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What does a Drain Cleaning Service include?

Although there are many ways in which you can prevent your drains from clogging, sometimes you won’t notice any signs of clogging until it’s too late to do something yourself. Once they clog, they can inconvenience your life, and can even lead to larger problems, such as potential health hazards and damage to property.

The first step you can do as a homeowner is to try clearing out the clogged drain using a plunger or with a solution of baking soda and vinegar. If that fails, it probably means that the blockage may be a bit more difficult to clear or it may even be inaccessible. Calling a professional plumber will be the best option at this point. Professional Handymate plumbers in Melbourne not only have the experience and knowledge to deal with these types of problems, but they also have the right equipment necessary to handle even the most difficult of situations. Here’s what drain cleaning services in Melbourne typically include:

Assessment of the clog

The first step when it comes to drain cleaning is to assess the situation and determine where the clog is located. Most clogs form from debris such as food, hair, soap scum, and even dead skin cells. These particles can easily accumulate in your drains and clog them, making it harder or impossible for water to pass through. Even the minerals that are naturally found in our drinking water can cause the drains to clog, by increasing the build-up within the drain and pipe walls.

Once your plumber assesses the situation and locates the clog, the next step would be to assess the condition of the drain. This is a necessary step and will help determine the magnitude of the problem. At this point, your plumber will be able to tell if anything needs to be fixed, such as cracked or burst pipes that need replacing. After the assessment, your plumber will be able to continue onto the next step, which is clearing the blockage.

Clearing the clog

If the clog cannot be cleared using a plunger, your plumber will use a snake, which is a thin and long cable used to hook any debris that’s in your drain and break up clogs. Snakes can be hand or motor operated. Your plumber will determine which one is more suitable for your situation, depending on the type of clog and the length and diameter of your drain.

If the clog has damaged your plumbing system, your plumber will recommend any necessary pipe repair and restoration so you can avoid facing an even bigger problem than clogged drains.

Once the clog is cleared and your pipes secure from further damage, you will need to be more careful about what you put into your drains. Steer clear of grease, hair, soap scum and coffee grounds as they are your drains’ biggest threats and can lead to more frequent visits from your plumber.

Handymate’s plumbing services in Melbourne offer homeowners peace of mind when it comes to their home’s plumbing system, so whether it’s an emergency or a regular check-up, you can count on their fast and efficient service.

How Do Drain Cleaning Professionals Price Their Services?

There’s no doubt that there are several different plumbing tasks that are simple enough for homeowners to take care of on their own. However, if you’re dealing with a damaged or blocked drain, you should consider calling in the pros to help you out. This way, you can avoid potential problems that may occur if the situation isn’t handled correctly and securely. If you’ve decided to hire a professional plumber stick around to find out more about how they price their services.

Let’s take a look at the main factors that drain cleaning professionals consider when determining their prices.


Depending on where you live, you can get a different estimate for the same amount of work. That’s because the market rates for a particular plumbing job can vary a lot from one location to another. This typically means that you can usually expect to pay higher rates in metropolitan areas than in rural ones.

Access to the job site

Another factor plumbers consider when determining the final price for their services is whether or not it’s easy to access the job site and conduct the drain cleaning quickly and efficiently.

Scope of work

Not all plumbing issues require the same amount of work. Sometimes the reason behind your clogged drains can be something that’s simple and easy to extract. In other cases the job will require a lot more time and effort. It may even require specialized equipment that’s powerful enough to cut through more challenging obstacles such as tree roots and other blockages. This can all add up to the final cost of the services.

Technique used

Depending on the issue at hand, your plumber will be able to decide which cleaning method they’ll need to use to remove the clog and clean your drains. Some methods such as snaking are cheaper than other more sophisticated methods, which include hydro jetting. Additionally, if your plumber can’t tell for sure where the clog is located, they may need to do a video camera inspection, for an additional cost.

Frequently asked questions

Why should I call professional plumbers to clean the drains for me?

Although some people choose to clean their drains themselves, by doing so they risk causing a bigger problem than clogged drains. Hiring a professional gives you the peace of mind that your drains are thoroughly clean and safe from damage.

How can I prevent clogging the drain lines?

Preventing clogged drains can be done in a few simple ways. Make sure you always use drain covers that stop debris from entering your drains, and clean and flush your drains regularly, using hot water, baking soda and vinegar.

How can I know if my drains need cleaning?

Unfortunately, you probably won’t notice any signs that your drains need cleaning until they are clogged, which is why it’s best that you have them checked out by a licensed plumber at least once a year.

Should I use chemicals to clean my drains myself?

Although some chemical cleaners can do a good job at unclogging your drains, others can cause more harm than good, and lead to damaged pipes and drains.

Featured Sewer Drain Cleaner in Melbourne, VIC

Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
  • 2 year(s) in business
  • 1 employee(s)
  • Friendly & professional service

Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • 5 year(s) in business
  • 1 employee(s)
  • 100% customer satisfaction

At L.J. Muscat Plumbing & Heating Services you can expect to receive a highly-professional and prompt service, no matter what type of plumbing issue or project you might have. The company is based in Taylors Lakes and services the surrounding areas, working 24/7 to provide you with any type of project you may have.
Their services include general plumbing, kitchen and bathroom renovations, gas fitting, drainage, removal of blockages, hot and cold water restorations and other plumbing and heating services.


•    Honest, friendly and reliable
•    Courteous, meticulous and prompt
•    Fair pricing
•    Offer good advice
•    High-quality service and professional solutions

Customer Reviews:

On their website Nadia S. wrote:
“Luke has been to our home several times to fix our hot water service, installed water filter and laundry Reno. He is honest, reliable, friendly and helpful. He is highly professional and has great attention to detail. He is super-efficient and genuine. Highly recommend Luke for any of your plumbing needs.”

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Request Unclogging Toilet Drain

  • One hour labour to unclog an accessible toilet drain line

  • Some work scope restrictions apply; drains that require toilet removal, hydro jetting, or sewer cleaning can be done for an additional fee

Request Mainline Drain Cleaning

  • Mainline drain cleaning up to 20 meters

  • Valid for up to one hour of drain cleaning service; some drains may require additional time to clean or may need to be replaced

Request Small Interior Drain Cleaning

  • Unclog a small interior drain line which can be from your sink, tub or a shower

  • Valid for up to one hour of drain cleaning service; some drains may require additional time to clean or may need replacing

  • Must have accessible, ground level clean out for drain

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