Is your toilet draining slowly? Is your toilet not draining at all, or possibly overflowing? Is water pooling outside of your property? Sounds like you’ve got a blocked drain somewhere. Metropolitan Plumbing, your local blocked drain Adelaide specialists, can fix any blocked drain promptly and professionally. We have the resources and the expertise to clear your blocked toilet drain, blocked shower drain, blocked stormwater drain or any blocked drain any time of the day or night, any day of the week. With access to a fully qualified, licensed and local Adelaide plumber 24/7, who provides a same day service or within the hour* in a plumbing emergency, why would you need to call anybody else?

Unley, Burnside, Marion, Enfield, Stirling, Glenelg, Mt Barker, Woodville, Elizabeth, Port Adelaide, Morphett Vale, Seaford, Norwood these are just some of the suburbs we cover in Adelaide, but we can come to your home or business across all metropolitan suburbs of Adelaide. All our blocked drain plumbers are trained extensively in clearing any blockage they could possibly encounter in Adelaide, from invading tree roots down to build-ups of hair, and have the right equipment for the job, including electric drain machines, hydro-jet machines and CCTV drain camera systems. The very best tools in Adelaide, the very best plumbers, as well as our 24/7 service, within the hour* in an emergency including all public holidays and weekends, makes us the number one choice for blocked drain clearing in Adelaide. So call now on 1300 367 333, or use our easy online plumber booking form.

So, how does a drain get blocked?

There are several things that could be causing your Adelaide blocked drain. The most common ones are too much toilet paper or sanitary napkins and pads being flushed, hair, food scraps or fats and oils being deposited in your sinks, paints or chemicals corroding your pipes, small debris, impinging tree roots, cracked or broken pipes, large build-ups of grease and solid materials. Some of these are relatively simple for our Adelaide blocked drain plumbers to clear, while others can be more severe and stubborn. Whatever the problem, though, one of our Metropolitan Plumbing Adelaide blocked drain professionals will be able to clear it on the same day that you make your plumber booking.

A blocked drain in Adelaide needs to be attended to upon first signs. If left for too long the problem could cause potential structural damage to your home as well as pose a health risk. When there is a blocked drain there is also stagnant water, this stagnant water is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and contamination can soon occur.

A blocked drain will not always be noticeable in the first instance as the blockage tends to build over time until your pipes become completely blocked. If this does happen damage to your pipework may also occur.

There are some signs that may tip you off that you have a partially blocked drain, including;

  • Strong odours issuing from your drains;
  • Your overflow relief gully overflowing with water when using your washing machine;
  • A drop in your water pressure;
  • Gurgling noises in your pipes;
  • Slow to no drainage;
  • Your toilet water level seems too high or too low;
  • Pooling water on the outside of your property.

If you notice any of the above tell-tale signs of a partially blocked drain then call a local Adelaide plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing to organise a prompt blocked drain repair doing so upon first signals could save you money and prevent any pipework damage that may happen from waiting until your drain is completely blocked.We’re able to clear:

Blocked Toilet drains

There’s little doubt that a blocked toilet drain is one of the most unpleasant and frustrating Adelaide blocked drains that you could experience. The blocked toilet drain can occur from flushing sanitary napkins, baby wipes, foreign objects or too much toilet paper. Tree roots are also a common cause of a blocked toilet drain – especially in Adelaide. Other factors that may cause a blocked toilet include incorrect pipe installation or ageing or cracked pipework.

If you experience the nightmare that a blocked toilet can provide then call an Adelaide plumbing professional from Metropolitan Plumbing any time of the day or night. Your attending plumber will determine the exact cause of your blocked toilet to ensure that they have it cleared and cleaned effectively with our reliable service. If any pipework damage has been caused from your blocked toilet drain, or if pipework damage was the initial cause of the blocked drain, your Metropolitan Adelaide plumber will be able to repair or replace the damaged section of the pipework so you can rest assured that your clogged toilet won’t continue to clog!

You can trust that our Adelaide blocked drain experts get the job done right the first time, every time and will always provide you with a no obligation quote before carrying out any pipework repairs or replacements.

Blocked toilet drains can be cleared by our Adelaide blocked drains experts

Basin and shower blocked drains

When you have a blocked bathroom drain in your Adelaide property, such as a blocked basin drain, blocked shower drain or blocked bath drain, you need to have it cleared straight away by a blocked drains expert from Metropolitan Plumbing Adelaide. A blocked bathroom drain is generally due to a build-up of soap scum, toothpaste, hair and other bathroom waste, or could be due to ageing or incorrectly installed pipework, and can be very irritating as they interfere with those day to day necessities like washing and grooming. We can have an Adelaide blocked drain plumber to your door on the same day that you make your booking – or within the hour* in an emergency to clear your blocked bathroom drain with our reliable, ethical and affordable Adelaide plumbing service 24/7.

Blocked Urinal drains

For clearing those Adelaide blocked urinal drains in commercial and public toilets, there’s only one call you need to make – to Metropolitan Plumbing. Our blocked urinal drain experts have the training, skills, knowledge and tools to be able to clear any blocked drain in Adelaide, no matter how bad it is. Blocked urinal drains are usually caused by gradual build-ups of crystalline deposits, and are extremely difficult and unpleasant to clear yourself, so let the Adelaide blocked drain experts do it for you, with quality workmanship guaranteed.

Blocked Sink drains

Simple household chores like washing the dishes and preparing food become extremely difficult, even impossible, when you have a blocked kitchen sink drain in Adelaide. This can be extremely frustrating, so you don’t want getting it fixed to be frustrating as well. Blocked sink drains are typically caused by depositing food scraps into the sink, which will create a build-up, or pouring oils or grease down the drain, which will soon solidify. If you experience a blocked sink drain this needs to be cleared professionally, as these blockages are difficult to shift with DIY methods and using the wrong chemicals could cause corrosion of your pipes.

