A drain expert is a qualified plumber who doesn’t offer general plumbing services, but instead focuses solely on drains. A drain expert instead of a general plumber is the best person to contact in order to save water around the home. Water can be saved by effectively repairing any old drains that may be leaking water in or around the property. Water is a precious resource, so it is important to not let water go to waste. Furthermore, water bills can go through the roof when there is an ongoing leak in the home. Leaks often go unnoticed because they are in well-hidden places. They can arise behind sturdy walls or even under concrete slabs. Because of this, many home-owners or renters don’t ever notice that there is a leak in the building and end up unknowingly wasting water.

Signs you may be experiencing a water-leak
While some leaks are obvious, there are others that are a little harder to locate. The good news is that there are a few signs that can indicate some water-related issues.

  • Unexplained, higher water bills
  • A funny odour somewhere in the home
  • A certain area in the garden has flourished
  • Water stains appearing on the walls, floor or ceiling
  • The growth of mould
  • Cracks in the building
  • A consistent wet area in the garden or home
  • Bubbling paint and
  • Warped, expanded or damaged wooden structures/cabinetry.

If you are experiencing one or more of these signs, it may be time to seek the help of a drain expert. That way, you are able to save water which is beneficial not only to the environment but also to your bank account.

How exactly a drain expert can help
Drain experts (such as our team here at Sydney Blocked Drains) are able to help you save water by repairing any drain related issues. We use a CCTV Drain camera to get an accurate look inside your pipes to locate any blockage that may have occurred. We are also able to see the health of your pipes and can easily spot any areas that are damaged or rusted. In the case where a pipe needs to be replaced, we are able to easily solve this issue with our no dig pipe relining method. This means that we are able to repair a broken drain pipe without doing any excavating. We first use a high-pressure water jetter to remove any blockages or debris and then insert a resin into the broken pipe. The resin then sets and leaves your drain stronger and healthier than before. You can then have peace of mind knowing that your whole drainage system has been inspected and repaired if necessary, and that you are no longer wasting any water.

Are there ways I can prevent future damage?
Yes, there are ways to keep the health of your drains intact. Blockages can be prevented by keeping an eye out for what goes down your drains. It is best to avoid hair, heavy soaps, food scraps or sanitary items. On the outside of the property, it is best to remove trees and plants that are near the drainage system, so they cannot pierce the drains with their roots. While simply practices can keep your drains healthy, sometimes issues cannot be helped, and that is when our expert team here at Sydney Blocked Drains are happy to step in to solve the problem.