitchen sink is slow to drain
- Water comes back up out of the drain in your shower or bath
Likewise, pooled water in your garden, or paving bricks that have cracked or appear to have moved, may indicate blocked or cracked external underground pipework.
WE ARE HAPPY TO HELP
At Aquatek Plumbing & Gas, we specialise in dealing with blocked drains, and employ a variety of technologies both to detect the cause of drain blockages and to clear them.
For instance, we use a CCTV drain camera— essentially a camera that is lowered into and then passed through a drain — to detect blockages and what has caused them. We may also employ UHP hyrdrojet technology (high pressure water hoses) to clear blocked drains if appropriate and necessary.
We are equipped to deal with all types of blocked drains, both major and minor, and can undertake to clear pipes and drains or, if necessary, to replace those that are damaged beyond repair.
Whether it is internal pipework in the kitchen or bathroom, or more substantial external underground pipes, we can tackle blockages of all types and get your water back flowing smoothly once more.
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BLOCKED DRAIN EMERGENCY?
If your drains are blocked to the degree that they are causing water and waste to back up and flood, this can create an emergency situation that needs to be dealt with immediately.
At Aquatek Plumbing & Gas, we provide a 24/7 emergency blocked drains plumbing service and are on hand to help you deal with a crisis situation immediately. Call us on 8123 3535 for assistance.
Our experienced and qualified Adelaide plumbers are available to tackle the problems caused by blocked drains in all suburbs and districts.