Blocked Drains Battle – Drain Snake vs High Pressure Water Jetter
For years the industry standard for fixing a blocked drain was the drain snake (also known as the electric eel or plumber snake) these devices work by travelling down the pipes and flailing its abrasive cutting tip until it destroys the blocked drain (often damaging pipes in the process). Many plumbers are still using this method today, however there is a much safer more pipe friendly method available in High Pressure Water Jetters.
Top 4 Causes of Blocked Drains
Chances are if you are reading this article you have suffered or are suffering from the devastating effects of a blocked drain. Drain blockages can occur from many different causes and the blockage may prove to be a temporary blockage that can be easily removed or flushed through the pipes to a more extensive blockage that requires significant repair work to rectify the situation. Whatever the blockage situation it is always best to treat the underlying cause of the blockage and not just address the immediate symptoms the blockage causes.
Top 10 – What Not to Plant to Avoid Blocked Drains
If you have the luxury of being able to select your plants and trees for your garden then it is important to get the best advice before you plant a thing. Most people are aware of the structural damage that can be caused by massive trees such as Figs that block drains, lift concrete and destroy the structural integrity of buildings, but it is not just these massive giants that can cause drain damage.
Don’t Flush – Blocked Toilet Alert!!
Many people may get confused with the purpose of a toilet and mistake the common toilet bowl for a trash can. It is not until the toilet starts to backup and overflow all over the floor that people realise the error of their ways.
CCTV Drain Camera
What is a CCTV Drain Camera
CCTV is short for closed circuit television and the CCTV drain camera is used to quickly locate any drain blockages. The CCTV Drain Camera is an expensive piece of plumbing equipment and utilises the latest in technology to provide the best possible results when dealing with blockages in drains that could be located anywhere in the network of drains and pipes. The camera provides a wide-angled view as well as video capability to record the findings to DVD if required. It provides an accurate assessment of the situation and ultimately a more cost effective repair of your blocked drain.
Tree Root Infiltration
Usually it is not until too late that homeowners notice the damage caused by the infiltration of tree roots on their sewer lines and underground drain pipes.