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Blocked drains in Brisbane are a common problem that can easily affect homes and businesses of all sizes. If water is unable to flow freely through a sink, toilet, bathtub or any other opening, the drain may start to overflow and cause damage to the home or building. Because of this frustrating, yet common problem, many plumbers install overflow relief gullies which are designed to mitigate overflow on the outside of the property. A gully should be 110mm lower than the lowest fixture outside the house to prevent water from overflowing and causing an unwanted mess.

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ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 2be749200ae13308aaccf2603e8d4614 - Drain is BlockedCourtney Dziuma
12:03 21 Mar 24
Pauls plumbing has exceptional reviews because he is exceptional. I made an enquiry for a new hot water system and less than 24 hours Paul was installing said hot water system. He is professional, friendly, vibrant, excellent prices and does quality work. Couldn’t be any happier and so thankful we decided to go with Paul’s plumbing. I’d only ever recommend Paul’s plumbing and anticipate to use him when we renovate our house. Super happy

ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 886e116987d4a1b367e53920a8d41a3d - Drain is BlockedBonjee
04:15 21 Mar 24
A big thank you to Paul and Bou , they helped a damsel in distress when the pipe under my kitchen sink exploded and water was going everywhere!!!! , they texted me when plumber was on his way , bou was promt efficient And a really nice chap to boot,. Bou had my water my working again in no time. Thank you to Pauls Plumbing will def use you again and also your rates were Fantastic. Once again a big thank you 🙏

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22:22 18 Mar 24
Fantastic, friendly service.When the plumber knew he was going to be late, he gave me a courtesy call.Can't fault their service!

ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 f24d3a019459c689ade0baaefaa16616 - Drain is BlockedPeter Hoppner
11:05 11 Mar 24
Paul did a fantastic job replacing the toilet and water pump. Was very affordable prices and was quick to come out to look at the requested job. Kept me informed on the progress of the job. Would highly recommend him and would get him again if required.

ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 e349b05037d6d9ef4d0b1a313ba0e711 - Drain is BlockedBrad Robinson
00:25 06 Feb 24
Did a thorough free quote, prices were great in comparison to a few others, even discovered a burst main which the other companies didn't! Started the job promptly, all done to a great standard in 2 hours. Would absolutely recommend.

ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 95a9e84b6126fbcdaa486cde517931b5 - Drain is BlockedMichael Allen
22:54 02 Jan 24
Had Paul's plumbing attend out house to install a new toilet after we had another company do a no show.Paul's plumbing attended in less than 24 hours, competitive price, professional service and tidy work! Will be using them again definately

ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 b855f5de0bdeb110929f221c31b47e1f - Drain is BlockedAnita Richards
01:36 22 Nov 23
"We are extremely pleased with the service provided by this group. They efficiently replaced our old solar hot water cylinder with a new electric one. Their communication was excellent, they were punctual, friendly, and completed the job quickly. We'll definitely choose this company again for future needs."

ChIJKx6qCxdLkWsRsjQr7QvIPp4 004c723a080163df2df64d7fd0e8d90c - Drain is BlockedMike Power
02:41 17 Sep 23
Paul is reliable and frank about estimates. Once he made contact he turned up on time and completed the job within 60 minutes. I got him back to rebuild the bathroom. That took a month in spite of the immediate start.


The Number 1 Blocked Drain Plumber In Brisbane

At Paul’s Plumbing, we began our journey 25 years ago as a humble, family-run business. Now we’ve matured into a successful and reputable plumbing company that locals can turn to when they need a dedicated blocked drain plumber in Brisbane. Paul’s Plumbing proudly provides high-quality plumbing services to the residents, businesses and real estate companies around the areas of Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan. We’ve developed a reputation for being one of the best in the industry and that’s because Paul’s Plumbing provides the highest quality work. We pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time whenever it comes to fixing blocked drains Brisbane-wide.

How We Can Help With Your Blocked Drains In Brisbane

Here at Paul’s Plumbing, we utilise a high-pressure jetter to clear blocked drains in Brisbane. Our jetter emits water at 4300 psi and 31 litres per minute, making it easy to flush out any blocked drains. Hydrojetting has proven to be the most effective method of drain cleaning in Brisbane and removes stubborn tree roots or years of buildup in sewer lines. High-pressure water quickly clears any blockage within the pipes, allowing for waste to pass through easily.

Paul’s Plumbing also utilises drain cameras to find out the original cause of the blockage. With our drain cameras, we can pinpoint the exact location of any blockage and perform drain cleaning in Brisbane with minimal fuss and hassle. Our drain cameras are small and compact tools that allow us to get a clear view of what is causing the blockage within your drainage system. We can perform efficient drain cleaning in Brisbane quickly and efficiently without having to excavate your whole yard for us to successfully locate the blockage.

We can also recommend alternative solutions to allow drain cleaning in Brisbane to be a much less tedious process, including setting you up on a drain maintenance program so your drains will be cleaned frequently, saving you time and money in the long run.


