The property owner is responsible for any blockages or problems in the plumbing systems from the sewer connection point up to and including drains and pipes in, under, and around your home. The local council or wastewater authority is responsible for the water meter, pipes, and drains leading away from the property. They take care of unclogging the main sewer line if problems arise. They also cover the stormwater network from your property boundary.

The Blockage Is Likely To Be In Sydney Water’s Pipes If:

  • The overflow is visible beyond your property boundary, e.g. From a manhole located on public land
  • Your neighbours are experiencing the same problem
  • There is widespread flooding in your local area
  • You’re experiencing a continuous overflow and you’re not currently using water on your property.

To find out more about blocked drains and who is responsible you can visit the blocked drains page here. 

Blocked drains are a common issue many people encounter, whether your family home, investment property or business premises. Unfortunately, what may start as a small problem can quickly lead to something more significant if left unattended.

It’s essential to address the issue whilst it’s potentially minor to prevent inconvenience and increased costs. Thanks to our highly skilled team, we can address the issue promptly and provide detailed options to best tackle the problem. Doing this will void further Sydney blocked drain emergencies.

We suggest engaging a Sydney Plumber every 6 -12 months to ensure there are no unforeseen issues especially if you have had a history of a blocked drain.

You can book a $0 call-out fee for one of our Sydney plumbers to attend the site and carry out a complimentary investigation.

On completion of the job, our tradesmen will explain the underlying problem and schedule serviced maintenance at a reduced cost for the future. As part of a scheduled maintenance plan, you will be entitled to discounts and free of charge advice at any stage. Depending on the property’s needs, a scheduled maintenance plan can involve visits monthly, quarterly or as required.

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Have a quick look at many of our Blocked drains blogs we have created for the public to try and give it a go as sometimes you can clear a blocked drain with household items

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If you have no luck you can always rely on your trusted local plumber Proximity Plumbing to clear your blocked drain. 

The next time you are in an emergency plumbing situation, do not hesitate to contact your trustworthy local eastern suburbs plumber.  We are a genuine 24/7 emergency plumbing company ready to serve the community and assist in any way we can. If you prefer to come in and meet in person, you can visit Emily & Courtney at our head office in Dover Heights NSW 2030 or Contact Your Local Emergency Sydney Plumbing Company On 9388 7292/ 0420 102 394.

 

 

As every job and situation is different so too are the tools we use in managing a Sydney blocked drain, some of the tools at our disposal include drain rods, high-pressure jet blaster machines, and electric eels. Once the drain is cleared, we use CCTV cameras and pipe locating equipment to identify the cause of the blockage.

Eastern suburbs clogged drains are usually caused by loose and undermined pipework, although we are blessed to live in such beautiful areas, most of the pipework is original Earthenware pipe (clay pipes) which are prone to crack and cause dislodgement. For this very reason, every blockage is treated differently, and the tools required vary
for each job.

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Our highly trained tradesmen can often resolve a common blocked toilet, basin, or shower with drain rods to shift the blockage. More complicated blockages may involve our state-of-the-art high-pressure jetting system that operates at 5000KPA, which can cut through tree roots and other debris. For this reason, this is the most common method we use to combat blocked drains Sydney siders experience and is our most successful tool for all blocked drain repairs.

Once the blocked drain is cleared, we can then use closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera footage to identify the cause of the blockage. With our highly advanced locating equipment, we can also pinpoint the exact spot above the ground of the blockage, including the depth and direction of flow. This ensures, if required, that only a specific area is to be excavated. As standard, we offer a copy of the footage on DVD and a full report at no additional cost.

We have worked with just about every possible scenario of blocked drains in homes, businesses, offices, and factories over the last ten odd years. Blocked drains are often associated only with toilets, but we see many other areas where blocked drains occur. These include: kitchen sink blockages, bathroom sink blockages, blocked shower drains and blocked bath drains, blocked toilets and gutter blockages.

Clearing a blocked drain is a case to case basis, some blocked drains will only take for a few minutes to be unblocked some of the tools at our disposal include drain rods, high-pressure jet blaster machines, and electric eels. And for some cases, it would take a little longer to clear the drains. It can range from a general clogged drain to a more advanced blocked sewer pipe underground. This will be determined by using a CCTV drain camera to see the main cause of the problem and its location.

On completion of the job, our tradesmen will explain the underlying problem and schedule serviced maintenance at a reduced cost for the future. As part of a scheduled maintenance plan, you will be entitled to discounts and free of charge advice at any stage. Depending on the property’s needs, a scheduled maintenance plan can involve visits monthly, quarterly or as required.

By routinely checking your plumbing system is working to the best possible standard, not only are you being incredibly proactive in preventing any major plumbing emergencies, but you are also saving big bucks and protecting your asset.

During a plumbing maintenance appointment, our Proximity Plumbing team will check things like all faucets and fixtures, water pressure, any leaks, gutters, and irrigation, blocked drains, tap pressure, and hot water systems.

You can read more about this on our blog regarding the benefits of preventive maintenance: https://proximityplumbing.com.au/blogs/prevention-is-better-than-cure/

It’s good to know that you want to know how to clear a blocked drain! Because if left untreated, blocked drains can cause some serious damage to your home’s pipe and plumbing system. So, you want to unblock that drain ASAP and get water and waste flowing smoothly away from your property once more. We will share some easy tips you can try yourself to clear your blocked drain as well as explain the process we take to clear your blocked drain when our team attends your property.

At Proximity Plumbing, we’re all about helping you try some DIY plumbing before you call the pro’s. In any case if you don’t want to get your hands dirty you can book in a service with our expert team in a matter of minutes. Call our friendly team on 0420 102 394.

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A blocked drain cause both stress and can create unwanted costs. There are however several early signs of a blocked drain, which if identified soon enough can prevent further damage to any pipes, drains and general areas.

Signs associated with a blocked drain can include:

Unpleasant odors coming from drain

Blocked drains tend to emit foul/ unpleasant odors. Drains can become blocked due to food debris stuck in the pipes. As the food slowly decomposes it creates a noticeably bad smell, which appears worse if the tap has been turned on,

Slow drainage

If there is a blockage present in the pipe, any water will drain slowly. The water has to filter through or around the blockage creating a sluggish flow.

Raised water levels

The easiest way to detect a toilet blockage is if when flushed your toilet water level rises higher than normal. However if water rises to the point of overflowing, there could be a much more serious issue within your drains.

Gurgling sounds

If any strange gurgling sounds are heard from drains and plug holes, this could be a sign of a blockage. The gurgling sound indicates that there is trapped air in the drain, and is escaping when you run water.

Proximity Plumbing has been serving Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs for over 10 years. In that time, we have earned a reputation for being honest, reliable, and affordable. We pride ourselves on our workmanship, our skills and knowledge, but most of all on how we treat our customers.

Blocked drains at your property can signify a real plumbing problem. If you’ve got a blocked drain, you know how painfully frustrating it is. Don’t let your blocked drains remain blocked – call our team today to have an expert attend to your drain blockage asap.  One of the most regular plumbing jobs our eastern suburbs team gets called out to do is unclog a blocked drain.

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