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.

Don’t Panic! Here’s What to Do When Your Toilet Drain is Blocked

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Don’t you hate it when you’re in the middle of using the toilet and suddenly, the water won’t go down? Or worse, the water starts to overflow onto the floor? A blocked toilet drain can be an unpleasant and frustrating experience, but don’t panic! With a little know-how and some basic tools, you can fix most blocked toilet drains yourself. 

Here is a guide to help you out when you suspect a blocked toilet drain, what not to do and when to call an emergency plumber in Sydney. Let’s get started!

What Are the Signs of a Blocked Toilet Drain?

A blocked toilet drain can be a major inconvenience and cause great damage if not promptly addressed. That is why you need to know the signs of a blocked toilet drain so you can take action to prevent further damage and restore proper drainage.

If you notice any of the following signs, it may indicate that your toilet drain is blocked:

  • Slow drainage

Does your toilet take longer than usual to drain after flushing? This is a sign that there may be a blockage in the drain. This could be caused by a buildup of toilet paper, human waste or other foreign objects.

  • Gurgling sounds

When you flush the toilet, do you hear strange gurgling noises coming from the drain? This could mean that there is a blockage somewhere in the pipes, causing air bubbles to form and escape through the toilet.

  • Foul odours

A blocked toilet drain can cause foul odours to emanate from the toilet bowl. This is due to the buildup of stagnant water and waste in the pipes.

  • Water overflow

If water starts to overflow from the toilet bowl, it could be a sign that the drain is completely blocked. This is a serious issue and requires immediate attention.

What Not to Do

When you suspect a blocked toilet drain, take action and call a professional emergency plumber in Sydney right away. However, there are also some things you should avoid doing in the meantime to prevent further damage or complications.

Firstly, don’t use chemical drain cleaners as they can actually worsen the blockage and potentially damage your pipes. These products often contain harsh chemicals that can corrode your pipes and create leaks, leading to even more costly repairs.

Secondly, avoid flushing more water down the toilet in an attempt to clear the blockage. This can cause the toilet to overflow and worsen the situation.

Lastly, it’s important to resist the temptation to remove the blockage yourself. Using tools like coat hangers or plumbing snakes can cause damage to your pipes and potentially make the blockage worse.

What to Do When Your Toilet Drain Is Blocked

Here’s a step-by-step guide on what to do when your toilet drain is blocked:

  1. Turn off the water supply: Before you start unclogging the toilet, turn off the water supply to prevent any water from overflowing. Locate the valve behind the toilet and turn it off by turning the handle clockwise.
  2. Prepare the plunger: Get a plunger and ensure it has a tight seal. You can wet the rubber part of the plunger to make it more pliable.
  3. Plunge the toilet: Place the plunger into the toilet bowl and push it down until it creates a tight seal. Slowly and steadily push and pull the plunger to create suction. Repeat this process a few times, then flush the toilet to see if the water drains normally.
  4. Check for hidden blockages: If the plunger doesn’t work, you may need to check for hidden blockages. Put on rubber gloves, grab a flashlight and look inside the bowl for any visible signs of blockage, such as toys, tissue paper or other objects.
  5. Use a plumbing snake: If you still can’t find the blockage, you can use a plumbing snake. Insert the snake into the toilet and twist it until you feel resistance. Push and pull the snake to break up the blockage.
  6. Call an emergency plumber in Sydney: If none of these methods works, it’s time to call a professional plumber. They have specialised equipment and expertise to handle even the most stubborn blockages.

Emergency Drains: Your Local Trusted Sydney Plumbers

When facing a blocked toilet drain, it’s important to know when to call in the professionals. As a local emergency plumber in Sydney, we recommend calling for our services in situations where the blockage is severe or persistent or if there’s a sewage backup. Additionally, if you’ve tried the DIY methods and are still having trouble with your toilet, it’s best to call us right away.

Our team of experienced and reliable plumbers are equipped to handle any plumbing emergency, including blocked toilet drains. We’re available 24/7 to quickly respond to your call and provide efficient and effective solutions to your plumbing problems. Contact us when you need an emergency plumber in Sydney.