Blocked Toilets

At Paul’s Plumbing, our team knows how to quickly and efficiently locate the cause of a blocked toilet drain and fix the issue immediately. There are many reasons why your toilet might be blocked and we use a range of methods based on the root cause. Whether your toilet needs a hydrojetter, air snakes, hand rods, plungers or an electric eel to fix it, you can trust us to handle your toilet’s blocked drains in Brisbane.

Blocked Shower Drains

Over time, shower drains tend to become clogged with hair and other debris. Paul’s Plumbing can fix your shower pipes as quickly as possible, using the latest technology to perform a thorough drain cleaning in Brisbane. We use CCTV and high-pressure water jetters to assess the type of blockage that you have and make sure we take the most appropriate measures for the situation at hand, ensuring your shower drain is cleaned to perfection.

Blocked Sinks

If your sink is blocked, very often you’ll be able to fix it yourself with a plunger or a snake. If you call our friendly team, we’ll suggest different methods for you to try and unblock your sink on your own to help you avoid paying for services that you don’t need. If you’re unable to unblock your sink by yourself or your pipes show signs of damage, our blocked drain plumber in Brisbane will be there in no time to get the job done for you.

Blocked Stormwater Drains

We have over 18 years of experience in clearing blocked stormwater drains, using a drain jetter with 4300 PSI of pressure to assist homeowners, property managers, businesses and construction companies. Dirt, leaves and tree roots are the most common causes of blocked stormwater drains and our high-pressure methods clear them fast. For a trusted blocked drain plumber in Brisbane, call Paul’s.

Blocked Sewers

Blocked sewers can be a major cause of concern, resulting in sewage to back up into your home or business. Not only can this be unpleasant, but it can be a health hazard too. We’re experts in all areas of drain cleaning in Brisbane and can ensure your sewer system is cleared and returned to its original condition in record time.

Drain Camera Inspections

If we need to assess the damage in your drains at your home or business, we use CCTV to get it done fast and efficiently. This saves us from digging up holes and making a mess of your yard, helping us to get a live feed into what’s wrong with your blocked drains in Brisbane. After we take a look at the footage, we can make a full report of the problems at hand and come up with the right course of action to provide the solution you need.


No one wants to constantly deal with blocked drains and have to worry about the damage they can cause to your home or business. Luckily, there’s plenty you can do to prevent the likelihood of blocked drains from occurring, including: 

  • Using drain strainers: Drain strainers stop small debris from making its way into your sinks and can be purchased at most hardware stores for a very low price. They can be placed on kitchen sinks to stop food from falling through them and shower drains to prevent hair, soap scum and dirt to block them
  • Keep cooking grease out of the sink: When you pour cooking oil down your kitchen sink, it can seem harmless enough. However, cooking grease can stick to the inside of your drains and build up over time. We recommend placing used cooking oil in a container or jar of some sort and then throwing it into the bin
  • Kitchen drain maintenance: Even if you try your hardest, there’s always going to be a small amount of food or debris that falls down your kitchen sink. One solution is to pour a kettle of boiling hot water down the drain, melting grease and food that’s been stuck down there. Another solution is to pour baking soda followed by vinegar down there, covering it up with a plug for 5 to 10 minutes and then pouring boiling water down to finish off the job
  • Regular inspections: Having your pipes inspected every 2 to 3 years is one of the best ways to stay on top of potential problems and have them resolved before they become too serious. Your trusted blocked drain plumber in Brisbane will recognise issues that aren’t immediately noticeable and save you some serious money in the long run

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my drains are blocked?

Multiple signs can indicate you have blocked drains in Brisbane, including:

  • Your drain overflows regularly or it takes a while for the water to go down
  • There’s a foul or sewage-like odour coming from your drains
  • You hear a gurgling sound coming from your drains

If you’re ever not sure, just give Paul’s Plumbing a call and one of our friendly plumbers will be able to come and take a look for you.

What are the causes of blocked drains?

As a specialist blocked drain plumber in Brisbane, we’ve pretty much seen it all. And the main culprit of blocked drains are:

  • Hair – once it gets into the pipes the hair tangles and then other debris becomes trapped with it
  • Food – small pieces of food, tea leaves, coffee grounds, fats and oils
  • Solid objects – wet wipes, flushable wipes, sanitary products, nappies and kids toys
  • Organic matter – tree roots, leaves, dirt and garden debris

How do I stop blocked drains?

There are some simple preventive measures you can take to help prevent blocked drains. We recommend always using a sink or drain strainer to catch any food waste and avoid pouring substances like oils down the sink. You should also remove any build-up of hair from the basin, bathtub or shower.

If you have a blockage, don’t risk damaging your pipes any further. Always make sure you contact a professional blocked drain plumber in Brisbane and at Paul’s Plumbing, we have the experience needed to get the job done right.

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