Dislodged Broken PVC Sewer Pipe in Melbourne


Dislodged Broken PVC Sewer Pipe in Melbourne

This broken PVC sewer pipe was discovered when we were called by the property owner to fix slow draining issues. Last week, we had a call from the owner who was baffled that the drains could be clogged. Our Mako Drain team reached the spot within 25 minutes and carried out CCTV Camera inspection. We analysed our CCTV recordings and found that the problem was due to broken sewer pipe. We dislodged the broken part and installed a new piece which was then connected to the existing pipe using PVC couplings. The drain started flowing swiftly and the owner was extremely delighted with our service. If you suspect that your sewer pipe is broken, call our Mako Drain specialists at 0401 441 767.

Dislodged Broken PVC Sewer Pipe in Melbourne

Dislodged Broken PVC Sewer Pipe – Melbourne

Pre Slab Inspection in South Melbourne

Two days back, we had a call from a building contractor who wants us to help him with pre-slab drain inspection. We had a small discussion over the phone. During the conversion, the contractor informed us that he has undertaken a new home construction project in South Melbourne and wants us to carry out the inspection to ensure whether all the drain pipes are installed properly and in compliance with the local council. Mako Drain cleaning team reached the site the next day with all the necessary equipment and carried out the Drain Camera inspection. During the assessment, we checked the condition of the drains using the CCTV Camera and pipelines that are likely to get affected by the construction activity. We compiled our findings into a report and provided details on the remedial work needed to address the faults. The contractor was very much pleased with our service and he appreciated our workmanship. If you are looking for pre-construction inspection service, feel free to call Mako Drain Cleaning Services at 0401 441 767.

Pre Slab Inspection South Melbourne

Pre Slab Inspection – South Melbourne

Tree Roots Growing In a Bend in the Pipe in North Melbourne

Later this week, we had a call from a customer informing that sewer lines get blocked and her home was flooded. Our Mako Drain Cleaning specialists dashed to their place with necessary equipment to fix the problem of blocked drains. First, we managed to discard the water to gain access to the pipeline. We carried out CCTV camera inspection and found that tree roots had encroached into the drains and led to the blockage. Though the roots were growing along the bend in the pipe, somehow we have managed to get rid of the blockage. We used high pressure water jets, called hydro jetting, to flush the blockage out. Once the clog has been removed, we carried out other drain repair works to ensure free flow of water. We also advised them to have regular cleaning maintenance to avoid further problems. If you find yourself in a messy condition, call Mako Drain Cleaning Services at 0401 441 767.

Tree Roots Growing In a Bend in the Pipe - North Melbourne

Blocked Pipe – Tree Roots Growing In a Bend in the Pipe in North Melbourne

Drain Holding Water Due to Pipe not on Grade in North Melbourne

This was the case we handled when we were called in to fix a completely blocked drain. One of our customers called and informed us that he had a slow flowing drain that has completed stopped working after some time. To handle this emergency situation, Mako Drain Services specialists arrived to their place with all the necessary tools in just 20 minutes. We dropped a camera into the pipe and found that a stubborn blockage using CCTV drain camera inspection. We use highly pressurised water which not only removed the clogs but also exposed collapsed pipes. To provide a permanent solution, we created a new pipeline within the old pipe using high grade epoxy pipes. For a quick and permanent solution for your collapsed drain pipes, call our team at 0401 441 767 or book online.

Blocked Stormwater Drains North Melbourne

Unblocked the Holding Water Drain – North Melbourne

Tree Roots Clogging Up a Storm Water Pipe in Somerton

We discovered this damaged blocked storm-water drain when the owner of this house called us to solve the plumbing issue. He informed us about the slow draining and gurgling of water during heavy rain. At the first sight, we suspected that the problem would be due to the blockage in the pipeline. To encounter the problem precisely, we conducted CCTV camera inspection and found some in-grown tree roots that caused cracks and damages inside the pipe. Our Mako Drain specialists removed the clog and cleaned the pipeline using hydro jetting method that uses with a blast of highly pressurized water. If you suspect in-grown tree roots, why don’t you call us at 0401 441 767 or book online for a CCTV drain inspection?

Blocked Stormwater Drains Melbourne

Unblocked the Tree Roots Clogging Up a Storm Water Pipe – Somerton

Unblocked Rubber Ball Stuck in Storm Water Drain in Melbourne

Two days ago, we had a call from one of our customers complaining about a blockage in the storm water drain. He also added that rainwater started spilling out of the channel during heavy rains. As his regular gutter cleaning guy could not able to remove it, he called us to help with his situation. Our Mako Drain specialists reached the site within 25 minutes after his call and carried out CCTV camera inspection. We found a rubber ball stuck with a lot of dirt and debris in the drain. We poured lots of water into the drain, and the ball floated to the top. After removing the ball, we also cleaned the storm drain pipes using plunger and auger to prevent further problem. If you got blockage in your storm-water drain, feel free to call us at 0401 441 767 or book online.

