Blocked Drains Sunshine Coast


Need Your Blocked Drains Cleared On The Sunshine Coast?

At O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore, we specialise in clearing blocked drains for both domestic and commercial clients. We have over 25 years’ experience and use state-of-the-art equipment to clear any blockage – big or small – quickly and effectively.

Our expert plumbing team service throughout the Sunshine Coast and are 100% committed to providing the best possible service.

For block drain services you can rely on, contact us online or call us today.

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What Are The Signs You Have A Blocked Drain?

One of the most obvious warning signs of a blocked drain is water draining away slower than usual in your sink, shower or bath drain. If this is starting to occur, it can be an indication your drains are starting to block up. In this situation, it’s best to act quickly to prevent a small blockage from becoming a bigger and costlier problem over time.

Other signs you likely have a blockage include:

  • Your toilets are beginning to back up
  • A strong, foul smell is coming from your drains
  • Loud, gurgling or other noises are coming from your drains

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call one of our blocked drain plumbers as soon as possible.

Sunshine Coast plumber clearing a blocked drain

Our Blocked Drain Solutions

At O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore, our local plumbers offer a comprehensive range of blocked drain services to ensure that no matter your problem, we have a solution for you. Our team utilise the latest in blocked drain equipment and technology to clear all types of blockages including:

  • Kitchen sink blockages
  • Blocked shower drains
  • Blocked toilets
  • Gutter and sewer blockages
  • Tree root blockages
  • Blocked drains from damaged pipes

High-Pressure Hydro Jetting

For stubborn blockages, our high-pressure water jetting system is highly effective. Using a high-pressure water jet, a powerful stream of water cuts through any build-up within the drain, penetrating deep into the blockage and flushing the debris away. From food and toiletry waste to tree roots, hydro-jetting can clear it.

CCTV Drain Camera Inspection

Using CCTV drain camera inspection, our plumbers can see exactly what’s causing your blocked drain and pinpoint the precise location of the blockage. With the footage generated by our drain cameras, we can assess any damage that may have occurred to your pipes and allow our plumbers to make a recommendation on the best solution.

CCTV drain cameras are ideal for assessing whether you need simple drain clearing or if your pipes need further repair, for example, if tree roots have broken through.

Expert blocked drain CCTV camera inspection in Sunshine Coast

Why Choose O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore For Blocked Drains?

With over 25 years’ experience in clearing blocked drains across the Sunshine Coast, there’s no one better to call. Our technology and equipment ensure our team can diagnose your plumbing problem accurately and fix your blockage quickly and effectively.

As fully qualified and licensed plumbers, we can also assist with any further repairs you may need.

We pride ourselves on delivering friendly, honest and trustworthy plumbing services for all our domestic and commercial clients.

Call Us For Expert Blocked Drain Clearing

When you need professional blocked drain clearing, get in touch with your local Sunshine Coast plumbing experts. Contact us online or call us on (07) 5493 7330 today.

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How To Stop Blocked Bathroom Drains

Soap and hair can build up to block your bathroom drains, and once the blockage occurs, it can accelerate, as more and more bits of debris become attached. How can you prevent blocked bathroom drains in the future?

  1. Prevention is better than cure: Use a hair catcher and avoid letting hair go down the drain, especially stubble.
  2. Try flushing with boiling water: Boil the kettle, then slowly pour the boiled water down the drain. Repeat a couple of times and, if you’ve caught the blockage early enough, it may be cleared.
  3. Try a drain snake: These handy bits of kit can retrieve trapped hair and gunk. A word of caution though, these can be damaging to your drains if not used correctly

How To Clear Your Drains Naturally

We’re all conscious of the chemicals we use and many chemical solutions to blockages can cause damage to fittings as well as increasing the amount of pollution we pump into our rivers and oceans.

Choosing a natural method for clearing blocked drains (such as baking soda and vinegar or baking soda and salt) is straightforward and can be effective sometimes.

Clearing a blocked drain with baking soda and vinegar

  1. Mix 1/3 cup of baking soda with 1/3 cup of white vinegar. You’ll hear the fizzing as they react with each other
  2.  Pour the mixture down the drain
  3. Leave for at least an hour – overnight if possible
  4. Flush through with hot water

These natural methods can be effective solutions, but there are occasions where you need the help of a fully qualified and licensed plumber. Whilst DIY solutions are often an adequate quick fix, it’s often quicker and cheaper in the long run to get the professionals in from the start.

If you’ve got a blocker drain that simply won’t budge, it’s time to call in the professionals!

When you choose a licensed plumber, you’re not just getting a quick fix but a comprehensive assessment of your plumbing system. Our team at O’Brien Plumbing Maroochydore employs advanced tools to precisely identify and resolve blockages. Beyond addressing the immediate issues, we can help identify potential future problems. Reach out to us today if you’re dealing with blocked drains on the Sunshine Coast!


How much does it cost to clear a blocked drain on the Sunshine Coast?

The total cost of clearing a blocked drain will depend on the type of blockage as well as the equipment required for the job. Because blockages occur for a number of different reasons in Sunshine Coast homes and businesses, we have multiple solutions for clearing them. For more information on our costs, call our friendly team on (07) 5493 7330 today.

What areas do you service for blocked drains on the Sunshine Coast?

We help clear blocked drains for residents and businesses throughout the Sunshine Coast including in Maroochydore, Caloundra, Kawana, Noosa, Mooloolaba and more.

What are the most common causes of blocked drains in Maroochydore?

The most common causes of blocked drains in Maroochydore homes include:

  • Food waste
  • Grease and oil
  • Hair
  • Toiletries and sanitary products
  • “Flushable wipes”
  • Broken pipes
  • Sediment build-up
  • Tree roots

How do you unclog a drain naturally?

The best way to DIY clear your drain with natural methods is with a plunger or using detergent and hot boiling water. Hot water is good for clearing away grease and oil clogs while the plunger will help unlodge debris. Avoid certain “home remedies” like baking soda and vinegar as these methods are ineffective against grease buildups, especially for blocked kitchen sinks.

Is drano bad for your pipes?

Despite it being one of the most popular home draining solutions, Drano can be harmful to your pipes. Because of its highly corrosive nature, Drano can cause toilet bowls to crack, damage PVC piping and make your sink unsafe to use.

Who is responsible for drains in an apartment building?

Overall responsibility for the drains in an apartment building lies with the landlord or building owner. They are responsible for routine maintenance and any repairs caused by general wear and tear.

Should drainage problems be caused by damage or neglect by the tenants or leaseholders, then the responsibility falls to them. This could be as simple as failing to take preventative action against blockages or any damage caused by attempting to fix a blockage without proper equipment or training.

It’s important to understand what action you should take in an emergency situation and which plumber your landlord would like to call.


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