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Underground Pipe Replacement Adelaide

Underground pipes, unfortunately, don’t last forever, and many ageing Adelaide homes are beginning to experience problems with their underground plumbing. Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions have an experienced team of plumbers who can carry out underground pipe replacements in Adelaide.

Our plumbers carry a vast amount of experience to be able to diagnose the problem and carry out the repair or replacement with minimal disruption to your home. Diagnosing what it is that needs replacing is the key to adequate underground pipe replacement in Adelaide.

We have CCTV drain inspection equipment that can look deep inside the drain to find the exact fault of the damage. This then allows us to repair the fault with a number of different methods depending on the type of damage that has been done.

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How do I know if my pipes are damaged?

There are several telltale signs that you may have a damaged underground pipe:

  • Wet areas of the garden that never seem to dry up
  • An unexplained growth of the plants or trees in one area of your garden
  • Damp or mould growth on walls, ceilings, and flooring
  • Cracks appearing in concrete, brickwork, or tiles

Or you might notice a drop in water pressure or a brownish tinge to your water (this indicates rust in the water). If you don’t see any of this, the smell will eventually hit you!

Sewage smell is a sign that something is wrong and needs to be attended to by a qualified and licensed plumber ASAP.

Contact Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions via our 24-hour emergency hotline for assistance and advice as soon as you notice possible damage.

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Common Causes of underground pipe damage

Underground soil movement

One of the causes of underground pipe damage is when the soil underground moves causing the pipe to flex beyond its ability. This can be caused by a number of things such as changing environment, increased above-ground traffic, or heavy machinery.

Tree root penetration

This occurs in many of the tree lined areas of Adelaide, such as Burnside, Wattle Park and many other areas. When a tree’s roots grow underground it can attempt to move through the pipe or may also strangle the pipe causing it to break under the stress.

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Common Causes of underground pipe damage

Blockage due to oils

Tipping oil down the drain may seem like a good idea at the time when rinsed down the drain with hot water, however, once the oil or grease cools down it will solidify and attach itself to the insides of the drains. This narrows the path that the drain has and can cause a lot of issues over time. It is highly advised that you don’t tip oil or grease down the kitchen sink, and instead use alternate methods of getting rid of the waste. A popular way to get rid of the oil is to tip it into a container such as an empty coffee container or a bottle and put it into the rubbish bin.

Sagging sewer lines

These will be caused by a flexed sewer which will then have a tendency to collect built-up materials as they move through the pipe. This, in turn, will create a build up of waste and may also break the pipe under the pressure. Generally, the blockage will be noticed first but if left untreated it may cause a fracture to the pipe.

Build up of debris in the sewer line

When people flush things down the toilet or drain that should not be placed in there, then often it will cause a clogged drain, or move further down the line into the sewerage pipe and cause it to be excessively blocked. This can not only block the drainage system but can also cause damage to the pipes through the excess stress.

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WHY USE LUCAS PLUMBING AND GAS SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR UNDERGROUND PIPE REPAIRS?

Our expert team of qualified plumbers and gas fitters will firstly identify where the problem lies and then apply a suitable fix to the area. We are local plumbing experts that pride ourselves on our high standard of work. A lot of our work comes from word of mouth because we have such high standards of quality plumbing work. We believe in not just patching up a faulty underground pipe but also correctly fixing it so it doesn’t recur again at any time in the near future.

 

When you contact us we will assist you in a timely manner and can fix multiple issues if you require it. Our expert advice and service has helped many people across the suburbs of Adelaide and we continue to be highly rated by the customers that use our services. We are sure that if you contact us that you will be highly satisfied with our services.

Not only do we deal with underground pipe repairs, but we can also do:

  • Gas Fitting
  • Leaking Taps
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Hot Water Units (Rinnai hot water is our preferred brand)
  • Heat Pumps
  • Residential and Commercial plumbing services

along with kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations and project management.

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SIGNS THAT YOUR UNDERGROUND PIPE NEEDS REPAIRS

If you are finding that the water is remaining in the sink then you may have a blockage and it may be time to call a plumber. Whilst this will often not require an emergency plumbing service it should be looked at as quickly as possible. 

Sometimes you might find that the lawn has a wet patch when there hasn’t been any rain, which may indicate that water is leaking from a drain underneath the area. Having a video inspection of the sewerage drain will identify where the issue lies and allow for a fix to be applied to the drain and prevent any further problems from occurring.

If you notice that most areas of the house are not draining correctly. This would generally indicate that there is a major blockage somewhere along the sewerage line. This is something that needs to be looked at very soon so that it doesn’t get worse. In some occasions, this might be a blockage on SA Water’s side and they will then be notified by us and they will fix this underground pipe blockage free of charge.

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Your underground pipes might not necessarily be damaged

Just because you can smell sewage, you notice a drop in water pressure or have a brownish tinge to your water does not necessarily mean your underground pipes are damaged. Sure, this is one of the first areas we’ll check, but you may only have a minor problem on your hands such as a blocked drain.

And of course, Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions plumbers and vans are fully equipped to fix any of these problems.

The key is to have any problems checked out as soon as you notice them before they turn into big expensive repairs.

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OTHER SERVICES

Lucas Plumbing and Gas Services is the plumber Adelaide trusts for a wide range of services. Not only do we deal with cctv drain camera inspections (drain camera inspections), but we can also do:

  • Gas Fitting
  • Leaking Taps
  • Drain Cleaning
  • Hot Water Units (Rinnai hot water is our preferred brand)
  • Heat Pumps
  • Residential and Commercial plumbing services

along with kitchen renovations, bathroom renovations and project management.

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