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July 6, 2022

Drain Cleaning & Repair Services

Austest is Melbourne’s leading drain cleaning company specialising in all work blocked drains and sewerage systems. our advanced equipment allows us to clear blocked drains quickly, not only will we clear the blocked drain, we will also locate and identify why the drain was blocked in the first place. Once we know what blocked your drain we will inform you on the best course of action to avoid the same issue from happening again.

We have been working in and clearing blocked drains in Melbourne for over a decade. We have the team, the drain unblocking equipment, and the expertise to unblock your sewer or drainage system in a short space of time.

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Blocked drains in residential and commercial premises can be a nightmare, whether it is sewerage or stormwater drain pits that have clogged up. There is nothing worse than raw sewage or non-potable water overflowing internally or externally in your house or on your property.

Have a blocked drain at your Melbourne property?

We specialise in unblocking basins, baths, showers, kitchens, toilets, grease lines, all pipelines, sewers and water drainage systems in Melbourne Victoria. With a quick turnaround time and competitive pricing, we can have your drains draining pronto.

The most common causes of blocked drainage systems are tree roots, hair, dirt, and grease or in some cases, the pipeline or waterways have simply collapsed. If the drain is blocked and can’t be cleared due to the drain being badly collapsed, we can use our state of the art CCTV Camera equipment to locate the exact position of the fault quickly. No matter what caused the issue, we will solve it for you.

Blocked drains are extremely common and our team are ready to help you get on with your day, so if you are experiencing a blocked drain problem we can have a qualified plumber ready to come and remedy your blockage as soon as you make the call.

Find Blocked Sewer Drains in Melbourne

Our drain plumbers will find the cause of your blocked drains Melbourne, and provide the best solution to clear the drain without causing further damage to your pipe system and property. Once you notice any symptoms of a drain blockage it’s best to call a professional plumber as soon as possible.

Signs you have a blocked drain

  • Sink or basic slow to drain
  • Toilet slow to drain
  • Gurgling sounds from the toilet bowl
  • Strong smell or odour coming from drainage pipes

How To Clear Blocked Drains

Drains get clogged because of the build-up of debris in your drainage pipes. In a blocked kitchen sink, that can be due to food, dirt, and hardened grease. If you’re dealing with a blocked bathroom sink, that could be caused by soap residue and foreign objects like hair or nail clippings. Although you can avoid a blocked sink or blocked bathroom drain by avoiding washing these types of materials into your pipes, knowing how to clear clogged drains at home is still a worthwhile endeavor.

While the immediate impulse is to call an expert plumber, there are several do-it-yourself or DIY techniques to remove the clog, thereby saving a couple of bucks. There are several household products you can use for clearing drains DIY without using caustic drain cleaners.

The methods for draining a blocked drain depends on whether the clog is partial or full-on. The former, or partial clog, will allow at least some water down the drain. The latter, however, means the drains are fully blocked and no water is going down at all.

You can use the below DIY methods to unblock your blocked drain at home:

Natural Cleaners to refresh your drains

An easy DIY method is to use natural cleaners such as sodas to create a fizzing effect that breaks up the drain blockage particles.

Pour hot water down the drain, then use one cup of bicarbonate of soda and a cup of vinegar. Together this will form a powerful drainage mix. Leave it for 10 minutes, then pour down more hot water. The mix of the natural cleaner and hot water can clear the blockage up.

Boiling Water to clear your blocked sink

A most common method is using boiling water to tackle most blocked drains caused by fat deposits, toiletries, and other types of grease. The extreme heat of the water will break up these substances. Boil a kettle of water and pour it down the drain to break up the blockage.

Using a plunger to clear stubborn debris

Another effective tool is the use of plungers to help shift the blockage. This particular tool works by forming a tight seal around the drain hole, and with a vacuum pull effect may remove the clogged drain.

We service the following areas

Although we do service all of Melbourne, we have teams on standby in the following locations who can get to your location quickly and in most cases, fix the problem for you within a matter of hours.

Austest servicing the following Melbourne suburbs, South Morang, Oak Park, Essendon, Reservoir, Kew, Preston, Fitzroy, Collingwood and the surrounding suburbs in Melbourne Victoria.

Call the team at Austest Pipeline Solutions today on 1800 532 533 for all types of blocked drain clearing.

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