Almost 75% of the entire blockages in drains in Australia are caused by wet wipes. If you have been of the mind-set that it is just a harmless flush and the drainage will clear it; you might have been misled. The more you continue doing this, the faster you will face the consequences. The problem not only pertains to your drains and pipes, but it can cause an overall problem in the sewage system. By far the most common plumbing issue in the cities are blocked drains Melbourne.
People have a tendency to flush away objects, which are bio-degradable, believing that it will eventually get degraded in the sewers. However, this might not be the case. Over the time, there is a build-up of dirt and scum, and it can lead to the flooding of houses and render your bath and toilets completely useless.
Hydro jetting, the newest solution to any drain clog!
A clogged drain may have just more than one problem and get to the roots of the problem may be harder than it looks. Certain plumbers will even advise you to get rid of all piping and digging up your gardens to get a closer look. Fortunately, for you, there are now various kinds of new technological approaches to help you with that. A new solution is hydro jetting. It utilises specialised hydro jets, with handy nozzles to allow for easy cleaning in unreachable places. They use the power of pressurized water. This water hits the walls of the pipes with great pressure enough to get rid of any grease, scum, soap, dirt, and encrustations on pipe walls.
The full process
The procedure starts with a full inspection of all the pipes and the utilization of drain cameras to help find the source of the clog. Once the source is established, the hydro jet machine is brought in. Hydro jetting involves the cleaning of the pipes through the machine and then scrubbing it further to remove any stuck remains. Then the debris can be flushed off to ensure that there are no clogs. There is also the usage of a drain CCTV camera after the cleaning process is complete. It provides a good view of the insides of the pipes and the extent of cleaning which has been done. You can ask for a copy to see for yourself the cleaned pipes and inspect of any leftover clog. The hydro jet used is one of the most effective tools devised for cleaning surfaces. It can be used to clean driveways, floors and remove any graffiti. It simply uses water and directs it with enormously high pressure to clean surfaces.
It is a very common issue that you may face on a day-to-day basis, but you may dismiss it; thinking it goes away in a matter of minutes. That is not a good idea, however, as it may lead to a clog build-up and result in a drain explosion. This is something you would not want to face, as the repair work could cost you upwards of $10000 and not to mention a replacement for all your previous piping.