Blocked drains usually don’t keep office hours, and they’re never pleasant to deal with. If you find yourself in the position of needing an after-hours call-out for a blocked drain plumber, call us. Don’t waste time trying to find the nearest, cheapest offer from people who don’t answer their phones. Our pro team knows their stuff – we will sort out your blocked drain in no time at all.
When you have a blocked drain, any one of a wide range of things could have gone wrong. The most common cause of a blocked drain is tree roots. These critters love water, and they will do whatever it takes to get to it, regardless of the water quality. If you have a tree growing near your drain pipes, the chances are that you will need to call out a blocked drain plumber at some point. These tree roots bore through old sewerage pipes like it’s soft soil. They also sneak through pipe joints to get at the water. Once inside, the roots fan out, creating a network to suck up as much water as possible. This network acts like a net, catching anything that washes down you drain pipes, causing an enormous plug. When this happens, you get that unpleasant stream of questionable origin flowing through your backyard. In the worst cases, this would push up through your toilets and into your home. This is not a pleasant thought.
Another common cause is foreign object flushed down the toilet. This usually happens when your toddlers learn that they can be “helpful”, washing the cleaning rags down then drain. These get stuck on bends in the pipe, causing a blockage and making your drains overflow.
When this happens to you, don’t worry. Call the best blocked drain plumber Bloemfontein and surrounds (that’s us) to sort out your problems. Our pro team has the right tools for the job and the experience to boot. When we arrive on the scene, here’s what we’ll do:
Determine the Cause
When we get to your property, we will assess the situation, determining the potential cause of the blockage. This affects the type of solution we will suggest. Once we’ve figured out what’s going on, we will offer expert advice on the solution, explaining the timeline and costs involved. We want to work within your budget and timeframe.
Once we’re all on the same page, we will offer you a fair, market-related quote for approval before we get to work. We guarantee that there will be no hidden costs since no one likes a shock when the bill comes.
Get to Work
Once you’ve accepted the quote, we will get to work. There are a variety of tools available for this kind of job. The most common is a drain rod. This simple piece of equipment consists of a series of interlocking rods. At the front end, a spiral, or set of spirals, twist in a specific direction. A handle at the back end allows us to rotate the rod inside the sewerage pipe.
We will push the rod into the drain one length at a time until it comes into contact with the blockage. At this point, we will twist the handle, working the spiral end securely into the blockage. Then, we pull it out and repeat the process until the entire obstruction is removed.
If this doesn’t work, we use a high-pressure sprayer. Here, a long, thin hose is inserted into the drainpipe until it reaches the blockage. This hose is connected to a high-pressure unit that blasts a sharp jet of water through the tube. Here, the water jet cuts whatever blocks the drainpipe, into small pieces, which then flows down the drain. This generally sorts everything out.