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Are you experiencing problems with a blocked drain? For hygiene and safety, issues like this need prompt and professional attention.

If a blocked drain isn’t cleared it could lead to flooding, which can have disastrous, high cost consequences for your home and belongings. Blocked drains have been on the rise in Australia since pandemic toilet paper shortages, which forced people to find alternatives that were then flushed down the toilet as normal.

Gold Coast Leak Detection offer leak detection for blocked drains Gold Coast homeowners can put their trust in.

Our service rapidly identifies the cause of the drain blockage before taking steps to resolve things. Blocked drains can occur for various reasons, but we provide the right solution in any circumstances, using our specialist skills to swiftly determine the most appropriate solution.

Blocked drains within the home are the responsibility of the homeowner or tenant to get resolved, so it’s vital that you don’t delay seeking specialist advice – contact Gold Coast Leak Detection today.

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Clearing Blocked Drains Gold Coast & Surrounds

Depending on your main issue depends which technique we will implement. These are our most common drain unblocking techniques;

However, the best solution will usually be to dig the pipe up and put a new section of pipe in to replace the broken area. By doing this it is also possible to ensure the root cause of the problem is cleared to prevent a blocked drain in the future. For professional blocked drain solutions, give us a call on 1300 433 585 today!

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Experienced Leak Detection Specialists

For a timely and effective resolution for a blocked drain you need services from the experts. We’re specialists when it comes to leak detection, inspecting drains, and clearing blockages, having been serving customers with blocked drains since 2000.

  • Our team of highly skilled plumbers are backed by a wealth of experience, equipping them to handle any blocked drain issue they come across.
  • We have the knowledge and expertise to effectively clear your blocked drain.
  • We’ve tackled a vast number of blocked drains in our time – whatever the circumstances are, we can assess your drain blockage efficiently and accurately by performing high quality CCTV drain inspections.
  • Our cutting edge equipment lets us provide a highly accurate assessment of your drainage system. Depending on the cause of the blockage, we can use a variety of methods to address the issue.
  • We have a range of specialist equipment that helps us to effectively clear any type of blockage.
  • As part of the service for blocked drains, we’ll also identify whether further repair of your drain is required to minimise the risk of the blockage reoccurring.
  • We may recommend new piping installation or repair or even recommendations for removal of items with the potential to cause issues later on.

Choose Gold Coast Leak Detection when you need a thorough and effective fix for a blocked drain at your home or business.

If you do experience some kind of blockage with your drains, then the good news is that we can help.

Using the latest CCTV equipment, we will perform a Drain Inspection so that we can identify the problem and what is actually causing it in order to provide a complete solution rather than a band-aid fix.

Give us a call to book a leak detection and plumbing expert today!

Drain Unclogging

Gold Coast Leak Detection provides a complete solution that Gold Coast residents can rely on to give fast results for a competitive price.

From blocked stormwater drains to blocked sewer pipes, toilets, commercial piping and more, if you need a dependable team that can clear your drains and pipes quickly and correctly, it’s time to get in touch.

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How To Prevent Blocked Drains

The main ways to prevent a blocked drain are:

  • Ensure that your pipework is the correct diameter and has been properly installed. A storm drain, for example, should have enough capacity to cope with the volume of water your property receives during a storm, not just the amount of precipitation you get regularly.
  • Ensure pipework is in good condition. If the results of the CCTV imagery shows you’ve got a cracked pipe, or one that’s got a tree root growing through it, remedial work (usually relining) should be carried out.
  • Fit a grease trap/be careful not to tip oil/melted fat down the sink.
  • Only flush the “3ps” down the toilet – use a bathroom bin for other waste.
  • Clean plugholes regularly to prevent any build-up of hair or use sink traps to keep detritus out of your drainage system.
  • Supervise younger children in the bathroom if they have a tendency to flush things.
  • If you do have a blockage, make sure that any remedial work that your Gold Coast Blocked Drains professional recommends is carried out promptly to minimise extra or future damage.

Call on 1300 433 585.

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The Dangers Of Ignoring Blocked Drains

Turning a blind eye to blocked drains can trigger a domino effect of serious problems that go far beyond your plumbing system, including:
  • Health Risks: Blocked drains can become a breeding ground for bacteria and other harmful microorganisms. This can lead to unpleasant odors and potentially harmful health conditions, especially for those with respiratory issues or weakened immune systems.
  • Flooding: In severe cases, blocked drains can cause flooding. This can result in significant damage to your property and belongings and can be particularly problematic if the flooding affects electrical systems.
  • Poor Drainage: Blocked drains can slow down or even stop the flow of water. This can lead to issues like stagnant water in your sinks or showers, which can be inconvenient and unsanitary.
  • Pipe Damage: Increased pressure from blockages can cause pipes to crack or burst, leading to more extensive, costly repairs.
  • Increased Costs: Ignoring a blocked drain can turn a small, manageable problem into a larger and more expensive issue. Regular maintenance can help prevent blockages and save you money in the long run.
It’s important to address blocked drains promptly to avoid these issues. If you’re unable to clear a blockage yourself, it’s always best to call a professional plumber.

