Blocked Drain Experts


Blocked Drain Experts

We only use the best equipment to clear and repair blocked drains! Advanced technology and specialised equipment have come a long way in identifying and repairing blocked drains.

Blocked Drains 24/7 Service

At Gold Plumbing, were available 24/7 to provide assistance for your blocked drains. Call us today on 0491 646 377 to speak with a licenced plumber for expert and reliable advice.


The 8 Most Common Causes of Blocked Drains

Roots from trees are notorious for growing underground in search of water and rich soils, and as a result will usually head straight for your sewer and stormwater drains. They will find their way into the pipes and fittings and continue to grow reducing the pipes diameter, flow and eventually causing a blocked drain.

Sewer and stormwater pipes can break due to movement in the ground or movement in structures above such as a carport/driveway or retaining wall footing. Broken pipes are the most common cause of blocked drains serving a property. Unless you can visibly see the broken pipe, it can be difficult to diagnose the blocked drain. Pipe Cameras are a very effective and cost-effective way of inspecting underground pipes and identifying the actual cause and location of the blocked drain.

Very common cause of blocked basin drains and blocked shower drains is the build-up of hair which falls off the body during a shower or is washed down the basin. Over time the drains will clog and become blocked and require cleaning.

Kitchen sinks deal with a lot of waste from rising and washing dirty dishes or using garbage disposals. The build up of grease in the trap and waste pipes can cause a blocked drain.

Drains installed incorrectly such as pipe diameters to small, incorrect fittings, not enough fall can all contribute to a blocked drain. This may require repairs being made to the existing pipework to ensure its operational and won’t block up again in the future.
Natural debris such as leaves, shrubs, dirt, soil can fall or get washed into stormwater pits and drains. And overtime will build up causing a blocked drain.
Blocked drains occur from people disposing of foreign objects not meant for drainpipes. This may include toiletries (nappies, baby wipes, towels etc) or objects such as kids toys, soap, sanitary items be dropped down the drain eventually causing a blocked drain.

During heavy rain and storms which are common in South East Queensland during summer. Gutters, downpipes and surface pits may experience blockages if they are full of leaves and not clean. This could result in a major blocked drain if the leaves are pushed underground and into the stormwater system.

Blocked Drain Solutions

There are a number of ways to unblock a drain depending on the problem. At Gold Plumbing will ensure we use the most efficient and appropriate method to clean your drains to have them working like new again. Our range of drain cleaning solutions include:

  • High Pressure Pipe Jetters – High pressure jetters are the fastest and most efficient way of clearing a blocked drain. With the potential to save thousands of dollars by not having to dig up the blocked drain and repair it.
  • Pipe Cameras We use CCTV cameras to investigate inside the blocked drain and identify the actual cause of the blocked drain.
  • Underground Pipe Locating Equipment – Our pipe locating equipment has pinpoint accuracy to locate exactly the pipe size and depth of the block drain. This provides our customers with what’s required to repair the blocked drain and minimise unnecessary excavation costs.
  • Electric Eel and Drain Augers – Steel rods with specialised cutting heads are used to clear blocked drains by cutting up the tree roots and pulling them back out with the steel rods.