Jim’s Plumbing are the specialists in clearing blocked toilets throughout the metropolitan Melbourne area. Our extensive collection of drain cleaning equipment will ensure that we can clear your drains even if a repair is required.
Causes of blockages that we find relating to toilets being blocked include:-
- 1. offset toilet pan collars
- 2. tree roots
- 3. toilet freshers
- 4. sanitary napkins
- 5. too much toilet paper
Emergency Toilet Repairs or Replace 24/7*
In an emergency situation we are often able to repair or replace your toilet & cistern the same day – and we’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week!
When booking to have your toilet unblocked in Melbourne- if your blockage is not on a domestic house, you have extremely long drains without an inspection point, in a group of units or in a commercial situation we would advise that you request a hydro jet drain cleaning machine. The advantage of the hydro jet over that of the conventional electric eel is that it has far longer reach with some of the reels exceeding 60 meters which is useful on longer drains or where there isn’t inspection point access into the sewer drain. The hydro jet or jetter uses high pressure water which is pumped from a motor and pump and will cut out and clean the drain.
Sometimes when attending to clear a blocked toilet in Melbourne we are having to remove the toilet pan which is the bowl you sit on as this allows an access point into the drain as in some homes this is the only access.
Offset Pan Collar
Offset pan collars are frequently the cause of toilet blockages. These are a fitting that sits above ground under the toilet bowl and allows when installing a toilet to be centered if the sewer pipe is not in its exact positioning. Although this makes it easier in the initial installation of toilets when toilets are new it often relates to unnecessary blockages occurring when toilet paper, etc comes blocked on this offset.
Tree roots are a very common cause of blocked toilets as they get into the sewer drain sourcing the water. Any crack or breakage in the pipe gives an entry point for roots to enter. Using the drain cleaning machine we are able to cut these off until the grow again at a later date.
Toilet freshers are often found in the S trap of a toilet as they become loose or are knocked into the toilet bowl and when it is flushed they become trapped.
If you are having ongoing blockages with your toilet you can request for us to send one of our drain cameras which shows a video of the internal sewer pipe and will identify where and if any breakages are in your system. This is helpful to assess the degree of damage to your drain and if a repair is required.
Call Jim’s Plumbing 7 days a week if you have a blocked toilet in Melbourne on 1300 133 509.
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