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Why do our drains block?

Blockages are typically caused by a buildup of toilet paper, feminine products, hair, plant, shrub and tree roots. Generally speaking the majority of blockages can be cleared with the electric eel or with the high pressured water jetter.

Shipways Plumbing offer drain cleaning and drain unblocking services in the Penrith area.

There are times however where some blockages are much harder to be cleared and may require physical extractions. These types of blockages are generally caused by mature tree roots or even worse collapsed drainage pipes.

Here is a list of some of the most common issues our Plumbers find in homes and businesses that we service with blocked sewer and blocked storm water line:

Contact us today if you suspect you have a drain blockage issue with your plumbing.

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Backflow Prevention Device Testing Penrith

It is a legal requirement for all backflow prevention devices (rated for high or medium hazard installations and testable fire service single check valves) to be tested during and after installation by a licensed plumber who is endorsed for backflow prevention testing. This test must also occur in 12 month intervals once installed.

Contact us today if you suspect you have a Backflow Prevention Device that you want us to test.

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Backflow Prevention Penrith

Backflow occurs when water flows backwards from the drainage system into the water supply system. This water has the potential to carry contaminants that can harm the health of your household and community.

We offer a Backflow Prevention service in Penrith.

Backflow is more likely to occur if:

  • there’s a drop in pressure in the main, eg during a main break or
  • water pressure at the property is higher than at the main (eg if a pump is operating on the site)

Backflow prevention devices ensure that the water supply isn’t contaminated from hazards from your property. This device stops the waters ability to flow back into the water main.

Contact us today if you suspect you have a backflow issue with your plumbing.

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To plunge or not to plunge?

Should I use a plunger to clear my drain or toilet blockage?

Generally speaking most home owners would be able to purchase a plunger from a hardware store and give it a go at rectifying the issue. This is not a permanent strategy; at some stage the issues will represent themselves, in fact they may even manifest.

This being said though as a home owner it’s worth a shot?!

If you are looking for a more permanent solution to your blocked drain or toilet, Shipways Effective Plumbing have been servicing the Penrith area for well over 10 years. We have the equipment and know how to detect and clear the drainage issue.

We also have equipment that can locate the exact location and provide a detailed image of the issue.

So if you suspect you have a drain or toilet blockage somewhere, contact us today and we can provide you with photographic and video evidence of the source of the problem and unblock it for you.

Request a Quote or call 0410 638 342 today!