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Castle Hill's Blocked Drain Specialists

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Blocked Drain Clearing Services

CCTV Drain Camera

Water Jetting Drain Cleaning

Tree Root Removal

CCTV Drain Camera

CCTV cameras are vital for visually inspecting the interiors of your pipes without needing to dig up your land, saving money and time. We can use them on all your pipes and drains, including stormwater and sewer lines to look for blockages, nasty odours and the presence of tree roots. They’re also versatile enough to get into junctions and bends to help us accurately pinpoint the source of a blockage and provide the quickest and safest method to diagnose any drain issues. GSM Plumbing has used CCTV cameras to help thousands of homes and business in Castle Hill and Sydney

Water Jetting Drain Cleaning

Water jetters are easy to use and versatile for cleaning drains. They can be used simultaneously with CCTV cameras to identify the source of the blockage and clean it using high pressure, resulting in a much more effective drain cleaning job. Water jetters are extremely powerful, which is why they require a trained professional like GSM Plumbing. A large cable with a reach of close to 100 metres is inserted into the drain. Once the jet is switched on, heavily pressurised water is pushed into the pipes to break down all blockages for a comprehensive drain cleaning job.

Tree Root Removal

Tree roots grow easily inside pipelines and catch food waste, grease, toilet paper and oils. Eventually, this will start to block your drain and the pipes back up. Tree root removal requires specialised technique and professional tools that is best left to a qualified plumber. We start by using a CCTV camera to locate the root and identify the extent of the damage it caused. From there, we cut the roots and reline or replace the pipe. In some instances, we may have to dig but this is the last resort. We may even use a high-pressure jetter to get rid of any remaining tree debris inside.

Types of Drains We Clear

Sink & Basins
Sewer pipes
Stormwater drains
Toilets
Shower/Bath Drains
Gutter and downpipes

Why Call GSM Plumbing?

Licensed & Insured Plumbers

We are qualified, licensed and insured to take care of all drain blockages no matter how simple or complex.

24-Hour Emergency Services

We are available 24/7 to take care of any drain block emergency and come equipped with the right tools to manage the issue immediately.

Upfront Pricing

We are transparent and upfront with our pricing – giving you a fixed quote with no hidden fees whatsoever.

How Does a Drain Get Blocked?

Most drains get blocked when dirt, food waste, oils, grease, soap scum and hairballs collect on the walls of pipes or tree roots growing inside, Over time, this accumulates and obstructs water flow, eventually backing up the pipe and causing a blockage.

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Shower & Bathroom Blockages

From soap scum to chunks of hair to toilet paper to baby wipes, your shower and bathroom drains are prone to blockages. Hair and baby wipes are particularly problematic issues we have seen over the years in Castle Hill since they don’t disintegrate as easily. Never flush baby wipes down your toilet. They should only be disposed of in regular trash.

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Build Up of Grease

Grease, oil and food waste build-up are common reasons for blocked kitchen drains because most people tend to get rid of excess cooking waste in their kitchen sinks. Any fatty substances like grease and oil will stick to the inside of your kitchen points and keep building up until no more water can flow through, causing the pipe to back up and block your drain.

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Small Objects

Apart from baby wipes, we’ve seen issues like nappies and sanitary items causing blocked drain problems. These types of objects should never be flushed and can easily be placed in regular trash. In some instances, children might flush small objects and toys down the toilet too. This is another common issue that eventually results in blocked drains.

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Tree Roots

In the Hills District and across Sydney, we often find tree roots extending into the piping system causing blockages. This obstructs water flow and results in serious pipe damage. Clearing tree roots is complex and requires a combination of tools like in-drain CCTV cameras, trenchless relining technology, excavation and a high-pressure water jetter (if necessary) to pinpoint the problem and clear the roots.

Signs That You Have a Blocked Drain

Strong Smell Coming from Sinks

Grease and oil debris can coat the insides of your drains and start trapping food waste that should ideally be flushed out, which causes nasty odours. If you notice strong foul smells coming from your sinks, it may be a clear sign of a blockage or imminent one.

Slow Draining Sink

Another common sign of drain blockage is a sink draining slower than usual. This is because of a build-up inside the pipes that prevents water from flowing out easily. Eventually, water flow will stop completely and start backing up into your sinks, toilets and showers.

Gurgling Noise Coming from Your Drains

Gurgling noises are a sign of a partial block within the drain. This will turn into a complete block if left unchecked. Food debris, soap scum, hair, grease and oil can all start to coat the inside of your drain pipes and build up slowly, which is why the gurgling sounds will start.

Customer Reviews

9 Total Reviews 4.9

Testimonials

Very responsive and professional service. Thanks Greg and keep up the good work!
Sukhdev Singh
03.05.2021
We have GSM on speed dial-Would not use anyone else. Prompt service, professional, good advice, very tidy, cost effective, rescued us from plenty of DIY disasters, listen to what you want done, they do not over-service, very safety aware, especially with my kids about. A rare find!
Renae Cole
01.19.2021
Greg did a good professional job with regards to the water efficiency in the house and would certainly recommend him.
Dan cash
01.07.2021
The repairs have been completed. I was very happy with the service received from Greg and Patrick. I received an estimate of cost and they came in under budget. They were punctual, very pleasant to deal with and I would certainly recommend their services very highly.
Helen Keys
12.24.2020
Greg is very professional and I have used his services for a number of years now.
Obi Wan Kenobi
12.15.2020

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know when my drain is blocked?

If you notice your toilet or sinks getting backed up, or if foul odours or gurgling sounds come from your sinks, then it could be a sign that your drain is partially or completely blocked.

How do I prevent drains from getting blocked?

While some issues like tree roots may be inevitable especially if your house is surrounding by dense vegetation, you could try to minimise the problem by making sure food, grease and oil debris are disposed in your food trash and not down the sink. Also, make sure things like nappies and baby wipes are not flushed down the toilet. These small efforts will reduce blocked drain issues.

How much will it cost me to unblock the drain?

The cost to unblock the drain will depend on the extent of the problem. We will first inspect the situation and give you an upfront, fixed price quote that is completely transparent. You know how much to pay from the start. For any quotes during business hours, we do not charge call-out fees.

Suburbs We Service

Annangrove
Bella Vista
Castle Hill
Box Hill
Arcadia
Beaumont Hills
Carlingford
Cherrybrook

Beecroft
Cheltenham
Dural
Epping
Baulkham Hills
Glenwood
Glenhaven
Kellyville
Kenthurst

North Rocks
Norwest
Rouse Hill
Oatlands
Winston Hills
Stanhope Gardens
Seven Hills
West Pennant Hills
Glenorie

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