Auckland Drain Inspections

Drains are often at out-of-sight out-of-mind for home owners, and many people don’t realise how regularly drains should be checked and cleaned. But blockages build up over time and you might not notice until it’s too late and the damage is done. Checking your drains and knowing the tell-tale signs of a blocked drain can spare you damage, money, and time.  


Why should I get my drains inspected?  


Prevent drain blockages 

You can prevent a potential problem by regularly inspecting your drains. We don’t mean going underground or jumping into manholes (please leave this to the professionals!). Checking your pipes and spouting for any build-up or damage can avoid blockages. If you are consistently experiencing build-up or you can’t clear clogs yourself, get in touch, we offer drain unblocking and repairs. 

Eliminate unpleasant smells  

Getting rid of that unpleasant smell from kitchens or bathrooms can be pretty tricky. Bad smells might be coming from your drains and sewers, getting them professionally cleaned can remove and prevent any unpleasant smells. Give us a call and we can help you out.  

Prevent hard water problems

Hard water is water that has a high content of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate. Traces of hard water deposits can cause limescale and blockages in your drains. Regular checking can identify hard water deposits to prevent any drainage or water pressure issues. 


How often should drains be inspected? 

Most people aren’t aware of how frequently drains should be checked. We really only notice them when they’re causing problems, that’s why frequent checks of your home drains are super important.  

In these situations, it’s better to be proactive than wait till the damage is done. We recommend a professional drain inspection at least once a year. In some cases, depending on your situation and usage, drain inspections might need to be quarterly or monthly. If you need some advice, give us a call! 

Campbell Plumbing and Gasfitting offer CCTV drain inspections, we use a high-tech camera to identify your drainage issue whether it be tree roots, broken pipes, or debris build-up. You’ll get footage from the video drain inspection, making it easy to share and you can also request a written plan.  

If you need a CCTV drain inspection, we’re the right guys for you.  


How do I know if my drains are blocked?  

Slow water drainage 

This is one of the best signs for spotting a potential problem because sinks, toilets, and showers are used every day. The water might take a while to drain away or in serious cases these areas may flood! Sometimes it might just be a problem with specific piping in the shower or sink. But, if multiple areas are experiencing slow water drainage, this could be a faulty or blocked sewerage drain. It is time to get the professionals in. Give us a call and book a plumber or drainlayer to sort your drainage problem.  


Foul smells might be the most obvious sign of a blocked drain. Stuff that is stuck in your drain will start to rot and smell, sometimes you might smell a drainage issue before you see it! Don’t ignore the bad smell, Campbell Plumbing and Gasfitting offer sewerage and waste drainage services 

Sounds in the pipes  

Gurgling pipes when you flush a toilet or water goes down the sink might indicate a problem in your pipes. You hear this sound when sediments in the drain trap air and they get displaced as water flows down the drain. Over time the debris might build up causing blockages in your drain.  

How much do drain unblocking or drainage repairs cost? 

We pride ourselves on our transparent pricing guide, so you know you’re getting the best service, or if you’d prefer give us a call for an indication over the phone. 


Need an experienced plumber, gasfitter, or drainlayer? 

Call to book honest and reliable services near you 0800 226 427 


Master Plumbers Gasfitters Drainlayers Auckland 

Campbell Plumbing and Gasfitting are Master Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers and Certifying Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers with the Plumbing, Gasfitting, and Drainlayer Board NZ. We provide certified plumbing, gasfitting and drainage solutions across the Auckland area. For all-in-one plumbing services, get in touch with the Campbell Plumbing and Gasfitting team. 

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