Do You Have A Blocked Drain?
Not only are blocked drains annoying but they can also pose a health hazard too. Gold Coast Plumbing Experts are your local blocked drain cleaning plumbers, and you’ll be relieved to know that we can usually fix your blocked drain without having to dig up your property.
With all the right equipment from CCTV drain cameras to jet blasters, our local Gold Coast plumbers can fix your blocked drain efficiently and thoroughly. We take pride in our work with guaranteed workmanship, fixed pricing and fast, friendly service.
Get Your Blocked Drains Cleared By The Experts
Regardless of whether your backyard is flooding when it rains, or your toilet or basin is backing up, we can help. We’re also available for 24 hours, 7 days a week, for when you need us the most. Trust the Gold Coast blocked drain experts!
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Sink, Toilet, Shower & Stormwater Drains Fixed
Whether you have a blocked basin, toilet, shower waste, or drain gate, or you have a stormwater or sewer blockage, our experienced plumbers can resolve the situation and have your water flowing freely in no time at all.
In most cases, high-pressure water jetting will clear the blockage efficiently and with minimal fuss. However, in the case of recurring blockages, we can call upon our in-drain CCTV camera to locate and diagnose the cause of the problem.
You’ll be pleased to know this can usually be done without any unnecessary digging, saving us time, and our customer’s money.
Sewer drain pipes
Sewer drainage pipes are typically located within or under buildings and homes, and transport the sewage to the sewer main or septic tank. Sewer blockages can be caused by a huge range of issues such as:
- a buildup of food scraps and grease
- hair, soap, oil
- broken or crushed pipes
- tree root growth
- foreign objects getting into the pipes (toys, deceased goldfish, bathroom wet wipes, etc)
Stormwater pipes are used to collect the water that runs off the roof of a property which then travels through separate pipes which is either connects with a stormwater pit or flows into a roadside gutter.
These pipes can become blocked by leaf debris, dirt, or tree roots which have entered the pipework underground or through a crack or break in the pipe.
No matter what the cause of your blocked drain or sewer, you can rely on our trusted plumbers to fix it.
When to call the plumbing experts?
Although some drain clearing and maintenance tasks can be safely undertaken by the homeowner, broken drain and pipe repairs are best carried out by a licensed, professional plumber. Why? Because if any errors are made in the repair or replacement of pipes, then this could lead to more leaks, blockages, or sewage back-ups – now that’s not a lot of fun!
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Why Is my Drain Blocked?
Most blockages in your drains and pipes are caused by some common issues, most of which can be avoided.
Disposing of fats oils and grease down your kitchen sink is not only bad for your pipes but a major problem for council wastewater management leading to incredible fatbergs the size of small cars! Any fatty deposits should go in the trash to avoid it building up in your drain.
Tree root intrusion is a common problem for storm water and sewer drains. Large trees near your pipes can find there way in and rapidly grow in size absorbing the water and causing serious blockages.
Wet wipes although claiming to be “flushable” are another culprit for toilet drains. Sometimes young kids curiosity gets the better of them and they flush small toys or other objects.
Regular drain cleaning and knowing what to look for is important for early intervention. The signs of blocked drains are:
- When your sink shower or toilet is slow to drain.
- Your drains are making strange gurgling sounds
- Unpleasant drain smells in your bathroom or kitchen
With any of these signs it’s time to act. If you don’t, soon the water may not drain at all and end up overflowing.
How Do I Unblock A Drain?
If you are wondering how to unblock a drain, there are some things you can try yourself. A plunger or drain snake can help with DIY drain clearing. However, clearing a blocked drain is just the beginning. If the issue that caused it in the first place isn’t addressed, then it’s likely to block again. In essence, the blockage is sometimes just a symptom of an underlying problem, such as a tree root having accessed a pipe through a crack. IF the blocked drain is persistent or keeps returning it’s best to get help.
What Do Plumbers Use To Unblock Drains?
Our team of experts regularly handle all types of blocked drains in the Gold Coast. Sometimes hand tools and some expertise is all that’s needed to get a drain flowing again. The best blocked drain plumbers use advanced drain clearing equipment for more seriously clogged drains.
Fortunately, digging up large areas of your property to find the cause of a blocked drain has become a thing of the past. We utilise the latest in plumbing technology, including a specialist camera system and software to carry out a CCTV survey. This enables a drain plumber to not only locate the exact whereabouts of the blockage but also to assess the structural condition and integrity of the drain or sewer – all without any disruption to your property or the environment.
Water jetters clear the most stubborn blockages. They work by inserting a hose into the drain and blasting a high-pressure jet of water to break up the blockage water jet rodding and plumbers snake. If the pipe is damaged it still might be possible to fix a section using pipe relining technology. instead of digging up and replacing it.
Gold Coast Drain Cleaning Services
Like anything prevention is better than cure, and regular drain cleaning will minimise the risk of blocked drains. We can carry out an inspection service using our CCTV camera technology to give you a report on the health of your drains and pipes. We can then carry out any pipe repairs or cleaning as needed, or recommend any new plumbing or installations where necessary. So if you need help with clearing blocked drains, including:
- Blocked toilet, shower drain, or sink
- Broken, collapsed, or blocked pipe
- Blocked drains caused by storm water damage
- Broken or blocked sewer pipes or drains
Call Gold Coast Plumbing Experts for assistance on 1300 600 632 or complete our contact form, we can be with you today.
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Our regular clients know our commitment to being available whenever we’re needed and reputation for high quality, reliable work. See what customers are saying about our Gold Coast plumbing services and why Gold Coast locals recommend us.
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Gold Coast Plumbing Experts completed a blocked drain repair after tree roots had got into our drains causing a major blockage…
Case Study: Tree Roots Blocking Drain
Bob has called us one Sunday afternoon concerned about an overflowing black grate at the back of his property.
He has advised us that this is the second time that this has happened this year. We recognised the urgency of the issue and the job was booked. We immediately prepared our Jet rodding machine and attended site within an hour of the initial call.
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Upon arriving onsite, Bob has kindly ushered us to the back of the hose where the sewer is overflowing. We have set up our jet rodding machine and cleared the blockage almost immediately. We then used our CCTV Drain Camera and Locator to identify what has caused the blockage and found that tree roots have invaded the line thru a break in the pipe at a depth of 700mm down the line. We have also noted that the affected section of the line is under a concrete slab at the back of the house.
Bob was watching the whole time and had questions about why this is happening again. We were happy to provide our expert opinion and in doing so we continued to advise him of a plan to rectify the issue. We have recommended to concrete cut approximately 1 meter by 1 meter of concrete around the back of the property were the inspection opening comes through concrete and dig down approximately 700mm to fix section that has tree roots in it. Bob has approved. The concrete cutter and materials were organised and we came back the following morning to finish the job. By Lunchtime, Bob was a happy camper. His sewer line has been repaired.
Bob was so happy that he has given us an excellent review rating and left a message stating:
“I was very pleased with the quick response to my call and then to the professionalism of your company to the job done. I am completely satisfied with work done.”
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Gold Coast Plumbing Experts provide high-quality services at a competitive price to customers in the Gold Coast.
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