How we fix stormwater problems

Every Adam Plumbing & Gas van has a CCTV camera and locator for finding problems in your drainage system. These tools pinpoint an accurate location of the issue, whether it’s under concrete, pavers, or soil.

We use a combination of excavation equipment, hydro-jets, and hydro-jet cleaners, to find, fix, and prevent blockages that are out of reach. With our decades of experience and modern technologies, we have permanently solved stormwater and drainage problems for hundreds of happy customers.

Why trust Adam Plumbing & Gas?

Licensed and dependable

We are fully licensed, insured and have been in operation for over 20 years.

Long term solutions

We always aim to solve the underlying problem, not just the surface issue. Our customers choose us because we offer permanent plumbing solutions.

24/7 emergency plumbing

In the event of a plumbing or drainage emergency, we will respond quickly.

Our experienced plumbers are ready to help

Plumbing for Building & Renovations

Commercial & Industrial Plumbing Maintenance

Gas Fitting Services

Hot Water Repair & Replacement

Plumbing for Blocked Drains

Leaking Pipes, Taps & Toilets

Roof Leaks & Stormwater

Gas Heating & Appliance Services

Plumbing for Real Estate

Case Studies

Plumbing for Building & Renovations

Commercial & Industrial Plumbing Maintenance

Gas Fitting Services

Hot Water Repair & Replacement

Plumbing for Blocked Drains

Leaking Pipes, Taps & Toilets

Roof Leaks & Stormwater

Gas Heating & Appliance Services

Plumbing for Real Estate

Case Studies

Case Studies

Leak Detection and Drain Repair in Rostrevor

Fixing a leaky pipe can be a costly, extensive job, especially if you don’t know what caused it. Fortunately our careful inspection skills and advanced

Adelaide Drain Repair Case Study

When a construction crew takes a short cut during the building process, homeowners may run into costly problems down the line. This recently happened to

Strata Corp

Leaking pipes that are hard to find can quickly become a very messy and expensive excavation job. With thorough investigations, good communication and a bit of lateral thinking, we are usually able to help our clients avoid this scenario.


Highly recommend Adam Plumbing & Gas

We were very impressed with the work completed by the team. As it was part of a kitchen renovation we had some very tight time frames for the 3 visits required. Highly recommend Adam Plumbing & Gas.

Jeanette Larsen

I would highly recommend them

Adam has been a great help restoring a very unique and unusual house I bought, which had fallen into disrepair.

The house had Italian fittings that were hard to replace and remodel, and so all the repairs required bespoke work. It was a difficult job that the average plumber wouldn’t manage, but Adam persevered and got it done.

Adam and his team are terrific. They’re very reliable and come when they say they’re going to, and they’re neat, tidy, and easy to have around.

They gave me peace of mind when I had to go overseas and have my mother stay in the house. I was assured that if there were a problem with the plumbing, they would look after her.

I would highly recommend them.

Yvonne S.

They are precise and careful in their work and never leave a mess

We started using Adam five years ago when we wanted to install a freestanding gas log fire. It required a lot of skill to install in our home: needing careful locating in the roof and judgement of the gas pressure drop, while being aesthetically pleasing. Other plumbers said it was an impossible job, but Adam managed to do it brilliantly.

Aside from being able to solve problems that others can’t, both Adam and Bryce are pleasant and likeable to deal with. They are precise and careful in their work and never leave a mess, which my wife certainly appreciates!

Overall Adam and Bryce are two really high quality people, and the best plumbers and gas fitters we’ve had in a long time.

John Ralston

Highly recommend their services

Adam and his guys are the most genuine, hard-working plumbers. Highly recommend their services.

Cassie Mason

Job done well, efficiently and he kept me up to date the whole time

Called Adam about a leak from a laundry tap early in the morning one day. He was there within 2 hours, sent me photos of the repairs he conducted and investigated to see there were no further leaks. Job done well, efficiently and he kept me up to date the whole time. Definitely recommended!

