Certain machinery and equipment will incur a fee. There are two reasons we charge equipment fees. The first is a machine or item has a great deal of wear and tear with every use resulting in a lot of ongoing maintenance, repairs and tool replacement. A great example of this is a drain cleaning machine that requires regular servicing and cable/hose replacements. The second reason equipment may incur a fee is where the equipment is expensive to purchase in the first place and is highly specialised in its field. This equipment will save the client money as it will reduce the labour time and will reduce the number of contractors required on site. An example of this would be leak detection equipment
Standard equipment fees include:
- Electric Eel $94
- Commercial Grade Jet Rodder $150
- Drain CCTV Camera with locator $161
- Leak Detection Equipment including Stethoscope, Line tracer and sonde and thermal camera – $150
Equipment caught due to failing customers infrastructure
In the unlikely event that our equipment becomes jammed or caught in a customers drain the customer is liable for the release of that equipment in a timely manner to prevent disruption to Water Tight Canberra. For example, if we attempt to clear a customers drain pipe that has completely collapsed there is a very slight chance the equipment may become caught or jammed. In this event, it is obvious that the drain needed to be dug up and repaired, despite the attempt to clear it, hence why we were called out in the first place. The customer is responsible for ensuring the equipment is realised. This would basically just be a permanent repair to their pipe work.
Please Note, in nearly 10 years of operating and where we currently complete up to 40 blocked drains per week, we have only had up to 5 occurrences where this has been an issue. At each occurrence, the customer was happy with the end result, a permanent repair in their pipework.