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Sydney Blocked Drain Services

Optimised Plumbing Services have a friendly reliable and qualified blocked drain team that have all the experience and knowledge ever needed in fixing blocked drain issues. Our blocked drain services start from $77 and we proudly service every Sydney suburb.

We use nothing but the latest technology for locating and eliminating blockages. Our plumbers are fully licensed as per NSW’s Fair Trade and carry out all blocked drain work under The Plumbing Code of Australia. Our plumbers always provide expert advice in order to fix your blocked drains and prevent this issue from happening in the near future.

Solving Drain Blockages For Over 20 Years!

Blocked Drain difficulties are one of our specialties here at Optimised Plumbing Services. Working for all of Sydney’s population, we have 20 years of experience on our side to deal with all of your plumbing problems. Our blocked drain process involves our team identifying the cause using the latest technology and then placing strategic methods in order to correctly unblock drains and pipes. The knowledge combined with specific techniques allows us to deal with any dilemma and to perfectly remove blockages. Additionally, we also provide tricks and tips on how to prevent your drains from being blocked in the future. Our work is for the benefit of our clients and we enjoy seeing people with these plumbing stresses being free of the additional worry they bring. Likewise, our prices are affordable and reasonable for the work we do.

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Blocked Drain Causes

Having a blocked kitchen sink or blocked bathroom drain have common origins. From our professional experiences, the common reasons as to why drains become blocked are from:

The excess dirt from clothes and yourself accumulate in the drain. This results in bockages and more issues. It is important that you shake yourself and your clothes outside of the shower, washing machine and sink before. This allows the dirt to not be washed completely into the drain.

Items beyond toilet paper and human waste being flushed down a toilet is highly not encouraged. This is because they clearly do not fit in the pipes connected for the toilet and cannot be easily flushed down the drain. Compost, recycling and trash should never be flushed down a toilet, otherwise a professional will need to deal with the issue.

When minerals dissolve in hard water it can lead to your drains being blocked as they mass produce and connect. They are difficult to remove, therefore, having a qualified plumber to get rid of the contents is really the only option. Otherwise, installing a water softener is another method if hard water is an occurrence in your vicinity.

Being one of the most common culprits, hair can build up easily in drains. This is because they connect with grease and other sticky things and clog the drain. Before entering the shower, try to minimise the amount of hair that will fall out or regularly remove the hairs from the drain.

Traditional soap bars are made from fats and grease. This means that when the soap enters your drains there is a chance that the substances can build up. This will clog your pipes and drains. However, they are more common in taps and showers.

Foods, especially coffee grounds, tea leaves, grease and oils, should never be pushed down the kitchen sink. They will easily clog the drain, therefore, simply throw the waste in the bin or compost it.

Sometimes drainage pipes will have small cracks which will give way for tree roots to grow. Complicated and advanced plumbing work will be needed to resolve the occurrence. Make certain that you check up on your tree roots structure so that they are not close to your drainage systems.

blocked drain cleaning techniques

There are specific techniques which we apply to certain drains and blockages. Here are a list of techniques we use and why we use them:

These concoctions will be used to be flushed down the drain. They will hopefully dissolve the contents within. The ingredients which may be applied are a combination of bicarb soda (baking soda) as well as white vinegar. When they react, they bubble and will perform the needed task.

These dissolve grease, hair food and other grime. The chemical solution is poured down in the drain, however, do not have the power to dissolve solids. However, the chemicals are extremely harmful to the environment. It is recommended that natural cleaners are used instead.

By using a high pressure current of water, this method pushes the substances clogging the drain further down the pipe. This method is not as effective against chunky solids, yet, this method is better for your pipes as it does little to no damage and can still unclog your drains.

By placing cameras within the drains, we are able to easily see what is blocking the pipe. This will allow us to apply the most effective treatment. A rotating coil may be used to spin and cut through the solids which the other methods cannot eliminate. This process, however, can cause some damage to your pipes if not done correctly due to the spinning blades.

