Pipe Cleaning & Blocked Drains Sydney Specialist
Blocked Drain Plumber Sydney
Serving the community since 1959
We are blocked drain Sydney plumbing specialists supplying professional drain, sewer, and stormwater pipe clearing, drain inspection and diagnostic services for Sydney's residential homeowners. With over 60 years of local knowledge and experience, we can handle everything from a simple fixture pipe blockage to the toughest tree root blockages and everything in between.
At DRAINS ‘R’ US, we understand the importance of resolving plumbing issues quickly and correctly. That is why when you call us, we will have a licenced and insured specialist blocked drain Plumber with a minimum 30 years of experience in unblocking sewer lines, stormwater drains and waste pipes who will arrive on-time fully equipped with cutting-edge drain cleaning and diagnostic technology.
Fully Equipped Blocked Drain Service Vehicles
Our Blocked Drain Clearing Process
1. ASSESS THE BLOCKED DRAIN
We will carry out an assessment of the blocked drain based on the symptoms you are experiencing, determine the location of the sewer pipe system on your property, estimate the location of the blockage and locate a suitable access point to clear the blocked drain from. Once the drain is clear we can then carry out a CCTV drain camera inspection.
2. CLEAR THE BLOCKED DRAIN
After we have assessed the blocked drain and suitable access into the underground sewer pipe system has been achieved the blocked drain will be cleared of all backed-up waste material using high pressure penetrating and flushing drain cleaning nozzles. A clear drain will then enable us to carry out a CCTV drain camera inspection to determine the cause of the sewer blockage and confirm a clear drain.
3. INSPECT THE CLEARED DRAIN
After the blocked sewer line has been cleared of all backed-up waste material, we will carry out a CCTV drain camera inspection to confirm and show you a clear drain. If the blockage was only a waste blockage and the drain is structurally sound with no tree root intrusions our work is finished.
Clearing a waste blockage is a 3-step process.
4. TREE ROOT AFFECTED DRAIN
If the sewer line is affected by tree root intrusions, we will use high pressure root cutting nozzles to remove any root growth from the pipework and carry out a second camera inspection with you to confirm the drain is clear. Many Plumbers either do not carry out this part properly or do not carry out this part at all!
Clearing a tree root blockage is a 4-step process.
LOCATION & VIDEO RECORDING
Optional: If the sewer blockage was caused by damaged or defective sewer pipes or tree root intrusions, we can electronically locate the exact position and depth of the problem area and supply recorded video of the drain camera inspection if requested. For simple waste blockages or homeowners servicing their drains regularly to remove tree root regrowth this step is normally not required.
Need a Sewer Service Diagram of your sewer line? You can get one from Sydney Water.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Responsible For A Blocked Sewer?
Sydney Water Corporation owns, maintains and is responsible for its own sewer pipe wastewater network (Sewer Main Line). Sydney Water provides homeowners with a point of connection (junction) to Sydney Waters Sewer Main Line for each property. Where your private sewer pipes connect to the Sydney Water Sewer Main Line can be located anywhere on or off your property - In your front yard, back yard, side of house, in your neighbours' property, parkland, reserve, bushland, under the footpath or road or any other public area. The homeowner owns all of their private wastewater pipes and therefore is responsible for any maintenance, drain clearing, repairs or renewals needed to maintain a proper functioning private wastewater system including all internal branch drains under the home and all external main drains that run all the way to and including the point of connection with the Sydney Water Sewer Main Line even if that point of connection is beyond the property owner's land boundaries. If a blockage is anywhere within a private sewer line it is the homeowner's responsibility to contact a Licenced Plumber to clear the blockage in their sewer pipes. If you are not sure if the blockage is in your private sewer pipes or Sydney Waters wastewater network, you can call Sydney Water on 13 20 90 and they will ask you some simple questions to help you identify the location of the blockage. You can follow the link below to the Sydney Water website for more information on wastewater blockages.
Why Choose Us
On-Time Blocked Drain Appointments
As clearing blocked drains can be unpredictable at times, our 2-hour windowed appointments are designed to allow us the time to be on-time.
Unmatched Drainage Experience
Established for over 60 years in the blocked drain business has enabled us to develop ways of doing things that the competition hasn't thought of yet.
Cutting-edge Blocked Drain Technology
Being true specialists in the blocked drain and sewer business ensures we stay up to date with the latest drain unblocking and diagnostic technology.
Only Licenced Blocked Drain Plumbers
We will provide a licenced Plumber with a minimum 30 years of experience which guarantees you get a professional that knows exactly what he is doing.
