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.

Plumber’s Toolbox: Key Tools for Clearing Your Blocked Drains

Blocked drains can be a real nuisance, causing inconvenience and potential damage to your property. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, a clogged drain can disrupt your daily routine and lead to frustrating plumbing issues. In this article, we’ll explore the plumber’s toolbox and the key tools we use to efficiently clear those blocked drains in Sydney

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Before we jump into any plumbing job, safety is our top priority. That’s why we equip ourselves with the necessary PPE to keep us safe and protected. Some of the PPE we use include:

  • Gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Steel-capped boots:
  • Coveralls or Workwear

By prioritising safety and using the right tools for each job, we can deliver efficient and effective plumbing services while keeping our team and your property safe.

The Mighty Plunger

When it comes to minor clogs, the plunger is your go-to tool. It’s simple, effective and a staple in every plumber’s toolbox. The concept behind the plunger is straightforward: create a seal over the drain opening and exert pressure to dislodge the blockage. By using a plunger, you can often clear a clogged sink, shower or toilet without much trouble.

Auger or Drain Snake

For those more stubborn blockages that the plunger can’t handle, we turn to the trusty drain snake or auger. This flexible and elongated tool is designed to navigate through pipes, hook onto blockages and pull them out. It’s like sending a skilled plumber down the blocked drains in Sydney to retrieve the culprit causing the blockage. Drain snakes come in various lengths and sizes, which allows us to reach deep into the pipes and remove debris that may be causing the issue.

Hydro Jetting

When ordinary methods fail, it’s time to bring out the heavy artillery — hydro jetting! Hydro jetting is a powerful, efficient and eco-friendly way to restore blocked drains in Sydney. Think of it as a high-pressure water blaster that can obliterate even the most stubborn blockages. Hydro jetting involves using a specialised nozzle to shoot powerful jets of water into the drain. It effectively clears away grease, tree roots, mineral buildup and other obstructions. 

Pipe Inspection Cameras

To truly understand what’s causing a persistent blockage or to inspect the overall condition of your plumbing system, we use pipe inspection cameras. These tiny cameras attached to a flexible cable can venture deep into the pipes, sending real-time footage to a monitor. With this visual insight, we can pinpoint the exact location and nature of the problem, which enables us to devise the most appropriate solution.

Chemical Drain Cleaners

While we prefer non-chemical methods for clearing blocked drains in Sydney, in some cases, we may cautiously turn to chemical drain cleaners. These strong solutions can dissolve organic matter and hair, but they must be used with caution. Chemical drain cleaners can be harsh on pipes and may not be suitable for all blockages. Our experienced plumbers always exercise caution and advise against using them as a first resort.

Trenchless Technology

When dealing with underground drain blockages or damaged pipes, our team uses trenchless technology. Unlike traditional methods that involve extensive digging, trenchless techniques minimise disruption to your property. We use methods like pipe relining and pipe bursting to repair or replace damaged pipes with minimal excavation. This saves you time, money and the headache of a major excavation.

Essential Hand Tools

In addition to the specialised tools we’ve already covered, every skilled emergency plumber in Sydney carries a set of essential hand tools that form the backbone of their toolbox. These basic tools help us address a wide range of plumbing repairs, including blocked drains in Sydney:

  • Caulking gun
  • Multi-bit screwdriver
  • Torch or pipe soldering kit
  • Teflon tape, also known as plumber’s tape
  • Hacksaw for cutting through metal or plastic pipes
  • Pipe wrench for loosening or tightening stubborn pipe connections
  • Adjustable wrench to grip and turn nuts and bolts of different sizes
  • Various types of pliers, such as slip-joint pliers, needle-nose pliers and tongue-and-groove pliers, to grip, cut and manipulate pipes and fittings
  • Plumber’s putty for creating watertight seals around sinks, drains and faucets.

Emergency Drains: Your Local Trusted Sydney Plumbers

Behind every skilled plumber dealing with blocked drains in Sydney lies a carefully curated toolbox. From the mighty plunger and drain snake to the power of hydro jetting and pipe inspection cameras, we have an array of basic and specialised tools to clear even the toughest blockages. You can also check out our top tips to ensure your drains stay unblocked here

At Emergency Drains, we take pride in being your trusted local plumbers, providing prompt and reliable services to both residential and commercial clients in Sydney. So, whether you’re facing a minor clog or a plumbing emergency, rest assured that our experienced and friendly team is ready to lend a helping hand. 

Contact us today.