If the problem is more severe, cutting through the ground to access the pipes may be necessary. Often used as the last resort, this method will allow the plumber to replace or repair the pipes that are clogged with substances. Due to being more time consuming and having a higher labour and financial cost, this is left for the most severe cases of blocked drains.

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Sydney 24hr Blocked Drain Plumbers

Here at Optimised Plumbing Services, we are a professional blocked drain specialist highly knowledgeable in the trade. We provide instant work with the blocked drains through our emergency plumber service. We arrive as soon as possible and work to quickly fix your property’s clogged drains. We have all the necessary licenses and qualification to work in all types of environments and buildings including subsoil drains. Call our domestic plumbers and commercial plumbers when your drain becomes blocked as you will be in professional hands. Our 20+ years of experience within the field and our passionate staff will remove any issues in the most safe, affordable and quickest way. See why many others have chosen Optimised Plumbing Services as their local Sydney plumbers and contact us on 0411 217 174 or contact@optimisedplumbingservices.com.au for a $0 call out today!

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Our Reviews!

Be sure to check out our reviews and what other Sydney locals are saying about us!

I can't express more fully my delight in having your company supply 2 new toilets which are sparkling and gorgeous. John and Josiah? came out and worked steadily until the job was properly done. Very professional and likeable young men. They fixed the screeching taps and mended the front garden tap. Honestly a job very well done. Thank you all.
Anne Cairns
Anne Cairns
05:07 17 Nov 20
Top plumbers and even better blokes!
Alex Menniti
Alex Menniti
04:49 11 Nov 20
I had Lockie at my place he change some taps for me he was very professional and a very good looking young gentleman he was very good at his job and I will be definitely recommending Loche from optimise plumbing to all my friends and family
Imelda Fischer
Imelda Fischer
02:26 10 Nov 20
Quick response to us at 10pm at night, arrived within the hour. Good attitude and good service!
Salina Ai
Salina Ai
12:46 08 Nov 20
Excellent service from Kurt. It was an out of hours callout and he arrived within 45 minutes.Thanks Kurt.
Andrew Maclean
Andrew Maclean
07:14 07 Nov 20
Sim arrived to because the 💩hit the fan on our hotwater system. While this was a significant cost, Sim took the time to professionally, proficiently and efficiently explain the cost versus benefits of our options to myself and my elderly Mum. Sim then returned and did a proficient and professional installation of a new hot water system for my Mum. Great customer service and professionalism.
megan williams
megan williams
08:43 03 Nov 20
Sim was very honest and helpful. Very happy.
Rowan Bate
Rowan Bate
05:00 02 Nov 20
We had Sim come out for a quote to replace our old gas hot water system. He was knowledgable and honest and we booked the job with him that same day. He came out a few days later to complete the job. He was super professional and was fantastic with his customer service. Great and fun personality! We know who to call for a next plumbing job. Thanks heaps Sim!
M&E Komic
M&E Komic
00:15 02 Nov 20
Super fast, efficient, extremely professional and wonderfully polite! Thank you for your excellent service! Keep up the amazing work. 😊
Carmela Payne
Carmela Payne
10:37 01 Nov 20
We would like to congratulate John, Hunter and Lauchlan from 'Optimised Plumbing' who fixed a very big and messy drainage problem we had yesterday., They worked like Trojans and were kind and patient in answering our questions - and then left our lawn and garden in pristine condition. Would we have them back again? In a heartbeat!
Karyl Zawartowski
Karyl Zawartowski
01:21 31 Oct 20
Fantastic and very profesional service.Great quality of work and excellent outcome.
Bozena Krupa
Bozena Krupa
11:26 23 Oct 20
Big thanks to the whole team at Optimised. We had a nasty drain blockage that was resolved in no time thanks to Jack. Huge recommendation will definitely pass on their number to family and friends
Michael Hajje
Michael Hajje
00:39 23 Oct 20
The stormwater drain in my backyard contains stagnant water which was not going anywhere. So I decided I would call a plumber and my neighbour gave me your number.I wanted to say how very impressed I was with the dedication and enthusiasm shown by your plumber Lachy. His cheerful and positive manner was truly awesome. He identified a blockage in the system which I intend to attend to when I have sufficient funds.In the meantime I wanted to bring to your attention the wonderful manner demonstrated by your plumber Lachy.
Mary Towers
Mary Towers
01:44 20 Oct 20
Minsoo Heo
Minsoo Heo
01:29 30 Aug 20
Just had Jack and his apprentice repair our blocked drain issue. They priced fairly and got the job done relatively quick which was a huge relief as we have renovations going on. Big thanks once again
Vince Azzolina
Vince Azzolina
