Consistently delivering one of the highest quality blocked drains services in Sydney
SPS Drains Division are specialists in repairing blocked drains with a permanent solution. We have all the latest equipment to ensure your drainage is unblocked.
When we send our Blocked Drain Sydney Plumber to your property, we ensure the tradesman we send has had extensive drain cleaning knowledge and an understanding of how drainage systems work. They can become extremely complicated tricky especially when mains, councils and multiple properties are involved. Our technicians have had extensive training to battle any issue we may face. Our drain solution is fully assessed to ensure we save you money at the end of the job.
Our drainage machines work at pressures over 5000 PSI so you can be sure all your tree roots, grease and build-up of oils are safely removed. This high-pressure jetter sydney will clean pipes ranging in sizes from 32mm to 225mm and will reach over 65m in length to ensure coverage in all necessary areas. Blocked Drains In Sydney is a common issue and sometimes, if its not attended to, can cause massive problems to your property.
When our blocked drain specialists attends your property, rest assured he will arrive with the latest drain cleaning and pipe locating equipment as well as machines that deliver pressures of 5000Psi which will ensure your pipes, blocked toilets and drainage system is working adequately once we are completed with the works. The single most important factor of clearing a drain in the beginning, is ensuring we understand what caused the drain to back up to begin with.
If a drain plumber recommends clearing the drain and NOT conducting a CCTV camera inspection, you probably should be using a different plumber. This is a lazy approach and unfortunately seems like its saving you money in the short term, but will cost you more once the drain backs up again.
It’s important to understand what can harm your drains and can potentially force you to spend massive amounts of money to repair any damages along the road.
From our extensive experience in blocked drain Sydney, we’ve listed the most common mistakes you should avoid, to keep your drains healthier and your wallets full.
When landscaping or gardening it is important to find out where your sewer and stormwater drains are laid. Some plants can grow with deep, strong roots may go through small cracks and spaces in your pipes and potentially cause massive damages to them. Through our years of experience, tree roots in drain is usually the issue 75% of the time.
Do not plant any of the below trees within 10 meters of your sewer or stormwater drains
African Tulip / Spathodea Campanulata
Pepperina / Schinus Molle
Umbrella Tree / Schefflero Actinophylla
Willow Tree / Salix Species
Do not pour oils down your kitchen sink. We advise our clients to pour it into a jar and prevent fats and oils going down your drains. The most common cause of kitchen sink blockages are a result of people pouring oil and waste scraps down their drains.
Dispose of these into a rubbish bin and please note regardless of their claims all wipes cause blockages, see article below:
Collect all hair after shower use or use a hair catcher on a drain to ensure hair does not enter drains and cause them to block
Ensure leaves and debris are kept away from all stormwater lines. Placing protective material like gutter guard or having mesh over your stormwater drains is a great way of ensuring no debris enter the lines
If your drains have a history of roots, a Rootx application every 12 months is highly recommended. Below are some of the results we have had on our jobs
RootX kills roots using aquatic herbicide Dichlobenil, a non-caustic, non-fumigating and non-systemic solution that will not harm pipes, septic systems or above-ground vegetation. Effective for 10 years running and trusted by plumbers nationwide.
Grease blockages Sydney occur mainly in commercial kitchens or kitchen house lines as fat is poured down the drain. You have probably heard the old expression “oil and water, simply don’t mix”. What ends up happening, is the fat will eventually find its way into the bottom of a gully or a sewer line and will eventually block the line. ALL oil MUST be placed into a jar or into a bin and disposed of safely. Pouring fats and oils down your lines will only mean, a blockage is bound to occur.
In commercial sinks and kitchens, its almost impossible to try and prevent oil build up within drain lines. We regularly place preventive maintenance plans in place every 3 months at several commercial kitchens and restaurants and use a product called “Grease Release” to help break down the fat in the lines and ensure all blockages are eliminated. Not having a regular maintenance plan in place could cost the restaurant or kitchen thousands of dollars in downtime if their drains were to ever block during trading hours. Imagine the loss of revenue each time a drain was blocked.
This is the most IMPORTANT PART!
If a blocked drain is not diagnosed after its cleared, and a clear understanding of what caused the blockage to begin with is not found, the likelihood of the blockage re occurring is extremely high. Prevention is cure.
If no major issues are found in the line, no further steps are required
A jet blaster put simply is a petrol operated machine which use water (similar to a fire truck) to run water through hoses at pressure in excess of 5000psi to help clear the following issues. These machines are the most effective, cost efficient way of clearing a sewer or stormwater blockage Sydney.
Blocked drains caused by tree roots
Grease line build up
Clearing silt, debris & excessive rubble from drains
Cleaning or hosing down of driveways
A big advantage of having a jet blaster is the fact we have different nozzles for different applications. For example, if we had large tree roots in the line, we could use root cutting nozzles to help eliminate the roots. If we had a large grease build up, we could also use a grease head which targets the breakdown of grease whilst in use.
There are also attachments and hoses to target the smaller sized drains which makes this machine a great tool in tackling the most stubborn of all blockages. The below photo is a number of the many nozzles each one of our drain specialists has in his vehicle, ready to tackle any blockage which you may have.
An eel was a machine used in the early 1990’s and 2000’s and was the main method of cleaning drains as no other options were available.
They were heavy, extremely hard to use, worked sometimes and extremely high in maintenance. They damaged pipes and could not get around bends like a jet blaster essentially making them extremely hard to use on all applications.
Fast forward and the benefits of a jet blaster over an eel are endless.
The fact that is its mobile and you can move it anywhere which is needed. A jet blaster can have up to 80m of hose compared to the heavy short attachments of an eel. The efficiency of a jet blaster running at 5000Psi each time compared to an eel which may break down due to the amount of attachments having been placed onto each end. The single most important thing over above all, is a jet blaster will leave your pipes in much better condition and never damage them. An eel nearly 90% of the time damaged all affected sewer lines.
A belly is where a section of the pipework caves in at a certain section due roots getting into the pipe or the pipe not being adequately supported
Dislocated joints are a major issue which cause blocked drains and is more common in old vitrified clay pipework.
This is where a joint misaligns from its required position allowing tree roots to get into the pipework and cause serious blockages
Tree roots in drain are the number one source of blocked drains Sydney. Once tree roots get into your pipework they will grow and eventually cause major issues with your pipework if not attended to immediately.
Our machines have the capability to ensure we get rid of stubborn roots that have been growing in your pipework
Reported Problem - Attended a blocked sewer drain in Plumpton with reports of an overflowing sewer drain in the backyard. Conducted a high pressure jet blast and CCTV camera inspection and found multiple issues throughout the line. We provided the customer with a permanent drainage solution in Sydney to help repair the issue permanently.
Works completed to resolve the problem- Access for an excavator into this property was not possible due to the house layout meaning the line at a depth of 1.7m needed to be dug out by hand. Our technicians rolled up their sleeves and dug down to the defective earthenware line which had collapsed.
We dug the line out the defective line and replaced the defective section of pipework with new PVC pipework. We raised an inspection to ground level for any future access which may be needed.
On completion of the works the area was backfilled and site was cleaned.
If our blocked drain plumber in Sydney conducted a high pressure jet blast and a CCTV camera inspection and the line backed up within 72 hours (as a result of the plumber not clearing the drain properly, we will re-attend and clear the drain for free.
The fact that we use a CCTV camera inspection Sydney on every single drain job ensures a 0% chance of a call back as we stress on ensuring every single blockage is diagnosed accordingly and a permanent solution is given if issues are found.