Look what we fished out of someone’s drain..

After 15 years in the business, we are used to finding all sorts of things blocking people’s drains.

But last week we had a new one. We were called to a property which was suffering from a drain blockage.

We put our camera down the drain to do our regular inspection to see what was causing the blockage.

And something looked a bit fishy. Very fishy in fact! It was a fishing rod.

We’re not exactly sure how it got down there but we suspect that someone might have thought they could clear a blockage in a drain the same way you land a big fish!!! http://www.massagemetro.com/shop/cialis/ Using a fishing rod.

Unfortunately by the time we used our drain clearing equipment, including a high pressure water-jetter to clear the rod out the way, there wasn’t much left of it.

But our drainage plumber did get a picture of what was left and one thing is sure.

No one will be using that rod to catch anything, ever again.

So remember, if you’ve got something stuck in your drain, that shouldn’t be there, please don’t be embarrassed. Give us a call on 1800 843 372 or email enquiries(at)thedrainman.com.au and we’ll come and clear it out.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

Tree-roots in sewer leads to potentially explosive situation

All is not what it seems inside Melbourne’s sewer and stormwater drains. And the smells emanating from them are not what you’d normally expect.

Recently The Drain Man was called to inspect a blocked sewer drain at a property in Melbourne. We conducted our regular camera inspection on arrival, which revealed a large mass of tree roots growing through the drain. We immediately got to work and started clearing the “tree-roots” with a drain-clearing machine and high-pressure water jetter.

The core of the “tree-root” was proving very tough to cut through but the greater problem was that our plumber was starting to notice the aroma of gas. Not the usual “sewer gas” but real, actual, flame-burning gas!!!

He immediately stopped work and called the gas company who raced to the site and confirmed that indeed the “tree-root” in the sewer was in actual fact, a gas pipe! The leak was sealed and the fire brigade came to clear out any gas from the sewer network.

Some idiot, many years ago, order orlistat online when the gas lines were laid, had simply drilled a hole through the sewer pipe and laid the gas pipe right through it! Over the years, tree-roots had entered the sewer around the hole caused by the gas pipe and these roots had wrapped themselves around the pipe, completely encasing it and making it look like a thick tree-root.

It’s not the first time this has happened. We’ve had many times where people have reported a “blockage” in their stormwater drains, only to discover that someone has run a telecommunications or cable TV conduit straight through their drain. In fact, we even had someone who had decided to use the stormwater drain as a conduit in which to run the entire cable through!

So if you have something blocking your drains and you’re not absolutely sure what it is, please don’t try to clear it yourself. Call a professional drain clearing service, like The Drain Man. We’ll take the risk, not you! Call us on 1800 843 372.

 


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.<>/p<

The Drain Man talks ‘Fatbergs’ on 774 ABC Radio

Brendan “The Drain Man” Dover was invited recently to speak on 774 ABC Radio about the growing problem of ‘Fatbergs’ in Melbourne’s sewers.

He joined Hilary Harper on her Saturday morning show, October 4th around 10.30am.

Fatbergs are a growing problem, caused by fats and oils being poured down drains, which then cool and congeal. Then so-called “flushable” wipes and other rubbish get stuck to the mess and it just keeps growing. More fat and oil gets added, then more wipes, then more things that shouldn’t be flushed and eventually you end up with a ‘fatberg’.

In some cities around the world, these ‘fatberg’ have grown to the size of a London Bus or the length of a Jumbo cheap generic xenical Jet. They block up sewers, take days to clear and cause all sorts of grief.

Brendan spoke to Hilary about this problem and how people can prevent ‘fatbergs’ from forming in their sewers, by not pouring fats and oils down the sink, not flushing wipes or any other non-paper items down the toilet and generally being mindful of what goes into our drains.

