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Your Drain Repair Specialists

Dealing with a clogged drain or a blocked pipe can be incredibly frustrating, and it often demands immediate attention to preserve the well-being of both you and your home. However, what do you do when you’ve exhausted all your DIY methods to clear the blockage and have achieved little to no success?

In such situations, it may be the right time to reach out to Mr Emergency Plumbing for our top-notch drainage and excavation services. Our mission is to provide effective, long-term solutions for drain excavation that will safeguard your property.

Drain excavation, alternatively known as drainage excavation or sewer line excavation, is a specialised process that involves excavating trenches on your property to expose and gain access to the stormwater and/or sewer pipes connected to your home.

Typically, drain excavations are considered a last resort option when all other potential methods of unclogging a drain have been explored, from using a plunger to pipe relining, and none have yielded satisfactory results. The process of digging up drainage can be messy and inconvenient, but it may be the only solution left when all other avenues have been exhausted.

At Mr Emergency Plumbing, we have you covered for all your drainage and excavation needs, ensuring that your drains and pipes can once again flow freely. Our services are available 24/7, whether you require emergency assistance or routine maintenance. Rest assured, our experts always provide transparent, fixed-price quotes for your project, so you won’t encounter any unpleasant surprises on your bill.

Why Do You Need a Drain Excavation?

When it comes to stubborn blockages that resist the efforts of hydrojets and drain snakes, most plumbers will eventually suggest drainage excavation as the ultimate solution. This step becomes necessary when your pipes have endured significant damage, whether it’s from invasive tree roots or a loss of structural integrity.

At Mr Emergency Plumbing, our commitment is to exhaust all possible avenues to provide you, the customer, with the most convenient and effective solution. Following a thorough site assessment, our drain cleaning expert uses advanced technology, such as a CCTV drain camera, to swiftly diagnose the issue. And as a last resort, we turn to drain excavation, a process that entails digging up and replacing the affected pipes or sections.

Rest assured, our team is well-equipped with the knowledge, skills, and state-of-the-art equipment required for a seamless drain excavation experience.

We take great care to respect your home, ensuring that your landscaping and gardens are preserved to the best extent possible. Our primary focus is always on delivering the optimal, long-term outcome for your home.

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Tell-Tale Signs You Need Drainage Excavation

Drain excavation is a measure we typically resort to as a last-ditch effort, often becoming the only viable option.

However, certain unmistakable signs of severe drain blockages can signal that it’s the most prudent course of action. These signs include:

  1. Sinkholes emerging in your yard: The formation of sinkholes in your backyard could be a telltale sign of sewage leakage stemming from damaged pipes. When sewage moisture seeps into the soil, it can create sinkholes, resembling the sinkholes you may have heard of in city and suburban streets. If you observe such sinkholes, it’s crucial to contact Mr Emergency Plumbing promptly.
  2. Uneven growth in your yard: Have you noticed peculiar variations in your lawn’s growth, with some areas thriving while others struggle? This anomaly may signify sewage leakage caused by compromised pipes. While raw sewage possesses potent fertilising properties, an overly lush lawn in these circumstances may raise concerns rather than bring enjoyment.
  3. A sewer-like odour in your home: If your toilet or drains emit a foul sewer-like odour, even when they appear visibly clean, it could be an indicator of severe pipe blockages. In such cases, immediate attention from a licensed plumber is essential, and the possibility of sewer line excavation may need to be explored.

Understanding these warning signs can help you make informed decisions when it comes to drain excavation, ensuring the long-term health and functionality of your plumbing system.

Our Emergency Drainage Excavation Services

When it comes to plumbing emergencies, few situations are as urgent as a blocked drain. At Mr Emergency Plumbing, we stand ready to provide a comprehensive array of solutions, including the option of drain excavation when necessary.

Our commitment to safety is paramount when tackling drainage issues. Before embarking on any excavation work, thorough preparations are conducted. This may involve breaking through concrete surfaces and addressing damaged pipe materials that need removal.

Whether the root cause of your drainage problems lies in invasive tree roots or other issues, trenching is a substantial undertaking. However, rest assured that our team will diligently clean up the area, leaving it neat and tidy upon completing the work.

Our services are available around the clock, 24/7, for your convenience. Day or night, even on public holidays, you can reach out to us, and we’ll respond promptly. In cases of urgent plumbing needs, such as drain excavations or routine maintenance, our team strives to be at your doorstep within a remarkable 30 minutes* from your initial call.

Furthermore, we believe in fair pricing. Whether you require our assistance on a weekend, late at night, or during a public holiday, there will be no additional charges for after-hours or weekend drainage and plumbing excavation services.

At Mr Emergency Plumbing, you can trust us as your reliable source for professional drainage excavation services.

The Benefits of Calling Mr Emergency Plumbing

Mr Emergency Plumbing has become a prominent name in the plumbing industry. That’s because we prioritise customer satisfaction. We work in line with our Quality Customer Care Guarantee, which helps us to maintain our high standards.

As part of this guarantee, you benefit from:

  • Fully qualified and licensed plumbers who take regular refresher courses
  • 12-month workmanship warranty on all drain excavations
  • Comprehensive public liability insurance
  • We aim to be at your door within 30 minutes* of your call
  • Upfront fixed-price quotes
  • Interest free** payment plans
  • Certificates of compliance issued (when required) in line with government standards and regulations

When you need a trusted and experienced plumbing service which will make your plumbing excavation as stress free as possible, you need the team at Mr Emergency Plumbing.

Interest Free** Drainage Excavation Services

Here at Mr Emergency Plumbing, we understand that the need for drain excavation can be a stressful situation. And it usually occurs at the worst possible time for your finances. If you are concerned about drain excavation cost, we can help ease some of that financial burden.

That’s why Mr Emergency Plumbing offers eligible customers a range of interest free** payment options.

Simply choose a payment plan with one of our finance providers, Zip or Humm. You get the flexibility of making weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of plan. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so you pay nothing upfront.

Your plumber can take you through the easy application process on site and approval usually only takes a few minutes. Then Mr Emergency Plumbing can get on with clearing your clogged drains.

We also accept payment by cash, cheque, direct transfer and credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express).

Getting a qualified plumber to your place fast just takes a call to the team at Mr Emergency Plumbing. Contact us today for your drain excavation work.

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Whether it’s an unexpected emergency or you need a stress-free plumbing installation, Mr Emergency Plumbing will always aim to be at your home within 30 minutes*.
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Late-night pipe burst, emergency call made. Plumbers arrived fast, fixed the issue, and saved the night. Highly recommend their emergency services.
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Had a plumbing emergency, and they responded fast. The plumber identified the issue, fixed it, and saved the day. Highly recommended!