16th March, 2022

What Happens if You Avoid Professional Drain Cleaning

Cars and vehicles, smoke alarms and fire safety equipment, electrical gear and cords, water filters and gutters. What do all these things have in common?

If you guessed ‘they’re all subject to regular maintenance’, you’re right!

For commercial businesses, you’ll know that some of this equipment maintenance is regulated by law to be checked by professionals. And that’s really what you want, isn’t it? We wouldn’t want someone without the expertise to be checking our fire safety or electrical equipment. That’s why we always call a professional.

And your plumbing is no different.

Professional Drain Cleaning

The plumbing at your business (or home) is used everyday, and let’s face it, there isn’t much care involved! All sorts of things get washed down your drains including non-flushable items and harmful chemicals causing damage.

Professional drain cleaning uses CCTV cameras to see exactly what’s happening inside your pipes. We use this technology to review and assess what’s going on and find exactly where your blockages are and what’s caused them. Once found, we’ll use high-pressure water jetting to safely clean out this building and get your pipes back into tip-top shape (or reveal hidden damage).

Ensuring that your property, sewer and stormwater pipes are getting regular maintenance with CCTV drain inspections and water jetting, you can avoid property damage, unnecessary and sudden costs and a whole lot more!

What happens when you don’t get professional drain inspections?

Property damage
If you leave your pipes for too long without getting a professional drain inspection, everything that you flush down the drain – hair, dirt, grease, chemicals and anything else that’s non-flushable – may build up in your plumbing.

These blockages can be very damaging to your pipes, leading to leaks, cracks and eventually complete breakage. If this is happening under your property, it can lead to serious property damage including foundational collapse!

Professional drain cleaning included in your regular property maintenance can help you avoid these costs, as you’ll be avoiding serious damage.

Shorter lifespan
If your stormwater, sewer or property pipes are left to deal with everything that’s washed down them alone, they’re going to have a shorter life. Every single time something is washed through a drain it leaves behind particles that will build up on your pipes over time.

And if you think drain cleaners can help you avoid this, you’d be wrong. Sorry!

The longer between professional cleanings, the harder it’s going to be to clean your pipes and take them back to their original glory; and that might not even be possible.

Even more problems
If you decide to forgo regular professional drain cleaning, and instead opt for home-remedy jobs, you’ll likely face more problems later on.

When you face a clog in your drain and use boiling water or vinegar and bi-carb to remove it, chances are you’ll notice a difference in your drainage. But these options are simply a temporary solution and won’t completely break down what’s causing your blocked pipe (if that’s what the problem is!).

Why Invest in Professional Drain Cleaning?

First and foremost, professional drain cleaning can save you money! Just like your car, regular maintenance prevents unwanted, sudden costs from a breakdown that could have easily been avoided.

Professional drain cleaning increases the lifespan of your pipes by cleaning out problems when they’re small, before they’re able to grow into a big, expensive problem. Regular maintenance keeps your pipes (and your hip pocket) healthy!

For professional drain cleaning of your property, sewer and stormwater drains, get in touch with the professionals.

Request a quote online or give us a call on 07 3358 3201.



  • “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, COO
  • “Emu Plumbing used latest technology combined with their considerable experience to creatively problem solve”

    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
  • “Thank you so much for a hassle free pipe repair.”

    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
  • “Professional, responsive, competitively priced”

    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
  • “fast, responsive, knowledgeable and honest”

    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
  • “Emu Plumbing won't let you down”

    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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