For more advice on what you should or shouldn’t put down your drain or your toilet, please talk to a professional drain expert, like The Drain Man. And if you have flushed something down your toilet that is causing your problems, please call us urgently on 1800 843 372.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

The Drain Man licensor wins Sustainability Award

The Drain Man is proud to be a licensee of the Nu-flow Drain Relining System. And we are even prouder that recently, Nu-flow won an Environment & Sustainability Award at the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards.

To be eligible for this Award, Nu-Flow had to highlight how their environmental practices, both new and continuing, helped to enhance and sustain the environment. With a drain relining system that removes the need to dig up drains or damage existing gardens and trees, the Nu-Flow system is a boon to the environment. It also retains in place existing drain infrastructure so there is no need to dispose of old drainage pipes.
A relined drain prevents the leakage of sewage into the surrounding earth and negates the need to dig up and remove the contaminated soil.

Overall the Nu-Flow drain relining system is a boon to the environment and does a great deal to contribute to a more sustainable solution for damaged drains and sewers.

The Drain Man congratulates Nu-flow on this important Environment & Sustainability Award. As the exclusive Melbourne licensee for Nu-Flow, we intend to instal thousands more new drain linings this year and so do our bit for the Environment and Sustainability.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

Congrats to Hawks – Grand Finalists 2014!

As a sponsor of Hawthorn, we are naturally a little biased about the team’s fantastic victory on the weekend.

So we just wanted to give a little shout-out to the Hawks for being the AFL Premiers 2014.

Winning back-to-back premierships is an almighty task. Well done to the coach, all the players, the on and off-field team and everyone else around the Hawthorn Football Club who made this possible.

It was a thrilling victory and one to be admired for the way it was carried xenical online no prescription out, to the very highest standards of professionalism.

At The Drain Man, we strive hard to be the very best at what we do. So we are very proud to be associated with the mighty Hawks who proved they are once again, the best AFL team in the country on Saturday.

We look forward to seeing the Premiership Cup out at our Ringwood office, when it does its round of the sponsors and supporters.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

Got a fatberg? The Drain Man can help.

It seems like everyone is talking about “fatbergs”.

There was one in London last year that was the size of a London Bus.

There was another in London last week that was the length of a Boeing 747.

And there was another one here in Melbourne, in the Yarra Valley Water system.

So what is a “fatberg”? It’s basically an accumulation of fats, grease, oil and other xenical orlistat buy things that have accumulated in the drains. Often then we get rubbish and other things that people have flushed down toilets or poured down drains.

For example, the supposed “flushable” wipes, which are not really flushable, will add to the problem.

So don’t ever pour fats and oils down your kitchen sink and don’t flush anything down the toilet except for paper and bodily wastes.

But if you do find yourself experiencing a “fatberg” blockage, call The Drain Man on 1800 843 372.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

The Drain Man fashions brand new drain-clearing tool

At The Drain Man we pride ourselves on having and using the best, most advanced drain clearing equipment available to clear blocked drains.

But sometimes, even the most advanced equipment won’t get the job done.

Recently we visited a construction site where someone had accidentally poured concrete down an exposed drain. It was under a concrete slab that had recently been laid and no one was interested in digging up the slab to access the drain.

So the builder, a plumber, another mate of the builder and someone else had all had a go at trying to get the concrete out of the drain. All without success.

Finally someone got smart and called The Drain Man.

We came out on site, put a camera down the drain and took a good look at the situation. While we often clear concrete in drains, in this particular situation our plumber http://www.ciprobuyonline.org on-site knew it had particular challenges. So rather than using the standard drain clearing equipment, he fashioned a unique tool on the spot.

Essentially he took another piece of equipment, inserted a bolt into the head of it, cut slots into the bolt head to fashion a type of drill bit, then attached it to a sewer clearing machine. Basically he created a “concrete drill”. Using this he was able to drill away at the sides of the concrete until it came free, then push it out of the drain.

All without damaging the drain itself.