Blocked Stormwater Drains Melbourne

Unblocked Rubber Ball Stuck in Storm Water – Melbourne

Unblock Blocked Shower Drain in North Melbourne

This morning, we were called to a property in North Melbourne to fix a blocked shower. Our team at Mako Drain Services conducted a thorough inspection and identified the blockage in the sink. Our experts unblocked the blocked drains in no time.  As you can see from the picture below, food and hair coming out of shower caused by customer pouring oils, food scraps down the kitchen sink and hair down the shower. We also conducted CCTV camera drain inspection to check the structural integrity of the pipeline. Being a specialist in the blocked drains, we carried out the survey and unblocking in just a couple of hours. If you are dealing with a similar problem and are looking for professional assistance, don’t wait to call us on 0401 441 767 or book online.

Unblock blocked shower & kitchen sink
Unblock Blocked Shower & Kitchen Sink North Melbourne

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Drain Cleaning in Melbourne - Mako Drain Cleaning Service
Drain Cleaning in Melbourne – Mako Drain Cleaning Service

4 Reasons Why Your Drains Are Blocked


Blocked drains are probably a common and annoying problem that is experienced in most businesses and homes. From foreign objects that have been dropped accidentally down the drain to a heavy build-up of grease, hair and gunk substances, there are several reasons that lead to blocked drains. Understanding how each problem is caused will be an opportunity to protect against the blocked drains.

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Common Causes of Blockages:

  • Foreign Objects:

When foreign objects or materials such as soap, fats, hair or food get caught between the drainpipes, it leads to blocked drain cleaning. At first, build up of these materials retards the flow of water, but over time materials will continue to collect and prevent the water from flowing. Blocked toilets are caused by too much of sanitary items, toilet paper and nappies being flushed down them.

  • Storm And Heavy Rain:

The outside drains are more likely to get blocked after heavy downpours and storm. After a heavy storm, it is very common for outside drains to become blocked with assorted debris and mud. These materials get collected in the pipes and prevent water from flowing freely through the drain. Blocked stormwater drains lead to flooding and damage to your property.

  • Broken Pipes:

Another reason for a blocked sewer line can be a broken pipe. If the pipelines are broken or collapsed, water cannot flow freely, causing the drain to block. The major reasons of broken pipes are age, in-grown tree roots and poor installation. Tree roots lead to massive damage underground and it takes enormous inspection to identify the exact location of the problem. Underground pipe repairs are usually expensive and disruptive.

  • Incorrect Pipe Installation:

Pipes may become misaligned or get collapsed completely due to incorrect installation. Moreover, it is also essential to choose the right pipes to ensure the success of any plumbing job. Incorrect installation or choosing inappropriate pipes lead to potential damages to your and neighbour’s property.

If you own a home or office in Melbourne and have been experiencing water flow issues, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experts at Mako Drain Services. We are able to tackle any drainage problem regardless of its size and location. With high standards of care, we are able to complete drain cleaning and drain unblocking tasks without any disruption. For details, call 0401 441 767.

Advantages of Using Professional Drain Services in Melbourne


When the water is flowing at a snail pace down your drains, you must know that there is something wrong with your drainage system. The cause of slow, clogged drains is usually the build-up of dirt and substances such as leaves, hair, soap, grease or silt that are washed down your drainage system. When the water cannot flow through the pipes, it gets backed up and floods your home.

The clogs can pose a huge trouble for the homeowners and even end up with heavy expenditure. If you notice that water is backing up in the bathroom or kitchen drain, you should call in a professional to fix blocked drains cleaning in Melbourne immediately.

Drain ServicesAdvantages of Using Professional Drain Services:

  • When you hire the services of an expert firm, you can avail exemplary solutions for your blocked sewer.
  • The experts also have extensive knowledge in identifying the cause and extent of the blockage.
  • They employ highly sophisticated methods and equipment to unclog the drains.
  • Moreover, they use only eco-friendly products that will not have any impact on the environment.

Drain Unclogging Process:

When you call a professional for drain cleaning in Melbourne, they will examine the area completely and determine the root cause of the blockage. High quality CCTV camera will be used to detect the problem in areas with limited access. After identifying the exact location, they will determine the right treatment that will be effective in unblocking the clogs. Before they execute the treatment process, you will be given an estimate for the work that has to be done to fix the problem. Upon your approval, they will go ahead with drain unblocking using drain camera inspections.

No matter how careful you are, your drainage system still gets clogged. When you face any problem with a clogged drain, you should call a local drain cleaning company to fix the problem quickly and efficiently. Mako Drain Services are experts in cleaning blocked toilet, sewer and blocked stormwater drains in Melbourne. We have the right equipment, knowledge and staff to alleviate any drain blockage on residential and commercial properties. Call us today @0401 441 767 for prompt and courteous service!