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Blocked Drains

If your drains are not flowing freely you need the licensed plumbing services of Upside Down. We’ll take care of any challenging drain blockage with prompt 24/7 availability.

Professional Drain Cleaning Services

Upside Down is your local residential plumbing expert. We understand that a whole host of issues can cause your drains to clog. One minute you’re getting ready for work, and the next, your shower drain is backed up and sewage is starting to spill into the bathroom.

This is why we have a large team of licensed professionals capable of clearing blocked drains across Australia. We can search for, and clear, the causes of blocked drains with ease. Your water will be flowing once more!

And with fully stocked vans, our plumbers are always ready to tackle the job at hand. Upside Down has the tools and experience required to get your home back on track. It doesn’t matter if the blockage is inside your sewer line, toilet or stormwater system; the issue will be fixed in no time.

Customers can rest assured that our team is on call 24/7 for a wide range of blocked drain services. This includes:

  • Tree root removal
  • Pipe relining
  • Pipe replacement
  • Blocked toilet repairs
  • Water pressure testing and repairs
  • CCTV drain camera inspections
  • Emergency plumbing

And more! Your plumbing is in safe hands with Upside Down. Our local team is ready to deal with your plumbing emergency. Just call now and we can book your blocked drain inspection and repair service.

Blocked Drain CCTV Camera Inspections

Before we begin any drain cleaning or repair it’s important to understand exactly what the problem is. Our plumbers need to know whether they’re dealing with PVC, metal or ceramic pipes, and have to know where the cause of the blockage is.

That’s why we always perform a CCTV drain inspection. It’s the best way to determine where a blockage is and just how easy or difficult it will be to remove and repair. 

To determine what’s going on, your friendly Upside Down plumber will feed a flexible CCTV camera through your drain system. It’s basically a long cable with a camera and a light on the end, with your plumber watching the footage in real time.

It means we can assess the situation then and there. You will know whether we can remove the clog with a hydrojet, or if drain excavation or pipe relining has to occur. These long term solutions are the best way to ensure we not only remove blockages but prevent them from recurring.

A drain camera inspection is the perfect way to tee up a permanent solution for your home. It’s why Upside Down will send an experienced, licensed plumber to your property. No one else can accurately uncover the signs of a blocked drain like we do!

Effective Hydrojet Drain Cleaning

In the good old days, the electric eel was one of the most common tools in a plumber’s arsenal. The drain snake was a steel cable with sharp blades on its head, and it would break up tough blockages.

However, it’s no longer the big dog. Modern plumbers use the hydrojet as it delivers precision and high success rates. The hydrojet can clear a blocked drain with no delay. 

Sometimes referred to as a water jetter, the hydrojet drain cleaner uses high pressure water jets to blast and slice through stubborn blockages. Roots, sediment, debris and foreign objects will all be broken down and washed away with ease. 

You don’t have to worry about damage to your stormwater drains or sewer drains, either. Hydrojetting may be powerful but it’s also safe. PVC pipes will not be damaged, while old ceramic pipes are usually impervious to issues - as long as they are already in a good condition.

If you have recurring drain blockages caused by tree roots, toilet paper, wet wipes or food debris, the hydrojet will be your best friend. And in the safe and licensed hands of Upside Down it is the perfect tool for clearing away severe blockages at home.

Long-Term Drain Blockage Prevention

Clearing blocked drains is one thing. Ensuring the problem does not come back again and again is another. That’s why Upside Down offers professional long term repairs, so you don’t have to repeatedly plunge or pour hot water down your drains.

From blocked sewer pipes to clogged stormwater systems, our long term practices deliver reliability and reassurance. What are they, you ask? We employ either pipe relining or drainage excavation.

Pipe relining is the go-to blocked drain solution. It’s great for drains that are cracked or slightly damaged. There’s no messy dig-up or expensive use of equipment. Everything can be repaired from an existing drain opening as we essentially create a new hardened protective layer inside your pipes.

Drainage excavation, meanwhile, is for the jobs beyond repair. We will have to excavate your yard to remove damaged pipework before replacing it with brand new PVC piping. However, with a guarantee it will last decades, you can say goodbye to blocked sewers.

Upside Down will talk you through any professional solution once we perform a CCTV inspection of your drains. You can count on us to work with your short term and long term needs. 

Interest Free** Drain Cleaning Services

Here at Upside Down, we understand that our customers are rarely ready for blocked drains. These kinds of plumbing issues spring up at any moment and can cause serious issues for your home. 

It’s why we want to not only bring expert solutions to your home, but also interest free** drain cleaning services for eligible customers. How? We partner with providers Zip and Humm to give you buy-now, pay-later options for all of our blocked drain services.

You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront. Your on-site technician can take you through the easy application process and approval usually takes only a few minutes.

It means there is always an interest free** payment plan on offer for complete convenience.

You can receive long-term repairs like pipe relining and pay off the work in manageable chunks that are perfectly suited to your budget.

Our interest free** payment plans are also paired with 24/7 availability and the same rates any day, all day. Throw in a 12-month workmanship guarantee and you can rest assured that your home is well looked after.

We also accept payment by cash, cheque or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

If you’re looking for local blocked drain experts, call Upside Down. We’re available around the clock to fix plumbing problems and get that drainage system back on track. Lock us in for professional service and you can say goodbye to the clogs and hard work associated with a DIY job.

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Blocked Drains FAQ

Have you got problems with blocked drains? We can answer your questions here.

Blockages preventing the flow of water can be caused by a number of things within the pipeline. In the kitchen, food scraps and fats, oil and grease are your worst enemy. In the bathroom, soap, oil and hair can build up. These blockages are relatively easy to deal with if they occur close to the drain. More difficult blockages are deeper in the pipeline and often include other objects or materials that have been flushed out of sight, but not out of the street. Tree roots invading the pipe are the worst offender, and one of the most challenging to remove. Other random causes include cement washed down drains during renovations, earth movement causing drains to collapse, or just poor installation in the first place.

Depending on the cause, Upside Down will use an electric snake or hydro jet. The hydro jet is our heavyweight tool for all serious blockages. It uses high-powered jets of water to break up all clogs, including tree roots. As a result, it leaves you with clean and clear drains. Afterwards, we'll send a CCTV camera down to check whether the drain itself is not damaged, or if it needs pipe relining.

There are some ways to fix a blocked drain yourself. However, a DIY fix may not provide a long-term solution. If the blockage is further down the drain it is unlikely a home remedy will help. Despite that, there can be short-term relief thanks to solutions such as:
  • Boiling water and detergent
  • Bicarb soda and white vinegar
  • Plunging
For thorough repair and drains that are permanently cleared, it is recommended you contact a fully qualified plumber at Upside Down.

Yes, they certainly are. Blocked drains not only smell but are breeding grounds for bad bacteria. Along with causing bacteria and mould, clogs also result in other dangerous contaminants that can make you extremely ill. The odours can cause headaches and nausea. If you’ve got a blocked drain, the best solution is to call a qualified plumber.

There are several simple ways to prevent your drains from getting blocked:
  • Install a plug hole strainer on your sinks and shower
  • Make sure you scrape off plates and pans before washing them in the sink
  • Do not pour oil down the drain.
  • Set up a drain hair catcher device in the shower
  • If you use wipes, make sure you throw them in the bin and not flush them down the toilet
  • The same goes for nappies. Never flush them down the toilet
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags must always be disposed of in the bin and not in your water pipes.
If you’ve got problems with blocked drains and you’re looking for a long-term solution, don’t hesitate to call the plumbing experts at Upside Down.
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