Blocked drains

It doesn’t matter whether the drain in your kitchen or bathroom are clogged, or your toilet is blocked, we have the right equipment and experience to clean up your mess fast!

Our vans carry the latest tech in, and the great thing is you get to enjoy the fast service without worrying about having to pay extra for it!


Electric Drain Cleaning Machines


downloadare more commonly used machines for clearing a toilet blockage or blocked sewer drains. It involves a steel flexible rod with a cutter on the end run by an electric motor that cuts & removes tree roots or any other obstacle in the drain. One of the  downfalls with these machines is they do not have the length of rods to reach blockages that exceed 75 feet away. This is where hydro-jets are ideal as they have double the reach of electric machines. Electric eels are far better at cutting out larger tree roots as they have the strength of a motor pushing a cable with a sharp cutter on it, which often easily cuts and removes large roots.




Hydro-Jet Drain Cleaning


jet-drain-cleaning-houstonHydro-jets, Or jetters as they are also known as clear both sewer and stormwater drains. They are great for clearing grease blockages in drains as well as cutting out and removing tree roots. The hydro-jet pumps high pressure water out of the end of a small nozzle attached to a hose, and is placed into the drain and self propels itself through the pipe cleaning any obstacles such as roots that are in its way. The hydro-jets we use are trailer mounted units and run at a pressure of 5000 psi, which is strong enough to cut off a finger.

An advantage of the hydro-jet is it is able to reach blockages that are further than what a conventional electric drain machine can reach. This often saves on excavation, as the drain is cleared, and an inspection point is not having to be excavated, for the electric machine to gain access to a closer point to the blockage.



Sewer Drain Camera


drain-cameraWe have a number of drain cameras, or cctv cameras as they are known in the industry, which can be placed down your sewer or stormwater drain pipe to see what is the cause of your blocked drains. We currently have a special where we are not charging customers for the hire of the sewer camera (normally well over $250) when they have their drains cleaned by Jims Plumbing. We will only charge the callout and labour resulting in large savings. The drain camera will clearly identify any breakages in the pipe or why the drain has blocked up. We find roots penetrate into the pipes once they are broken, as they are chasing water. Collapsed pipes, misaligned pipes and foreign objects in the drain are all other problems we identify when we use the camera. In some cases, drain problems can be ongoing and require further assistance, this is where one of our drain cameras can help!