Drain Cleaning in the City of Cape Town

Aug 8, 2022 | Drain Clearing, Frequently Asked Questions

Every household, building, or complex has at some stage experienced a blockage. It is important to take note of this occurrence and understand when it becomes your responsibility to get your drain cleared. Blockages can be caused by various reasons, such as hair, grease, food waste, foreign objects, or tree roots. In some cases, blockages can be prevented by doing regular maintenance or being mindful of what goes down the drain. It is always better to be proactive and prevent the problem from worsening and causing damage to your property or the environment.

How Do You Know If A Cape Town Blocked Drain Is Your Responsibility?

Local authorities in Cape Town are responsible for drainage infrastructure since these areas are critical to ensuring that the city’s drainage system functions efficiently and effectively. Their responsibilities generally include:

  • Cleaning of public stormwater catch pits
  • Cleaning of public stormwater kerbs or gutters along tar roads
  • Cleaning and unblocking of public stormwater pipes
  • Cleaning of public open concrete canals and ground canals

If these are some of the issues you are experiencing, you can contact the City of Cape Town drainage services here.

However, if you are experiencing blockages that are not part of the public stormwater infrastructure, you may need to take responsibility for resolving the issue. If the drain in question serves your property exclusively and it falls within your property boundary, then it is your responsibility as a homeowner or business owner to unblock any blocked drains. This can be a daunting task, but fortunately, Drain Blasters can help you.

If you’re ever in doubt, you can always call us and speak to our professional drain-clearing consultants for some friendly advice, and to resolve your particular situation.

Expert Drain Clearing Services

Drain Blasters is a trusted name in the drain-clearing industry, backed by quality services and decades of experience. We have a team of professional drain-clearing consultants who can offer you expert advice and guidance on how to resolve your particular situation. We have the equipment and expertise to unclog and clean more drains than any other service provider in Cape Town. Our services include not only clearing blockages but also providing recommendations to keep your drain and sewer lines flowing.

Contact us to find out more about our drain-clearing services in Cape Town.

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