Read our 28 Reviews

Called for an emergency at the clinic and arrived quickly. Cut and welded a pipe for us in 10 minutes inbetween patients! Efficient and great service. Dave was very professional.

sam arellano
August 25, 2022

Dave & Kyle were brilliant. Great guys, communicated well and great value for money. Highly recommended.

July 29, 2022

Taryn, Dave and the team where a pleasure to deal with. We had a water booster installed. They were professional and on time, and a pleasure to deal with.

December 9, 2021

David was very professional and well organised. He was aware of the problem area immediately and had our drains unblocked within the hour. His charges were reasonable. I would highly recommend his services.

Mel Lissa
November 25, 2021
John Levisohn
November 18, 2021

Fabulous response fixing blocked sewer

Michael Mcauliffe
October 10, 2021

Excellent service including communication

Colin Lewis
July 19, 2021
Shraddha Weir
June 1, 2021

David was a lovely gentleman who was prompt and efficient in unclogging the drains. I was informed when he was on his way and sent a link to track his location so I knew exactly when he would arrive. He was polite and considerate and explained the issue to me once he had fixed it. Definitely will be using this service again! Very reliable!

Andrew Muthurajah
March 8, 2021

Responsive and good communication prior to arrival. Then professional and efficient work done

Sara Zoé
March 2, 2021

I used Sharpline for an old toilet with bad pipes and called as a matter of urgency. Chad from Sharpline was very punctual, great communication, so friendly and incredibly professional. He gave us advice and a heads up to what would need to happen to fix the issue long term (which at the time we weren't in a position to do). I highly recommend using Chad as a plumber.

Greg Yates
March 2, 2021

Good fast professional service. A job well done. Highly recommended.

dean scali
February 16, 2021
Hanna Henniker Heaton
February 15, 2021

Thank you Chad for your help with our plumbing emergency. Such friendly, efficient and professional service. Couldn't be happier

Patrick Riordan
February 15, 2021
natalie olsson
February 15, 2021

Chad and Dave arrived on time, they even sent a text message before arrival with their eta which was very appreciated. The job was done quickly and professionally and at a decent price - will definitely call them again should we need a plumber!

Elyse Sharp
January 31, 2021

Fast friendly and professional service whenever we use these guys. Our go to plumbers!

Biljana Kovac
January 22, 2021

Excellent service! The plumber David came on time and was very helpful. Received a call to check my availability as well as a message letting me know when the plumber was about to arrive at my place. All in all great experience

David Sharp
January 6, 2021
warwick saville
January 6, 2021

Professional, reliable and friendly service. Excellent communication and expertise. The team is happy to provide advice, explain solutions and follow up any plumbing issues. We would definitely recommend to everyone.

Andrew Liu
December 11, 2020

Great Service provided by Chad! Really on time, professional and great technical skills! Would definitely recommend anyone who needs to resolve urgent sewer or pipe issues! Thanks Chad and the entire team!

Vision Tutoring Beeram
November 27, 2020

David is the best professional and he keeps customer as first. It is nearly impossible to find a person like him

Lauren OConnor
November 26, 2020

The team were incredible to deal with in every aspect. Efficient, friendly and more than a decent price! Thanks for saving us.

Koirala Shailesh
August 27, 2020

Chad is very professional, he helped us solve the sewage problem with minimum possible cost and time. He is very friendly and co-operative. Very happy with his service and would definitely recommend him to anybody.

Patricia Williams
August 10, 2020

Refreshing to see a company committed to providing professional service. They arrived on time, went about clearing the blockage and cleaned up after themselves. Thank You for your excellent service!

Rhett White
July 30, 2020

Really impressed with the tradesman who arrived to fix our blocked drain issue. He took the time to explain the issue and offered a solution which solved our problem. Thanks again guys

July 15, 2020

Turned up to help with our sht situation on very short notice. Great price, friendly guys and quality job with a quick turn around. Really appreciate it, thank you!

