The Drain Man in high demand

At this time of the year, everyone wants that leaking pipe fixed, or that blocked drain tended to! Well we are here to help you, with our fleet of miracle workers from The Drain Man Team, happy to provide 100% guarantee of fixing your blocked pipe or drain everytime! All you need to do is give us a call on 1800 843 372 or leave an inquiry in the form boxes on our website! We will always get right back to you, and be sure to look us up on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date about what is going on with The Drain Man.

 

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THE DRAIN MAN TEAM KEEPS GROWING

At The Drain Man we never stay still.

We are constantly growing our business and adding new members to our team.

We are very proud to say we now have one of the biggest teams of highly trained specialists in Melbourne.

Our team of plumbers are all highly trained in both clearing and relining drains in residential, commercial, industrial, retail, and other premises.

Every week our team of plumbers are on the road visiting homes, factories, offices, shops, schools, hospitals, parks, sporting grounds and more, clearing out both stormwater and sewer blockages.

We inspect the drain, clear it, then reinspect it to make sure that we have found the answer to the problem and offered our customer a long term solution.

If the drain is found to be damaged and likely to block up again, we recommend to our clients to have their drains relined to prevent future problems. The new lining carries a 50 year warranty and so offers very long term protection against tree root intrusions or other problems.

Got a blocked drain? Go with Melbourne’s biggest and best team – The Drain Man!

The challenges of clearing 90mm drains

10mm might not seem like a very large amount, but when it comes to clearing drains it can make a huge difference in the result.

For a very long time, 100mm PVC has been the standard diameter for both stormwater and sewer drains.

But in the past 5 years or so, 90mm PVC has become much more popular. This difference of just 10mm between the two sizes of drainpipes can lead to a number of complications if the drain gets blocked and needs clearing.

The first problem with 90mm drains is that a getting a camera or drain clearing equipment around a 90°bend is very tight in the first place. Should that drain then have two or three bends, getting equipment around all those bends becomes almost impossible.

The second problem is that many 90mm drains are laid with a “T-junction” joint, rather than a junction that joins at a 45° angle. Putting a camera down a drain with a T-junction, means the camera can easily go either way through the joint, causing a great deal of confusion for the camera operator who cannot tell which way he is looking.

90mm PVC drains are often made of recycled material, which makes them more susceptible to squashing as they are less rigid than 100mm pipes.

You are most likely to find 90mm pipes in new houses built during the past five years or so where it has almost replaced 100mm.  Unfortunately many 90mm stormwater drains are often not laid completely in compliance with regulations and so they do have a tendency to have issues.

So if your drains are 90mm in diameter, please understand that they may take longer to clear than regular drains and that in some cases we might not be able to get all the way through to the blockage.

We won’t therefore be in and out in an hour, like we can with some drains.

Please let us know, if you know, that your drains are 90mm, before we come out.
It will help us manage your expectations better.

 


 

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.

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Wet Wipes causing more blocked drains

Wet Wipes are in the news again, with the ABC reporting yesterday they are causing millions of dollars of damage to sewerage system as people flush them down the toilet and they clog up pipes.

The story reported that one water utility has over 2,000 blockages a year caused by wipes, that are costing them up to $3 million to get them unblocked.

Queensland Urban Utilities reports they remove around 120 tonnes of wet wipes from their network every year. If all these wipes were laid out end-to-end, they would stretch from Australia to New Zealand.

Adam Lovell, executive director of Water Services Association of Australia, reported the problem of wipes blocking sewers had exploded in the past few years. Apparently Sydney Water estimates that blockages caused by wipes cost around million a year, causing some 75 percent of all sewer blockages.

Apparently, the problems are so big in the US that the Federal Trade Commission has stopped some companies from using the word “flushable” when advertising wipes.

At The Drain Man, we say, never flush any type of wipe. Only flush things starting with “P” – pee, poop, and paper!

If you don’t, you could be like a customer we had the same day as this story broke, in Brighton who spent thousands getting wipes cleared out of his sewer system.

 


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.

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The Drain Man stars on 774 ABC Radio

The Drain Man stars on 774 ABC Radio

774 ABC Radio

Brendan Dover, aka “The Drain Man”, was recently invited onto Libbi Gorr’s Saturday Morning Show on 774 ABC Radio Melbourne.

This is the second time Brendan has been on Libbi’s show and we’re proud to announce that he is now going to be a regular guest on her show.

Brendan took calls from listeners, answering their questions on everything imaginable about their drains, from tree roots in them to when you should flush with the half-flush button!

It was a lively and enjoyable chat and Libbi’s listeners definitely enjoyed hearing from Brendan. There were lots of calls that Brendan simply did not have enough time to get to.

Listen out in the future for more from Brendan on Melbourne Radio Stations, including 774 ABC Radio.


