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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 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.