Blocked toilets can be a really big inconvenience, especially if you have a large family or if you only have 1 toilet. If a blocked toilet occurs at your workplace it can be an even bigger inconvenience, especially if you have a lot of customers such as one of our customers who operates a movie theatre.
Why Toilets Get Blocked?
There are many causes of toilet blockages. The most common is an overuse of toilet paper or sanitary items being flushed down the toilet. If you really have the need to use a lot of toilet paper, flush a couple of times making sure that the paper does not build up in the toilet.
Another cause can be those smelly toilet freshers that sit in the bowl of your toilet. Sometimes these come away and get flushed down the toilet causing it to block up. Instead of those expensive freshers you can mix some tea tree oil with water and spray into the bowl for a fresh, clean smell.
Sometimes toilets block up because some tree roots have grown into the sewer line outside and are causing the drains to block up. In this case the plumber will use heavier drain cleaning equipment such as an electric eel and also use a camera to inspect the drains and see if there are any breakages.
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Blocked drains and blocked stormwater pipes can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare but with PlumberAssist looking after your home drainage you can relax. We take the worry out of a blocked drain by using the latest advances in drain cleaning technology such as the high pressure jetter and CCTV drain camera.
Faults in the sewer line can also cause your drains to block. Blocked drains can be cleared several ways and not all methods are suitable for your drain. However, once on site your plumber can assess the right method for you.
How to clean blocked toilet drains?
Ways in which your blocked drain can be cleared are by using high strength drain acid, hand tools and mini equipment, high pressure jetting, electric eel and finally a long term rectification with full guarantee is to dig up your drainage and replace with new sewer line.
PlumberAssist also uses CCTV equipment to investigate where the blockage is and the underlying cause of the blockage. Camera equipment can only be used once the drain has been cleared. We use the camera equipment in conjunction with drain cleaning equipment. The CCTV drain camera is your plumbers eyes underground and in your pipes.