Blocked Drain

Have blocked drain issues? Never fear when we are near! There are many reasons for blocked drains from oil to hygiene products. Blockages are very common and should not be met with alarm, sometimes a simple drain cleaner can help and other times you will need to call in a professional to fix your blocked drains. Using our specialised equipment and drain snakes we can clear most residential blockages in your pipes or drains. Do not hesitate to contact us for any questions or queries you may have regarding unblocking your drain.

At Plumbers Jhb, we understand that a blocked drain can be a source of frustration, inconvenience, and potential damage to your property. We are dedicated to providing expert solutions to this common plumbing problem. Our team of skilled professionals specializes in diagnosing and resolving blocked drains with precision and efficiency. We know that the causes of blockages can vary, from grease buildup to foreign objects or tree root intrusion. With years of experience and a deep understanding of drainage systems, we are equipped to address these intricacies.

When you choose Plumbers Jhb, you’re choosing a team committed to ensuring the smooth flow of water and the integrity of your plumbing system. Your comfort and the protection of your property are our top priorities, and we’re here to ensure that your blocked drain is swiftly and effectively cleared, restoring your plumbing to its optimal condition.

Blocked Drain

Blocked drains should not be left to simmer for too long as there can be quite a few issues that might arise if left. We offer on-call 24/7 drain cleaning domestic and industrial solutions. Not all drains are created equally and some methodologies of unclogging a drain will change depending on whether it is a kitchen, bath, or toilet drain.

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At Plumbers Jhb, we take great pride in our comprehensive understanding of the ins and outs of blocked drains. We recognize that blocked drains can be a persistent nuisance and a potential source of damage to your property. Our team of plumbing experts possesses a wealth of experience in dealing with the intricacies of these drainage issues. We understand that the causes of blockages are diverse, ranging from hair and soap scum to food debris, and even invasive tree roots. We don’t just clear the immediate blockage; we employ our expertise to identify the underlying causes and ensure that your drains remain clear and functional.

When you turn to Plumbers Jhb, you’re choosing a team of specialists dedicated to the seamless flow of water and the longevity of your plumbing system. Your convenience and the safeguarding of your property are our top priorities, and we’re here to ensure that your blocked drains are not just temporarily fixed but comprehensively addressed, so you can enjoy hassle-free plumbing and a smoothly flowing drainage system.

How to Deal with a blocked drain

Unblock my drain

With our drains going through usage daily it doesn’t take a lot for weird items to make their way into them or the build-up food produce. While it may not look like much at the time it is important to take preventative action to stop your blocked drain from getting out of control; costing you time and money. We know you have questions so we have done our best to answer them on the right-hand side. If we weren’t able to give you the information you need please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

How can I prevent a blocked drain?

It is important to monitor what exactly goes down your drain as it can be a contributing factor to blocked drains in your house, especially if it is a frequent occurrence. To avoid your drain from blocking it is important to regularly maintain your drainage system.

It is always better to prevent a problem than try to solve one. Give us a call for some handy drain maintenance and care to ensure your property doesn’t suffer any long term damage.

How can I unblock my drain?

Depending on the severity of the blocked drain it is always advisable to call a professional, however, if it is a small blockage there are some over the counter solutions for you to try that usually work otherwise the good old trusty plunger will get the job done!

what causes blocked drains?

There is a multitude of causes but among the most frequent are hair, hygiene and oil products going down your drain.

The causes all come down to which parts of the house are having blocked drain issues. It can be your kitchen sink from oil and grease. It could be your bathroom sink from clogged hair. It could also be your toilet getting clogged due to various hygiene products that aren’t meant for the toilet.

How much does it cost to clear a blocked drain?

Prices vary from job to job but the cost of clearing a blocked drain ranges from R800 to R1200 for a simple unlock and upwards of R1500 to clear a short stretch of a drain. If we have to replace the pipe you are looking of upwards of R3000.

why does my drain smell?

A smelling drain is never a pleasant smell to live with and one you should get sorted ASAP. The most usual culprits of stinking drains are food, soap scum and oil that blocks the drain and causes a build-up of bacteria that begins to smell.

Disclaimer: A bad odour from your drain this may be because of backflow. If you believe this is your issue please call an emergency plumber asap.

Blocked drain customers

The Plumbers Jhb’s drainage team arrived at my house in a timely manner. I had a blocked drain in my apartment, and it was not the first time it has happened so I knew it was time to call in the professionals as no over the counter solution had a long-lasting effect. The guys arrived with all the necessary tools and equipment to get the job done. The guys spent a good 45 minutes or so trying to unblock the drain the eventually got it right with the snake drain. They pulled out all sorts of things and disposed of them for me kindly. I was very impressed with the service received from them. I needed a good pipe cleaning! 😉

Hannah Mitchell

My drain had a terrible smell coming from it and a weird gurgling sound so I visited this page and knew I had to call Plumbers Jhb to come to solve this issue. It took maybe 5 minutes of them flushing out my drain and pouring an industrial drain cleaner down it. Very happy and they didn’t charge me an arm and a leg like most plumbing companies. 

Definitely recommend these guys!

Thabs Modisane

On Wednesday night I went down to the laundry room and noticed my drain was blocked. I called out the Plumbers Jhb’s emergency team and they determined my drain would need to be snaked and industrial detergent used. Unfortunately, they said that this poses a risk but the problem was so bad it was either this or a drain replacement. All the stores were closed and they had no stock of the detergent so would have to come back the next day. When I awoke the next day I had received several texts that they had purchased the detergent and were on their way to the job. The unclogging was roughly an hour. I have never received such good service in my life and will definitely be recommending drain unblocking services from Plumbers Jhb!

Samantha Holloway

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