01:03 24 Aug 20
drilled straight into the hot water pipe, trying to put up a shelf. Thanks to Sim who arrived and saved the day! Did a great job, very friendly and professional, highly recommend to anyone. Awesome bloke!!
Deborah Gadd
Deborah Gadd
10:19 08 Aug 20
angel hinton
angel hinton
01:04 03 Aug 20
After screwing into a pipe in the laundry wall, i called optimised plumbing after finding their magnet on the fridge.Sim arrived on time and fixed my problem same day after giving a great price. Sim was very professional and a pleasure to deal with. Thanks guys 👍
Mick Williams
Mick Williams
02:43 28 Jul 20
Very efficient plumber. Jack was professional and courteous.
Nick Richardson
Nick Richardson
06:41 29 Jun 20
Great service, great work, great people highly recommended
Woova Suntsov
Woova Suntsov
21:42 28 Jun 20
Jack and his team were very professional, on time and well mannered. Even cleaned up after their work, definitely not what im used to with other trades. Well done guys! Ill definitely be recommending you.
Chris M
Chris M
10:37 28 Jun 20
Quick service and fixed my leaking tap and bath. Sim was very helpful.
Alanna Dibdin
Alanna Dibdin
21:09 25 Jun 20
Sim replaced my hot water service. Very courteous and efficient
Jeanne R
Jeanne R
03:42 20 Jun 20
Sim came and fixed our washing machine he was very professional while staying friendly and polite. The problem was fixed on the first visit with no fuss. I would highly recommend Sim and Optimisey Plumbing
Jan Hardy
Jan Hardy
00:44 12 Jun 20
Hi Optimise Plumbing Team,Thank you to the team at Optimised Plumbing on attending to my sewer pipe blockage.From the first contact with Roula organising my job, Makka for finding the issue so accurately and Joe who carried out the fix professionally, his attention to detail and clean up has been very pleasant experience.Please past on my sincere thanks to the team.Great electronic invoicing solution as well. Received invoice instantly via email. It looks professional and makes it easy for me keep track of the invoice.Allan
Allan Wu
Allan Wu
06:55 11 Jun 20
5 star service all around. Sim was very professional, courteous and prompt. Nothing to complain about. Would call on Sim and Optimised again.
Geo Castaneda
Geo Castaneda
06:16 25 May 20
Sim replaced my rain water pump this week. He was polite and efficient. There was a small leak noticed the following day but he came and sorted that out immediately. Love the 15 year warranty. New pump is quiet and working perfectly.
Marian Haire
Marian Haire
02:21 21 May 20
We had sim and lachy come out to my house and fixed my tap and had look at all my taps and advised me how they look and sim was a gentlemanI will definitely recommend them to all my friends and familyMay god bless the company
Rhonda Deguara
Rhonda Deguara
22:26 18 May 20
Sal Azzolina
Sal Azzolina
03:48 18 May 20
Sim and lachy came out on time and was amazing Excellent Job.
Danilo Morilla
Danilo Morilla
03:04 18 May 20
Bleyer Construction
Bleyer Construction
05:03 14 May 20
Jack was fantastic, he came in no time and had our problem fixed quickly. Awesome plumbers and highly recommended!
Sonder Mens Grooming
Sonder Mens Grooming
05:00 14 May 20
Prompt response and fixed the issue faster than expected. Funny guy too. All round lovely to deal with!
Joanna Goddard
Joanna Goddard
05:03 10 May 20
Fixed the tap in no time and Sim was a bloody legend of a bloke, very slick beard and charming personality.
Dusty
Dusty
04:45 10 May 20
Awesome service will definitely be using Sim again he was great and efficient will definitely recommend people to use him
Jake DiBella
Jake DiBella
08:32 16 Apr 20
Sim was very professional, fantastic service.Highly recommend
MARIS CORDOVA
MARIS CORDOVA
06:55 16 Apr 20
Had Sim come out he was amazing!! Very professional and friendly and did a really good job will definitely be using these guys again
sydnei fischer
sydnei fischer
04:17 16 Apr 20
Really great service! Sim was great guy, fast, efficient and competant. I would really recommend him if you need any plumbing work.
Chris
Chris
02:51 15 Apr 20
Great plumbers and very experienced. Also very fair pricing
Angel Hinton
Angel Hinton
23:17 09 Apr 20
We had Sim come out to my house to quote and do the jobOMG what a gentlemanAnd amazing work that he has completedSim has cleaned up after him self and disaffected my entire house may god bless sim and the companyI would like to advise the company that you honestly have a hard worker and well mannered gentlemanOnce again god bless you SimWe will definitely recommend this company and Sim to everyone that I knowTHANK YOU SO MUCH YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING 😘
Ciler Nazim
Ciler Nazim
00:34 31 Mar 20
Had Sim come out today. Great, friendly service and I would totally recommend to others
Mattias Stone
Mattias Stone
04:38 21 Mar 20
Macca did a investigation and quote for us, it was a big plumbing job,. he was friendly and professional. he organised John and Lockie to do the job, they were polite and worked well, they completed and cleaned up, I was very impressed with this team, I would highly recommend Optimized Plumbing.
Catherine Tchetchetkine
Catherine Tchetchetkine
21:17 14 Mar 20

