Inner West and Eastern Sydney Plumbers

Pipes in Older Homes

Why old homes in Sydney have problems with blocked drains

Do your sewer pipes block up? If you live in an older home, read on...

Many older homes in Sydney still have terracotta (clay) pipes that carry waste from the home to the main sewer pipe. Over the years these pipes deteriorate and problems occur because of cracks, tree roots getting into the pipes or movement in the surrounding earth.

This means a problem with your ageing sewer pipes is almost inevitable and once it starts, won’t stop until they are replaced.  Terrace houses have an added complexity where if they have a shared sewer, all of the blockages occur at the end house.

It’s easy and inexpensive to find out if your pipes need replacing. We can arrange an inspection with a fibre optic camera that will:



If you need a plumber who can expertly manage this difficult situation, call Pipe Perfection Plumbers on 1300 00 7473, email or make an enquiry here.


Before you renovate your home in Sydney

If you are planning a new bathroom or kitchen or are landscaping your garden, it’s essential to check the state of your sewer pipe.

In most cases it makes financial sense to include renovating or replacing the sewage pipes in your renovation budget. If problems with the pipe occur later, you might be faced with the prospect of digging up your new floor or ripping out your lovely bathroom or landscaped garden.

Learn more about protecting your renovation from drainage disasters by calling Pipe Perfection Plumbers on 1300 00 7473. We can help you avoid costly mistakes when it comes to drainage and our pipe relining and replacement work is covered by a lifetime drain guarantee.

Renovation complete and now the drains are blocked?

If you’ve just completed the renovation work in your garden or home and you think might have a problem with your Sydney sewage pipes don’t despair! Pipe Perfection Plumbers can reline the pipes rather than undo all your hard work.  Find out more.

Questions about the sewage pipes in your Sydney home?

We have been working with older homes in Sydney for many years. Our plumbing and drainage experts know the most common problems and the best ways to fix them. We are always happy to give advice, so please get in touch.

You can contact Pipe Perfection Plumbers online or call us on 1300 00 7473.