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The Drain Man wins 2014 WOMO Customer Service Award

The Drain Man is proud to have once again received a WOMO Customer Service Award, this time for 2014! This is on top of winning WOMO Customer Service Awards for 2012 and 2013 by maintaining a 5 Star rating on WOMO throughout these years. WOMO (Word Of Mouth Online) is a leading independent customer review website. […]

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The Drain Man Relines record 27 metre long Drain

Over 15 years, we’ve relined many, many drains. But it’s not often we get the opportunity to reline one this long, in one continuous length. The customer had an older property in Cheltenham with an old 100mm concrete drain that was so badly broken and collapsed it would flood back through the downpipes when it […]

The Drain Man recovers vital security keys from drain

Friday last week, The Drain Man gets a call. An urgent problem has arisen involving a drain. “Can you get here quickly?” the voice asks. On arrival, our plumber discovers a group of anxious looking men standing around a drainpipe. Somehow, someone had dropped a set of vital security keys worth several thousand dollars down […]

The Drain Man Wins at Moonee Valley

The Drain Man was a clear winner with racegoers at the Manikato Stakes night on Friday October 25th. It was a big night at Moonee Valley that also included the running of our feature event – The Drain Man Country Cup! This race was won by Esprit Rossa, from Post D’france followed by New York. […]

Wipes in the pipes causing Blocked Sewers

Do you think those antiseptic wipes, baby wipes or bathroom wipes you use can be flushed down the toilet? Think again. City Sewerage authorities around the world are calling for people to stop flushing any types of wipes down the toilet. (At The Drain Man we’d like to agree with that advice.) The problem is so bad […]

The Drain Man touches Premiership Glory!

The Drain Man (aka Brendan Dover) is a passionate Hawthorn supporter. And like the Hawks players he supports, he dreamt this year of getting his hands on the Premiership Cup. That dream came true yesterday when the Hawthorn 2013 Premiership Cup made a surprise visit to The Drain Man’s offices in Ringwood. “It was such a […]

Is there a “fatberg” blocking your drains?

The story of London’s “fatberg” continues to spread around the world. And it has alerted more people to the problems that lurk beneath our streets. Far too many people are still pouring fats and oils down their sinks, which dry, harden and congeal into giant “blobs” that can block drains and sewers. When toilet wipes […]

Cheap toilet paper causes $40,000 worth of blocked sewers

A university in Colorado USA is planning a lawsuit because it claims it was supplied with “defective” toilet paper that caused $40,000 worth of plumbing costs over the past few years. The university says the toilet paper “failed to disperse properly and caused the toilets and sewer lines at the university to become clogged”. According […]

What NOT to put down your drain

Local water authority Yarra Valley Water recently issued a timely warning to all householders on what NOT to put down your drain. The story, which ran in the local Leader newspapers detailed some of the extraordinary things that they (as well as us) have found flushed down people’s drains and sewers. Among the list were: […]

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Poor plumbing work blocks stormwater drain

At The Drain Man we say “every drain is different”. That’s because we never know what we are going to find when we arrive on site. Most people naturally assume their drains are “normal” and have been properly installed. But often we see a completely different picture.