Meredith Waterhouse

They are skilled at solving tricky problems, and look beyond the immediate issue to a long-term solution

Adam and his team have been our plumbers for a number of years, and aside from being talented in a range of different jobs, are extremely reliable, professional and personal.

They are skilled at solving tricky problems, and look beyond the immediate issue to a long-term solution. For example, we had problems with SA Water, causing brown water to come into our house. Adam permanently solved the issue by installing a special one-way valve for us at the front of our property. It involved digging down 3.5m, while avoiding cables and gas lines, which takes a very skilled plumber to do.

It was a brilliant piece of work and gave us peace of mind. SA Water since had another sewage problem, with wastewater running down the street, but the “Adam” valve protected our house.

Adam is also thoroughly helpful and recommends other quality tradespeople to us when needed. He and his team are the best plumbers we’ve had in a long time.

John Ralston

Adam and his staff are skilled, personable and professional

I have used Adam’s Plumbing company for many different jobs at home. Adam and his staff are skilled, personable and professional. They have completed all jobs, no matter how difficult and their clean up is always excellent. I has been my pleasure to deal with them and I would highly recommend their services.

Kate Mason

Fixed the problem with awesome technology and skills

We had a problem with our stormwater, Adam responded quickly, fixed the problem with awesome technology and skills. The price was reasonable and exactly what he said it would be. I would highly recommend Adam Plumbing & Gas.

Katherine Hann

He’s very cooperative and listens to what I want, but also gives good advice

Whenever I need any plumbing or gas fitting work, Adam is always the first person I think of, as he is just the kind of guy you can trust.

He’s very cooperative and listens to what I want, but also gives good advice. Other plumbers will often go ahead with what you ask for, even if it’s not a good idea. On the other hand, Adam listens respectfully while explaining other options and what he thinks will be best.

What’s more, he and his team leave the jobsite cleaner than before they came.

Peter Woodrow

He’s a good bloke and a pleasure to deal with

Adam has been plumbing for both our house in town and our rural property for over ten years. We have always found him to be prompt and reliable.

Whether he’s sorting out leaks or installing new plumbing, his work is always at a very high standard.

He always gets to the heart of the problem, rather than patching up something that needs continuous attention. When there’s been a leak on our block, rather than fix up pipes that are going to keep giving way, he does a proper job and replaces them.

He’s a good bloke and a pleasure to deal with.

Erin Ashby

Adam’s personal service makes a big difference to both response time and how well the job gets done

At McGees Property, it’s important we provide efficient and thorough service to both clients and tenants, and plumbers like Adam make it easy for us to do that.

Adam’s personal service makes a big difference to both response time and how well the job gets done. When we use bigger companies, we’re going through an admin team and have to wait for a plumber to call us back, whereas when we call Adam he or one of his team are out to us straight away.

Bigger companies also tend to send a different plumber each time, who might not have knowledge of the facility. With Adam, we know we’re speaking to someone who knows the facility well and can quickly work out how to solve the problem.

Adam and his team also create good relationships with our tenants. They usually have our tenants’ contact details and will call ahead to let them know they will be coming, and keep them informed on the results of the job.

Their detailed job reports save our team time on record-keeping and relaying information onto tenants and landlords.

We’re glad to have Adam Plumbing and Gas as one of our preferred plumbers, and I would happily recommend him.

Simon Mead
Assistant Facilities Manager at McGees Property

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Adam

The Adelaide Club have used Adam Plumbing and Gas for over four years, and we’ve been delighted with their professional and courteous service.

As one of Australia’s most prestigious clubs, it’s essential our service providers have the right skills and presentation standards to maintain our reputation. Adam and his team are always well dressed and well mannered, and we can trust them to solve even the trickiest of problems that other tradespeople haven’t been able to.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Adam – if it’s an emergency he’ll get here as soon as he can. At the same time, if he thinks something can wait until normal operating hours, he will always let us know to save us after-hours fees.

