How do Plumbers Clear Blocked Drains?

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  • Blocked Drains

Blocked drains are a common issue that Queensland Coastal Plumbers face frequently on the Gold Coast. Luckily for you, they have a team of experienced plumbers that can easily solve the issue. It may be tempting to try and fix the issue on your own, but if not fixed properly it may cause further damage to your house.  

The most common cause for blocked drains include:  

  • Palm or tree roots 
  • Grease or food scraps build up in a kitchen sink drain 
  • Poor ventilation 
  • Aged septic systems 
  • Stuck foreign objects 
  • Broken pipes 

Ever wondered how they fix your blocked drains? Find out some of the equipment specialised plumbers will use in their blocked drain services to not only unblock your drains but protect your drains from future blocked drains: 

Pipe Inspection 

Once your plumber has arrived at your house, they will conduct a pipe inspection. This should be conducted once every two years to ensure the health of your pipes. This inspection will display how well the water is running in your pipes.  

This will allow the plumber to know what is causing the blockage and notify them of any leaks that will need repairs.  

CCTV Camera  

Although leaks and improper installation of pipes can be easily identified with an external view of pipe, blockages are harder to assess. An internal view of the drain is best, utilising a pipe camera. Pipe cameras allow you to get a view of the drain that you would otherwise be able to get, allowing plumbers to get an adequate understanding of the correct equipment to use.  

QLD Coastal Plumbing services have a designated drain camera to record CCTV footage of your drain blockage to understand the cause of the problem. This CCTV can offer you peace of mind about your working sewer pipes.  


Plungers are generally the first equipment used to unclog a drain. If this does not work, it often suggests a greater problem that will require more equipment.  

Pressure Jet Rodding  

Storm water drain blockages are a common issue on the Gold Coast. This can be caused by old, gathered leaves, roots and sediment, old pipes, or storm damage and this damage may create significant water damage to your property. 

Fortunately, Qld Coastal Plumbing utilises Jet Rodding & CCTV equipment to unclog even the worst clogged drains. The blocked drain specialists use an electric eel or high-pressure water jetting to unclog your storm drain system. 

Need a pipe unblocked? Call the Gold Coast plumbing specialists today!