Fully Insured To Protect You & Your Property
Insurance is something that most homeowners don't normally think about. For your peace of mind, we are fully covered with 20 million dollars public liability insurance.
Combining Old School Values With New School Innovation
Whether it is a stormwater blockage, your toilet is backing up or a kitchen sink, laundry tub, bath or shower clogged, we have you covered. We are highly experienced in unblocking all types of drains, North Shore residents can be assured we will have their drains cleaned properly and back up and running in no time.
When you choose us to unblock your drains, North Shore locals know they are working with the absolute best blocked drains plumber in Sydney.
We are committed to complete customer satisfaction, and we will be there when you need us. We exclusively service Sydney's North Shore and surrounding suburbs.
We have been providing professional sewer and blocked drain services to Sydney's Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Upper North Shore and Lower North Shore area since 1959 and whether you are dealing with a blocked sewer line or blocked stormwater drain emergency or just simply need a good scheduled drain cleaning service to keep your pipes clear of tree root regrowth, you can be sure our service will be performed by an experienced, efficient, personable, and mature professional.
Water Jetting Blocked Drains
We have over 60 years of industry experience and are experts in clearing blocked sewer lines and stormwater drains. We use a wide range of specialised high pressure water jetting equipment that enables us to deal with any type of sewer line or stormwater drain blockage. We have cleared over 40,000 blocked drains.
CCTV Drain Inspection
CCTV drain cameras are a must have tool for Plumbers to inspect the inside of drainage pipes without the need to excavate. They are the fastest way to diagnose and find any problems within a sewer or stormwater drainage system such as damaged or defective pipework or tree root intrusions.
Pipe, Fault & Drain Locating
Electronic pipe and fault locators work in conjunction with CCTV drain cameras by receiving a radio signal transmitted from the drain camera head positioned inside the underground drainpipe. The receiver above ground translates the signal into accurate and very useful depth, direction, and location information on a digital display above ground.
Electric Eel Drain Clearing
Although high pressure water jet drain clearing equipment has superseded its mechanical counterparts, electric eel drain clearing processes can still be used to try to remove or dislodge metal, plastic, wooden or other foreign objects that find their way into the underground drainage system.
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Unlike other plumbing contractors who claim to specialize in blocked drain and sewer services we are true blocked drain, sewer, and stormwater plumbing specialists. It is all we do, and we are very good at it!
If you are experiencing a blocked sewer line such as a blocked toilet, basin, shower, laundry tub or kitchen sink or a blocked stormwater drain on Sydney's Northern Beaches, Northern Suburbs, Upper North Shore, or Lower North Shore rest assured, we can help.
A Great Advantage!
We understand that many homeowners would just prefer their blocked drains cleared properly by a licenced Plumber and continue to maintain them rather than overpaying for a substandard drain cleaning service and then in many cases being upsold an unnecessary and most likely overpriced drainage repair. We have hundreds of regular customers who trust us to continue to maintain their drains for that reason.
DRAINS 'R' US offers you a great advantage. We are sewer and drain clearing specialists and do not up-sell sewer or stormwater repairs, so we are not going to talk you into any unnecessary work because getting your drain cleared properly is what we focus on.
If You Think It's Expensive To Hire A Good Plumber, Try Hiring A Cheap One!
We have over 60 years of experience and use the latest high pressure water jetting, CCTV drain inspection and electronic drain locating technology to clear blocked sewer lines and stormwater drains and can clean your drains more thoroughly than any other Plumber in the business and keep them clear, so you will not have to invest more money on expensive and most likely overpriced drain repairs or renewals.
If you have been advised by another Plumber that your drain requires repairing or renewing, we can provide a second opinion by giving an unbiased assessment of the condition of your drains and honest professional advice regarding what options you have. In many cases we have been able to save homeowners in Sydney thousands of dollars in unnecessary drainage work.
We are experienced licenced Plumbers, not salesmen disguised as one!
Seriously People! Don't Fall For The "Bait & Switch"
Blocked Sewer Lines
Blocked Stormwater Drains
Hydro-Jet Drain Clearing
High Pressure Root Cutting
Root Intrusion Specialists
CCTV Drain Inspections
Pipe & Fault Location
Electric Eel Drain Clearing
Family Owned & Operated
Established Over 60 Years
Latest Drainage Technology
Fully Licensed & Insured
Equipped Service Vehicles
Friendly Personal Service
Expert Honest Advice
Based In Sydney's North