Blocked Drains Adelaide


Blocked Drains Adelaide

Clearing the Way: Your Reliable Adelaide Blocked Drains Plumber

A blocked drain is a major frustration to any home or business owner and needs to be attended to straight away before any structural damage or health risk can occur. A blocked sewer or stormwater drain can pose a huge safety concern – with a blocked drain the water pools and becomes stagnant and soon becomes a breeding ground from harmful bacteria.

In most instances, a blocked drain just won’t suddenly occur; it will usually start out as a partial blockage which builds up over time until the pipe is completely blocked. 

There are some signs that may indicate a partial blocked drain on your property:

  • Strong odours emitting from your drain
  • A drop in water pressure
  • Slower than normal drainage in your sinks, basins, showers or tubs
  • Gurgling noises in your pipes
  • Your toilet water level sits higher or lower than usual
  • Water backing up in your bathroom drain or overflow relief gully after using the washing machine

If you spot these signs, reach out to South Aussie Plumbing & Hot Water at 0493 683 303. We’ll clear partial blockages to prevent full blockage or pipe damage.

Total blockages lead to water backflow and potential property damage or health risks.

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Adelaide's Trusted Blocked Drain Experts

South Aussie Plumbing & Hot Water can help with all of your Adelaide blocked drain requirements quickly and efficiently clearing and cleaning your blocked drain. If any damage has occurred to your pipework in relation to the blockage we will be able to provide a pipe repair or replacement service to stop the blocked drain from reoccurring. A free, no obligation quote will always be provided before repair or replacement services are carried out.

Drain become blocked for a number of reasons with the most common reason being from tree roots. A trees roots can easily penetrate even the most minute hairline crack in your pipework and soon grow to a large mass mixing with other matter, leaves and debris being flushed into the pipes eventually blocking the drain completely. Tree roots cause the majority of blockages in sewer and stormwater drain.

Another major contributor to blocked drain is from foreign objects such as hair, food scraps, cooking oils, paints, chemicals, sanitary napkins through to too much toilet paper being put into our sinks and toilets.

Other factors of blocked drain include the age of the pipework, incorrect pipe installations, ground movements and heavy rains and storms. Preventative maintenance such as; being mindful of what is going into your drain or toilets, regular clearing of your gutters, not planting trees too close to underground pipe networks and always enlisting a qualified plumber for any pipework repairs or new installations can dramatically reduce the risk of a blocked drain.

Your local Adelaide plumber from South Aussie Plumbing & Hot Water will investigate the cause of your blocked drain and have it cleared, cleaned and flowing correctly again once more with minimal downtime or fuss to you offering a reliable, trustworthy and affordable plumbing service.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions about blocked drains? We've got the answers

The most common cause of a blocked drain in Adelaide is often one of the following:

  • Flushing of non-flushable materials or items such as wet wipes, sanitary items or nappies
  • Tree roots growing into the drain
  • Fat/Oil or grease build up
  • Poorly installed plumbing
  • Old rusted pipes or dislodged pipes

Our phone lines are open 24/7 and we have vehicles ready to go at any time to help unblock your drains!

Through South Aussie Plumbing & Hot Water, we can suggest a variety of hot water systems are available, including electric, gas, solar, and heat pump systems. The best option for your home depends on factors such as your energy source preferences, available space, budget, and hot water usage patterns. Consulting with a qualified hot water technician can help determine the most suitable option for your needs.

Typically it is okay to leave your blocked drain overnight and call us first thing in the morning. The pipes won’t be damaged if the drain is blocked for a few more hours as there is typically an overflow outside which will manage the excess water for the time being.

If there is any flooding inside your house due to the blocked drain however, you should call us straight away in order to minimise any potential damage to your property.

Yes, our hot water technicians are licensed and experienced. Always ensure that the technicians sent to your property hold appropriate licences and have the necessary expertise to diagnose and repair hot water systems safely and effectively.

Before we can start unblocking your drain, our specialist plumber will perform a CCTV drain inspection, in order to locate the blockage and determine the cause. Once the drain has been cleared, we will then perform the CCTV inspection again to ensure that the drain is 100% unblocked.

Once finished we will provide you with a report on any issues with the pipes that could potentially lead to further issues in the future.

A blocked drain means that the water in your pipes has nowhere to go. If not attended to in a timely manner, the water will overflow out of the lowest point, or if the drain bursts, into the ground around your property. This can lead to extensive structural damage to slabs or foundations.

Our Plumbing specialists are highly experienced, and knowledgeable in clearing Adelaide blocked drains, not only this, but we are equipped with the latest equipment so it’s not often that we come across a drain we can’t clear.

The most common reasons for a blocked drain not being able to be cleared are:

  • The drain has no access point
  • The drain has collapsed
  • There is something large inside the drain that can’t be cleared such as concrete or a tree root.

If it is the case that your drain can’t be cleared, we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote to repair the drain.

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We Service Adelaide Metro and Neighboring Areas In South Australia

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