Do You Have a Blocked Drain?
Our local experts at Mr Emergency are ready and waiting for your call. Our vans are packed with high tech equipment and ready to roll when your emergency strikes. If your drains are blocked in the middle of the night and are flooding your house with stinky sewage, don’t worry, we can be at your property 24/7! It doesn’t matter if it’s a blocked sink, blocked sewer, blocked shower drain or a septic tank blockage, we have you covered.
What Causes a Blocked Drain?
A blocked drain can be caused by many different factors, from invading roots to problems caused by your own actions, such as washing the wrong things down your sink. We have you covered here at Mr Emergency. We find the following to be the most common causes of a blocked drain:
- Build-up of grease
- Hair and other bathroom build-ups such as soap
- Too much toilet paper
- Tree root invasions, dirt and garden waste
- Collapsed or damaged pipes
- Sanitary napkins
- Solid objects, especially toys
- Baby wipes
- Laundry detergent and material from clothes
There are several signs that can indicate that you may have a blocked drain on your property. If you notice water pooling in your basins or sinks, or possibly in places around your yard, that means a blockage could be causing an overflow. You may also notice a foul stench wafting from your drains.
If you notice these signs, you need to contact Mr Emergency for a blocked drain plumber. We have over seven years of blocked drain service with a proven track record of being able to fix blocked drains.
How To Clear
At Mr Emergency, we recommend hiring a licensed plumber to clear your drain. Chemical substances can cause lasting damage to your pipes and it is strongly discouraged. Using a plunger is a great first start because the rubber section acts as a suction cup to dislodge any blockages. Failing this, a qualified plumber should be called.
Our Mr Emergency plumbers complete ongoing training to ensure they are always up to date with the latest drain unblocking techniques. They complete hundreds of blocked drain services every year and are here for you when you need them most.
If you have a blocked or damaged pipe, the professionals from Mr Emergency are able to use our equipment to have this repaired or replaced, with minimal downtime or stress to you.
Did you know we also specialise in toilet unblocking? A common job our team tends to is when a customer’s toilet won’t flush. There are a number of reasons this could occur. Some of the most common include:
- Blocked Toilet
- Not enough water in the tank
- The flapper is damaged
- Broken lift chain
- Broken button
Our team can diagnose and repair these issues quickly and without fuss. If the issue cannot be fixed, we can also provide toilet replacements.
24 Hour Unblock Drain Service
Mr Emergency is your local blocked drains expert. It doesn’t matter how big the blockage, we can find a solution for you.
We are open 24/7, every day of the year and can be at your door within the hour*. We employ a range of high quality, modern tools to eliminate drain blockages such as:
- Electric Eel
- CCTV Drain Camera
- Hydro Jetter
- Pipe Relining
- Excavation and Replacement
In the first instance we will try to clear the blockage in your pipes by using an electric drain machine, also known as an electric eel. It is a thin flexible rod with a cutter attached to the end which is inserted into your pipes. The cutter is rotated via an electric motor and able to cut out or mash through any obstacles in its path. The electric eel is only suitable for a range of up to approximately 23 meters.
For harder to reach or more stubborn blockages, especially those within sewer or stormwater drains, our qualified plumbers will use a hydro jet machine. This is a tailer mounted high water pressure system, capable of releasing jets of water at a rate of up to 5000 psi to quickly and effectively flush out any unwanted obstacles, while also cleaning your pipes at the same time.
Once any clogging in your pipes has been cleared a CCTV drain camera is usually the next port of call. The CCTV camera is attached to a flexible rod, designed to be inserted into your pipes – sending a live feed to a monitor for our plumbers to determine if the blockage has been fully cleared.
Don’t delay your blocked drain service any longer. Contact the team at Mr Emergency today.
How Much Does It Cost To Clear a Blocked Drain?
Here at Mr Emergency, we understand that plumbing work isn’t planned for. To help make unexpected bills easier to manage we are proud to offer a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans**. These plans are popular with our customers because not only do they allow you to defer full payment, you can also choose between weekly and fortnightly repayment options.
The application process is not a problem, with most of our customers getting cleared within minutes. Our plumbers can arrange these payments on site. Once you are right to go, your plumbing will be fixed straight away. Getting a qualified plumber to your door has never been so uncomplicated!
Contact Mr Emergency today for all your blocked drains needs.