Blocked drains in any part of the home can cause major problems, but we’re here to help. You might have blocked drains in your kitchen, toilet or even your sewer line. No matter how big or small the job, we’re your local experts for blocked drains in Sydney.

Signs of a blocked drain may include slow draining sinks, odours coming from sinks or even overflowing sinks and toilets. You might also notice gurgling noises in sinks, and this can be a very early warning sign. Multiple issues such as a build up of grease or other debris can cause blockages. Pipes damaged by tree roots can also cause a blockage. Whatever the cause, we’ll get to the bottom of it and have your drains flowing correctly in no time.

Why Is It Important to Clear Blocked Drains?

Blocked drains pose not only a health risk, but can also seriously damage your home. Blocked drains can lead to overflowing sinks and toilets, which when left unattended pose a risk of spilling onto the floor. This can result in significant water damage to floors and walls. The build up of a blocked drain can also cause larger problems, such as burst or cracked pipes, which are considerably more expensive to fix than a blocked drain.

Taking action early to prevent further damage is crucial to avoiding costly repairs down the track. Remember also that your pipes carry a mixture of water, liquids, oils, grease and even human waste. Nobody wants those things coming back into their home when you think they’ve been flushed away.

Our process for fixing blocked drains in Sydney

Our experienced team of experts will firstly investigate the source of any blocked drains in Sydney. Often, the actual blockage can occur far away from the sink or toilet in question, which is why we have a range of tools available for locating and fixing problems. These include:

  • Jet blasters
  • CCTV camera
  • Pipe locating equipment
  • Electric eels
  • Tree root treatments

The professional team at Sydney’s Maintenance Plumber can diagnose, locate and fix all blocked drains in Sydney. We’ve got the experience and knowledge to ensure the right drain unblocking procedures are used to ensure no damage to your property.

Reasons to Choose Us

  • You'll know the price before we start work thanks to our unique Fixed Pricing

  • You'll have peace of mind with our Lifetime Workmanship Warranty

  • Your home will be clean and tidy thanks to our Tidy Tradie work mats and CleanBoot covers

  • Your plumbing system will be inspected and you'll receive an obligation free report


Drains can become blocked due to various factors and substances that accumulate over time. Some common causes of blocked drains include:

Foreign Objects: Accidentally flushing or dropping foreign objects down the drain, such as toys, sanitary products, or excessive amounts of toilet paper, can lead to blockages.

Hair and Soap Scum: In bathroom drains, hair and soap scum can accumulate and create blockages over time. Hair tends to get tangled and caught in the drain, while soap scum can combine with other debris and form solid clogs.

Grease and Fat Buildup: In kitchen drains, grease, fat, and cooking oils are common culprits for blockages. When poured down the drain, they can solidify and cling to the inner pipe walls, restricting water flow.

Tree Roots: Tree roots can infiltrate underground pipes in search of water and nutrients. As they grow, they can cause significant damage, leading to blockages and even pipe collapses.

Sediment and Scale: Over time, minerals and sediment can accumulate on the inner surfaces of pipes, reducing the diameter and obstructing the flow of water.

Regular maintenance helps determine if a drain is blocked. Without professional intervention, it would be difficult to determine whether your drains are blocked or not. However there are several signs that may indicate a blocked drain:

Slow Drainage: If water is draining slowly or taking longer than usual to empty from sinks, showers, or toilets, it could be a sign of a partial blockage.

Gurgling Sounds: If you hear gurgling noises coming from drains, it could indicate that air is trapped due to a blockage, causing disruptions in water flow.

Foul Odors: A foul smell emanating from drains or sewage backups suggests that there is a blockage, causing wastewater to accumulate and produce unpleasant odours.

Overflowing Fixtures: When water overflows from sinks, showers, or toilets, it indicates a severe blockage that requires immediate attention.

If you notice any of these signs, it's crucial to address the issue promptly to prevent further damage and inconvenience. But to be able to determine if you are indeed dealing with a blocked drain, a visit from the professionals of Sydney’s Maintenance Plumber can give you a definite answer.

While it's impossible to completely prevent drain blockages, there are measures you can take to reduce the risk:

Use Drain Screens: Install drain screens or stoppers in sinks, showers, and tubs to catch hair, soap residue, and other debris before they enter the drain.

Dispose of Waste Properly: Avoid flushing or rinsing items down the toilet or sink that is not meant to be disposed of in this way. Dispose of cooking oils and grease in a container instead of pouring them down the drain.

Regular Maintenance: Schedule periodic drain cleaning and maintenance to remove buildup and debris before it becomes a significant issue. Professional plumbers, like Sydney's Maintenance Plumber, can perform thorough drain cleaning using specialised equipment to keep your drains flowing smoothly.

Be Mindful of Landscaping: Avoid planting trees or shrubs near underground drainage systems to minimise the risk of tree root intrusion.

Yes, we are available 24/7 to handle blocked drain emergencies. Plumbing emergencies can cause significant disruption, inconvenience, and potential damage to your property. Whether you're dealing with a severely blocked drain, an overflowing fixture, or a major water backup, our experienced team is well-equipped and ready to assist you.

When you reach out to us in a plumbing emergency, we understand the urgency of the situation. Our dedicated professionals will prioritise your call and dispatch a qualified plumber to your location promptly. We value your peace of mind and aim to provide efficient solutions to resolve the issue effectively.

Our 24/7 emergency plumbing services are designed to ensure that you have access to reliable and professional assistance whenever you need it. We have a team of skilled plumbers who have extensive experience in handling a wide range of plumbing emergencies, including blocked drains.

Upon arrival, our plumbers will quickly assess the situation, utilising their expertise and specialised equipment to identify the cause of the blockage and determine the most effective solution. We believe in providing transparent and honest communication, keeping you informed about the issue and the steps required to resolve it.

By contacting us immediately in the event of a blocked drain emergency, you can trust that our team will arrive promptly and work diligently to address the problem. We take pride in our ability to restore functionality to your plumbing system, ensuring that water flows smoothly and efficiently.

At Sydney's Maintenance Plumber, we are committed to providing exceptional service, focusing on your convenience and satisfaction. We understand the stress that plumbing emergencies can bring, and our goal is to alleviate your worries by delivering reliable and professional assistance.


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