How Adam Plumbing & Gas handles blocked drains

High-tech solutions

We use modern CCTV cameras to find any underlying issues. With the evidence, we can quickly diagnose what is required to fix your problem. As professional plumbers, we also have access to technology and tools for excavation, hydro-jet and mechanical drain cleaning, and more.

Maintenance schedules

In some scenarios, proper plumbing and drain maintenance are the best courses of action. We can recommend an annual maintenance schedule to prevent a future plumbing emergency.

Whole-of-house service

Adam Plumbing & Gas can help you with blocked pipes and drains everywhere on your property. From small waste pipes, shower drains and blocked hand basins to the main drain serving your house, we will be able to diagnose where the problem is and repair it.

Why choose us?

Fixed blocked drains permanently

We get to the root cause of your problem, so that your drain blockage doesn’t happen again.

Trusted for over 20 years

We are the plumbers of choice for many Adelaide residents, some of whom have been using our services for over 20 years.

Licensed and insured

We are fully licensed and fully insured to provide plumbing and gas services.

Our experienced plumbers are ready to help

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Case Studies

What Our Customers Say

Adam Plumbing and Gas
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Wendy BarkerWendy Barker
05:22 09 Feb 22
Personable, professional and meticulous serviceThe staff I encountered were all pleasant and honest. The plumber worked hard to repair my old unit, and was almost apologetic when he couldn't get the 20plus year old U it to work. The changeover to the new system was handled efficiently and all mess was cleaned up.
Dawn BeydounDawn Beydoun
03:24 02 Feb 22
Very responsive to my initial call, a technician arrived the same morning, calling to arrange a suitable time. Kept us informed and fixed the leaking pipework to an outside tap very quickly and efficiently. We were very happy with the service provided and definitely recommend.
Lydia BLydia B
23:50 26 Jan 22
Excellent service from reception to labour. I had a somewhat urgent job, and they did everything to fit me in the schedule. Adam was very efficient and talked me through all that had been done. Highly recommended business.
Scott QuigleyScott Quigley
23:54 19 Jan 22
A definite 5 stars again⭐️Excellent service and advice from Nathan regarding replacing our hot water service.Very responsive. Same day call out and replaced.Great to have hot water again.Thoroughly recommend.Thanks Adam and Nathan.
Wendy BoothWendy Booth
05:16 13 Jan 22
Contacted and spoke to Adam to get advice on new build sewer connection. He gave me free information and advice, was friendly, professional and able to refer me to other resources. Can't thank you enough for your help. ?
Paul KempPaul Kemp
03:04 08 Dec 21
Very timely and professional service when I was in an emergency to fix my gas and electricity. Friendly and helpful in explaining any of my concerns. Definitely would recommend 5 star
sidhu sidhusidhu sidhu
06:24 26 Nov 21
Excellent service ,great communication and very polite and friendly specially NathanDefinitely recommend there service to my friends and familyThanks guys
J Meister-jamJ Meister-jam
03:26 23 Nov 21
Truly great service on a Friday at 6pm when our drains blocked and sewer overflowed. Adam, Bryce and team always professional and really care about their customers.
Justyn HoJustyn Ho
22:22 14 Nov 21
I had Adam come out to troubleshoot a gas fault, and he was courteous, punctual (unfortunately a lacking trait amongst most trades these days), professional and obviously very experienced & skilled at what he does. Very affordable for the fantastic service he provides. Highly recommended, thanks Adam!
Tanya McKeoughTanya McKeough
23:51 17 Oct 21
Incredible service, incredible staff, on-site attendees polite, courteous and inclusive. Couldn't have asked for better. Great work and clean up afterwards. Answered all our questions and explained what they were doing each step of the way.
Tracy HutchingsTracy Hutchings
05:13 12 Aug 21
My gas oven malfunctioned and the gas could not be turned off or the gas flow terminated. The service was incredibly prompt. The plumber was polite, helpful and an easy going guy who happily locked up my home once he was done. He offered to support me going forward in choices of new ovens etc, and I will definitely use Adam P&G going forward. Thank you - a stressful situation made very manageable very quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a blocked drain?

  • Slow draining sinks
  • Unpleasant odours coming from the drain
  • Gurgling sounds coming from the pipes
  • You have a blocked toilet or notice a change in the water levels in the toilet bowl
  • You can hear the sound of running water even when taps are switched off
  • You notice water pooling around the property, especially near stormwater drains

What are common causes of blocked drains?

In most cases, a thorough clear out is needed for the following blockages: tree root intrusion, clogs (e.g. from solid matter, toilet paper, wipes, sanitary napkins, fats and grease, garden waste, kids' toys).

In other situations, you may see blockages arise from damaged, misaligned or broken pipes or shifting soil.

How do you clear a blocked drain?

It is relatively easy to clear a small blockage in a drain using basic tools purchased from the hardware store. However, if you are unsure about the cause of the blockage, or suspect you have a more serious problem, please contact one of our friendly plumbers.

We will come over and make an initial assessment of the drain and blockage using a CCTV camera to determine the condition of the drain, and the nature of the blockage. Then we come up with possible solutions to fix the problem, and give you a quote. This can potentially include simply removing a blockage, or drain relining, replacement or excavation.

We normally use a high pressure hydrojet (water jet) to blast tough blockages into small pieces, which are then removed by a mechanical drain cleaner.

How can I prevent a blocked drain?

By being mindful of what you pour down the drains, especially larger sized objects which can cause clogs, and substances which can stick together and to the pipes (see the list of common causes of blocked drains).

We also offer a non-intrusive pipe/drain relining service to reseal damaged drains which are otherwise structurally sound, to reinforce and extend the life of the drain.

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