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we get drains unblocked

Unsightly and never welcome, a blocked drain can be a smelly, unsanitary problem…  call on the vast experience of the team at Auckland Plumbers Group to get your drains unblocked.

Our awesome NEW equipment has made drain unblocking quick, effective and efficient. We call our dedicated drain unblocking vehicle ‘The Great Unblocker’.

Experts in drain unblocking

We’re here to help from start to finish. When your drainage has gone ‘down the gurgler’, our drain unblocking services, along with the tools and our know-how, will get your pipes flowing again.

There’s never a good time to need emergency help with your blocked drains, but rest assured that Auckland Plumbers Group can help.

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24 hours, 7 days / 365

0800 520 400

Your call will aways be answered
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Specialist Drain Unblocking Vehicle

The Great Unblocker

Auckland Plumbers Group has a new dedicated vehicle called The Great Unblocker that specialises in drain unblocking.

Drain unblocking has always been an important part of the drainage side of our business, but it has grown to the stage that we needed to purchase a new ute as a specialist drain unblocking vehicle. Having years of experience in getting pipes unblocked, we know which equipment works well and which doesn’t.

The vehicle has new drain unblocking equipment, including a state-of-the-art hydro-jet system. This unit slithers through drains to locate obstructions. It clears drains by using high-pressure water to ‘cut through’ blockages and can even decimate most root infiltrations.

This vehicle and equipment became operational during Auckland’s ‘Delta’ Level 4 lockdown and was very helpful in dealing with a variety of essential jobs, like sewer and wastewater blockages.

CCTV tells the ‘hole’ picture

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It is not always needed but we use CCTV to assist in more complicated and challenging problems.

This ‘snakey’ camera provides great insight into the hidden world of drains. With its own illumination and self-leveling video, we get an invaluable insight as it makes its way through the pipework. It helps identify the hidden problems… for example root intrusion from trees or plants, broken pipes, or even the incorrect ‘fall’ of a drain (liquid doesn’t like flowing uphill you know).

It is very helpful for identifying problems associated with blockages and pipework. CCTV along with our advanced drain cleaning equipment has proven to be a very effective weapon against the most backed-up of blockages.

The Great Unblocker Onsite
Not much bigger than a family car… and with long‑reach hoses and the latest technology, The Great Unblocker can get to almost anywhere at a customer’s site.
Cutting Head

The Great Unblocker has specialist drain unblocking equipment. This high-pressure cutting head can break down blockages and can even cut through tree roots.

The Great Unblocker is self-contained

Self-contained… The Great Unblocker has everything needed to get your drains unblocked onboard… including its own limited water supply if a customers is unable to be used.

Telltale signs your drains will potentially become blocked

You’ll probably have an inkling that something is not quite right with your drains before a major blockage occurs. If you notice any of these common problems occurring with your plumbing or drains, it might be time to call in the professionals and pre‑empt a smelly, unsavoury disaster…

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  • Slow flowing drains
  • Rising water in the toilet bowl after flushing
  • Frequent toilet blockages
  • Laundry sink or basins slow to empty
  • Slow shower drainage due to blockage
  • Clogged or blocked bathroom drains
  • Toilets not flushing correctly
  • Overflowing drains or gully traps or water sitting higher than normal
  • Outside drain overflowing
  • Overflowing downpipes
  • Pooling groundwater outside
  • Bad and strange smells
  • Smelly drains outside
  • Overflowing grease traps
  • Flies around the drain
  • Gurgling noises from the toilet, sink, bath or shower

Book your local Auckland drain unblocking specialist

we’re here & there when you need us!

emergency plumbing

24 hours, 7 days / 365

0800 520 400

Your call will always be answered

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