Free Solution To Guarantee No Blocked Drains

  • William Demirdonder
  • Dec 26, 2020
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Free Solution To Guarantee No Blocked Drains

Did You Know That 74% Of Property Owners Consistently Have Their Blocked Drains Cleared Over And Over Again?

Yes! I’d Love A $499 Pipe Inspection – For Free!

This is not a gimmick or a false advertisement! Proximity Plumbing is offering a completely free, no-obligation pipe inspection with a CCTV drain camera to inspect what’s going on with your consistent blocked drains. PLUS, we’ll even give you a permanent solution plan with our recommendations for your pipes.

Why Are We Offering To Inspect Your Pipes For Free?

Over the last seven years of servicing our eastern suburbs clients, we’ve seen A LOT! One of the most common issues our team deals with is clearing consistently blocked drains. If left unchecked, consistently blocked drains can wreak havoc on a property’s whole plumbing system, usually because there’s an underlying reason why they keep getting blocked!

Most of the time, the beautiful leafy green trees which line our eastern suburbs streets are to blame. Tree root infiltration is a serious issue and with a quick CCTV pipe inspection, we’ll be able to tell you (and show you) if any tree roots have made a home in your pipe system.


What’s The Process Involved In The Pipe Inspection?

  1. One of our qualified experts will inspect your drains with a CCTV drain camera.
  2. We allow for 30 min consultation and there will be no charge for this time only.
  3. After the inspection, we will provide you with an easy-to-follow, cost-effective solution to resolve any blocked drain issues you may be experiencing.
  4. If pipe relining is recommended we’ll take you through what that means, and why we are recommending it.
  5. If pipe relining is not the best option for you, we will be completely honest and offer you the best solution to suit your needs.

Before you book your free pipe inspection, read this article for an understanding of why your drains are blocking; what is pipe relining; and how it can help in the long term maintenance of your property’s pipes. Instead of constantly clearing blocked drains, how about you look at what’s causing the drains to block and let us help you solve the problem once and for all?

What Causes Consistently Blocked Drains?

Say you have a blocked drain, and a plumber comes to clear the drain, taking away any debris, and possibly cutting away some pesky tree roots. Unless your plumber has carried out a thorough search, extraction of ALL the tree roots and replacement of any cracked or broken pipes, you’ll be seeing that plumber again.

In fact, over the next 10 years, you’ll probably pay that plumber thousands of dollars to keep returning to your property for the same issue.

What you may see is that your plumber’s visits are more frequent (because when you ‘trim’ a tree, what happens? It grows back thicker and faster. Plus, once a tree has developed an extensive root system wrapped around a very healthy food source (the water and waste flowing through your pipes), it’s very difficult to completely eradicate it with conventional methods. This is where Pipe Relining comes in, and one of the reasons why it’s become so popular.

After Doing The Maths, This Is Why The Smarter 56% Of Property Owners Are Biting The Bullet And Selecting The Permanent Solution Which Is Pipe Relining In Sydney.

What Exactly Will The Pipe Inspection Uncover?

Who knows! But wouldn’t you want to be in-the-know and see what you’re dealing with? If we do find cracks in your pipes or a serious tree root issue, then we’ll provide you with a solution plan, taking into account your location, budget, lifestyle, and the scope of the job.

These recommendations are completely free and there is no catch (and no obligation to proceed). Many of our clients who receive our solution options are so impressed with our range of cost-effective options and professionalism that they ask us to proceed with the work.

3 Main Methods Of Repairing Broken Pipes Under House Slabs

Generally, there are three alternative solutions to repairing an under-the-slab drainage blockage or leak. Proximity Plumbing can assist in providing a quote for these approaches.

The Three Different Methods To Fixing Your Under-the-slab Issue include:

Relining the broken pipe

Whether it’s a sewer pipe, water pipe or drainage pipe, the pipe will be relined to create a new pipe within the old. You can read more about pipe relining and it’s benefits here. Years ago, the only way to fix an issue with under-the-slab pipes would have been an extensive dig. Nowadays, we save you the time, money and hassle by investigating first with CCTV exactly where the issue is, then using our state-of-the-art pipe relining technology to create a new crack-resistant pipe (or pipes).

This way you avoid digging up the slab and ruining any garden you may have. Plus, reputable pipe relining companies, like Proximity Plumbing will guarantee such relines to extend the life of the pipe for up to 50 years.

Please note well – only the relined sections of pipe fall within this guarantee. Meaning, depending on your circumstances, it’s often useful to obtain a quote to have ALL the pipes under your slab relined once they start failing, rather than just the one found to be leaking or causing the issue.

Replace The Broken or Cracked Pipe Under The Slab Via Excavation

With this method of fixing your pipe issue, we would still carry out a CCTV inspection to locate the exact area of pipe that is damaged. However, unlike the minor disturbance that comes with pipe relining, this method would see your home being excavated in part, replacing the troublesome pipe (once we’ve dug up where it is) and reinstating the concrete slab plus cleaning up the mess involved.

