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.

When To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Drain

When To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Drain

Clogged drains disrupt daily life, causing frustration and potential damage. While many clogs can be fixed with simple DIY methods, there are times when professional help is necessary. Recognising when to attempt a fix yourself and when to call a plumber can save you from bigger problems down the line.

So when to call a plumber for a clogged drain? If you have multiple clogs, frequent blockages or completely blocked water, then don’t risk causing further damage or worsening the issue. Professional plumbers have the tools and expertise to diagnose and resolve complex clogs efficiently. 

Don’t hesitate to seek professional assistance to prevent further damage and ensure your plumbing system runs smoothly. Read on to learn more about the signs that indicate it’s time to call in the experts.

When To Call A Plumber For A Clogged Drain – A Quick Overview

Knowing when to call a plumber for a clogged drain can prevent major plumbing issues. If DIY methods like plunging or using a drain snake don’t resolve the problem, it’s time to seek professional help. In addition, multiple clogged drains in your home indicate a possible main sewer line issue, which requires expert intervention. 

Persistent slow draining or foul odours from your drains also signal the need for a plumber. Finally, if water backs up into sinks, tubs or toilets, it’s a clear sign of a severe blockage needing immediate professional attention.

Need Expert Help? Contact Emergency Drains Today!

If you’re dealing with a stubborn clog or persistent drain issues, it’s time to call in the experts. At Emergency Drains, we provide top-notch plumbing services across Australia, ensuring your home remains safe and functional. Our skilled plumbers are ready to deal with any drainage problem, big or small, with precision and care. 

Don’t let clogged drains disrupt your daily life any longer. Trust Emergency Drains for fast, reliable and professional service. Call us now at 1300 524 474 or visit our Contact Us page today!

DIY Methods to Unclog Drains

Unclogging drains on your own can be effective for minor blockages. Here are some methods to try before calling in a professional.


A plunger is a handy tool that can dislodge blockages through suction and pressure. It is effective for sinks, tubs and toilets. It provides a quick and straightforward solution for clogs caused by hair, food particles and other debris. 

When using a plunger, ensure there’s enough water in the sink or tub to cover the plunger’s cup. Place the plunger over the drain and push down firmly, creating a seal. Then, pump the plunger up and down rapidly several times before lifting it off the drain. The pressure created by the plunger can break up the clog and restore normal flow.

Drain Snake

A drain snake, or auger, can reach deeper clogs that a plunger cannot access, and it comes in various sizes, making it suitable for different types of drains. Drain snakes are an essential tool for homeowners dealing with recurring clogs and can save you from more serious plumbing issues if used correctly.

To use a drain snake, insert it into the drain and push it down until you feel resistance. Turn the handle to break up the clog, then pull the snake out. This tool is especially useful for stubborn clogs that are located further down the pipe.

Hot Water Flush

Pouring boiling water down the drain can dissolve grease and soap scum buildup. This is particularly useful for kitchen sinks where grease and oil are common culprits. Regularly flushing your drains with hot water can prevent buildup and keep your pipes clear.

Wet/Dry Vacuum

A wet/dry vacuum can be used to suck out clogs that are close to the drain opening. It is a quick and non-invasive way to clear clogs without the use of chemicals or extensive tools. 

So how does it work? Set the vacuum to liquid mode and create a tight seal over the drain. Turn on the vacuum to draw out the clog. This method is effective for clogs that are within reach of the vacuum’s hose. 

Signs You Need a Plumber for a Clogged Drain

Sometimes, a clogged drain signals a bigger problem that requires professional attention. Here are the signs to look out for.

Persistent Clogs

If your drain continues to clog after using DIY methods, it’s time to call a plumber. Persistent clogs indicate a deeper issue within your plumbing system that DIY methods cannot resolve. A skilled plumber has the necessary tools and expertise to accurately diagnose and resolve the issue.

Ignoring persistent clogs can lead to more significant issues, including damage to your pipes and water damage to your home. Seeking professional help ensures the problem is addressed correctly and prevents further complications.

Multiple Clogged Drains

When more than one drain is clogged in your home, it could indicate a main sewer line issue. This situation requires immediate attention from a plumber, as it can cause sewage backup and extensive damage to your property.

Addressing a main sewer line issue promptly can save you from costly repairs and health hazards associated with sewage backup. Consider hiring a professional plumber to identify the cause of the blockage and provide a solution to prevent future occurrences. 

Slow Draining Water

If water drains slowly despite your efforts to unclog it, there may be a deeper blockage. Slow-draining water is a sign that the clog is not completely cleared or is located further down the pipe. In this case, a plumber can use specialised equipment to locate and remove the blockage.

Persistent slow drainage can lead to standing water, which creates an ideal environment for bacteria and mould growth. Dealing with the issue promptly with professional help ensures your home remains safe and hygienic.

Foul Odours

Persistent bad smells coming from your drains could be a sign of a significant clog or sewer issue. Foul odours indicate that waste is not being properly transported away from your home. So if you notice a foul odour from your drains, don’t ignore it. In addition to being a sign of a blocked drain issue, it can also lead to a buildup of harmful gases in your home, posing health risks to you and your family. 

Professional intervention ensures that your plumbing system functions correctly and safely. A plumber can identify the source of the smell and eliminate the clog or repair the sewer line if necessary.

Water Backing Up

Water backing up into sinks, tubs or toilets is a clear sign of a severe blockage that needs professional intervention. Backups occur when the water has nowhere to go due to a blockage in the pipes. This issue requires immediate attention to prevent water damage and potential contamination.

To identify the cause of the backup and provide a solution to restore proper drainage, contact a professional plumber. They can help protect your home from extensive damage and ensure your plumbing system remains functional.

Final Thoughts

Knowing when to call a plumber for a clogged drain can save you from costly repairs and ensure your plumbing system functions efficiently. While DIY methods are effective for minor clogs, persistent issues and signs of severe blockages require professional attention. As a property owner, recognising the signs of serious drainage problems early can help you avoid extensive damage and maintain a smooth-running plumbing system. Don’t hesitate to seek expert help when needed to protect your home and your peace of mind.