Another example of the dedication, effort and on the spot thinking that we pride ourselves on here at The Drain Man. So if you want a drain clearing business that goes beyond the usual and really works to get you a result, call 1800 843 372.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

Now that’s a drain lining!

There are stormwater drains we reline. And then there are STORMWATER DRAINS we reline.

Recently we did one of the bigger drain relining jobs we’ve done for a while.

The City of Monash had discovered one of its concrete stormwater drains was cracked, crazed and had a major dislodgement, causing it to block during heavy rains. The drain was 375mm in diameter.

The Drain Man was called in to reline a 15 metre length of the drain, around the Brad Street Road area in Mt Waverley.

A team of 5, lead by two of our most experienced drain reliners, got to work.

It was a large lining buy orlistat 120mg that needed some 80 kilos of resin poured into the felt lining, that was inserted into place and inflated to reline the inside of the drain. It took just 4 hours to have the lining in place.

The lining hardened overnight and by midday the next day, the team had cleaned up and left behind a smooth, relined drain that will run fast and free next time it rains. Disturbance to the local residents was virtually nothing and importantly there was no need to dig up and replace that section of the storwater drain which would have involved massive excavations and earthworks.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

The Drain Man speaks at VTIO Seminar – Trees & Drains can co-exist

Brendan Dover, aka The Drain Man, was invited to speak yesterday at the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation’s Soil Secrets Seminar.

The seminar featured a number of key local and international speakers who spoke about various issues facing trees in the urban environment. The theme of Brendan’s talk was that “trees and drains can co-exist”.

It focussed on how relining drains can reduce tree root intrusions and therefore reduce the need to cut down trees unnecessarily.

The audience, which comprised a wide variety of people from the arborial industry, http://www.cheaptopamaxbuy.com were very pleased to discover they can recommend that if people do have problems with tree-roots in their drains, there is no longer any need to cut down the trees or even dig up their drains.

The existing drains can stay in place and simply be relined, therefore ensuring there is no disturbance to the soil in which the trees reside.

For more information about the seminar and the role The Drain Man is playing in helping to preserve trees, please watch this short video http://youtu.be/llZEuMFvMAA


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.

The dangers of DIY drain clearing

Doing something yourself can sometimes be very rewarding. But there are times when the urge to “do it yourself” can get you into all sorts of trouble, as a new customer of ours recently discovered.

He had a very severely blocked drain and despite the best efforts of our team to convince him that we would do a very professional job and very quickly, he wanted to get it done as cheaply as possible.

So he headed off to his local hire shop and hired himself a drain clearing machine. But this apparent “low-cost” solution didn’t quite work out as he planned. By late on Sunday he had spent the entire weekend trying to clear the drain without any luck. And he was fast running out of time to return the drain clearing machine or face additional costs.

In his frantic efforts to get the drain clear he had managed to get the drain clearing machine stuck inside the drain and couldn’t get it out.

So come Monday morning, it was The Drain Man to the rescue. First we “unstuck” his hired cheap Ambien no prescription drain clearing machine , then put in one of our own and actually cleared the drain for him, to an excellent result.

The irony is of course, that in trying to save money, he’d actually ended up costing himself a lot more than he needed to spend. On top of our drain clearing costs, he had the hire costs of the other machine, with extra costs for keeping it too long.

This story tells us two things. Sometimes the urge to “do it ourselves” can lead us into more trouble than if we’d just paid a professional to it for us in the first place.

And it’s not just the equipment that gets the job done, but it’s having that equipment in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing with it, that ultimately gets the best result.

Avoid the embarrassment of another DIY failure. Call The Drain Man on 1800 843 372 for fast, professional drain clearing results from the best drain clearing team in Melbourne.


The Drain Man are Australia’s original specialists in blocked drains & plumbing services. Servicing MelbourneSydney and many other regions throughout Australia, we have over 15 years expertise in drain reliningblocked drain plumbingCCTV drain inspections, blocked toilets, sewerage systems, overflowing drain services and other drain/sewer/pipe related services.