Blocked drains adelaide

A blocked drain is a nightmare for every home or business owner, blocked drains that are overflowing can cause severe damage to your property and are considered a plumbing emergency that needs immediate attention.  We are experts in blocked drains and use the latest drain clearing technology.

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Blocked drains adelaide

The best way to prevent blocked drains in Adelaide is to ensure that all drainage pipes are clear of debris and obstructions. This will help maintain water flowing freely through the system. It’s also important to regularly clean out any blockages in the system so that there is no build-up of sediment which can eventually lead to a blocked drain and cause serious plumbing problems.

If you experience a blocked drain emergency, act fast and call our drain cleaning professionals on 1300 081 172. We are experts in blocked drains in Adelaide homes, we use the latest technology including hydro-jet, drain camera inspection and snake drain machine. We are prepared to tackle any blockages in your sewer drain, bathroom drain, blocked toilet, blocked kitchen or laundry drains, and storm water drains. Contact our friendly Adelaide team and schedule an appointment for your drain cleaning needs today.

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why drains become blocked?

Drains can become clogged, backed up or blocked for a number of reasons. Underground pipes and drains outside your home are very often impacted by tree roots that crack or collapse the pipework, creating leaks and preventing the smooth flow of water and waste. Underground pipework can also be damaged and create blockages when the earth around it erodes so that the pipe sags, which in turn creates a pool through which water has difficulty in passing.

Internal pipes and drains, in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry for instance, tend to become blocked as result of the material that they carry. That can be for example grease, fat and oil in the case of kitchen drains. Hair, soap scum and toothpaste from the shower or bathroom sink, material and soap sediment from clothes in the laundry, or wet wipes and sanitary napkins in the toilet.

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signs for a blocked drain

You may have blocked or backed up drains and pipes if you experience:

Likewise, pooled water in your garden, or paving bricks that have cracked or appear to have moved, may indicate blocked or cracked external underground pipework.

Types of Blocked Drains

Shower drain blockage

The shower drain is usually the drain that can block up more than once a year. Because showers are frequently used, they are notorious for drain blockages from human hair, soapy products, shampoos, and conditioners. Whilst it’s difficult to avoid using general toiletries, you can minimize the amount of hair and soap scum that goes down the drain. We recommend placing a mesh or hair-catcher over your drain waste and regularly emptying it into the bin. Try not to overdo soap or haircare products and use the recommended amount. This is environmental friendly and will prevent your shower drains from getting blocked.

Bathroom basin blockage

Slow moving or stopped-up drains are common in bathroom sinks. Your bathroom basin can become blocked from hair and soap scum due to daily use. Often using a plunger or clearing the plug from hair is enough to clear the blockage. However, when the blockage has been left for a while and becomes a bigger problem a professional plumber is required.

Toilet blockage

A blocked toilet can have happen for several reasons, often the toilet clogs up from nappies, baby wipes, sanitary napkins or other bulky items which should not be flushed down the toilet. Always remember to dispose of these items in the garbage.

Laundry drain blockage

The most common reasons for blocked laundry drains are hair and laundry detergent. The soap scum from your laundry detergent combined with hair builds up over time and causes blockages. If you live in a house, tree roots obstructing your laundry drain can cause it to block up. 

To prevent scum blockages, we recommend cleaning the filter in the washing machine regularly, that will help to minimise unwanted hair and soap scum to get into your laundry drain.

Kitchen drain blockage

Most kitchen drain blockages are caused by oil, fats and food scraps that go down the drain when rinsing dishes. We recommend disposing fat, oil, and scraps in the garbage to avoid kitchen drain blockages. Also use a proper kitchen waste plug that can collect food scraps that will help to prevent them from flushing down your kitchen sink.

Stormwater drain blockage

Your outside drain connected to the street can attract all kind of earthy material that cause a blocked stormwater drain. The most common blockages are caused by tree roots, garden waste, mud, dirt and general rubbish.

Another reason stormwater drains become blocked is because your drain system has degraded over the years and little cracks in the pipes have appeared. All the earthy material caught in these drain cracks causes blockages. Tree roots can also find their way into your drainpipes and can quickly grow into a problem and clog your stormwater drain.

Regularly drain cleaning and house maintenance can help to avoid emergency blockages and flooding at your property. We recommend hydrojet drain cleaning. The high-pressure jet is effective and will not damage any drain systems or sensitive terracotta pipes in some older houses.

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At Aquatek Plumbing & Gas, we specialise in dealing with blocked drains in Adelaide and employ a variety of technologies both to detect the cause of drain blockages and to clear them.

For instance, we use a CCTV drain camera— essentially a camera that is lowered into and then passed through a drain — to detect blockages and what has caused them. We may also employ UHP hydro jet technology (high-pressure water hoses) to clear blocked drains if appropriate and necessary.

We are equipped to deal with all types of blocked drains, both major and minor, and can undertake to clear pipes and drains or, if necessary, to replace those that are damaged beyond repair.

Whether it is internal pipework in the kitchen or bathroom, or more substantial external underground pipes, we can tackle blockages of all types and get your water backflowing smoothly once more.

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blocked drain emergency?

At Aquatek Plumbing & Gas, we provide a 24/7
emergency blocked drains plumbing service and are on hand to help you deal with a crisis situation immediately.

Our experienced and qualified Adelaide plumbers are available to tackle the problems caused by blocked drains in all suburbs and districts.

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With more than 15 years’ experience behind us, our qualified plumbers and gas fitters are all highly skilled and we pride ourselves on providing honest, reliable and affordable service. We are always quick to respond, whether it is a major emergency or minor repairs, and our team of professional and qualified Adelaide plumbers are equipped to tackle both the biggest and smallest jobs. As part of our first-rate customer service, we make sure that we offer competitive prices and workmanship of the highest quality. You can count on Aquatek Plumbing and Gas.

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