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.

How to know if you have a blocked sewage pipe

How to know if your sewage pipe is blocked. Emergency Drains, emergency plumber sydney


A sewage pipe in a house carries waste water and sewage from fixtures such as toilets, sinks, and showers to the main sewer line. This then transports it to a treatment facility. They are an essential component of a home’s plumbing system and play a crucial role in maintaining proper sanitation and hygiene. Therefore, it is important to know when they are blocked to fix the blocked sewage pipe sooner rather than later.

Signs that a sewage pipe is blocked

How to know if you sewage pipe is blocked, emergency drains, drain plumber

1. Slow Drainage: 

Slow drainage from sinks, toilets, or bathtub could indicate a blocked sewage pipe.

2. Gurgling Sounds: 

Air can get trapped in a blocked sewage pipe which then causes gurgling sounds. If you hear gurgling sounds, it could mean that there is a blockage.

3. Bad Odors: 

A blocked sewage pipe can emit unpleasant odors, indicating that there is a buildup of waste and sewage in the pipes.

4. Backflow: 

A clear indication that the pipe is blocked is when sewage starts to backflow into your home.

5. Toilet Backup: 

A sign that the sewage pipe could blocked is when the toilet is not flushing properly and it starts to backup.

6. Multiple Clogs: 

If multiple fixtures in your home are clogged, it’s likely that there’s a blockage in your main sewage pipe.

7. Flooding: 

If your basement is flooding, and it’s not due to heavy rain or a broken pipe, it could be a sign of a blockage in your sewage pipe.

It’s important to note that these signs may indicate other issues as well. However, it’s worth checking the sewage pipe for blockage if you are experiencing any of these signs. You can contact Emergency Drains to get a free quote and diagnosis of the issue.


What Causes A Blocked Sewage Pipe

Causes of a blocked sewage pipe, problems in house drains, sewage drains

  1. Tree Roots: Tree roots can grow into and block sewage pipes, causing blockages and backups.
  2. Fats, oils, and grease: These substances can solidify in the pipes, causing blockages, particularly in older pipes.
  3. Foreign Objects: Pipes can be blocked by foreign objects. Including toys, sanitary products, or debris, which can accumulate and cause blockages.
  4. Corrosion: Over time, corrosion can weaken pipes and cause them to break, resulting in blockages.
  5. Scale Buildup: Minerals and hard water can deposit on the inside of pipes. As they form a scale that can eventually blocks the pipes.
  6. Weather and Temperature: Extreme weather and temperature changes can cause the ground to shift and damage pipes, leading to blockages.
  7. Lack of Maintenance: Not regularly maintaining and cleaning the pipes can lead to blockages and backups. A drain plumber or an emergency plumber in Sydney can assist you in that matter.
  8. Age: Old pipes can become worn and brittle over time, making them more susceptible to blockages.
  9. Improper Installation: If the pipes were not installed correctly, it can lead to blockages over time.

It’s important to note that most of these causes are preventable by regular maintenance, repairs, and upgrades to the sewage pipes. It’s also important to be aware of what you put in the pipes and avoid flushing down anything that may cause blockages in your sewage pipe. It is also important to know what to do in the case of a blocked pipe that affects your neighbourhood. As it might or might not be your responsibility.


If you determine that you have at least a blocked sewage pipe or you’re unsure about what the problem is, the best solution is to contact a blocked drains and pipes specialist. Emergency Drains is a family-operated plumbing business operating 24 hours all over Sydney to fix plumbing and drainage issues, no matter how big or small.