Blocked Drain Lismore

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If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that it doesn’t matter where you live, a blocked drain is a blocked drain!

With all of our years of experience, It’s highly likely that you’ve either had the (terrible) experience yourself, or you know someone who has at some stage had to put up with the discomfort of having a blocked sewer on their property.

Apart from the obvious health risks associated with having a blocked and surcharging sewer, there are other repercussions that can come as a result of having a blocked drain.

You can rest easy knowing that TJM Plumbing are the Blocked Drains gurus so pick up the phone today can call.

Are your drains giving you grief?

Worry no further because the Lismore’s Blocked Drain Gurus have all the gear and all of the processes down pat!

There aren’t too many people that at some stage, or another have not been either directly effected, or know someone that has been effected by a blocked drain scenario.

Obviously, blocked drains are extremely unsanitary, however there are lot’s of other ramifications that can arise as a result of a blocked drain. Here’s a handful:

  • Unsanitary environment
  • Structural damage
  • Flooding
  • Damage to carpets and floorboards
  • Damaged furniture and appliances
  • Irreparable drain damage

Thankfully, all of these are avoidable.

Blocked Drain Technology

Technology is constantly progressing when it comes to blocked drains. Through the various stages of investigation, detection, diagnosis and repair, there is always new and improved methods designed to enhance the results in these areas.

CCTV Drain Camera’s

All of our technicians’ trucks are equipped with CCTV Drain Camera’s that enable them to position and manoeuvre a camera within the drain. This technology allows them to see exactly what the problem is via a video monitor at ground level.

CCTV Drain Inspection Camera Equipment on Worksite

Service Location

We use highly advanced locating equipment that allows our technicians to pinpoint exactly where drains and other services lie, by tracking an electrical current that has been either attached to the service, or inserted into the drain. This enables us to accurately establish the exact location of the service we’re tracking as well as the depth. It’s pretty clever.

We can even locate Telstra cables, gal pipes and electrical conduit!

High Pressure Water Jetting Equipment

In addition to the drain camera’s and pipe locators, our vehicles are also fitted with ‘High Pressure Water Jetters’, which not only removes everything from silt and residue, right up to solid matter, tree roots and foreign objects.

Periodical Maintenance

We also offer a preventative program, that schedules us to attend your property periodically, so that we can address any recurring problems, before they become a reality.

That way, we can be sure that your drains will always be clean, so you should never experience any surcharging.

Here are some typical signs that your drains may be blocked

  • Your floor drains are bubbling over
  • Your toilets, baths & showers are draining slowly
  • Bad smells
  • Gurgling drains
  • Overflowing gully’s

Here are some of the effects of blocked drains

Property damage.

We’ve seen many scenarios, where a blocked drain has caused the sewer to surcharge inside the home, which has lead to carpets being flooded, furniture being ruined and appliances getting destroyed. Much of the time resulting in these items needing to be replaced and often at the expense of the resident. Things like carpets are very hard to clean and sanitise completely, once it has been drenched in dirty water, so often the only way to fix it, is to replace it.

Structural damage.

There was an instance in Lismore, where a blocked drain has been the cause of cracks in walls and ceilings. As drains leak water, they also suck in surrounding earth which compromises structural stability. This can be a huge expense and an engineering nightmare, sometimes resulting in sections of homes to be, excavated, propped, patched, or even rebuilt.

Loss of productivity.

TJM Plumbing has been called to jobs where a blocked sewer has forced warehouses and factories to stop operating.
The unsanitary nature of a surcharging sewer will close your work place down if it’s affecting workers. There’s no way around it other than eliminating the problem and clearing the health risk, making it safe for people to return.

Blocked drain signs

Some of the common signs of an existing, or impending blocked drain are things like:

  • Drains gurgling
  • Strange and unpleasant odours
  • Your toilets, baths, or showers draining slowly
  • Knocking sounds when you flush a toilet
  • Water coming out of your floor wastes
  • Water coming out of the gully in your garden

If you’re experiencing any of those symptoms, or if theres anything else that doesn’t seem right, you can save yourself a lot of grief by calling TJM Plumbing to check it out before it’s too late.
We’re on call 24/7 and we’ll make sure your not left in the ‘muck’.

Trailer fitted with all blocked drain and cctv camera equipment
We are Fully Equipped

TJM Plumbing are fully equipped with all of the latest equipment and technology to clear and clean blocked sewers. From electric eels, to high pressure water jets, we’ll be able to solve the problem on your property and put you at ease.

Our drain cameras allow us to firstly locate the problem areas and then after the blockage has been cleared, check to make sure the problem has been completely removed. If required, we can even provide video footage for the purpose of insurance claims, etc.

Blocked Drain FAQ’s

One of the most common reasons to call a plumber in Lismore is to clear blocked drains. The friendly plumbers here at TJM Plumbing are available 24 hours per day and can assist you with blocked drains any time of the day or night.

Here are some questions you might have with answers that will help you find the right solution for the issue you’re having.

What are the signs of a blocked drain?

There are several indications that might tell you that you have a blocked drain. The most obvious is that water isn’t draining and could be backing up into the sinks, tubs or toilets in your house. You might also notice unpleasant smells coming from the drain or strange sounds emanating from the drains. This might be a gurgling or bubbling sound that occurs when water is trying to get around the blockage.

What causes a blocked drain?

The most common reason you might have a blocked drain is that you’re putting things down that should go in the trash can instead.

In your toilets, the only thing that you should flush down is toilet tissue and human waste, not baby wipes, cleaning wipes or anything else.

In your sinks, avoid putting down large food waste, paper or anything else that might clog the drain. Sometimes, tree roots from outside can block your drains as well.

What should you do about a blocked drain?

Most of the time, it’s not a good idea to try to clear a blocked drain yourself. This can cause the blockage to become more impacted and harder to remove and you could wind up with damage to your pipes and plumbing system if you don’t have the proper tools and experience to get the job done right.

You should always call a trained plumber to assess the blockage and who can determine the appropriate tools for clearing it.

What if I don’t take care of my blocked drains properly?

Besides the inconvenience, there are several reasons to have your drains unblocked as soon as possible. Leaving them can lead to an unsafe and unsanitary environment that can make you and your family sick. It can also lead to flooding that can cause structural damage to your home as well as ruining carpets, furniture and appliances in your home. 

When you have a blocked drain and need a plumber in Lismore, call us here at TMJ Plumbing. We’re here to serve you 24/7.

If you’ve got a blocked drain on your property in Lismore, or surrounding areas, pick up the phone and let TJM Plumbing save the day.
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