Pipe Relining & Blocked Drain Solutions - The Drain Man

Blockages in drains are a common household annoyance that can cause great inconvenience and frustration. Not only do they create unpleasant odors, but blocked drains can lead to overflowing sinks, toilets, and showers, leading to costly water damage and potential health hazards. Thanks to technological advances and targeted solutions, unclogging drains has become more efficient and cost-effective. This blog post will review some of the newest solutions for unblocking pipes.

Understanding Blocked Drains

Before exploring solutions available to unblock drain, it’s essential first to understand what causes them to become blocked in the first place. Various reasons, such as the accumulation of food scraps, hair, soap scum, and other debris over time, can cause blockages in drains. Blockages may also occur due to tree roots, foreign objects, and damaged pipes.

Pipe Relining

Digging up a damaged pipe to replace it can be time-consuming, disruptive, and expensive. Pipe relining offers a more efficient and effective alternative by creating a new line within an existing damaged one without the need for excavation. Pipe relining is a method that involves inserting a flexible liner coated with resin into damaged pipes. Once in place, the liner is inflated to allow the resin to bond with the interior of the old line and then cured, creating a new pipe within an existing one. Pipe relining works effectively for clearing drains caused by cracks, leaks, and corrosion while extending its life for several years.

Businesses facing a blocked drain can face severe consequences, including lost productivity, revenue, and legal liabilities. At The Drain Man, we provide custom pipe reline solutions tailored to fit the needs of businesses. We know time is of the essence when it comes to fixing plumbing problems in commercial settings. Therefore, we provide fast and efficient solutions that minimize downtime while maximizing productivity.

No Dig Pipe Relining

No dig pipe relining takes pipe relining one step further by eliminating excavation entirely. With no-dig relining, a flexible liner is inserted into an existing pipe through an access point such as a cleanout or maintenance hole, making this method particularly suitable in places where excavation may not be feasible due to dense populations, roads, or buildings.

Plumbing Camera Inspection

Plumbing camera inspection is an invaluable asset when trying to determine why drains become blocked. With this technique, a tiny high-definition camera is inserted into the affected pipe to verify its interior visually. The images captured by the camera may include pictures of any blockages, damage, or foreign objects causing it.


Finally, blocked drains can be a real headache for homeowners and businesses alike. Fortunately, thanks to technological advances, more efficient and cost-effective solutions are now available for unblocking them. Pipe relining and no-dig pipe relining offer an efficient alternative to digging up damaged pipes and replacing them, while plumbing camera inspection can identify the cause of blockages. 

At The Drain Man, we offer customized solutions for both residential and commercial clients using cutting-edge technology while minimizing disruption and expense. Contact us today for all your drain unblocking needs!