Block Drains

Professional Plumbing Services for Blocked Drains

Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can unblock all drains from 100mm-300mm including sewer drains, stormwater drains, showers, sinks, baths, laundry troughs, gully traps and boundary traps. We have been dealing with Blocked drains in Richmond, east Melbourne, Collingwood, Balwyn, Abbotsford, Fitzroy, Clifton hill, Northcote, Thornbury, kew, hawthorn, Toorak, south Yarra and other suburbs close by including Armadale and Camberwell for over forty years. The most common cause of blocked drains is tree roots. The tiny tree roots enter the drain and block the flow of the pipe. In some cases the roots cause the pipe to brake and dislodge the pipe. If this happens the section of pipe will need to be replaced.

In most instances Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can clear blockages with a sewer machine and advise if the drain needs a camera inspection or not. Either way, the customer will receive the most appropriate cost effective solution and be fully informed. If a drain camera inspection is necessary, a copy of the recording can provided to the customer for viewing so all parties to inspect and understand the severity of the problem. Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can then advise the customer the best solution to fix the problem. Soft blockages occur when toilet paper has not been fully flushed all the way down the drain and stops half way, this is caused by an insufficient water flow when flushing or by using an excessive amount of toilet paper at one time. Storm water drains can become blocked for several reasons. The most common cause in a stormwater drain is silt/dirt build up or a foreign obstruction like a tennis ball or rubbish that has entered the system. Richmond Plumbing & Roofing are fully equipped to deal with this scenario.

Blocked drain information

High-pressure jet cleaner
The high pressure jet cleaner is a machine that pumps water at a very high pressure through a small flexible hose with a special nozzle attached. This blasts its’ way down the pipe, fully cleaning the interior walls of the pipe to remove any obstruction such as fibrous tree roots. Richmond Plumbing & Roofing often elect to use this method on fat, grease, silt and dirt.

CCTV drain camera
A CCTV drain camera is a Closed Circuit TV camera attached to a flexible cable that is put down the drain to send images back to a monitor and recording device. A CCTV drain camera is used to inspect the inside of your pipes locating the cause of the blockage and part blockages. Richmond Plumbing and Roofing’s Plumbers are highly trained to use this technology. We can provide you with a copy of the image on DVD for your viewing. Using a drain camera to inspect a pipe can often reveal the cause of the damage quickly and easy. This can save your time and money on expensive repairs and unnecessary digging. You will know straight away where the cause of the problem is and what needs to be done correctly, thanks to the technology of the CCTV drain camera.

Sewer machine
The sewer machine is a machine that turns a spiral cable with a cutting tool that spins though the pipe at a fast speed and cuts or tangles the obstacle or obstruction. Generally tree roots in terracotta pipes. This is a very effective quick clearing technique and can be seen in operation in the page photos.

Pipe repairs + burst pipes Richmond
If you have any problems with burst pipes or need pipe repairs Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can repair all. We have leak detection technology to find any leak under the ground, enabling us to get straight to the cause of the problem. Maybe you have older pipes that are in need of attention. Often there can be issues with water pressure, poor water quality or banging pipes or noisy pipes. If you have, Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can help you. Some older water pipes are copper and may taste a bit funny; we can even install water filters to fix that

Drain replacement Richmond

Richmond Plumbing & Roofing are the drainage experts in in Richmond, east Melbourne, Collingwood, Carlton Abbotsford, Fitzroy, Clifton hill, Northcote, Thornbury, kew, hawthorn, Toorak, south Yarra and other suburbs close by including Armadale and Camberwell. We have the experience necessary to replace or alter all sewer and stormwater pipes in need of attention.

Whatever the drainage situation is Richmond Plumbing & Roofing can solve your problem,
With over 50 years experience. Please call 0418397667

Richmond Plumbing & Roofing are experts in excavating and replacing sections of sewer pipes that have cracked, broken or totally collapsed. If you have a sewer pipe problem please call Richmond Plumbing & Roofing 0418397667

Boundary trap replacement
Boundary trap replacement is the most common part of a sewer drain that needs replacing. The boundary shaft runs in a vertical direction from the surface. It will either have a inspection opening or a ground vent, from here it goes straight down in a vertical run anywhere between 1m-6m deep and at the bottom of this vertical shaft you have a boundary trap ( water seal ). It then runs horizontally until it reaches the sewer mains. A horizontal pipe runs from your house to the boundary shaft. The most common place where the sewer pipe cracks, brakes or collapses is where the horizontal pipes meet the vertical pipe ( the boundary shaft ) if your sewer pipes are terracotta and need replacing please give us a call at Richmond Plumbing & Roofing 0418397667