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Practical blocked sewer solutions in Brisbane

Ryan Old Plumbing can take care of all your blocked sewer pipe problems throughout Brisbane and surrounding areas. Our team of experienced, licensed plumbers can quickly find the sewer blockage, clear the drain, and carry out repairs.
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Signs of sewer blockage

Not sure if you have a sewer blockage or if it’s another plumbing problem? Tell-tale signs of a blocked sewer to look out for include:

  1. Sinks, shower, bath, and toilet are slow to drain.
  2. An unpleasant or nasty smell coming up from the drains.
  3. Bubbling or gurgling sounds when you flush the toilet or run water in the sink.
  4. Water overflows up into the sink, floor drain, or bath when the washing machine is on.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues contact your blocked drain plumber before the drains completely block up.

Blocked drains caused by tree roots

Tree roots usually live buried down in the ground, where they absorb water and important nutrients from the surrounding soil. Another ample source of water and nutrients can be found in your home sewer line.

A tiny crack in the drain is all that is required to allow tree or plant roots access into your drains. If a single tree root finds its way into the pipe, the roots will quickly grow, utilising the abundant food and moisture supply found there. Unless the sewer is cleared and roots cut away they will eventually completely block the sewer line, creating a substantial problem for your home or business.

Clearing blocked sewers

Our plumbers specialise in finding the cause of the blocked drain, detecting the exact location and carrying out the necessary cleaning and repairs. We do this using the following methods.

CCTV Drain Cameras

We use a specialist CCTV drain camera to determine the location and composition of the blockage. Drain inspection cameras can also be used to get a clear picture of the condition of your sewer, drains, and pipes.

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This equipment can quickly identify drains that have subsided, cracked, shattered or are broken. Furthermore, this device can help eliminate the need for extensive digging or excavation throughout your property. Our CCTV plumbing inspection camera can be used to assess and inspect all sizes of pipes and sewer drains. Once the drain inspection is complete our plumbers can advise you on the best plan of action to clear and repair the drain.

Unblocking the drain using jet rodding

A jet rodder is a device that is used to clear drains and blockages in pipes, as well as sewer cleaning, using a high-pressure water jetting system. This can be used in diverse ways including unblocking toilets, clearing blocked stormwater drains and sewers.

This water-based method, due to its hydro jet high-pressure 500psi force, can cut through all types of blockages and is gentler on the pipe structure and existing groundwork than the older electric eel system. Jet rodding is a very effective way to clear a blocked sewer line.

What can you do to prevent sewer blockages?

The most efficient way to prevent any huge problems caused by blocked sewers is to carry out routine drain inspections. A comprehensive drain inspection can identify possible frail spots, breaks and cracks in the pipe as well as any developing blockages or problem areas in the drain line.

Your local blocked sewer pipe specialists

Don’t let a blocked sewer become a big problem in your home or business. Ryan Old Plumbing’s team of professional plumbers can find, diagnose, clear, and repair your sewer blockage today. Contact our team at 1300 055 940 or complete our online blocked sewer drain repair form now.

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Here at Ryan Old Plumbing, we’ve helped thousands of Brisbane & Gold Coast residents just like you with plumbing emergencies, repairs and installations. What did they have to say about Ryan Old Plumbing team? Read some of our many five-star reviews to find out!

Neil did an awesome job. Super quick to respond. He turned up and got straight into fixing my blocked drain with no messing around. Polite, professional, honest and took the time to explain a few things. Absolutely recommend.

Noah McSharry

Neil did a great job on our blocked drain. He is friendly, reliable and well experienced. The company was professional and consistent from the reception lady to the technician. I would definitely recommend them to a friend!

Tahlia Ross

Blocked drains were causing problems and Ryan Old Plumbing came out within a few hrs of calling and thoroughly flushed and investigated the problem until they found the cause and fixed it...

Rhonda Turbill

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Who is responsible for a blocked drain?

Blocked drains are a pain – they are disruptive, messy and potentially very expensive. So, trying to figure out who is responsible is likely one of the last things you would like to think about while figuring out how to unclog your plumbing.


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How to fix a blocked drain?

Blocked drains are not fun at all. They can be messy, smelly and can cause a huge range of problems. That is why we have put together a little guide to show you how to fix a blocked drain. We always recommend that you call in a professional, however, if you have decided that you will go down the DIY route, keep reading for a few ways to unclog a drain.


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What is pipe relining?

When it comes to issues with your plumbing, they can be messy and disruptive enough on their own – you don’t want to have to deal with your garden being pulled up and damaged just so a pipe can be replaced.

Enter pipe relining – a great alternative to the traditional method of pipe replacement. Keep reading to learn more, or give Ryan Old Plumbing a call today on 0488 856 880.


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Next steps


Call Ryan Old Plumbing and speak with our customer service team. Tell us about your plumbing problem and when you would like us to attend.


Once details have been taken, our dispatch team will contact you to confirm a suitable date and time.


We will contact you to confirm your scheduled appointment. We will contact you when we are 30 mins away from arriving at your property.


We will contact you in advance to confirm your scheduled appointment and then again when we are 30 mins away from arriving at your property.


With your approval we will do the job on the spot or arrange for our install team to carry out the works.


We ensure you are happy with the work carried out, clean up after ourselves and leave your property in great condition.


We accept payment and provide a receipt on the spot.


After the job is complete we welcome your feedback and provide you with a lifetime workmanship warranty.

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Get upfront pricing, guaranteed workmanship and a free plumbing inspection, when you book one of our expert Ryan Old plumbers today!