Effective Gold Coast Blocked Drain Cleaning & Repair

blocked drain plumbers gold coastWith regular use, items like debris and grease can get stuck in your drains, creating a stubborn blockage that is often difficult to remove. This may not sound like a serious problem, but if it is left unchecked, blocked drains can cause a variety of plumbing issues in the home.

In Deep Plumbing specialises in blocked drain repair and drain cleaning services. Gold Coast, QLD homeowners can always rely on our thorough service and safe drain cleaning methods. Unlike DIY options, professional drain cleaning is completely safe and effective, making it the preferred option for drain cleaning in the area.


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Signs You Have a Blocked Drain

The sooner you learn to identify signs of a blocked drain, the easier it will be to get fast and effective help from a trained professional. Watch out for the following issues in your home that indicate a blocked or damaged drain:

  • Foul odours coming from the drain.
  • Slow-draining water in the sink or tub.
  • Problems flushing the toilet.
  • Waiting too long for the toilet to refill once it has been flushed.
  • Gurgling sounds from your drains

If you notice any of these signs in your home, call In Deep Plumbing right away for fast and reliable drain cleaning or blocked drain repair.

All Gold Coast Blocked Drains Fixed

Blocked Stormwater Drains

Is water pooling or flooding in your yard? Are your stormwater drains overflowing or struggling to cope after the latest heavy shower of rain? The stormwater experts at In Deep Plumbing have been unblocking drains all over the Gold Coast and beyond for more than 20 years.

Don't delay taking action about that blocked stormwater drain, because it's something you can't ignore without risking serious water damage.

Blocked Sink Drains

A blocked sink drain is then not only a nuisance, it can also cause a huge mess, damage your home and assets, and even pose a health risk to your family. So if you find yourself with a blocked kitchen sink or bathroom sink, consider making a prompt call to In Deep Plumbing - where your sinks can be put right with instant booking and fixed pricing.

Blocked Toilets

Our plumbers specialise in blocked toilet repair and replacement services Gold Coast, QLD homeowners can count on. When you call us for a quick repair, we will carefully assess the problem and present the most effective solution to get the job done.

Blocked Shower Drains

Blockages in shower drains are normally the result of hair and other debris slowly building up. You can try DIY methods or call in experts for drain cleaning Gold Coast to be sure the blockage is fixed, not going to simply return a month later.

Causes of blocked drains (and prevention)

It's almost inevitable that you'll encounter drain blockages in your home or business at some stage. By understanding what causes blocked drains you have the best chance of preventing them.

For blockages in kitchen sinks, disposing fat and grease and other food waste is the most common cause. Stormwater drains become blocked most often due to leaves and debris building up, but they are also victim to intrusion from tree roots seeking water. So by watching what you put down the drain and removing large trees near pipes you are actively avoiding problems.

Why is Professional Drain Cleaning Better than DIY Methods?

Many liquid drain cleaners that you find in the store are filled with harmful chemicals that produce toxic fumes. In addition to this, the chemicals are also so strong that they actually corrode the drain from the inside. With repeated use, chemical drain cleaners will create weak spots in the drain that will eventually rupture.

Professional drain cleaning is more effective because our licensed plumbers do not use harmful chemicals. The process is completely safe and effective. We combine years of experience with the best drain cleaning tools, from drain snakes to water jetters and drain cameras. We recommend investing in drain maintenance on an annual basis to make sure your drains are free of debris and any potential problems are caught. Scheduling regular drain cleaning appointments is also an effective way to prevent blocked drains and maintain the overall health and integrity of your drains and pipes.

Don't let a blocked or dirty drain ruin your day. For safe and effective blocked drain repair and drain cleaning services in Gold Coast, QLD, call 0403 293 137 and speak with our trained and experienced drain specialists.

Blocked Drain FAQs

When it comes to blocked drains, the issue of responsibility can be a complex one when you drill down on the detail. But in almost all cases, there's only one person in the hot seat - and that's you!

That especially applies to the homeowner, who needs to ensure that their property appropriately manages and diverts waste and stormwater so that it doesn't spill, pool or run onto community property or neighbour's yards. It's a similar story for tenants, who must report any issues directly to the landlord or property manager - who in most cases will then call a plumber.

However, if the drainage issue originates with the community system, then a call should be made to the council or water authority. It's also a good idea for tenants to fully understand their lease agreements and for property owners to know if their land has any special clauses relating to drainage.

When any drain gets clogged up - whether inside or outside or whether it's related to stormwater - it can be a major nuisance that makes a huge mess and can even threaten the structural integrity of your home. Unfortunately, it is usually difficult to understand what caused the problem until a plumber can arrive with their expertise and speciality diagnostic equipment.

In Queensland, however, there are two headline causes that account for about half of all drain blockages - tree roots (for normal household drains) and storm debris like branches, leaves and mud (for stormwater systems). Tree roots can be particularly problematic as those roots wiggle into hairline cracks in the pipes and thrive into a densely packed blockage that can cause breakages.

The other most common blocked drain causes are:

  • Cooking grease
  • Hair & soap
  • Toilet paper & toiletries
  • Foreign objects (like kids' toys)
  • Natural debris & gunk
  • Pipe scale/mineral buildup
  • Pipe damage & installation problems.

If you notice water or waste is slow to drain away, there are a few fairly effective do-it-yourself drain unblocking remedies that you can try before calling in the big guns. Start with a kettle of almost-boiling water, and then consider following up with a bicarb-white vinegar brew - and don't forget about that trusty plunger and a cheap hand-held auger or drain snake.

If the drainage flow isn't restored or notably improved, however, blocked drains are in most cases quite simple for professional plumbers to deal with thanks to their experience, qualifications but also highly specialised tools. Among these are CCTV drain cameras to pinpoint the precise blockage locations and causes, and water jetters with their thousands of PSI of hot water pressure.

It's time to call a plumber straight away, however, if you notice the following:

  • More than one drain is simultaneously backed up
  • You can smell raw sewage
  • Conservative methods are not working.