Drain Blasting 101: Everything You Need to Know

Jul 3, 2024 | News

Drain Blasters has been committed to innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions for clearing blocked drains and disposing of liquid waste since 2007. Our services cater to restaurants, hotels, and commercial and industrial facilities of all sizes. With a focus on sustainability, we provide comprehensive drain clearing, liquid waste disposal, fat trap supply and cleaning, drainage system cleaning, canopy filter cleaning, and supply of certified organic cleaning materials. Discover efficient and eco-friendly drain blasting services for commercial and industrial facilities in Cape Town.

What is Drain Blasting?

Drain blasting, also known as hydro jetting or high-pressure jetting, is a method of clearing drains using high-pressure water jets. This technique is highly effective for removing blockages and cleaning the interior surfaces of pipes, ensuring they are free from debris and build-up. Unlike traditional methods that may leave some residue, drain blasting thoroughly cleans the entire pipe, preventing future blockages and maintaining efficient drainage systems.

Benefits of Drain Blasting


Drain blasting stands out for its unmatched effectiveness. Traditional methods like snaking may remove the blockage but often leave behind debris and sediment that caused the issue. High-pressure water jets, however, eliminate all debris and sediment, ensuring the blockage is fully cleared and reducing the likelihood of future problems.


Over time, drain blasting proves to be cost-effective. Its efficiency means less frequent cleanings are required, saving on maintenance costs. Additionally, by preventing major blockages and potential damage to the drainage system, drain blasting helps avoid costly repairs.

Environmentally Friendly

Using only high-pressure water, drain blasting is an environmentally-friendly option. It avoids the need for harsh chemicals that can pollute the environment and harm the plumbing system. This method aligns with our commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

Safety and Sanitation

Drain blasting is a safe and sanitary method. The high-pressure jets are self-propelled, minimizing the need for manual intervention and reducing the risk of injury. Additionally, by thoroughly cleaning the pipes, this method ensures a more sanitary environment, free from harmful bacteria and odours.


This technique is versatile, suitable for various applications beyond just drain cleaning. High-pressure water jets can clean industrial heat exchangers, sewer pipes, and even prepare surfaces for other work. This versatility makes drain blasting a valuable service for a wide range of commercial and industrial facilities.

Our Comprehensive Services

Drain Clearing

Blocked drains can cause significant disruptions and damage. Our drain clearing services utilize high-pressure jetting to swiftly and effectively remove blockages, restoring normal function to your drainage system. Whether it’s a minor clog or a major obstruction, we have the expertise to handle it.

Liquid Waste Disposal

Proper disposal of liquid waste is crucial for maintaining a safe and compliant facility. We offer professional liquid waste disposal services, ensuring that waste is handled and disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner. Our methods meet all regulatory requirements, providing peace of mind for our clients.

Fat Trap Supply and Cleaning

Fat traps, also known as grease traps, are essential for preventing fats, oils, and grease from entering the drainage system and causing blockages. We supply and clean fat traps, maintaining their efficiency and preventing costly plumbing issues. Regular maintenance of fat traps is crucial for any facility handling food.

Drainage System Cleaning

Regular cleaning of the entire drainage system is essential for preventing blockages and maintaining efficient operation. Our high-pressure jetting services thoroughly clean pipes, manholes, and gullies, removing debris and build-up that can lead to blockages. This preventive maintenance service helps avoid emergency plumbing issues and extends the life of the drainage system.

Canopy Filter Cleaning

In commercial kitchens, canopy filters play a vital role in maintaining air quality and preventing grease build-up. We provide professional cleaning services for canopy filters, ensuring they operate efficiently and comply with health and safety standards. Regular cleaning of canopy filters helps maintain a safe and hygienic environment.

Supply of Certified Organic Cleaning Materials

Our commitment to sustainability extends to the cleaning materials we use. We supply certified organic cleaning products that are effective and environmentally friendly. These products ensure a safe and non-toxic environment for both staff and customers while maintaining high standards of cleanliness.

Why Choose Drain Blasters?

Expertise and Experience

With over a decade of experience, Drain Blasters has the knowledge and expertise to handle any drainage issue. Our team is highly trained and equipped with the latest technology to provide efficient and effective solutions.

Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific requirements. Our commitment to quality and service excellence ensures that we deliver the best possible results.

