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Help! You have a blocked drain, who should you call? What kind of equipment should they have?
Firstly don’t panic! It’s easier said than done when you have a foul mess or smell coming from your sewer. But there are drainage professionals out there who have the tools to fix your problem relatively quickly and inexpensively.
First – call someone who has vast experience in clearing drainage blockages. Here at Pipe Relining Solutions we hear customers say “I wish I’d called a blocked drains plumber first before spending money with a plumber who could only fix half the problem”. So, when you’re calling a plumber ask if they deal with blocked drains on a daily basis. If not (and they spend more time working on plumbing inside the home) they may not be the person you want to clear your blockage.
Second, ask them what kind of equipment they use. You may have heard of electric eels or drain snakes. These are machines you put down the line that mill or cut down the blockage using a rotating head. They do clear blockages but there are a number of things you should be aware of when using one in your drains.
The new kid on the block is a high-pressure water jet. These jets pump water down your line at a pressure of 4000-5000psi. They not only clear the blockage but they clean your line removing potential for smells and future blocking points.
So when you need someone to clear your drains, look for the drainage experts who use the best technology for the job. They will have your problem fixed in no time at a fraction of the cost of a general plumber.