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How a Professional Plumber Handles Sewer Blockages

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Sewer systems are out of sight, so problems like clogs seem to appear suddenly. You realise their presence when water backs up in the sink or bathroom areas. Your first reaction is to use a plunger or a drain snake to clear the clog. This may not work if the clog is severe.


What you need is an expert and licensed plumber to handle this specialised job of removing the sewer block. Professional plumbers at King & Sons Plumbing have the experience and right equipment to complete the job to your satisfaction.


If you recollect that you have consistently unclogged drains in different areas of your home with increasing frequency, they are signs of an impending sewer block. But you may have ignored warning signals like slow draining of water from the kitchen sink or the shower area until the problem became severe. As soon as you notice the signs of a sewer blockage, it is necessary to call a professional plumber to unclog the drain.


Sewer Block Clearing Tools And Equipment


Hiring the services of a 24/7 emergency plumber will ensure you get immediate assistance. They will remove the sewer blockage efficiently because they follow specific processes to resolve the problem in the least possible time. Here are the steps they follow and the tools they use.


  • Drain Cameras- These cameras correctly locate the drain block. Once these cameras are sent down into the drain, the plumbers can see the video feed on the monitor on the ground. It clearly shows the location and the cause of the block, such as some foreign objects, collapsed pipes, etc. Often, a tangle of tree roots is the cause of a block.


  • Electric Eels- Having located the block, the process to clear the block starts by using an electric eel. This long flexible tool with a cutter at the end operates on an electric motor. It cuts tree roots and blocks into small pieces effectively. If a block is far deep in the drain, electric eels that reach a distance of 75 feet are used to clear it.


  • Hydro-Jetters- These are powerful drain cleaning machines that use high-pressure water jets to clear the drains. They are extremely useful in the final clearing of drains. Their function is to pressure-push the small bits of debris and roots cut up by the electric eel, and clear the block effectively.


Cost-Effective Sewer Block Services


While clearing blocks, the professionals also take care to inspect the drain for signs of cracks. Tree roots can enter the pipes again and grow into a mass. Any such cracks need sealing before the drain blockage clearing operation is considered to be complete. The soil around drains in the yard area is treated to a special tree root growth-hampering agent. This reduces the possibility of roots entering the pipes and creating drain blocks.

For additional information on residential & commercial preventive plumbing maintenance in Melbourne, feel free to call King and Sons Plumbing on 03 9993 7122. You can also get in touch with us via this Contact Us form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.






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