Whether you own a house or a commercial property, it’s inevitable that drains are going to be clogged up at some stage or another.
The fact is, pipes get clogged with time. This problem gets worse when you don’t have regular maintenance and the right pipes in the first place.
If you do notice that water isn’t flowing, you may need drain camera inspections and drain jetting. The inspections will assist in finding the root of the problem quickly, so that pipes can be unclogged and your house or business is restored to top working order.
At Maxey Plumbing, we can help to provide inspections to ensure everything flows smoothly. We operate with a strict no callback policy, meaning that we aim to fix your problem once, and once only. We also provide fantastic customer service and a 6 year warranty on our completed projects. Our teams use high-powered services that are safe, affordable, and environmentally friendly, so chat to us about clearing your drains today.
Call us on 08 9496 1800 to book in an inspection.
Why are drain camera inspection methods useful?
These inspections allow you to see the root of your plumbing problem. There are many reasons why a drain could be clogged or why water is running slowly, from blockages to cracked or loose pipes. Cameras allow professional commercial plumbers to see the nature of the problem without guesswork, showing not just what’s causing a blockage but also how extensive the damage is.
Once you know where the problem is and what you are dealing with, you can then apply drain jetting in the most efficient manner possible. This uses a high-pressure water flow to clear out the pipe. This is where the inspection comes in handy. If there are other problems with the drain or pipes, then jetting may need to be put off until the root issue is fixed.
Is the jetting damaging to pipes?
No. The jetting is not damaging to pipes because only water is used. There is no chemical solution, meaning it is cheap, non-destructive, and environmentally friendly. However, the equipment itself can be expensive to purchase in the first place, which is why a call to Maxey Plumbing can help you save money.
How often should my drains be inspected in Perth?
There is no hard and fast rule with regard to how often drains should be inspected. It depends on the volume of water that the drains are put through. A good rule of thumb would be every 12 months. But if you operate a restaurant or busy commercial space, you may need to check the drains every 6 or even 3 months.
How much does this service cost in Perth?
This will depend on the total area that will need to be travelled and the quality of the equipment itself. Typically, you can expect to pay between $150 and $400, but it really depends on a wide number of factors. If you do have a drainage problem, however, the inspection is the best way to find out the root of the issue. Otherwise, you could spend a lot of money on useless solutions and revisits to clear rather than fix the issue.
How long does this service take?
A professional plumbing service should have everything on hand to perform both of these services during the same visit. The duration will depend entirely on how long the pipe. A few metres of pipe can take just 10-15 minutes to explore with a camera and assess the issue. Longer pipes take longer to evaluate or arrive at the problem. And if your pipes are in poor condition, it can take a little more time to maneuver the camera to the right location.
Once the issue is identified and jetting is recommended, the jetting itself can take between 60-90 minutes, depending on how bad the clog is or how much cleaning is required to return the pipes to near new.
Can I do these inspections myself?
Let’s approach each of these separately since, while they often go together, they are quite different techniques and equipment.
You could try to tackle the inspection as a DIY project in a residential setting, but the cost of the equipment will be more than hiring a service to help. Even if you do tackle this with your own inspection equipment, chances are you’ll need to hire pros to do the actual work itself. For commercial and industrial plumbing, a professional should always be called in since these systems can be complex and subject to Australian Standards for maintenance and repair.
But when it comes to drain jetting, the answer to DIY is absolutely not. Operating high-pressure water equipment is simply unsafe for anyone not trained, licensed, and insured. Not only can you get hurt, you could also damage your home, business, or the pipes themselves. Leave this to a professional plumbing service to handle for you, always.
Drain inspections and jetting done right with Maxey Plumbing
Here at Maxey Plumbing, we have all of the specialised equipment to manage the inspections in Perth. Our teams are trained to manage these tasks as well as any repair for diagnosed issues. The result is an efficient, issue-free plumbing system for your home or business, no matter the size.
Call us on 08 9496 1800 for cost-effective inspections today!