Drain and Main Sewer Line

Do you think your drains or sewers need some urgent replacement?

Leave the job to the industry experts.

The Plumbing and Electrical Doctor has replaced more than four thousand drains and main sewer lines throughout its four decades of existence in the industry. Whether it is a simple drain replacement or the main sewer line replacement, we do it fast with materials that last. 

What is the difference between a mainline and a drain line?

The house or dwellings mainline is otherwise known as the sewer line. It is the pipe that channels all the wastewater from the drains installed in your home unto the local authorities drainage system known as sewer mains. The  houses sewer line is made up of the waste  water drains that connect to all your fixtures including your toilet, kitchen sink, bathroom and  shower. 

Telltale Signs that You Have a Blocked Sewer

If the blockage occurs indoors, most likely causes are foreign objects being flushed down the drain. If it is located outdoors, foliage from your garden, leaves, and tree roots infiltrating the drains are the most obvious culprits. 

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UNPLEASANT ODOUR

If you smell that distinct sewer smell that could be likened to the odour of rotten eggs, chances are there are blockage in your drains or sewers. This can also be accompanied by gurgling sounds that signal there is difficulty in draining water.

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MULTIPLE BLOCKED DRAINS

If there are numerous blocked drains in different locations of your home, then it is likely that the entire sewer line is blocked.

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WATER BACKUP

If it takes time to flush the water in the sink or the toilet, this is the most certain sign that there is something wrong with your drains. When this happens, you need to call a plumber immediately, and have the sewer line cleaned or cleared.

Could line repatching solve the problem?

Depending on the severity, cause, and the location of the pipe leak or damage, there are instances that digging the whole pipe could be a more affordable solution than trenchless pipe relining. Our expert plumbers can do a camera scan of the pipe to assess what solution would be more appropriate. 

Pipe Relining by Plumbing and Electrical in Canberra

Is a replacement more cost-effective option in the long run?

When the cause of a broken pipe or damage pipe is due to the age or its substandard material, digging and replacing the complete pipe would prove to be more cost-effective than just repairing a part of an already old pipe. A simple CCTV drain inspection will determine the best solution for you quickly and effectively.

Here is an example of a before and after photo of a pipe replacement job.

Our team has replaced a very old clay sewer pipe with stronger, more durable PVC pipes.

ADVICE FROM THE PLUMBERS

If you suspect that your main sewer line is leaking or blocked, let the experienced plumbers at the Plumbing and Electrical Doctor handle it. Our staff can conduct an onsite inspection from your plumbing cleanout to examine and diagnose the problem.

THE DOCTOR GETS IT DONE

Have a drain that needs to be replaced? Call now to get it replaced fast!