Blocked drains are one of the simplest plumbing issues, but for all their simplicity, they can have serious effects.

A blocked drain is normally caused by foreign items being flushing down a system, for example nappies or sanitary towels that have been flushed down a toilet. A blockage can also occur due to a buildup of grease or fat and other food debris in a kitchen sink.

Pipe is blocked by grease build up.

When you leave a blocked drain, you run the risk of creating a breeding ground for bacteria. Water that is flushed down the drain is normally dirty to begin with. Pools of dirty water that lie in blocked drains are the perfect environment for bacteria to survive and thrive thanks to the warm moist conditions and food particles. This situation is a potential health hazard and will cause bad odours to emit from the drain. Although odours are not as life threatening and serious as a health hazard, the odours can lead to headaches and nausea. These odours can also potentially irritate existing health conditions, such as asthma and some allergies. Coming into contact with this dirty water can also lead to skin irritations.

Inspector Jet uses high pressure equipment to clear all blockages. We believe in quick and efficient service, and will deal with any drainage issue and their nasty consequences, so that you don’t have to.

High pressure jetting equipment and CCTV cameras are fed into the drain to locate the exact point of the blockage with ease. This eliminates the need for digging up holes to find the blockage. The camera system relays a clear picture to a hand held monitor, which enables the plumbers to see the cause of the blockage. The camera also sends out a signal, which can be used to pinpoint the exact positioning of the camera within the drain if needed.

For smaller blockages, Inspector Jet’s qualified plumbers also have toilet augers, electric eels and grappler hooks at their disposal.

The following events suggest you have a blockage:

  • Gurgling of water in traps of sinks, basins and toilets.
  • Bad odours coming from drains
  • Drop in water level of the toilet
  • Slow draining of fixtures in basins and sinks
  • Overflowing of an outside gully

If you are experiencing any of the above in your home or business, the best thing to do is call Inspector Jet to deal with the blockage as soon as possible.

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