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Need an Electric Drain Machine to fix your plumbing problem? We have licensed plumbers who can help

When you have a particularly stubborn blocked drain, an electric drain machine is a quality option to clear it right up.

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The Benefits of Electric Drain Cleaning

Electric drain cleaning machines are an effective, easy and time-saving option for clearing stubborn blockages in your pipes. The electric eel, also known as a drain snake, plumber’s snake or Roto-Rooter, is usually the first of the drain cleaning tools used to take care of nasty blockages.

They can clear long sections of your drain lines and break down any solid objects in small drains such as tree roots, toilet paper or even the toy your kids flushed down the loo.

To safely clear a clog in your sewer lines, you want to employ licensed, professional plumbers. Drain cleaning machines should only be used by a professional, as incorrect usage could damage or crack existing pipes. Metropolitan Plumbing provides regular training and with over 25 years’ experience in the industry, our plumbers have seen it all.

If you fear blocked drains, give us a call and we’ll have a drain cleaning plumber at your door within an hour* of your call.

How Does an Electric Drain Machine Work?

Electric eel drain machines have a cutting head attached to a flexible cable that is inserted into the blocked drain. Once the cable is inside the drain, the cutting head is patiently fed through the pipe, where it slices through and shifts any blockages it comes up against. The chopped-up pieces can then drain away safely.

With a variety of versatile cutting and removing heads, all exchangeable with each other, the electric drain cleaner can slice through pretty much any tree root or solid material. For extremely stubborn blockages, a more heavy-duty motorised version may be used, especially when concrete or large tree roots are the cause of the blocked drain.

The electric eels do have a certain power range and reach length. If your blockage is too far in, or extremely severe, high-powered water jet drain cleaner will be used instead.

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24/7 Emergency Blocked Drain Plumbers

Metropolitan Plumbing is your one stop shop for all of your blocked drain issues. We have emergency 24/7 plumbers in your area, from Adelaide to Brisbane, and Perth to Melbourne.

You can call on our qualified staff any time, too. We work all hours, including public holidays, and never charge customers extra after hours. All of our prices are fixed price with upfront quotes and the reassurance we will always provide long term solutions.

When you have a blocked drain emergency you can contact us any day of the week. Metropolitan is proud to have built an esteemed reputation over the past 25 years and we want to share our experience with you.

Finance Options** For Drain Cleaning

If you have a drain that’s blocked and you prefer the convenience of flexible payment plans, Metropolitan Plumbing can help. Our finance options** give approved customers the freedom to repay the costs at their own pace, no matter how big or small the job.

Just choose a payment plan with one of our providers – Zip or Humm. You have the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments. 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 takes only a few minutes. We can then begin your service without you paying anything upfront.

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

Contact us today for more information or to book a plumber for an electric drain cleaning service.

FAQ – All You Need to Know About Electric Drain Cleaning

Electric drain cleaning can get complicated quickly. Here's what you need to know.

There are two main electric drain cleaning machines:
  • Marco Drain Cleaner – This method uses a flexible cable coiling around a drum and can slice through blockages up to 23 meters away
  • Ridgid Drain Cleaner – Rather than using a single long cable, the Ridgid electric eel uses combinable rods to create the length necessary to remove a blockage
We can safely say that both brands of electric drain cleaning machines will remove more than just tree roots. With the variety of cutting and removal heads, they’re able to cut through anything, including sedimentation, grease and hair.
Homemade drain cleaners and DIY plumbing are strongly discouraged. Electric drain machines are the most effective and time saving way to clear blockages in your drains. Here at Metropolitan, we can safely say that our electric drain cleaning machines will remove more than just tree roots. Boasting a high speed cutting action and a variety of cutting tools and removal heads, they’re able to cut through anything, including sedimentation and hair.
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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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They replaced our old, malfunctioning toilet. The installation was quick, and they checked for any leaks thoroughly. Reliable service we can count on!

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I had a toilet that wouldn’t stop running, and it was wasting so much water. They arrived promptly, diagnosed the issue, and replaced the faulty parts. Now my toilet works perfectly. Great service and reasonable rates.

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