We can excavate and replace your blocked drains if necessary

Excavation of DrainageMetropolitan Plumbing, your local blocked drain experts, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your plumbing or gas fitting callouts, and that includes all public holidays – even Christmas and Easter! Not only that, we can provide you with a plumber on the same day that you make your booking, and we can have them there within the hour* of your call in a plumbing emergency. We understand that your blocked drain is an emergency, so we’ll treat it like one.

Sometimes, depending on the scope and seriousness of a blocked drain problem, it may be necessary to excavate and replace a section of the affected drain. This is generally the case with a severe invasion of tree roots, or any other issue that creates irreparable damage to your drain, such as the pipe age, or collapsed drains. All of our blocked drain experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing, once promptly arriving on site, will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to accurately assess what needs to be done to give you the best, longest lasting and most cost effective results for your blocked drain. So, if you find yourself with one of these blocked outdoor drains, don’t hesitate. Call us today, or fill out our simple online plumber booking form.

Why would you need to excavate my blocked drain?

Excavation of DrainExcavation of drains is always used as a last resort and in the first instance your attending plumber will try to repair your drain. If a pipe repair is not a viable option then a replacement will be required. Tree root infestations, compacting or shifting earth, age – they can all lead to a crack, a break, sagging or a complete collapse of a section of your outdoor drains. These are repairable through drain relining techniques, but doing so would only end up being very expensive in the long run, since you need to keep relining regularly, as these methods only give you short term results. At Metropolitan Plumbing, our blocked drain experts only believe in giving their valued clients the best, most durable solutions to their blocked drain problems that will be more cost effective over the long term.

In addition, your attending blocked drains professional will recommend a section of blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain be replaced if the blockage is unable to be cleared, such as a sludge build-up that’s too solid to shift, or if the drain frequently gets blocked from poor quality or incorrect installation. Every one of our blocked drain experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing have the expertise, experience and equipment to be able to excavate and replace any type of blocked drain, so you can rest assured you’ll get only the very best results to all your blocked drain problems, even the tough, difficult ones.

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How will you do an excavation of a drainage system?

First, we’ll need to locate and clear as much of the blockage as we can. To do this, your attending blocked drains expert will use the CCTV drain camera to see exactly what’s causing the issue, then, depending on what is found, they will use either the hydro-jetter drain cleaning machine or the electric eel drain cleaning machine to attempt to clear the blockage. For blocked stormwater drains, we’ll always use the hydro-jetter.

If your attending Metropolitan Plumbing blocked drains professional is unable to clear the blocked drain and advises that a section of the drain will need to be replaced, they’ll provide you with a no obligation quote for the replacement (this quote won’t include replacement of landscaping, fences, paths, etc.). The replacement section of drain can be organised on the same day if you accept the quoted price. If it’s a large area to be excavated, we might use a 4 ton excavator, but we do have access to smaller units, down to 1.5 tonnes, for any situation. Every one of blocked drain experts is trained and experienced in carrying out excavations and replacements of blocked drains.

If a replacement drain was the last thing you had expected when you realised that you had a problem with your pipes, and something that you had not budgeted for – then ask us about our NO INTEREST EVER payment plans*.

You can trust that when you rely on Metropolitan Plumbing that we’ll get the job done correctly first time, every time with quality workmanship guaranteed.

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