EPC Drain Cleaning

Maintenance Plumbing for Drains

Whilst every plumbing scenario is different, we have a proven track record of constructing reliable Drain Preventative Maintenance Programs to assist with eliminating the inconvenience of drain blockages.

Who needs a Preventative Maintenance Program?- Homeowners, hospitals, councils, restaurants, and properties with septic tanks.

Preventative maintenance for homeowners: Any homeowner who has ever had a plumber out to unblock a drain (either sewer or storm water) caused by tree roots will require ongoing maintenance to prevent an emergency call out which can be expensive and inconvenient.

For all drains affected by tree root blockage we recommend a 12 monthly application of RootX foaming herbicide to kill off any roots which are regrowing. It also prevents them from growing back and causing further damaging the drains. This proves to be a cost effective way to prevent further blockages and avoid costly dig ups and damage to driveways, paving and landscaping.

The Average cost to apply RootX herbicide is about 50% of that of clearing a drain resulting in a fully or partially blocked drain. Many of our customers take up this offer and are very pleased with the results. See our Reviews for some comments.

Preventative maintenance for restaurants:

For restaurants we advise drain cleaning of all greasy drains (Drains which come from commercial kitchens out to a grease trap) at least every 6 months. This includes the use of the Hydro jet drain cleaning machine in conjunction with an application of Grease Release formula. This breaks down the fats oils and greases in the drains and coats the pipe making it harder for the new grease to stick to it and prevents costly interruptions to service due to drain blockages. It releases those horrid smells you can get in commercial drains too. Nobody wants to be smelling your drains when they eat their lunch!


Preventative maintenance for councils: For councils we provide pit cleaning and storm water drain maintenance cleaning to prevent flooding of council buildings, car parks, and reserves.

Preventative maintenance for septic systems:
For septic drain fields we recommend de-sludging and flushing of drain fields using the Hydrojet machine at least as often as the tank is emptied which is between 3-5 years.

And in older systems we recommend using Septic Seep to condition and rejuvenate the soil in the drain field. Depending on the situation this can be done six monthly or yearly. This will aid in soil percolation and extend the life of your drain field at a fraction of the cost of renewing a whole drain field.

We currently have Drain Preventative Maintenance Programs established for individual households, hospitals, supermarkets, industry, real estate agent property management services, many owners of septic systems.


Any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime, Phil, on 0411 665 438. We'd love to hear from you...

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