Danielle Forrest
July 14, 2020

David did a great job. Persevered until the problem was fixed. Happy to recommend him to anyone needing fast, efficient service.

Dealing with Blocked Sewage Drains

How should you approach blocked sewage drains?

There’s nothing that has the same catastrophic potential as blocked sewage drains. All corners of the property has the off-chance of being struck by some smelly consequence, whether that involves water backing up out of your toilet bowls and sinks, sewage overflowing into your front yard, or strange odours coming out of your household drains  – and can be more complicated to fix than simply unclogging a sink, or replacing a faucet head.


Unlike those types of small, everyday mishaps, sewage problems are typically much more deeply rooted (literally), or may require assessment of plumbing beyond the home system into a broader communal area.

How should you address blocked sewage? Emergency Drains explores the options professionals might take to the nuance of the problem, and what to look out for when you need to call in the experts.


Giveaway Signs of Blocked Sewage Drains

Before you rush into any rash decisions, though, it’s best that you understand the issue you’re calling in for is, indeed, a blocked drain. Nothing screams wastage more than the realisation that the fix could easily have been implemented by yourself – baiting out the money out of your own wallet, your time, as well as the plumbers’ resources that could have been better spent elsewhere.


Although they’re not conclusive – or exhaustive for that matter – a combination of several of these symptoms with one another drive a decent likelihood that there are blockages in the building;

Toilet Water Levels

In almost all cases, the primary point of contact for blocked drains here is the toilet, main reason being that toilet waste is the most common contributing channel to the home’s sewage drainage system.

Because of the nature of liquid to move from high to low pressure, it’s rare that water tends to flow back the way it came when it comes to how they enter the drainage system. The existence of air vents traps unpleasant smells and odours beneath a P-trap pipe and the resulting water trap that seals this vent, keeping sewage liquid from backwashing the way it came.

Where slow draining or the backflow of water does occur, it normally associates with trap-syphoning of waste from this trap into incoming water flow, being a possible indication of waste buildup in the trap itself.

Smells and Odours around Your Drains

The stagnation of water draining out of your sinks can mean the chance for bacterial cultures to develop in the presence of reduced water flow. The consistent presence of nutrients in the resulting waste water, in other words, gives the chance for bacteria to flourish and grow, giving you that funky smell you’re likely well acquainted with.

Gurgling Noises in Your Drains

For reasons similar to alternating water levels, gurgling noises are also owed to the inability of water to stay properly drained beneath a P-trap and its water seal, with the potential cause being the buildup of waste that unevenly adds gaps to the water. The subsequent movement of gases through this body of water gives you the characteristic gurgle, and might point to the need to unclog any excess in the area.

Professional Measures

 Where identifying symptoms, there are a few measures that plumbers might take to clear the relevant blockage, depending on where in the household it occurs.

Professional measures to blocked sewage drains

Preliminary Pipe Inspections

A general testing of the water flow within households is fundamental to diagnosing the severity of the issue here – taking stock of pipe material, its interaction with the water, pressure, and the safety quality of the water itself.

On a case by case basis, video inspections might be necessary where contusions and leaks can’t be seen, with causes like tree root intrusion or pipe rusting being difficult to identify otherwise.

Drain Snakes

By the time the common man’s plunger has failed to unclog whatever is blocking your drainway, the drain snake can be used to get rid of larger obstructions built up in your sewage drains. Effectively, the tool is an extended wire or cable, motorised or manual, that slips through piping so as to get to deeper blockages, which can then cranks to apply the necessary force in order to break through.

Water Jets

At the most extreme, water jets force highly condensed, pressurised bursts of water through piping to get through even tougher blockages that snakes can’t.

Water jets are the most effective tools that are available for use here, considering that their area of effect is beyond the blockage itself – residue and potential mould buildup washes off  pipe walls as well, making not just clearing a thorough process, but also the prevention of future buildups.


Ready to call in the pros? Contact Emergency Drains as soon as possible, and prevent further damage to your home and neighbourhood!