Frequently asked blocked drain questions!

A blocked drain is when there is a large build-up of heavy objects that are flushed down the drain and eventually cause a blockage that prevents water flow. These objects can be anything from sanitary products, hair, food waste. They can also be cause by other factors such as poor pipe installation, broken pipes and heavy rains.

This is largely dependent on what type of drain blockage it is. Some are minor and can be resolved easily, whereas other blocked drain will require the services of a professional plumbing. Some tips for minor blocked drain include: boiling water, toilet plungers, corrosive cleaners and bent close hangers. If you need a plumber to have a look, contact Optimised Plumbing Services today! We have also recently released an article on 8 tips for clearing a blocked drain!

The costs of unblocking drains can vary from job to job as all drains and blockages are different. Our blocked drain services start from $77 and to help identify your problem quicker, we offer a $0 call out fee during business hours only.

If there is a consistent bad smell in your drains then this is due to a blocked drain. This occurs when the debris (e.g soap, hand wipes, hair, food waste) starts to rot due because of bacteria. If it is only one drain that smells then this is usually a local blockage. However, if all the drains within your property smell then this is a sign of the main sewer line being blocked and an emergency plumber needs to be called!

If your toilet has a minor blockage then a standard flange toilet plunger for your toilet may be sufficient. It is important to specifically purchase a flange plunger and not a cup plunger that is for sinks. To block the toilet, remove as much water as possible, cover the toilet drain with the plunger and then push up and down. If you need a plumber for any toilet installation or repair, contact us today!

Drains will gurgle if there is a partial blockage inside your drain pipes and the gurgling sound creates bubbles as water trying to escape the blockage. If you hear repeated gurgling noises then you should contact your local plumber to have these issues resolved before they turn into major blockages and cost you more money.

If your toilet drains are blocked then this is usually a sign of the blockage being located there. This is the same for your kitchen. However, if all your drains are blocked then an emergency plumber should be immediately called as the blockage may be occurring within your sewer line.

Your drain is blocked as there has been a gradual build-up of debris over time that is preventing water flow. If left unattended, a blocked drain will damage your entire property's plumbing system and will start to smell due to the debris rotting. It is always recommended to seek immediate plumbing help to reduce the possibility of escalation. 

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