Blocked Drains

Service Information

A blocked sewer or stormwater drain can be extremely inconvenient and lead to costly damages if not resolved quickly. The impact on internal fixtures, such as a slow draining shower, kitchen sink or a blocked toilet can cause a big disruption to your life and wallet, and we don’t want to see either.

At Enviromate Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being Newcastle’s blocked drain specialists. Our team has the latest equipment in drain cleaning and sewer cameras to unblock your drains quickly and effectively.

For your peace of mind that the very best equipment is being used to assist with your drainage problems, we use a high-pressure water jet to cut through tough blockages in domestic, commercial and industrial sewer or stormwater systems. Where required, our CCTV technology can identify the location and depth of the blockage and determine the cause, allowing us to provide you accurate quotes for your drainage solutions if required. These include both excavation and no dig repair options.

For further security, we offer a written warranty on all residential drains that we have unblocked and inspected with our CCTV.

Common Causes
Tree Roots
You never know what’s happening beneath the surface… Tree roots can wreak havoc on drains by entering the smallest cracks or joins and growing rapidly inside the pipe.
Inadequate Fall
A pipeline needs adequate fall to drain properly. Inadequate fall may be a result of earth movement or incorrect installation.
Broken Pipes
Tree roots, ground movement, structural issues or additional load above-ground can lead to pipes collapsing and breaking.
Sanitary Products
Sanitary products and wet wipes, including those claiming to be flushable, should never be flushed and can get stuck and cause blockages in sewers, not to mention environmental problems.
Hair
Blocked bathroom drains caused by a buildup of hair can get caught amongst grease and other sticky substances to cause major issues, including nightmares.
Kitchen waste
Food scraps, including oils and grease should never be washed down a drain as they can solidify in the pipes.
Foreign objects
Kids, we’re looking at you… Objects such as toilet sanitisers and toys are often dropped into drains. These should always be removed rather than flushed away to avoid drain damage and blockages.
Soaps
Although made to go in the shower, sink and bath, many soap bars are made with grease, combined with the minerals in water, and this can cause a build up of soap scum leading to damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know if my sewer is blocked?

Oh, you’ll know… Common signs of a blocked drain include a bad odour, a gurgling sound from the pipes, a slow draining sink or the water rising in a toilet. You may also notice that there has been sewer or waste water overflow at an external gully.

What should I do if I have a sewer blockage?

Locate your sewer shaft, connecting your house pipes to the sewer main. If this is blocked, contact your local water authorities (Hunter Water service the Lower Hunter region) as the sewer main may be blocked. If it is clear, you will need to contact your local blocked drain specialist, and we recommend a CCTV inspection.

What drain clearing equipment do you use?

We have multiple domestic and industrial high-pressure water jet blasters that can cut through tough blockages and clean sewer and stormwater drains. We also carry advanced CCTV technology allowing us to locate and diagnose the cause of blockages. Our newest sewer camera can pan, tilt and turn up any junctions to ensure nothing goes unnoticed.

Why should I have my drains inspected with a sewer camera?

Drain cameras play a very important role in providing a permanent solution to your blocked drain problems. They allow us to visually inspect the issue as well as reveal the exact location and depth of the problem. From there, we can provide you an accurate quotation to repair the affected section of pipe.

Do you offer warranty on your blocked drains service?

Yes! We are so confident in our ability to effectively clear your stormwater or sewer drains that we will provide a written warranty on any pipes that have been assessed using our CCTV camera. The length of warranty will depend on the condition of the pipe inspected and quotes can be provided for any necessary repairs.

Can you fix my broken stormwater or sewer pipes?

If a CCTV inspection indicates damaged pipes within your sewer or stormwater drainage system, there are multiple options to repair the issue depending on the location, depth and severity. We can carry out excavation work to replace damaged pipework, conduct full drainage renewals and also offer pipe relining for a no dig solution.

$100 Gift Voucher
Blocked drains? Dripping taps? Hot water issues? Book a job with Enviromate this month and enter the draw to win!
All eligible works for the month of December will go into a draw to win a $100 Gift Voucher!
Winner drawn 3rd January 2019 and announced on Facebook. Works must be paid in full. Not applicable with any other offer.
Testimonials
Enviromate plumbing came out and cleared my blocked drain, the service was very prompt and professional. They cleared my drain and then put the camera down to show me what the problem was and where. Every detail was explained to me and gave me a clear understanding of what may need to be done in the future. It was very refreshing to use a company with such professional understanding tradesmen.
—Samantha
We would like to thank you for your efforts to resolve our ongoing heat pump fan issue, each time we have dealt with Enviromate it has been a very positive experience. We have been lucky to have Bray attend our house and on the times he has been, he has been very prompt, friendly and helpful. A great asset to any business, thanks again.
—Deb & Margaret
All your team who worked on our plumbing over the past few weeks, were excellent in terms of providing professional advice, doing a very good job and providing the service in an effective and timely manner. I would like to especially thank Tristan, Ben and Steve who were also courteous, friendly and professional as well as carrying out their work efficiently and very effectively.
—Mike
Just wanted you and the other staff members to know that I received a call from Exec Committee at 26 Devon and that they wanted to say thanks very much. Great service and they will recommend your firm to everyone.
—Wayne Mitchell, Strata Manager
I would just like to say that Enviromate came to our place Saturday afternoon and were very organised explained everything to my husband and very well mannered. We thank them for the professional job and attitude they have and we even had hot water that night :-). I will recommend your company to anyone
—Melissa
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