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 Use a Drain Snake to Clear Clogs

Ever experienced that heart-sinking moment when the water in your sink or shower decides to play a game of ‘Let’s Not Go Down the Drain Today?’ We’ve all been there, and it’s no fun. Do you know how to clear blocked drains? Have you tried using a drain snake?

In this guide, we’ll explore the ins and outs of using a drain snake to clear those stubborn blockages and blocked drains in Sydney, all while keeping it simple and easy to understand.

What Is a Drain Snake?

So, what exactly is this drain snake, you might ask? Well, it’s not a scaly creature slithering through your pipes, but rather a flexible tool designed to navigate through the twists and turns of your plumbing system. 

A drain snake, also known as an auger, is like a flexible and elongated wire with a unique hook or coil at its end. Think of it as a plumber’s best friend – a long, coiled wire with a tip that’s ready to wrestle with the most stubborn of clogs. 

When you insert the snake into a clogged drain and turn the handle, it starts rotating and twisting. As it goes deeper into the pipe, the hook catches onto the clog or debris causing the blockage. And ss you keep turning the handle, the coil’s grip on the clog tightens, which allows you to pull it out or break it apart.

Locating the Blockage

Before you start snaking away, it’s important to identify the exact location of the blockage in your blocked drains in Sydney. Is it the kitchen sink, bathroom drain or perhaps a clogged toilet? Knowing this will help you approach the problem strategically. For instance, a blockage in the kitchen sink might be caused by a buildup of grease and food particles, while a bathroom clog could be a result of hair and soap scum.

Gearing Up: What You’ll Need

No need to don a cape, but you should gather your arsenal before starting on your drain-clearing adventure. Here’s your checklist:

  • Drain Snake: The star of the show, this will do the heavy lifting.
  • Rubber Gloves: Things might get a bit messy, so protect your hands.
  • Bucket and Old Towels: A safety net to catch any debris that makes an appearance.
  • Flashlight: Shedding light on the situation – literally.
  • Patience: A virtue, especially when dealing with stubborn clogs and blocked drains in Sydney.

Getting Down to Business: The Step-by-Step Guide

So, you’re ready to take on the clog challenge head-on? Fantastic! Grab your gloves, muster your patience and let’s get into the nitty-gritty of using a drain snake to clear the path for smooth-flowing water in your Sydney’s blocked drains.

  1. Prepare the Area: Before you leap into action, lay down those trusty old towels around the drain and position your bucket nearby. These trusty companions will catch any debris attempting to escape your clutches.
  2. Insert the Drain Snake: Gently insert the tip of the drain snake into the blocked drains in Sydney
  3. Navigate and Rotate: As you feel resistance (which you likely will), start turning the handle of the snake. This rotation helps the snake find its way through the clog.
  4. Break It Down: Once you feel like you’re making headway, you’ve got the clog on the ropes. Keep rotating and gently pushing until you sense the clog breaking up. 
  5. Retreat: With the clog loosened, it’s time to slowly pull out the drain snake. Be prepared for a bit of mess.
  6. Flush and Test: Run some water down the drain to see if the clog is history.

When using a drain snake, safety should be a priority. For instance, a pair of rubber gloves not only protects your hands from mess but also from any potential gunk or debris. If you suspect that your plumbing pipes might be on the delicate side, be extra cautious. Gentle rotations and patience will prevent unintended mishaps.

It’s also a good idea to wear safety goggles. Debris or splashes might decide to take an unexpected leap, and we wouldn’t want them to find your eyes.

With these safety tips, you’ll not only remove clogs from blocked drains in Sydney like a pro but also ensure that your plumbing remains intact and trouble-free. To ensure your drains stay unblocked, check out these top tips.

Emergency Drains: Your Local Trusted Sydney Plumbers

So, there you have it – a quick guide on using a drain snake to tackle tough clogs. But when clogs become tricky or pipes get confusing, reach out to the experts at Emergency Drains, your local plumbing heroes. We’re here to fix plumbing issues and bring back your peace of mind. Whether it’s stubborn blocked drains in Sydney or plumbing chaos, we’re the team to rely on when dealing with plumbing challenges. 

For more details about our services, contact us here.