Blocked Drains Darwin

Plumbing Darwin since 1976

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Find The Source
Of Your Blocked Drains

We can identify the exact location of any pipe breaks or blockages using our drain inspection camera, eliminating any guesswork and making the process faster. 

You can count on our experienced team to unblock your pipes quickly and thoroughly, without any fuss. And thanks to our pipe relining technology, we can fix your broken pipes without digging up your lawn, destroying your gardens or tearing down walls.

Blocked Drains Experts

Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas provides full service for blocked drains in Darwin and surrounding regions. Starting with an assessment of your home, we will locate the blockage, repair it and give you the advice needed to avoid blockages in future. Utilising the best diagnostic tools, we provide an in-depth assessment of your pipes and fixtures to discover the root of the problem. Many people are unaware they even have a blockage in their pipes. 

An issue like this left untreated can cause far more expensive issues in future, like a burst pipe that will require a full replacement. We take great pride in providing honest assessment, reliable advice and feedback you can depend on. 

There are many things you can do to avoid unnecessary blockages and our team will walk you through the process to ensure you have the information you need when you need it. With 40 years’ experience in region, our team will get the job done quickly and always for a fair price!

Call our friendly team today and book a free quote!

Your Drain Is Blocked

  • The rule with plumbing is that there is only one thing that should go down your pipes – water. In the case of your toilet, human waste, toilet paper and water are the only things you can flush. Everything else has the potential to clog up your pipes and cause major problems.
  • That includes food scraps, grease and oil that is often tipped down the kitchen sink. Flushing paper towels instead of toilet paper is another leading culprit, along with other toiletries and debris that can be flushed down the toilet. Always ensure you are not putting anything down your pipes that could potentially cause blockages.
  • Because your pipes are carrying water, trees are going to want to access it. It is common for tree roots to grow around underground pipes and even rupture them, with the roots infiltrating these pipes and causing a blockage.
  • Just because this problem is underground doesn’t mean it can’t be quickly and easily fixed. There is no need for excavation, with our professional drain cleaning services, CCTV cameras can locate the roots, hydro-jetting can cut through them and pipe re-lining can repair damage to your pipes without the need to dig up your yard.
  • Underground drains are not built to handle the high volumes of water that floods bring. When gutters and drains begin to fail, water can back up and bring all kinds of mud, muck and sludge with it.
  • When the waters recede, this mud and other debris like sticks, leaves and general rubbish from the street can become lodged in your underground pipes.
  • Even the most sturdy pipes are going to break down over time. If you have old pipes (or pipes that weren’t installed correctly), they can develop cracks and eventually break over time. This allows dirt to flood into your plumbing system, which causes blockages that will stop water from trying to escape in its tracks.
  • If you can catch leaks before they turn into full-blown ruptures, it is a lot easier and cheaper to carry out repairs. If you notice slow-running drains, hear gurgling sounds coming from your sinks or notice your toilet is slow to flush, always call our professionals to come and inspect your plumbing system.
Blocked Drains Process

How We Unblock Drains

Home Assessment

Step 1:
Assessment of your home

Our Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas team will conduct a detailed assessment of your property, paying particular attention to any problem areas and employing our expert techniques and equipment to perform an accurate diagnosis.

Locating Blockage

Step 2:
Locating the blockage

Using our outstanding CCTV drain camera, we’ll identify the precise location of your blockage, removing any hassle and making the entire process more efficient.

Fixing Drain

Step 3:
Fixing your blocked drain

With the expert techniques and equipment we have on hand, our Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas technicians will resolve your blockage quickly and reliably, without causing you extra stress.

Giving Advice

Step 4:
Expert Advice For the future

We pride ourselves on a job well done – and that means giving you the best advice and recommendations on how to avoid and prevent a blocked drain in the future.

Common Signs
You May Have a Blocked Drain

Knowing the warning signs of a blocked drain can help you quickly resolve problems before they become disasters. A drain blockage might appear to arise unexpectedly, but it does tend to come with particular warning signs many people easily overlook. If a blockage is overlooked, however, it can become a major issue requiring significant time and expenses to resolve.

Pay attention to the following signs, which may indicate you have a blocked drain on your property:

When you have a blockage, you may notice a bad smell. Food scraps, hair, or other debris can collect and prevent water from flowing properly, causing water to mix with decomposing material.

If you have a malfunctioning toilet you may have a blockage on your hands, particularly if you notice changes in your water levels or ineffective flushing.

Water gathering around your shower drains or sink is a clear sign of a blockage. Essentially, if water’s flowing opposite to the way it should be, there’s likely something going on you need to resolve.

If you notice your sink or bathtub emptying more slowly than normal, you likely have a blocked drain. Your shower floor can also be a handy clue – if it appears to be plugged but actually isn’t, you probably have a drainage issue on your hands.

A blocked drain will usually make a gurgling sound, so if you’re hearing odd noises when using your bath, sink or shower, there’s likely a plumbing problem.

If you detect any of these signs on your property, don’t neglect them – call Nightcliff Plumbing & Gas today. Our professional team will use our quality equipment, tools and techniques to accurately pinpoint your blockage and diagnose the cause. Such an inspection is essential, as without it you won’t be able to detect exactly where your blockage is located to be able to clear it properly.

Once we’ve identified the blockage, we’ll be able to clear it efficiently and effectively, restoring your pipes and plumbing system to proper working order.

Frequently Asked Questions

The most common causes of blocked drains are everyday items being flushed down the sink or toilet. 

This includes hair, grease, soap and other toiletries. Heavy rain and storms can also cause blockages, as well as the roots of plants and trees growing into your pipes. 

If you have a badly installed pipe or poor water flow, blockages will likely happen over time.

Plumbers use CCTV drain inspection cameras, as well as a host of other diagnostic equipment to detect blockages without even seeing your pipes. 

Call our plumbers in Darwin today and get your blocked drain sorted!

Some plumbers offer fixed rates for blocked drains, but it depends who you contact. 

In Australia, you can expect to pay on average $80 to $120 to have your drain or toilet unblocked. 

However, this is an estimation and not a guarantee. Do not hesitate to contact our team to have your drain unblocked.

This is not recommended. Even the household drain cleaners available from supermarkets and hardware stores contain harsh, caustic chemicals that can damage your pipes – and your skin. 

Commercial grade drain cleaning machinery should only ever be handled by experts.

There are a few ways to do this without damaging your pipes. If the earring is metal, try a string with a magnet on the end to fish it out. 

If this doesn’t work, cut the water supply and remove the bend in the piping under the sink; it may have become lodged there. 

If the earring is important or valuable, you can phone us 24/7 to come and inspect your plumbing.