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.

DIY vs Professional Plumbing – Where and When Should You Hire?

DIY vs Professional Hire - Small Leaks to Blocked Drains

There is no shortage of situations where we’ve all looked at a job that needs doing, only to think, ‘I could do that – no sweat!’
Homeowners and caretakers are likely very familiar with the feeling, especially where it concerns little fixtures and appliances around the home and its plumbing. It makes the spectacle more inviting when common sense seems to dictate your solutions in a self-assured, even self-shaming way; how difficult could a small leak or funny odour be to fix, why would you possibly want to spend money when you could easily figure the solution yourself? Blocked drains or not, if it looks simple to fix, it’s hard to make the call for a professional hire.

Without a doubt, DIY fixes exist for smaller scale problems that could save the time of both victims and plumbers involved – so long as it’s within reason. At Emergency Drains, we draw the line on when it might be time to call in the A-Team, and how we can help.

Figuring Out Your Tools and Skills – From Small Problems to Blocked Drains

First and foremost, we should determine the benchmark for how well a possible DIY project could go, depending on the know-how and available tools you have to fix it.

Are you confused on the difference between a spanner and a monkey wrench? How well do you understand the layout of your own home plumbing? Do you know where to locate your house water main for preliminary fixes?

If you’re completely new to the idea of a DIY plumbing venture, it’s probably a good idea to recognise where lost causes lie – not to say that there’s no point in learning and applying yourself! Being realistic, though, can be the key difference between being a simple call away from a well-versed professional and your toilet floors being flooded with water.

DIY Problems You Could Start With


Common Household Problems You Could Get Started On

  • Leaky or Dripping Faucets

For the most part, a leaking faucet is the most common household issue that happens upon homeowners, whether that be because of its annoying tinny noise pollution around the home, or its teasing waste of water.

For leaking faucets, turning off your main water supply should be the first priority lest a continuing leak lead to wall and floor damage, or bacterial growth.

Afterwards, using a screwdriver to remove the handle, remove the packing nut from the stem, and the O-ring from the bottom of the stem. 9 times out of 10, the O-ring is the culprit here, being responsible for sealing pressure between the stem and the rest of the faucet body, and is a common fix for a majority of leaks.

  • Clogged or Blocked Drains

Another common headache for many households is the need to fix blocked drains, giving rise to slow draining or stagnant and rising water.

The most rudimentary but effective solution here involves the humorous plunger, and a little bit of an arm workout – make sure that you make the rounded top of the plunger wet enough, here, so that a well-sealed suction forms between the plunger and the flat surface of your sink. Keep pumping as hard as you can, until eventually whatever blockage giving you grief dislodges!

  • Installing New Faucets

Similar to a leak, if you’ve had experience with fixing a dripping faucet already, an installation should be within your ballpark.

Aside from a new faucet body, though, other materials you might need involve a stem, packing nut, O-ring, and seat-washer that is responsible for allowing water in and out of the faucet from its retainer.

Still having problems after these fixes? Time to hire a professional! Reach out to us at Emergency Drains, and we’ll have a deeper look at what’s giving you your problem.