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Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions are the experts at underground pipe repairs in Adelaide

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Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions is the business to call on when you need underground pipe replacement. When it comes to dealing with underground pipes it is important that the job is done in a professional manner that will ensure that problems don’t recur. We will find the problem of the underground pipe which may be caused by a crack which may be caused by a number of different factors such as penetrating tree roots, or a major blockage causing a stress fracture to the pipe.


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.


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.


Most 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 it’s 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.

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 built 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 debri 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.


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.

Signs that your underground pipe needs repairs

Water backing up in your drains

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 the water will back up in areas that you might not expect, such as water coming up in the shower as the bathroom sink is draining. This is a sign that you need to call a professional plumber such as Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions to fix the issue.

Unexpected moisture in areas you wouldn’t expect

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.

Multiple Drainage points not draining correctly

Sometimes you will 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.

should you try to fix it yourself?

When it comes to doing your own plumbing fixes, it really does depend on your expertise. In most cases we would highly recommend contacting a professional plumbing service such as Lucas Plumbing and Gas Solutions to ensure that you get the job done properly. We find that many people that attempt to do their own underground drain repairs will make things worse and in turn require an emergency plumbing service. It is best if you call us to get the job done. When thinking about doing these types of jobs, it is good to keep in mind that the people that will be performing the work for you have done years of training and have a lot of on site experience that only an experienced plumber would have come across. This allows us to know the best way to deal with many situations where unexpected issues may occur.