Do you need your blocked drain cleaned and want it cleaned properly for the lowest possible amount? Here is some good news. My name is Paul Burgess, I’m a Drain Cleaning specialist here at Ward Septics.
There are few things as irritating as a blocked drain and I know better than most. I’ve been a plumber for over 43 years and in that time I have fixed thousands of clogged drains. Drains get clogged up at the worst possible times, and it is always an inconvenience. Especially if your problem is blocked sewer drain or clogged shower drain.
Have you tried a good ol’ fashioned “Plumber’s Friend”? They are not called that for nothing you know. Sometimes you can get away with a good drain cleaner to clean out your drain, even pouring boiling water down your blocked drain can do the trick. Either of these methods, perhaps used in conjunction with a plumber’s friend may get you out of trouble, even if it’s only temporarily.
WARNING: Always be careful when dealing with strong chemicals. They are DANGEROUS and can cause serious injury.
If your have tried all of these simple solutions without success, you may have a root penetration problem or some serious gunk is clogging up your drains and you will need the help of a professional to fix your problem. A high pressure water jet is the fastest and most economical solution to almost every blocked drain problem. A high quality, high pressure water jet, in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing will blow a hole through most blocked drain gunk. Whether it’s plant roots or a buildup of sludge.
A high pressure jet will have you back in business in no time at all (no pun intended). I won’t lie to you though. A water jet is not the solution with every blocked drain problem. But it will cure the lion’s share of clogged pipe hassles. And it is certainly the quickest solution so you can be back to normal as fast as possible. Sometimes your pipes are past their use by date, and they will eventually break and collapse. A water jet cannot fix this type of problem.
There are plumbing companies out there advertising they will clear your blocked drain for less than $100. And as much as I hate to say it, these companies are out there will try and RIP you off. The surest sign of this is their ridiculously cheap price to clean you block drain. Let this be a definite warning flag to you.
These few unscrupulous companies use a technique called a “Bait and Switch” to fleece you for services you don’t need. How this works is a company will advertise a very cheap price to fix your problem. They might advertise something like this;
“Unblock Your Drain for $99”
Trouble is they have no intention of charging you just $99 to unblock your drain. They will arrive and after a cursory glance or half hearted attempt to fix your blocked drain with a Water Jet set which is set so low your garden hose would have a better chance of a remedy. They will approach you with a grave look of concern and inform you that you need to have your pipes replaced.
They will tell you that your blocked drain is the result of broken pipes that have collapsed and need to be replaced. And while this does happen, the sub one hundred dollar price estimate and things like a lifetime guarantee are the sure signs you have a conman on your hands. To repair broken pipes, holes will need to be dug, pipes replaced and thousands of dollars spent.
This is the reason behind these “Bait and Switch” tactics I have outlined here. It is to get you on the phone and have someone come see you with the sole intention of railroading you into an expensive pipe replacement that in most cases you may not even need. It is bloody criminal and my apologies for the language, but operators like these are bad for you and a nightmare for me too.
Honest hardworking plumbers and drainers get tared by the same brush as these shonks and that is no good for anyone. By selecting a plumber and drainer based on price alone, all of a sudden your $99 blocked drain remedy turns into a full blown pipeline refurbishment that will cost you a truckload of money. And the sad part is, there is an extremely high chance you don’t need the work done in the first place…
In most cases you only need a high pressure water jet in the hands of an honest operator to fix your problem and not a high pressure salesman to sell you services you don’t need. So please beware of a cheap quote. Remember the old saying.
“If it sounds to good to be true, it is too good to be true”.
Think about it, your drain clean will need a high quality water jet machine valued around $20,000. Your drain cleaner needs a vehicle to carry the jet machine to your home, $40,000. The technician who does the job for you has to be paid a minimum of $30-$40 an hour.
How can you expect to have all this hardware and manpower at your disposal to fix your blocked drain for just $99 (or less). You can’t, it’s crazy. Don’t get burned trying to find a blocked drain bargain that doesn’t exist. Don’t fall for the “Bait and Switch” rip off.
For me to clear a blocked drain with a high pressure jet clean will total $300. And if I can’t fix it for you, it’s FREE. I have been a plumber for over 40 years and I’m a “One Man Band”. This helps keep my prices fair and my service to you is the most important part of my business I don’t employ sub-contractors, apprentices or mates. I’m it, and it keeps things simple and economical.
I’m local to the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie, I guarantee all my work and I won’t charge you for work you don’t need and it’s FREE if I Can’t Unblock your drain for you – Guaranteed
That’s my promise and my genuine guarantee.
Now if you do need someone’s help with your blocked drain, and the do it yourself remedies I have suggested above haven’t worked for you, please give me a call.