19th January, 2022

The Importance of Drain Cleaning & Maintenance

Relined sewer pipe CCTV drain inspection

What’s something you use every day but rarely think about cleaning? We’ll go first…DRAINS! 

Your drains are getting used multiple times a day and we can bet that you barely think about cleaning them regularly. 

At Emu, we’re huge advocates of keeping your drains clean and maintained regularly (in both sewer and stormwater!). We often see drainage issues that could have been prevented with regular cleaning and inspections. 

Below we’ve listed the top ways you can keep your drains clean and maintained and why it pays to stay on top of it.

 

The Benefits of Regular Drain Cleaning 

If you keep your pipes and drains clean, you can prevent a whole lot of trouble bubbling up when you least expect it. There are countless reasons to keep your drains clean, here are just a few of them…

    • Reduce your risk of blockages
    • Reduce odours around your premises
    • Reduce risk of emergency plumbing call outs 
    • Improve the lifespan of your drains and pipes 
    • Maintain maximum drainage flow-performance
To make sure that your pipes can stay as clean and “healthy” as possible, follow the steps below!
Drain inspection CCTV before water jetting

CCTV footage of earthenware pipe. Keep scrolling for the ‘after’ when the pipe has been cleaned!

 

How You Can Prevent Drain Clogs

1. Watch what you flush

Make sure only non-toxic fluids are washed down your sinks and basins (no solids!) and only the “3 Ps” are flushed down the loo (that’s pee, poo & (toilet) paper for those who don’t already know).

Bonus Tip: Invest in basket waste grates in your sinks to prevent debris being washed down and make sure you have sanitary bins in your bathrooms.

2. Don’t use chemicals

This might sound counterintuitive, but some drain cleaning chemicals can cause more problems than they solve. They can be highly toxic and have potential to harm the person using them, the environment and possibly your pipes, if not used in the correct manner. Due to the high acid or alkaline levels in these chemicals, they can cause erosion to your drain pipes. It’s best to leave using these chemicals up to an experienced tradie :-

3. Professional preventative drain inspections

The best way to ensure your pipes, drains, sewer lines and stormwater drains are squeaky clean is to get regular professional preventative maintenance. Regular water jetting and CCTV pipe inspections can ensure that there’s no build up in your pipes and remove any debris that’s not washed away. 

 

Anytime is the best time to do your preventative plumbing maintenance. Regular sewer and stormwater drain inspections and cleaning will help you avoid costly emergency repairs.

 

CCTV drain inspection after water jetting

After the cleaning of the pipe we can now see the damage that needs to be repaired

 

Water jetting or mechanical drain machine cleaning, combined with CCTV drain inspection is used to clean out and investigate a wide range of pipes including sewer, stormwater, downpipes and grey water. Our experienced team has the technology and expertise to quickly clean the pipes and diagnose any issues, using the latest tools and equipment.

At Emu, we work directly with our own customers and we also partner with plumbers to provide additional services so other plumbers can offer their customers complete pipe inspection and rehabilitation services.

 

Keep your drains clean and clear with regular inspections of your sewer and stormwater drains.
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    We had a particularly tricky job on a site with extremely difficult access. Tony and Niles quickly investigated and set forward to fix the issue. When plan A didn’t go exactly to plan Tony took full control and delivered a brilliant outcome. He arranged machine access through our fully landscaped property, went over and above to ensure the problem was fixed, and left our property almost as he found it. I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work. Their customer service second to none.

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    We cannot fault Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing. We had a very complex reline of a long combine sewer that had plagued us for decades. Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve over four days of hard yakka. It was over 36 degrees! The team were professional, courteous and went the extra mile to do the job. After three days on site they left the place clean and tidy as if they were never there. We would recommend Emu Plumbing without reservation.

    Alan and Lesley C, Happy Pipe Relining Customers
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    Emu plumbing were the most prompt and competitive in pricing for an under slab pipe repair; which a few other companies actually declined as it was quite a complicated job. Tony from Emu Plumbing attended site with a “can do” attitude and completed the job after a long and tough day. I returned home to find the work area spotless. Thoroughly recommend Emu plumbing. Thank you so much for a hassle free pipe repair.
    Jason G, Another happy customer
  • “Tony from Emu plumbing restored my faith in people.”

    Tony from Emu plumbing restored my faith in people. I contacted him after being quoted $13K to fix our sewer line by another company. Tony spent time with me on the phone going through all possible options to address this issue more economically. He then offered to come and inspect the sewer line at no cost. It turned out we did not have to do anything. Tony has found in us a client for life instead of a quick buck. We would be recommending him to all our friends and family.

    Tim C
  • “I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work.”

    EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

    We had a particularly tricky job on a site with extremely difficult access. Tony and Niles quickly investigated and set forward to fix the issue. When plan A didn’t go exactly to plan Tony took full control and delivered a brilliant outcome. He arranged machine access through our fully landscaped property, went over and above to ensure the problem was fixed, and left our property almost as he found it. I am, and will continue to recommend Emu Plumbing for any re-line and general plumbing work. Their customer service second to none.

    Mark M
  • “Do yourself a favour and call them!”

    Tony and the team at Emu Plumbing are amazing! Emergency sewer issue – no problem. His team leader, Niles, turned up the next day. Friendly, approachable, great communication, knowledgeable and hard working. Caved in sewer line was jetted to clean & clear, patch inserted and cured, in the end a hard clean clear pipe – like new. Problem fixed same day, and at a very fair price. I can’t recommend this company enough. Do yourself a favour and call them!

    Andrew H, Happy Pipe Relining Customer
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    Highly recommend these guys.
    Professional, responsive, competitively priced and were very thorough in their investigations and repair. The team worked tirelessly all day, went the extra mile and stuck by their quote on job completion. I will definitely use Emu Plumbing again.

    Adam Lee
  • “Great to see a company these days taking responsibility for they workmanship.”

    I called Emu Plumbing to fix a broken pipe that was causing my stormwater to flood my neighbours yard.
    They came out, fix a problem, when it was discovered that there was another issue they fixed it no charge.
    Great to see a company these days taking responsibility for they workmanship.
    Thank you Tony and the team!

    Chris M
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    Tony and team were excellent – fast, responsive, knowledgeable and honest – what more could you ask for in a tradie. Definitely recommend, and will use them again.

    Ted B
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    If you are reading these reviews, trying to find an honest and reliable team, Emu Plumbing won’t let you down.

    Tony and his team are brilliant, they cleared and patched a severely broken storm water pipe under our carport.

    Niles & Jason were on time, professional and left the site clean and tidy.

    Can’t recommend highly enough!

    Thanks Tony

    Harry S

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