Sewage Drainage

Of all the plumbing issues you can have, a leaking sewer line is possibly the worst. Not only is it potentially a health hazard, but it can raise a stink. Add in the fact that it can skyrocket your water bill, and it’s something that you’ll want to have fixed fast.

There’s no need to worry, though. Just give us a call, and we’ll track down the source of the issue. We service the whole of the Brisbane area, including the Moreton Bay Area.


How Do You Know If Your Sewer Line Is Leaking?

Are you wondering how to know if your sewer line is leaking in Brisbane? Here are some of the leading indicators. If you notice any, call us in to take a look. Only a sewage plumber in Brisbane can confirm that there is a problem.


sewer drainage system BrisbaneYou Hear Bumps In the Night

Unless you have a friendly neighborhood ghost, unusual sounds could be related to plumbing. A constant trickle could indicate that there’s a problem to be addressed. Banging and knocking are common signs that something’s amiss with the pipes.


Wet Areas

Another sign is ground or floors that are damp. If the floor of your house in Logan or Ipswich is damp, you’ll notice soon enough. You might also see some discoloration or signs like flooring lifting.

But do also check outside. If the ground never seems to dry out, and the foliage seems to be doing particularly well, it could be a sign that there’s a leak.


An Unpleasant Odor

The “good” news about a sewerage leak in North Brisbane or South Brisbane is that you’ll usually pick it up quite quickly. The bad news is that the smell can get pretty ripe. It’s pretty recognizable.

Also, be on the lookout for musty smells. These could be a sign of mildew in the walls or floor.

If you’re not sure about whether there’s an issue in your Redcliffe home, call us in and let us take a look.


How To Unblock A Sewage Drain?

If you have a block in the sewage drainage system, you’re going to know about it pretty quickly. Common signs are toilets that won’t flush properly and sewer drain backup. Of course, there’s the smell. Here are some steps to take to try and unclog the pipes.


Start With Hot Water

Try pouring hot water down the toilet or sewer drainage system. This solution might help with unblocking of sewage pipes. Don’t flush the toilet afterward. If the blockage isn’t cleared, you run the risk of the toilet overflowing. The water should drain away on its own.


sewer drain cleaning toilet plungerUse A Toilet Plunger

These are plungers that have an elongated shaped nozzle. Start by applying a light pressure to push any air out of the plunger. If you don’t, the water could blow back out of the toilet. Once you’ve pumped it gently two or three times, you can apply more pressure.

You’ll have to give it a good go. That means pumping it around twenty times or so.


Try A Drain Cleaner

Now if the first two steps don’t work, that’s a sign that there’s a more severe problem. You’ll want to have a proper inspection done to make sure that there are no broken pipes or significant blocks.

If it’s late on Saturday night and you don’t want to call us in until Monday, you can try using a drain cleaner. If you have a septic tank, it’s better to skip this step. Harsh chemicals can kill the flocculating bacteria in the tank and upset the biome.

Besides, for these to work well, it’s best to scoop out as much of the water as possible. When it comes to a drain, that’s not an issue. When it comes to a toilet, you don’t want to go there.


Should I Use A Drain Snake?

You could if it was the standard water system. It’s not a good idea when it comes to the sewerage system, though. There’s too much that can go wrong. A drain snake can become hard to control, and you could do severe damage.

Aside from that, if you damage the main sewerage line, you could get into trouble with the Redlands authorities. Give us a call instead and let us handle the problem for you.

If none of these steps work, it’s time to give us a call. We’ll get to the source of the problem fast.


Sewage Drainage Services

We offer a range of sewer drain cleaning and repair services. We’ll conduct a thorough sewer drain camera inspection. The sewer drain camera is a plumber’s best friend. It allows us to inspect the inside of the sewer drainage pipe and see where the trouble spots are.

This tech makes proactive maintenance easy as well. We offer a full plumbing inspection service in East Brisbane and West Brisbane. During the inspection, we’ll check for cracks and leaks so they can be fixed before they cause problems. Our qualified plumbers are in compliance with all local plumbing regulations.

sewer drain camera inspectionIt’s not the most exciting reality show, but it is one of the more useful ones. The camera is fed through the pipes and transmits images along the way. If it encounters any blocks, we’ll know exactly where they are.

We also offer pressure testing of sewage pipes to check the structural integrity of the system. This measure is particularly useful in pipes that are on the older side.

If there is an issue, we’re fully licensed to conduct sewage pipe replacements and repairs such as pipe relining. These are just a few of the services that we offer in Brisbane Southside. You’ll find that our prices are affordable and that you’ll always get the right advice.

Drain Cleaning Brisbane has over fifteen years of experience in the area. During that time we’ve tamed many a toilet and unclogged a lot of drains.

There’s nothing worse than a blocked or leaking sewerage pipe. If it were just the smell to contend with, it would be bad enough. Unfortunately, there’s also a health hazard to consider. Give us a call, and we’ll have your throne back in working order ASAP.