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Drainage Excavation is a last resort, but we have the plumbing experts to get the job done

Metropolitan Plumbing is equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to provide long term blocked drain solutions like drainage excavation.

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Metropolitan Plumbing are Drainage Experts

Drainage excavation is often the last resort for blocked drains. When there is no other way to repair pipes, they must be excavated.

Metropolitan Plumbing has been in the business of blocked pipes and drainage for over 25 years. Our plumbers are experts in the field and will always provide the best service possible.

For anyone unfamiliar with drainage excavation, it involves digging trenches to fully uncover sewer or stormwater pipes.

It can be a big job, yet it also means we can fully replace damaged pipes and provide long lasting relief for your plumbing.

It is more invasive than hydro-jetter drain cleaning, but is the only alternative for unrepairable scenarios.

While on site, customer satisfaction is our top priority and Metropolitan Plumbing will always aim to limit any interruptions to your life.

For more information, please just call our customer service team today.

What is Drainage Excavation?

Firstly, to repair a blocked drain or blocked toilet we will undertake a drain camera inspection to uncover the offending clog.

Next, we will use a hydro jet or electric eel to remove the blockage. Finally, pipe relining will provide non-invasive repairs and strong pipes like new!

However, that’s only if the blockage is clearable, or the pipes are intact. If they cannot be repaired, they must be replaced.

This is where we take things to the next level. Our fully qualified plumbers across Australia can access excavators up to 4 tonnes, which means we can tackle any job, big or small.

They receive regular training and are always up to date with the best drainage plumbing practices.

Once a trench has been dug, pipes are securely replaced and the yard is left in a pristine condition. Plus there is new plumbing which will last a lifetime.

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We know there is never a great time for emergency plumbing.

So when disaster strikes and you’re looking at the last resort, Metropolitan Plumbing has after hours plumbers in your area. We never charge extra after hours so you can always receive the same quality work, no matter the time of day.

There’s nothing better than the saving grace of a 24/7 plumber who comes to the rescue in times of need. And what’s even better is ours offer upfront fixed price quotes.

For a big job like drainage excavation that means you know exactly what you’ll pay before we dig. There will be no hidden fees or nasty surprises.

Contact us to book in your reliable local plumber.

Interest Free Drainage Excavation

Metropolitan Plumbing provides a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** for all jobs.

Your visiting plumber can sign you up on site, providing customers with an easy solution and manageable instalments.

There’s no need to break the bank. Instead, you can apply for an interest free payment option** with Zip Pay, Humm or OpenPay. Each one provides weekly or fortnightly options and no matter what the choice is yours.

Contact us now for more information, or just ask your plumber on site!

FAQ - All Your Drainage Excavation Questions, Answered

Have a question about drainage excavation? We're here to answer it.

If your drains cannot be unblocked any other way, drainage excavation is the last resort. We’ll always utilise tools such as a CCTV camera drain and hydro jet drain cleaner to attempt initial clearage. But if the blockage is too severe, or has caused long term damage, we’ll recommend drainage excavation to replace sections of your plumbing. This way we’ll also be able to clear away the offending roots which would otherwise continue to clog the drains.
Typically main sewer pipes will have been placed between 1-2 metres underground. Trench excavation is usually closer to the one metre range, however, plumbing isn’t always uniform and it is a case-by-case scenario.
While pipe relining is far less invasive and equally as effective, it still requires clear drains. They also need to be structurally sound so the relining can be most effective. Pipe relining cannot help when drains are unclearable or have collapsed.
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What Our Happy Customers Have to Say

This is why we do, what we do!

Metropolitan Plumbing are proud winners of 2021 and 2020 Product Review awards in the plumbing category. These awards highlight our dedication to outstanding customer service. Product Review provides a platform for real-life experiences. Check out some of our customers' reviews below:
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Trent was brilliant, arrived on time and did a great job replacing our kitchen mixer tap on a Saturday evening after our existing tap fell apart. Hoping we don’t need emergency services again, but would definitely use them again!

Marc - VIC
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Metropolitan arrived at my door quickly and promptly. Joel diagnosed a gas leak coming from the fittings to my freestanding cooktop and sorted the issue fast. He had my gas back up and running again in no time.

Adrian - WA
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Metropolitan was the first to respond to me as I had a leaking shower. They were quick to send out a plumber within the hour. Jake phoned before arriving and he gave plenty of options. The service was quick and easy.

Carlene - QLD
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