Brisbane Drain Cleaning Service

We all know blocked drains are a real nightmare. If you are dealing with raw sewage, overflowing drainage pipes or a clogged toilet, take a deep breath and don’t stress – we are your local and trusted drain cleaning Brisbane specialists.

Conrad Martens’ Brisbane Plumbing Service are on call and ready to assist. Our team of experienced plumbers are capable of tackling blocked drains of all shapes and sizes. Conrad Martens Plumbing have over 20 vehicles in our fleet, manned by fully qualified plumbers and drain cleaning Brisbane specialists. We are strategically positioned to offer same day emergency response across Brisbane and surrounding areas.  Through 35+ years of trusted service, our company has established a large referral base of private, real estate and body corporate customers.  You don’t have to take our word, take a look at our 100’s of satisfied customer reviews.

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Symptoms & Causes of a Blocked Drain

Because drain pipes remain hidden, we tend not think about them until a problem arises. You may begin to notice small inefficiencies in your drains which can quickly turn into an overflowing drain.  Showers, basins, sinks and toilets are all connected through network of underground drains. If your fixtures are slow to drain, make a gurgling sound, or create bad smells, this is a red flag that the line is blocked and may require urgent attention.

The most common causes of drain blockages include tree root intrusion, damaged pipes, sanitary napkins, excessive paper usage, and excessive grease. Because of this when a certain drain is blocked it can cause several fixtures to back-up inside your house.


Emergency Blocked Drain Service

We know how frustrating a blocked drain can be! Urgent drainage problems always seem to arise at the most inconvenient of times. If you are suffering from overflowing pipes, a blocked toilet or bad smells, a quick solution can save  a lot of heartache. With over 40 years drainage experience, our Brisbane plumbers have the skills and expertise to provide the highest level of service. Our emergency service is on call 24 hours a day and ready for when those unwanted problems arise. Whether at your home or business, Conrad Martens Plumbing professional team of drainers provide the fastest response time in the business – that’s our promise to you!


Methods of Drain Cleaning

With over 40 years’ experience, Conrad Martens Plumbing Service is the plumber of choice for Brisbane blocked drains.  Our team of drainage specialists are ready to assist whenever a plumbing problem may arise. We regularly clear blockages of all shapes and sizes, from minor paper and hair blockages to severe grease and root intrusions.  Our equipment is capable of clearing blocking in stormwater, sewer pipe and plumbing fixtures.

Electrical Eel Or Rooter

The electric eel, electric drain cleaner, or drain snake is often our plumbers’ weapon of choice when facing a blockage. It is an extremely versatile tool which uses a powerful electric engine to clear blockages in sewer and stormwater pipes. The electric eel cuts through tree roots, grease, leaves and build-ups of soil using a variety of rotating cutting heads. Our ability to interchange cutting heads and drainage cables allows us to use this piece of equipment across a range of applications.  It can be operated inside or outside and is perfect for pan lifts and rodding down inspection openings. To combat drains of all shapes and sizes, we also have small drain cleaner machines which can clear urinals and trade wastes. Because of its versatility, the drain snake is often the first line of defence when faced with a blocked drain.

Hand Drain Cleaning

Plungers are an essential part of our plumbers’ toolkit.  Despite contrary belief, plungers come in a range of different sizes and designs depending on their application.  The most common types which we use for daily maintenance include the traditional sink plunger, toilet plunger and D.T. plunger. A hand plunger is an ideal tool for breaking up a build-up of food in the drain trap under the kitchen sink. Toilet plungers can be the perfect remedy against paper blockages in a trap. Lastly, D.T. plungers are trade specific tools designed to fit down floor wastes and dis-connector traps.

Toilet augers are a specialised tool designed for clearing toilets via a hand operated cable. The main advantage of this tool is that its hollow tube attached to an elbow fitting is covered in rubber ensuring no damage occurs to the toilet when clearing.

Sani-snakes or hand spinners are useful tools when dealing with grease blockages and trade wastes. This tool is essentially a manually operated electric eel. Sani-snakes are operated by simultaneously rotating a lever handle while feeding the wire cable down the drain.

Trade strength drain cleaning fluid such as Moflo may be also be used as a last resort. Moflo is a sulfuric acid based drain opener designed to dissolve substances such as cloth, paper, grease, rags, sanitary napkins, hair, paper, soap sludge, and coffee grounds. It is highly effective when used in pvc pipes, floor wastes, bathtubs, sinks, showers, and other drains prone to clogging. Our plumbers are environmentally conscious and always try to use drain cleaner fluid sparingly.

High Pressure Water Jet

Jet rodding is a powerful drain cleaning system that uses a sewer nozzle to remove debris and grease from the walls of the sewer line. The high-pressure water jet blasts the entire inner surface of the pipe to cutting through debris. Different length hoses and nozzles can be used to change the reach and pressure of the pressure cleaner. This form of drain clearing will cut through any blockage including tree roots, grease and grime. It is also extremely effective in clearing nasty Once cleared, it may be possible to line the inside of the pipe to prevent further blockages.