You can reduce the risk of being effected by a blocked sink drain just by being mindful of what you put into your sinks – always put your food scraps into the bin and dispose of any oils, cooking fats or chemicals in the correct manner. Not all blocked sink drains can be prevented, especially if caused by another factor, such as a cracked pipe or incorrect pipe installation. No matter the problem – upon first signs of any blocked kitchen drain contact the Adelaide blocked drain experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing, and we’ll be able to clear your blocked sink with minimal downtime or stress to you.

Blocked Laundry drains

Blocked stormwater or sewer drains, are a common occurrence in Adelaide. Blocked stormwater or sewer drains are generally caused by dirt, leaves and other garden material lodging in the pipeline, tree roots are also an extremely common cause as they search the ground for moisture and nutrients, all which can be found in our pipes. If you’ve got water overflowing into your garden or you can smell sewerage, there’s a very good chance you’ve got a blockage. In many cases most people don’t even realise there is a problem with their outside drainage systems until periods of heavy rains or storms – keeping your gutters clean and doing your research before planting trees can help prevent the risk of a blocked stormwater or sewer drain.

Contact the Adelaide blocked drain experts at Metropolitan Plumbing as soon as you notice a blocked outside drain and we’ll be able to get an Adelaide plumber who is local to your area, around to your property, within the hour* if required, to quickly clear that blocked drain.

Blocked Stormwater drains

your outdoor drains, such as stormwater and sewer drains, can also get blocked in Adelaide. These will generally be caused by dirt, leaves and other garden material lodging in the pipeline, and can be extremely serious if left untreated. If you’ve got water overflowing into your garden or you can smell sewerage, there’s a very good chance you’ve got a blockage. Contact the Adelaide blocked drains experts at Metropolitan Plumbing as soon as it happens, and well be able to get somebody around to your property straight away to quickly clear that blocked stormwater drain or blocked sewer drain.

So, how do you clear a blocked drain in Adelaide?

Since there so many different types of blockages in Adelaide, and so many different types of drains that can get blocked, you need somebody who knows exactly what they’re doing to clear your Adelaide blocked drains. Metropolitan Plumbing use different methods to clear different blockages, depending on where and what the specific problem is. We don’t believe in using temporary fixes like pipe relining, as this needs to be done many times over a long period, inevitably costing you a lot more money in the long run. No, our valued customers will only receive the best results from the safest, longest lasting techniques.

These include:

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CCTV sewer camera

There are times when one of our Adelaide blocked drain plumbers will need to see inside your pipes, whether because the cause or location of the blockage isn’t known or they believe there may be more issues than just a simple blockage. A CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) drain camera inspection is the easiest way to do this, quickly and easily locating and identifying precisely where and what your blockage is. CCTV drain camera removes the guess work from our job, which makes it not only far quicker and easier, but also far cheaper and less stressful on you.

Finding the cause of your Adelaide blocked drain, your attending blocked drains expert will then be able to make a decision as to the best course of action to take in order to fix it. Every one of our Adelaide blocked drain professionals has been extensively trained and experienced in using all of the most cost effective, durable and safest methods of blocked drain clearing, so you’ll get only the very best results when you contact Metropolitan Plumbing.

Electric drain machines

For clearing those blocked shower drains, blocked toilet drains and other indoor blocked drains in Adelaide, Metropolitan Plumbing have the very latest in electric eel drain cleaning machines. Our Adelaide blocked drains experts have the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently use their electric drain cleaners, which have a motorised cutter that slices tree roots and other solid objects as it snakes down a blocked drain. If you require any of those pesky indoor blocked drains to be cleared in Adelaide, contact Metropolitan Plumbing, and we’ll have a fully qualified plumber around to your home or office on the same day that you make your booking covering all metropolitan areas.

Hydro-jet machines

Amongst the most advanced pieces of Adelaide blocked drains clearing machinery Metropolitan Plumbing has access to, the hydro-jetter drain clearing machine is undoubtedly the most impressive.
The hydro-jet pumps out water at a pressure of 5000 psi, which is high enough to cut through any obstacles in its way, including solids like tree roots. The hydro-jet is also especially good at scouring and removing grease, oil and other sludgy material blockages. Because of this, our Adelaide blocked drain plumbers find them particularly useful for clearing blocked sink drains, blocked stormwater drains and other outdoor drains.

If you have a blocked stormwater drain on your property in Adelaide, please advise of this when making your plumber booking so we can ensure to bring the hydro-jet to your location, as these are trailer mounted they are not always carried to every job.

Pipework Excavations and replacements

Not all Adelaide blocked drains can simply be cleared. Excavating and replacing a blocked drain might be required if the blockage is severe enough, or there’s serious damage to a drain like a break or a belly. Every one of our Adelaide blocked drain experts has the training, skills, experience and access to machinery necessary to excavate and replace a section of your pipes that is too blocked or damaged for clearing. Your attending Adelaide blocked drains expert will be able to assess your situation, and if an excavation and replacement section of pipework is required, a no obligation quote will be provided prior to any works being undertaken.

So, whose responsibility is an Adelaide blocked drain?

For any and all blocked drains in Adelaide, contact the blocked drain experts at Metropolitan Plumbing. We can take care of all your drain blockages quickly, efficiently and effectively, so you don’t need to worry about a thing. Homeowners and business owners are responsible for any Adelaide blocked drain on their property, although, if you rent, the responsibility should fall to the landlord to organise and pay for the blocked drain to be repaired.

Call your local Adelaide blocked drain plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing on 1300 367 333 any time of the day or night, 7 days a week, for a prompt, reliable and affordable blocked drain repair service covering all metropolitan suburbs.

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