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.

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Constant training the key to The Drain Man’s success

TDM TRAINING

What is the secret to The Drain Man’s constant success in drain clearing and relining? The answer is one word – training!

From the very beginning, the company has made constant improvement the No. 1 priority. And this all comes from constantly keeping up to date with all the latest developments and techniques in drain clearing and relining.

Every two weeks, the whole team, including office staff, management and all the plumbers get together to share knowledge, experience and lessons learnt from the field.

New equipment is introduced, discussed and tested in the field if deemed worthy of trial. New techniques in relining are examined to see if they bring about a faster or better result for the customer.

The company’s founder, Brendan Dover, regularly travels to plumbing expo’s and conferences here and elsewhere to keep up with the latest advances in plumbing. He tests and checks new indrain cameras, new drain clearing equipment, and other advances to ensure that The Drain Man remains at the forefront of the industry.

All of this effort is directed simply towards getting a better result for the customer, in faster time and with better outcomes. Because that, in the end, is who we are all here for – you, the customer!


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.

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Why Faster Drain Clearing Isn’t Always Better…

It seems that we all live at such a fast pace these days. We shop online, read the news on our phones, get take away from the drive thru.

So when our drain blocks we often feel we just want it cleared quickly. But sometimes the quickest clearing isn’t the best clearing.

Take this common situation for example. You call a plumber to clear your blocked drain, he puts the Drain Clearing Machine down your drain, lets it run for while then all of a sudden all the water starts running away. He stops, pulls out the machine, packs up and you pay him and off he goes.

Now you probably think your drain has been “cleared”. But what often happens is he may of just punched a small whole in the blockage enough to let the water run away or your drain is partially collapsed and will get worse but you don’t know it.

That is why at The Drain Man we always put a camera down your drain first to see what is causing the blockage and see how bad it is. Then we clear it and put the camera down again to get a better idea of the real cause of the problem and whether there is any more clearing left to be done.

Sometimes this will reveal to us a situation where the drain is in such bad condition that it needs relining as the only way to prevent further blockages or the drain itself from collapsing.

While this may take longer then the “punch and run” approach from the first plumber, at least you the home owner know that your drain has been properly cleared and any future problems averted.

In the long term this could save you tens of thousands of dollars in having to have your drains dug up and replaced.

Like we always say at The Drain Man, It’s easy to be cheaper, but its much harder to be better”.


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.

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The Drain Man says Do Not Flush!

When it comes to so-called “flushable” wipes the question is should you flush or shouldn’t you.

Just because the packaging says  you can flush them doesn’t mean you should. Around the world water and sewerage authorities are struggling with constant blockages caused by these wipes because they don’t break apart like toilet paper does.

The wipes also get caught up in equipment and can damage it or even shut down the whole system.

The problem will get worse if we don’t do something about it.

Here at The Drain Man, we recommend you follow these simple guidelines:

Baby wipes should be wrapped up and disposed of with the nappy in the garbage system.

Toilet wipes should also be thrown out in the rubbish.

If you follow these two simple rules you should suffer from less blocked sewers.

However, if you have already blocked your sewer with these wipes don’t hesitate to 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.

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The Drain Man at E J Whitten Foundation Race Night – Moonee Valley

The Drain Man was proud once again to be sponsors of the EJ Whitten Foundation Race Night at Moonee Valley racecourse last Friday night, 27th February.
It was a fantastic night to help raise awareness of the Foundation’s work in fighting Prostate Cancer.
We had a number of guests from Brad Teal Real Estate, GHT and Mylora Holdings who joined us in the prestigious Committee Room at the Moonee Valley Race Club. Guests enjoyed a beautiful meal, with drinks and plenty of racing action.
The featured race of the night was the EJ Whitten Foundation Handicap which was run over 1,000 metres.
The winner was No 9, Tuscan Sling from No 10, Aware, with No 14 Shiso, in 3rd place.
The Drain Man has been a long-time supporter of The EJ Whitten Foundation and are very proud to be doing what we can to support men’s health and help find a cure for Prostate Cancer.
Among the guests of the evening, was AFL Legend, Peter Hudson and of course the man himself… Ted Whitten Jnr!


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.

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ALL FLOODED OUT?

Melbourne sure has been getting some heavy rainfall and storms recently.

And there’s more rainfall coming this weekend.

So if you find your backyard, front yard, bbq area, carport, garage, basement or any other part of your house or property is getting flooded out, don’t hesitate to call us.

We are experts at clearing blocked stormwater drains. And quick action can prevent further damage.

You don’t want that water sitting around, causing damage to buildings, foundations, paved areas, gardens, retaining walls etc.

Call The Drain Man today and we will fix the problem fast, with specialised plumbers who really know what they are doing. And every one of them works for us directly.

Fix the flood. 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.