With Adam Plumbing & Gas, I have peace of mind that our members are getting their money’s worth and our guests are being looked after. I’d encourage any small business to use them.

Andrea Pascoe
House Manager at The Adelaide Club

Their response time is always very good

When our previous plumber retired, we tried a series of plumbers we weren’t happy with before we lucked on Adam Plumbing and Gas.

Adam and his team are very easy to communicate with, and I can always trust them to solve any problem. The Ashford Specialist Centre has been built on top of an old hospital so can be quite tricky to work out any issues that arise, but they have always been able to identify where the problem is and fix it first time round. For us that’s been absolutely great.

Their response time is always very good – if it’s urgent they come as quick as they can. Most people who work here expect things to be fixed instantly, so it makes a tremendous difference to know I can rely on him.

Not to mention they are extremely sensible and approachable – I highly recommend Adam and his team.

Alister Cameron
Building Manager at Ashford Specialist Centre

Very knowledgeable and fairly priced

We have been hiring Adam’s team for large-scale mechanical plumbing for the past two years, and in that time he has never let me down.

Being able to call on Adam means I don’t have to worry. For some trades we have to hold their hand through a job, or go back to them when they don’t do it right the first time; with Adam I don’t have to do that remotely. He has such a high level of workmanship, that if I ask him to do something I know it’s as good as done.

It also gives me peace of mind that he will respond appropriately to the nature of the problem. If I need him there immediately, his response is instantaneous.

Very knowledgeable and fairly priced, I can’t fault Adam Plumbing in any way.

Matt Jenkins
Concept Air Conditioning

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs of a blocked stormwater or sewer drain?

  • Flooding, large puddles, pools of water or sewerage around your home or garden
  • Overflowing downpipes
  • You hear gurgling sounds or detect unpleasant odours coming from the drain
  • Flooding above the surface grates of the drain during or after heavy rainfall

What problems can a blocked or damaged stormwater or sewer drain cause?

A buildup of water or waste in pipes can put a lot of pressure on the plumbing system and reduce its efficiency. In some cases, this can lead to the pipes and drains cracking or breaking, causing leaks, water damage and sewerage contamination around your home or yard.

As most of the drains and pipes are situated underground, any serious drainage system issues may require excavation, followed by repairs. This can be a costly, invasive, a time-consuming process and result in major disruption to your home or business.

Can I clear a blocked stormwater drain myself?

It’s best to leave this job to an experienced plumber, because stormwater plumbing systems are complex and often require extra equipment to remove the blockage. We will also be able to repair and clean the pipes for you afterwards, giving you peace of mind that the problem is fixed.

What does a professional stormwater drain cleanout involve?

The most effective way to clear a blocked pipe is to use a hydrojet, which sprays high pressure water to break down and remove the blockage, and thoroughly clean the inner cavity of the pipe at the same time. A mechanical drain cleaner can then be used to remove remaining debris if necessary.

Your plumber may also insert a CCTV camera to assess the cause of the blockage and the condition of the pipe or drain.

If the hydrojetting method alone is unable to clear the pipe, your plumber will need to adopt a more drastic approach, and physically remove and replace the affected part of the drain by performing an excavation.

How can I look after my stormwater and sewer drains?

In Adelaide, blocked stormwater drains are commonly seen after periods of heavy rain, so it’s helpful to check their condition before and after extreme weather events.

  • Remove debris that can cause blockages, such as rubbish, leaves and lawn clippings
  • Clean out the gutters
  • Ensure the drains are well maintained by quickly identifying and fixing leaking or damaged pipes
  • Refrain from pouring chemicals down the drain

What are the causes of a blocked drain?

  • Your drain may be damaged, broken, collapsed or misaligned.
  • Tree roots, debris or foreign objects may have accumulated in the drain.

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