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.

What Do Different Colours Of Water Indicate?

Rusty pipes or pipe corrosion is detrimental to your health

Notice your water taps are releasing water with an unusual colour? Do not fret because discoloured water often does not last for long period. They can also be eliminated by running your cold water tap for five to ten minutes. Before calling a 24 hour plumber, you should find how what different colours of water could mean and therefore pinpoint the underlying issue. However, it is important to know that dirty or contaminated water is often a plumbing warning signal.

If you are uncertain about the condition of your sewage drains or pipe corrosion, it is best to call 24 hour emergency plumbers at Emergency Drains as they can come to your house at any time and any day.


Why is your water an odd colour?

Rusty pipes or pipe corrosion is detrimental to your health and cause water discolouration
Rusty pipes or pipe corrosion is detrimental to your health and causes water discolouration

Discolouration of water can differ from a light yellow, to dark brown, to even black. When your tap water is an unusual colour, it is recommended that you do not run the hot water tap, use laundry machines, dishwashers, or any other household appliances which utilise hot water.

The main causes for discolouration include:

  • Accumulation of naturally-occurring metals and minerals in pipes
  • Pipe corrosion and the breakdown of pipes
  • Household plumbing issues


What do different colours of water indicate?

Dark or light brown

Dark brown water is usually caused by iron and manganese accumulation. These deposits normally settle in the pipes and will not affect your health. However, they may get disrupted and get mixed into the water, therefore leading to the discolouration. This disturbance often derives from a sudden change in direction or flow speed caused by a burst pipe. The burst will result in a rush of water, or an alteration in the direction of the water, thereby disturbing the sediments located in the pipes.

The good news is that dark brown water discolouration is usually temporary and short-lasting. They can be cleared by simply running a cold tap on a gentle flow for a couple of minutes. Ensure that the water coming is not wider than a pen. Otherwise, if the flow is too much, it can escalate the problem by disturbing the sediments even more.


Red, orange, or yellow

Yellow, red, and orange water indicates that there is rust in your water supply. Fortunately, water with low levels of rust contamination is not life-threatening. Another cause of the discolouration is when naturally occurring sediment in the supply are disrupted.

Running your tap for a few minutes should clear the pipes and resolve the issue. The same rules apply if you come across brown discoloured water; ensure sure you run the tap very gently. This is because a powerful flow can disrupt the sediment even more. If your water has not returned to normal, you should engage with a 24 hour plumber so that they can inspect your pipes and plumbing system for any issues.



Black water with or without an odour can be a sign of mould or sewage. It is recommended that you do not use this for anything. You should immediately contact a 24 hour plumber so that they can arrive at your door any time of the day and any day of the week. By engaging with a drain plumber as soon as possible, you can find the source of the issue and prevent it from causing further complications.


24 Hour Plumber Sydney

Reach out to a drain plumber or 24 hour plumber if you have any concerns, queries or are looking for a free consultation. You can also visit our website for more information about our services and about our company.

Every 24 hour plumber at Emergency Drains is here to help you. We offer a variety of services such as solving issues related to blocked drains, and sewage pipe relining. We also specialise in sewage drains inspections, CCTV drain inspection, blocked sewer pipe issues, and many other services.