Environmentally Friendly Practices

We are dedicated to environmentally friendly practices in all our services. From using high-pressure water jets to supplying certified organic cleaning materials, we prioritize sustainability and reduce our environmental impact.

Comprehensive Solutions

Our wide range of services ensures that we can handle all your drainage needs. Whether it’s clearing a blocked drain, disposing of liquid waste, or providing preventive maintenance, we offer comprehensive solutions to keep your facility running smoothly.

Drain Blasters is your trusted partner for all your drain cleaning and liquid waste disposal needs. Our commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction sets us apart. Contact us today to learn more about how our professional services can benefit your facility.

Why use Drain Blasters?

Cutting edge technology

Drain Blasters only works with the latest technology and equipment, using high pressure water-jetting.

Portable equipment

Our portable equipment can be carried into buildings and lifts in order to access those hard to reach places.

Scalable Equipment

Our fleet ranges in capacity and size from 1 to 10 tonne waste removal capacity and drain clearing capabilities, suitable for residential and industrial blockages.


Highly experienced teams

Our teams are made up of highly experienced individuals who are professional and friendly

24/7 Service

We are on call 24/7 to assist in the case of emergencies and short notice service

Competitive Prices

We offer highly competitive pricing while maintaining a high level of service

Our Services

Drain Clearing

Our experienced experts are available around-the-clock and are equipped with the latest drain clearing tools and technology to get the job done fast and effectively.

Liquid Waste Removal

We offer a professional, socially responsible & price effective solution as a leader in liquid waste management.

Septic Tank Cleaning

We specialize in septic tank cleaning and drainage, whereby we pump out and clean the contents of septic tanks.

Grease Trap Cleaning

Our grease trap cleaning process ensures a free flowing drainage system and alleviates odours in your workplace in a systematic, discreet and environmentally friendly manner.

Grease Traps

We proudly install grease traps into restaurants and institutions which require filtration of grease, fats, and oils from their wastewater.

Sewage Removal

We have extensive expertise and experience in resolving sewerage blockages of all sizes, with special care taken to dispose of sewage safely and effectively.

Areas We Service

Drain Blasters services almost all areas across Cape Town and Surrounding Areas

Airport Industria | Athlone | Atlantic Seaboard | Atlantis | Bakoven | Bantry Bay | Bellville | Bergvliet | Bishopscourt | Blackheath | Bloubergstrand | Bo-Kaap | Boland | Bothasig | Brackenfell | Brooklyn | Camps Bay | Capri Village | CBC | Century City | Claremont | Clifton | Clovelly | Constantia | Crawford | Crossroads | Culemborg | Darling | De Waterkant | Devil's Peak Estate | Diep River | Durbanville | Edgemead | Eersteriver | Elsie's River | Epping | Epping 2 | Epping 1 | Fish Hoek | Foreshore | Franschoek | Fresnaye | Gardens | Glencairn | Goodwood | Gordon's Bay | Green Point | Harfield Village | Heathfield | Hout Bay | Imizamo Yethu | Kalk Bay | Kenilworth | Kenwyn | Killarney Gardens | Kirstenhof | Kommetjie | Kraaifontein | Kreupelbosch | Kuils River | Lakeside | Lansdowne | Llandudno | Lotus River | Maitland | Malmesbury | Mamre | Meadowridge | Melkbosstrand | Milnerton | Montague Gardens | Mouille Point | Mowbray | Muizenberg | Ndabeni | Newlands | Noordhoek | Northern Suburbs | Observatory | Ocean View | Oranjezicht | Paarden Island | Paarl | Panorama | Parklands | Parow | Philippi Industrial | Pinelands | Pinelands | Plattekloof | Plumstead | Retreat | Rondebosch | Rondebosch East | Rosebank | Rugby | Sacks Circle | Salt River | Scarborough | Schotsche Kloof | Sea Point | Simon's Town | Somerset West | Southern Suburbs | SouthField | St James | Steenberg | Stellenbosch | Stikland | Strand | Sun Valley | Sunnydale | Table View | Tamboerskloof | Thornton | Three Anchor Bay | Tokai | Vredehoek | Waterfront | Wellington | West Beach | Wetton | Woodstock | Wynberg | Zonnebloem