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How To Deal With Blocked Drains?

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How To Deal With Blocked Drains?

Blocked drains are a common plumbing issue. They are caused by excess debris building up within the pipes, and outdoor pipes can become blocked up if there is any type of crack or hole in the pipe that allows for tree roots to work their way inside. Indoor pipes can become clogged due to un-flushable items like sanitary napkins, paper towels, and baby wipes getting flushed down the drain, and shower drains can become plugged up with hair that sheds during a shower. Clogged pipes can also cause back up, and many times homeowners will notice murky colored water with sewage particles in their sinks or bathtubs. There may also be a foul odor present. There are over the counter drain cleaners that can help with minor blockage issues, but if the back up is being caused by tree roots or heavy debris blockage, it is always best to contact a professional plumbing service.

Unclogging Drains

Plumbers have special tools that they use to remove blockages, and the most common tool used is what is called a snake. The term “snake the drain” refers to the plumber inserting a long, flexible tool into the pipe. There are different varieties of drain snakes that can be used, and they can be anywhere from two to fifty feet in length. The plumber will attempt to remove the blockage this way, and they also have industrial strength drain cleaners that can assist in moving the blockage along. If the pipes are old or damaged, the plumber may need to patch them up or replace the entire pipe. If there are tree roots growing inside the sewer line, the plumber may use a chemical called copper sulfate to help dissolve the roots, or they may have to manually cut the roots in order to remove them completely. Once the plumber gets to the source of the blockage and it has been properly removed, the plumbing in the home or building should start running smoothly again.

Emergency Plumbing Services

Since plumbing disasters can happen at all times of the day and night, most plumbers offer 24-hour emergency services. Blocked drain can cause flooding, as well as damage to the carpet and flooring, and broken and burst pipes can cause severe water damage as well. It is always recommended to immediately shut off the water source if possible during a plumbing emergency, and the next step will be to contact a professional plumber who offers emergency services. There is usually an extra charge added if a plumber is needed after hours or on holidays, but paying an extra service charge is definitely worth it if it means preventing further damage caused by a plumbing malfunction. The emergency plumbing technician will arrive at the location as soon as possible and assess the issue. They will give the home or building owner a full estimate of costs before getting started. The cost of a plumbing job, emergency or otherwise, will depend on what type of work needs to be done and if any replacement parts are needed.

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What We Do

Dr. DRiP Sydney Plumbers were established in 2000, and today is one of Sydney’s fastest growing and most reputable maintenance plumbing companies. We specialise in rapid response emergency plumbing maintenance. Dr. DRiP’s head office is located in Mona Vale, however we provide a plumbing service to all areas of Sydney.

Owned and operated by Andrew Smith, Dr. DRiP offers a complete 24 hour 7 day a week service. We have 8 mobile work vehicles ready for immediate response. Each vehicle carries a comprehensive range of the latest technology and inventory to ensure most jobs can be completed on the spot, which is a great cost savings for our customers.

Dr. DRiP has built and maintains a loyal customer base, which includes domestic, commercial, real estate, strata, government and corporate companies. We initially became established throughout the Northern Beaches in Sydney and quickly built a strong reputation based on our high level of service, commitment to our customers and our professional expertise. We have since grown into a well-recognised and ethical plumbing company that services the entire Sydney region.

On time, every time is our passion and driving force behind our business. But it’s not the only thing that makes us different. Dr. DRiP has one of the strongest code of ethics and staff training systems in the business of plumbing.

Our employees are extremely valued and highly trained. All employees undertake a full security and background check before starting and undergo an intensive training schedule prior to starting work at Dr. DRiP. We recognise that our professional plumbers are the face of our company and therefore take immense responsibility on how they represent us.

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