From time to time drains get blocked; sinks, toilets and even water pipes back up making life very unpleasant, uncomfortable and possibly even a health risk.
Whenever this happens, the first thing to do is to consult Gold Coast Plumbing Services and request assistance. We are registered and licensed plumbers and qualified to carry out this work.
At Gold Coast Plumbing Services we are a family owned, local business that provides specialist plumbing services throughout The Gold Coast. It doesn’t matter if it’s blocked toilets, blocked storm water drains or blocked sinks, we can handle it all.
The reason why we’re trusted throughout the local area is because we only employ expert plumbers who have had the proper training, are qualified and have years of experience. Our plumbers all go through the necessary background checks so they can be trusted to enter customers’ homes and businesses and provide them with the necessary quality plumbing services.
Our family owned and operated business, provides quality old fashioned customer service and takes pride in the good quality it provides to its customers. All customers are treated with respect and dignity and all questions answered and queries responded to.
No job is too big or too small.
The Gold Coast region experiences regular heavy rain and flash flooding. These floods may see homes and businesses experience overflowing guttering, blocked storm water drains and backed up toilets
At Gold Coast Plumbing Services, we offer professional blocked drain services at an affordable price.
Causes of Blocked Drains on the Gold Coast
Many homeowners and business owners are unaware of the damage they are causing to their sewer drains until they experience stubborn blockages caused by greasy products washed down their sinks. When oils and other thick and greasy products are poured into the drain, they form a barrier and prevent water from flowing smoothly.
Tip: Dispose of oils and other greasy products into a container before disposing of them in the garbage bin.
Foreign object disposal
As a company that specialises in blocked drains on the Gold Coast, we often see bathroom wet wipes, jewellery, kids’ toys, toothbrushes, sanitary items, and even nappies flushed down the toilet. Your drainage system is only built to manage human waste, urine, and toilet paper.
For this reason, even if flushed accidentally, the improper disposal of foreign objects will cause a blocked toilet and drains.
Tip: Never flush any sanitary items into the toilet as they will clog your sewer pipes.
Hair, soaps & oils
When drain cleaning, particularly shower waste, our blocked drain plumbers find a lot of human and pet hair, and soap scum. Our blocked drain clearing services can work at clearing blocked drains but avoiding the issue is a cheaper option.
Tip: After showering, check the grate for loose hairs.
Tree roots commonly cause blocked drains. They can cause a lot of havoc and end up requiring a whole host of issues that require other plumbing services than drain clearing, like pipe relining. The tree roots cause pressure which produces cracks and often a broken drain.
Tip: If you have large trees on your property, get the area checked to see if the roots are near your stormwater drains and sewer system.
Defective plumbing can be present at any residential and commercial properties. If you’ve never had your drains checked or cleaned or you live in an old property, it’s possible you may have cracked pipes or something hasn’t been fitted properly. If you experience blocked sewer pipes and blocked drains, improper plumbing could be the cause.
Tip: When moving into a new home, find out when your pipes were last checked or underwent drain cleaning. Getting your plumber to give them a good clean could save you the frustration of blocked drains and costly issues down the track.
How We Clear Blocked Drains
At Gold Coast Plumbing, our crew stays on top of technological advancements and what’s current in machines and less invasive techniques such as jet rodding to fix your blocked drain and keep it clear.
When our plumbers visit your home to undertake drainage solutions, you can expect our crew to:
1. Access drain blockages
With access to your blocked drain, we assess and determine what’s causing the drain clog. We look at the surrounding areas to the issue especially the sewer pipe. This may require our crew to use the cctv drain cameras or the blockage may be easily noticeable because of pooling water.
2. Clear blocked drains
Once assessed we determine the best course of action, whether it be a simple plunging job or dealing with the invasion of tree roots. For a blocked drain with a substantial obstruction, we often use a water jetter for seamless clearing.
3. Inspect the area
Once the blocked drain is clear we ensure there has been no permanent damage, which we again use the cctv drain cameras for. This ensures our clients are confident of no lasting damage and issues reoccurring.
High-Pressure Water Jetter
We have adopted the high-pressure water jetter for clearing blocked pipes, a blocked drain and other drainage services. A high-pressure water jetter is a modern system for clearing residential and commercial blocked drains.
This technique makes use of high-pressure water to remove any debris that’s caused a blockage, being much more effective than a drain snake and other options for hard-to-reach situations.
Blocked Drains FAQ’s
When should you call a plumber for a clogged drain?
If water is pooling, there’s gurgling noises or a funky smell, it’s a sure sign you need professional drain cleaning and the assistance of our plumbing crew.
Is a clogged drain an emergency?
If you cannot use the water in your home or you only have one toilet in your home, a blocked drain is indeed an emergency and should be managed ASAP. We recommend calling us for a fast fix.
What chemicals do plumbers use to unclog drains?
Not all plumbers use chemicals, but if they do, they commonly use hydrochloric acid. An eco-friendly choice that is often used as DYI drain clearing and is a combination of boiling water, baking soda and vinegar.