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We'll Unblock Your Downpipes

There are many reasons that the downpipes can become blocked. Lucid Plumbing has a team of experts to help unclog your downpipes. If you don’t clear them excess water can seep into your roof and walls.

This can encourage the growth of mould, lichen, and fungi. In the worst-case scenario overflowing gutters and continuous water seepage can affect your foundation.

Lucid Plumbing has offices throughout Australia. We will unblock your downpipes and check the efficiency of your gutters and downpipes.

How Do I Know if they are Blocked?

Do you have a lot of splashback from the end? Do you have a lot of growth of lichen or fungi growth on your walls? Gutters and downpipes are designed to funnel away from a large volume of water.

If your gutters are clear and water is not flowing freely – you have blocked downpipes.

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What can Block Downpipes?

Do you have many trees in your garden? There is a lot of debris that can end up in gutters and in the downpipes. Older downpipes may also corrode or have cracks. Leaves, dirt, smaller sticks, insects, and materials can build up. This creates a blockage in the pipe.

Do you clear your gutters, regularly?

Can I Unblock a Downpipe?

This is not an easy job. You will need to use a hosepipe or pressured-water jet to dislodge the material. It might be that you need to take off a section of the downpipe. Getting up onto a tall ladder or roof - and working with water- is a safety risk.

Knowing where you can walk on a roof is essential. You can easily fall or crack tiles. It is a job for an experienced professional.

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Flushing Downpipes

Take off any attachments from your garden hose and feed it down the pipe. Move it up and down. This can flush out the debris.

Pressure Hose

The added water pressure can help to flush out the debris. However, you will not be able to move it as far along (past the swan neck). If the blockage is lower it might not work.

Dismantling the Downpipe

Taking it apart, section by section will allow you to find the blockage and clear it by hand. It is not recommended to try this for older downpipes. You do not want to damage them or find that you can’t fit them back properly.

It is best to call professionals who have the right equipment and skills to unblock a downpipe.

Where is it Blocked?

It can be blocked near the bottom part (the shoe), along the pipe, or where it turns (the swan neck). Running a sturdy wire down the pipe allows you to see where the blockage is. You might be able to see (from the top) a blockage by shining a torch down the pipe.

Blocked Storm Water Drains

If the downpipes are connected directly to the stormwater pipes it can be that there is a blockage further along. Experts will then use tools to clear the blockage in the stormwater drains.

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Our company has four core values which every one of our employees at Lucid Plumbing strive to uphold. These allow us to follow to continue to build the best reputation with our customers by delivering the greatest service to our local residents.

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Always being there for our customers with our same day 24/7 service.

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The work we do, we would be happy to have in our own homes.

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We take responsibility for all workmanship with a guarantee.

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From booking online to the completion of the job was seamless. Ben arrived super quick and was the utmost professional and really new his stuff. He took the time to explain what the problem was and what he was going to do.

Tim Bo

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Very happy customer! I can't thank Ben, Fouad & Bradley enough for fixing an electrical fault (and dodgy wiring from times gone by) to make my home safer (as well as installing some additional points, tidying up some others and installing new interconnected smoke alarms).

Nicole M

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Always use this Service as they are always reliable, give a full explanation of work needed, and do a great job. Highly recommended. Many thanks to Ben who did the work.

Margaret Norton

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Great experience, they actually turned up when they said they would. The guy took the time to look for leaks other than the obvious one, and found them. Saving us a return visit. Pricing is fair. Would definitely recommend.

Edward Jenkins

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