Why Clearing A Blocked Drain With A Jetter And Camera Is The Best Way To Go

Are you looking for the best possible solution to clear your blocked drains but don't know where to start?

We offer drain cleaning packages to suit all applications and drain types.

Why use a drain camera and jetter combination when clearing your blocked drains?

The real advantage of using a jetter and drain camera combination over an eel or other methods is that we can inspect the drain while clearing the blockage.


Often, if there are multiple blockages or semi-blockages simply clearing the drain without visual inspection could mean we’ll be back sooner rather than later to re-clear the blocked drains.

Is using a camera and jetter expensive? How can I save money?

When clearing blockages, the best way to ensure you save money is to do it right the first time.


Tree roots, for example, will grow back over time but they can be cleared thoroughly to increase how long it takes for them to grow back. In some cases, this can make a drain last over 12 months until they need to be cleared again. This saves money and reduces callouts.


Our high pressure jetter can produce 5,000PSI at 22L/m and we use state of the art cutting heads that ensure the best possible result when clearing drains. 


With the camera and jetter combination, our team at Pasfield Plumbing can leave your drain as clean as possible.

Why do tree roots grow in drains?

There are multiple reasons tree roots can grow into drains. Often, this can be because of the following:

  • pipes have cracked under pressure or duress from ground movement
  • retaining walls moving
  • pipes too close to foundations
  • subsidence of ground
  • highly reactive ground conditions
  • large trees in close proximity
  • many other reasons 

Can I clear tree roots myself?

Often, tree roots are deep underground. Unless you know the exact location of the issue, locating it to perform repairs can be almost impossible.


As part of our service we offer the use of our high quality drain locator. This piece of equipment can accurately locate drains deeper than 2m and within millimetres of the problem. 


A common DIY solution is to use copper sulfate down the drains. This is not a guaranteed solution but may buy you time.

How do you get rid of tree roots? Will removing the trees solve the problem?

Often, removing the tree or trees won’t fix the problem. As the pipe is already damaged, tree roots can find their way into broken drains from as far as 10m away, depending on the tree size and type. 


Removal of trees may assist with the blocked drains but cannot fix the problem. 

We offer reporting and quotes to repair the damaged pipes with our premium drain cleaning deal.

Premium drain clean combo deal

20% off

  • SprintJett Outlaw Class B Jetter 5000PSI, 22L/min
  • Vivax Metrotech Drain camera inspection and locate
  • Basic head range (jetter)
  • Warthog root cutter head (special tool)

Save over $142 on RRP

This package saves 20% off RRP and is the best value with the use of the jetter, warthog head, and drain camera inspection. This gives our customers the best possible service and peace of mind for their blocked and problematic drains.

  • Includes up to two hours labour
  • Only for use in >100m SW or DWV drains
  • Drain camera inspection photos provided
  • Document depths and location of blockages provided
  • Quote included for repairs provided

$559 inc. GST

Two regular business hours

PN: 5002

*Extra fees apply for after hours service