In South Australia we have a government organisation which looks after the maintenance of the sewer infrastructure and there name is SA WATER. When a plumber Adelaide is contacted by a customer to attend a blocked drain the best practice by an ethical plumbing company is to arrive on site and identify where the government inspection point is, also known as the government IO or the Government or the Gov IO depending on which plumber you speak with. The purpose of identifying the government IP is to establish where in the drain line the blockage actually lies. The government IP is the point where the customers internal sewer drain line joins into the main infrastructure of the street or easement which ever the case. If the customer does not have an easement then they will have a government IP located somewhere out the front of there property connecting them to the street sewer mains or in the case of a sewer easement then there will be a government inspection point located close to a boundary (usually at the rear of the property but not always, it can be on a side boundary sometimes).
If for some reason the plumber Adelaide cannot locate the government IP there are a few options, one is to contact SA WATER and ask for directions over the phone and if there is still no success with this then the licensed plumber can request that an SA WATER employee come out and locate it with there metal detectors etc (it is important to note that SA water do not always come out straight away, usually in a 5 hour window for metro Adelaide).
Once a government inspection point is located it can be opened and inspected to asses where the blockage lies. If the inspection chamber is full of sewerage this indicates that there is a blockage on the SA WATER side of the drainage line and if the inspection chamber is empty this indicates there is a blockage inside the customers internal sewer drainage systems.
So if it does happen that the Adelaide Plumber finds the government IO to be full you get a "FREE DRAIN UN BLOCKED", that's right, your plumber from Mayfair Plumbing and Gasfitting will fill in a plumbers claim form get you to sign it and SA WATER will attend the site and have your drain from the connection point to the street cleaned. In most cases this is the only cause of the customers blocked drain Adelaide, but in some circumstances the plumber may also need to return with the HYDRO JET DRAIN CLEANER and also have the internal drain pipes cleared.
Of course if the government inspection point was found not to be blocked then the plumber will need to hydro jet your drain lines at your cost to un block your sewer drain in Adelaide, South Australia, but this is determined only after the government inspection point has been opened. If you have engaged an ethical plumber this is how he or she will go about helping you with your blocked drain.
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Aaron Stewart owns and works in the business of Mayfair Plumbing & Gas Fitting from there offices now based in Adelaide, South Australia. Aaron and his team of licensed plumbers and design consultants are passionate about there work. In this blog they will bring you plumbing and gas tips gathered from around the globe over 20 plus years of experiences in the many different fields of plumbing. If you are looking for a plumbing firm who can do everything from design, construct, project management and scheduled on site maintenance contact the Mayfair Plumbing Group.