It’s not pretty but it’s all part of the job. In this light-hearted piece designed to distract and entertain, we share oddly satisfying drain clearing videos. So here’s thanks to our plumbers, sewer clearers, (un)flushable wipe removers, fatberg bashers, smell crushers, flow fixers, problem solvers and everyday heroes.
These videos give you a glimpse into the demands of an often dirty job. As you watch, spare a thought for our hard-working plumbers who go face to face with this stuff in real life so that we don’t have to.
Who would have known that drain clearing videos have their own mini sub-culture!?!
“I’m 13,000km away, watching via YouTube and still found myself squinting!”
Not for the faint hearted, here is an epic (27 min) yet strangely addictive tale of blocked drain, backup manhole and an indescribable sludge that takes a team of tradies to tame.
“So satisfying yet so disgusting”
It takes a little while to bust through the blockage, but when the dam breaks it’s an eye-watering flood of crud months in the making. Commenters are wondering why they can’t stop watching… as might you.
“A lawn with built in sprinklers!”
This a blocked stormwater drain that needed professional help after the owner tried a DIY job. A powerful jetter uncovers a cracked pipe by setting off a sprinkler effect! Jump to 8:20 for the flushing.
“I held my breath for 45 seconds after the water started running!”
A cork of (un)flushable nappy wipes blocking this drain at a childcare centre in Brisbane is manually removed and starts with a trickle that soon unleashes in a rush. Even the resident cockroaches come flying out to escape the surge!
“I'm a licensed plumber and I think that's nasty.”
This is perhaps the grossest of all. This sewer had been backed up for months and you can smell every second of it… even through the screen. The resulting eruption means the front garden will never be the same.
“You completely overloaded my disgust-o-meter”
If you really just can’t get enough, here’s a 10-minute compilation of satisfying drain uncloggings. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
This simple stormwater drain clear is a refreshing finish!
No more sewer sludge and unidentified blockages, in this video simply clearing some storm debris and lifting a drain cover results in a satisfying whirlpool that clears a flooded street in seconds.
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