So you’re looking at quite a bit more work, man-hours, mess and creating a greater margin for things to go sideways.
One of the biggest deterrents for this method is the mess involved. To cut through a concrete slab you need a jackhammer to cut and chisel your way to the pipe. This creates a lot of dust and particle mess to furniture, valuables and doors need to be removed, sealed or covered.

Furthermore, whenever you start cutting into your home’s slab there is a risk of compromising the structural integrity of the building. Especially if you have a pipe that runs the length of your property which is failing in multiple locations, that means multiple digs through the slab will be needed!

Please note: If you are determined to follow this route of fixing your pipe issue, please engage the services of a professional, licenced plumber. Any type of digging into the slab, replacing sewer lines or compromised pipes must be handled carefully.

Re-Routing/Re-Piping Some Or All Of The Home’s Plumbing

This method does come with a higher price tag (for warning) but sometimes, it’s the best option available.
When you say to a client ‘it’s going to be best to re-plumb everything’ chances are they will freak at the expense and the time. However, if you have an old home and the entire plumbing system is failing, what choice do you have? You will either get to know (and pay) your plumber really well, month after month OR you can invest in a re-plumbing service where a licenced, professional plumber will lay new pipes, create new junctions and create new water flow away from the house.

Having a new drainage or sewer system leading pipes outside of the slab will cause less disruption in the long run.
So yes – expensive, however, the plumbing issues will be fixed and your home will benefit from an entirely new system AND you won’t need to excavate or dig up (usually).

By the way, for a job like this, Proximity Plumbing does have a payment plan available for clients.

There Are A Few Reasons Why We Would Recommend Pipe Relining To Our Clients

  1. If the pipes that need to be replaced lie below a concrete slab.
  2. If the pipes are below a building.
  3. If the pipes are below a heritage tree.
  4. If the pipes are extremely deep and would be a difficult or risky dig up.
  5. If the pipes are below a beautiful, landscaped garden that the client does not want to destroy or damage.
  6. If the pipes are below a pool or pond.
  7. If the pipes are below the street or driveway.

What Are The Advantages Of Pipe Relining?

  • No digging or excavation required.
  • Faster and more affordable than open construction.
  • 4 x stronger than a standard PVC pipe
  • Our piping has a 50-year life expectancy.
  • Works for sewer pipe repair as well as storm water, earthenware, copper asbestos, PVC, and cast-iron pipes.
  • Guaranteed for 35 years.
  • Keeps out all tree roots.
  • Reduced impact on the environment.
  • Increased flow rate and efficiency of pipe.
  • Assists in preventative maintenance of blocked drains.
  • Prevents contamination of water by elements (like lead) leaching into pipes.

Is There Ever A Time When A Pipe Cannot Be Relined?

The only disadvantage to pipe relining is that it is not always possible. If pipes have been crushed by tree roots or the pipework has dislodged severely, relining will only follow the contours of the existing drain and thus not be possible. Furthermore, if your pipework has backfall and is holding water relining will only mimic the problem and prevent it from getting worse.,

In some cases, the drain cannot be relined, this is generally when the pipe has completely collapsed. If this is the case there is no option except to dig up that section of pipework. If your plumber shows you a video of your pipe completely broken looking like it may collapse at any second, you should take this seriously.

How Much Does Pipe Relining Cost?

If you’re asking, “Is Pipe Relining Worth It?” it’s important to factor the costs of digging vs the cost of completing pipe relining. On average, pipe relining costs will vary between $450 – $1000 per metre. You’re probably wondering why the cost of this procedure varies and this is a very common but good question As far as the costs go, there isn’t a definitive answer.

The price will depend on a variety of factors, including:

  • Size Of The Pipe
  • Location Of The Pipe
  • Accessibility Of The Pipe
  • The Condition Of The Pipe
  • The Diameter Of The Pipe (Smaller Diameter Pipes Are More Expensive)

What Can Be Repaired With Pipe Relining?

  • Asbestos & Cement
  • PVC pipes
  • Cast iron & copper pipes
  • Earthenware
  • Pool pipes
  • Pressure pipes
  • Storm water & sewer pipes
  • Downpipes

About Brawoliner

Brawoliner is an innovative German technology created for repairing pipes without the need for excavation. More importantly unlike many of the other liners, the Brawoliner® products are an Australian Watermark approved product ensuring the warranty advertised is backed legally.

Brawoliner continues to be manufactured strictly in Germany and exported to Australia for the Australian market to only licensed and certified Brawoliner installers. It also has elastic qualities that enable it to maintain its resilience throughout multiple bends and tapers.

Why Choose Proximity Plumbing To Inspect Your Pipes?

Proximity Plumbing has a proven track record of growth and success through word of mouth and quality of service. We proudly boast over 250 5 star reviews on Google!

We are a family-run, Eastern Suburbs business – and we’re true locals, we live, breath and love the east. So, we know eastern suburbs pipework like no other company.

Above anything else, we value world-class customer service, and we aim to serve our local community whilst improving the standards and reputation of our industry.

To book in your free pipe inspection (valued at $499) please call the team today on 0420 102 394.

Read More About Pipe Relining Here.

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