Frequently Asked Questions

A blocked drain can be caused by a number of different things, including:

  • Fats, oils, & grease
  • Food particles
  • Hair
  • Soap scum
  • Mineral deposits

If you’re experiencing a blocked drain, it’s important to try and figure out what’s causing it so that you can take steps to fix the problem.

You should never clear a blocked drain with your hands. Labourers, plumbers and other professionals who work with their hands all day know how quickly contamination can spread through skin’s outermost layers with minimal touching.

As soon as you touch anything in the sink, you contaminate it and can worsen the issue.

To help minimise the chance of you having a drain blockage follow these simple tips:

  • Do not flush plastics, fabrics, petrol, solvents, paints, or any non-biodegradable products into the toilet
  • Do not plant large trees on top of underground sewer lines. We can assist you with finding these lines too!
  • Do not pour cooking fat down the drain. Put it in the bin instead
  • Put food waste and coffee grindings in the bin
  • Do not cover or block any external grates or overflows

Common symptoms of a blocked drain include; backflow, slow draining, horrible smells and sometimes odd noises when the sink is draining or toilet is flushing.

The most common cause of a blocked drain is inappropriate items or substances being poured down sinks or flushed down toilets. These might include:

  • Toys or whole rolls of toilet paper: (small children will frequently try to flush inappropriate items down the toilet if left unsupervised).
  • Wipes: sanitary items, face wipes or makeup wipes.
  • Hair: some hair is naturally shed during washing, but if the plughole isn’t cleared regularly, hair can begin to collect in the drainpipe, providing a “net” in which to trap more detritus, which eventually results in a blockage.
  • Fat: pouring liquid lard or butter down the sink usually means it will solidify somewhere in the drainpipe as it cools. Over time, this buildup creates a blockage that can be tough to move.
  • Piping Issues: poorly designed pipe, or one that’s shifted due to subsidence. If the gradient of the pipe is too shallow, or it has an awkward bend, waste progressing down the pipe will move slowly, with larger particles being deposited. As the deposit grows, it causes the pipe diameter to narrow, making it easier for waste that would normally go down the pipe to become stuck.
  • Trees / Plants: tree roots or plant roots may grow down into the pipe, slowing the flow of waste and providing a focus for a blockage to develop.

It might be tempting to handle blocked drains on your own, but without the right tools and expertise, you could inadvertently cause more damage. Improper handling can lead to pipe damage, causing leaks and even more extensive blockages.

Furthermore, the chemicals often used in DIY drain cleaning can be hazardous to your health and damage to your plumbing system. There’s also the risk of ineffective clearing, which only temporarily alleviates the problem while allowing the blockage to worsen over time. That’s why it’s always best to seek professional help when dealing with blocked drains.

Yes, blocked drains can be the root cause of a series of complications in your plumbing system. The interconnected nature of the plumbing system means that an issue in one area can have a ripple effect, causing trouble in other parts as well. For instance, a blocked drain increases pressure throughout your pipes. Over time, this pressure can lead to cracks and leaks in your pipes, which are not only an inconvenience but can also result in significant water damage to your home.

Overflow is another common problem associated with blocked drains. As water is unable to pass through the blocked pipe, it may begin to back up, causing overflowing sinks, bathtubs or toilets. This overflow can damage cabinetry, floors and any other items. If the problem persists, the water can seep into your home’s infrastructure, leading to structural damage that requires costly repairs.

By maintaining a vigilant eye for the signs of blocked drains and taking immediate action, you can help safeguard your plumbing system and your home from further damage.

Generally, it’s advisable to get your drains professionally inspected at least once a year. This routine check-up can help identify any minor issues before they escalate into significant problems. Regular inspections also ensure that your drains are clean, promoting better water flow and reducing the likelihood of unexpected blockages.

However, the recommended frequency can vary depending on a few factors. For instance, if your property is older, you might need to consider having your drains checked more often. Furthermore, if your home or business is surrounded by large trees, their roots can infiltrate your drains and cause blockages, so more frequent inspections would be beneficial.

While most blocked drains can be cleared with professional equipment and expertise, there are certain circumstances where a complete pipe replacement may be necessary. Situations like severe pipe damage, collapsed pipes or recurring blockages could call for more drastic measures.

If you suspect a leak, call 1300 433 585!

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