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.

Who Takes Responsibility for Blocked Drains in Sydney?

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While it may seem like a minor inconvenience, blocked drains in Sydney can quickly become serious if they’re not addressed. Blocked drains can be a major headache for homeowners and businesses, as they can cause water damage, unpleasant odours and disruptions to daily life. 

However, when it comes to fixing the problem, it’s not always clear who is responsible for the repairs and maintenance. Is it the responsibility of the property owner or the local council? 

The answer can be complex and depends on a variety of factors. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the issue of blocked drains in Sydney and help you understand who takes responsibility for repairs and maintenance. Read on to learn more.

Who Is Responsible for What With Blocked Drains in Sydney?

Blocked drains in Sydney can be a frustrating and unhygienic problem that can cause serious health risks if left untreated. Drainage issues can occur when used water from sinks, toilets and drains begins to leak from a pipe, resulting in foul odours and stagnant water. This can create an ideal environment for harmful bacteria and viruses to thrive, putting the health of you and your loved ones at risk. 

Raw sewage in particular is a major concern because it contains tiny living things or pathogens that can make people and animals very sick if they touch it or breathe it in. It’s important to address blocked drains as soon as possible to prevent the spread of disease and avoid costly repairs. 

Your Responsibility 

When owning a property in Sydney, you’re responsible for all the water pipes connected to it, even the ones you share with your neighbours. If your neighbours aren’t experiencing a blockage, your drainage isn’t shared with other properties, there’s no flooding in the area and you’re only experiencing an overflow when using water on your property, then chances are, the blockage is in your private pipes. 

In such a case, it’s important to contact a licensed plumber in Sydney, particularly if you notice any signs of drainage problems:

  • slow drainage
  • overflowing sink
  • the toilet is taking a long time to empty
  • water escaping from an underground pipe
  • waste coming out of an inspection chamber 
  • gurgling sounds or unpleasant odours coming from your drains.

The Role of Local Councils 

If you are worried that your neighbours aren’t doing anything to fix a drainage problem or blocked drains in Sydney, there’s a way for the local council to step in and help. They can get involved if there’s a risk to public safety, and if complaints about private drainage aren’t getting resolved by the property owners.

How Sydney Water Can Help 

Sydney Water is in charge of the main sewer lines, and they can provide you with copies of the drainage plans so you can see who else shares those pipes. Here are some signs that the issue is in Sydney Water’s pipes instead of your own:

  • There’s flooding in the area.
  • Your neighbours are also having the same issue.
  • The overflow is continuous even when you’re not using water on your property.
  • The overflow is happening outside of your property boundary, such as from a maintenance hole on public land.

If any of these apply, it’s best to contact Sydney Water for assistance.

Emergency Drains: Your Local Trusted Sydney Plumbers

If you suspect blocked drains in Sydney, don’t hesitate to seek the assistance of a professional plumber who can help you identify and fix the problem quickly and effectively.

Emergency Drains is a locally owned and family-operated plumbing business that offers trusted and reliable services in Sydney. Our team of experienced and professional plumbers has extensive knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and fixing blocked drains in Sydney, no matter how big or small.

Contact us today and let us take care of your plumbing needs!