Blocked Drain Specialists

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Blocked DrainsBlocked drains can be a huge inconvenience, quite often disrupting your routine and bringing your entire day to a grinding halt. All of our blocked drain plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing know this, so we treat your blocked drain emergency the way it should be treated. With a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week service – including all public holidays, we can have a fully qualified, licensed plumber to your home or business on the same day that you make your booking.

Within an hour* in a plumbing emergency covering all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.

Are you suffering from a blocked toilet drain, blocked sewer drain or a blocked sink drain? It makes no difference to us, as the blocked drains team at Metropolitan Plumbing have the expertise, experience and the equipment to take on any blocked drain repair, no matter how small or large. Each van in our fleet is fitted with everything we could possibly need including electric drain cleaners and CCTV camera systems – and in the case of a sever drain blockage we will attend with a high powered hydro-jet.

Every plumber from Metropolitan Plumbing has undergone extensive training to accurately assess and fix every blocked drain repair or replacement they might possibly face. So, whether you’ve got a blocked stormwater drain, a blocked bath drain or a blocked shower drain, Metropolitan Plumbing is your first port of call.

With our 24/7 same day or within the hour* call out service, there’s no other choice for all of your blocked drain requirements. All you need to do is call us today on 1300 367 333, or fill out our simple online plumber booking form.

What does the term ‘blocked drains’ actually mean?

When a drain is blocked, it means there’s something, somewhere along the pipeline, preventing the water from flowing freely away into the water treatment system. This blockage can be caused by many things

  • gradual build ups of grease or hair
  • too much toilet paper
  • tree root invasion
  • collapsed or damaged pipes

but it really depends on where the pipe is and what it’s trying to drain. The blocked drains experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing have undergone extensive training and experience to ensure that they’re ready for any and all blocked drains situations you could possibly throw their way. There’s no company more capable than us for clearing and cleaning your blocked drain.

At Metropolitan Plumbing, we’ve see every kind of drain blockage you could possibly imagine, from small hairballs in shower drains right up to large sludge blockages in sewer drains. We pride ourselves, though, on having the expertise, the experience and the equipment to clear any and all types of drain blockages. We have the latest and greatest machinery on the market, and have a large range of spare parts for most problems, so there’s nothing we’re not ready for. Here’s a detailed list of some of the reasons your drain might not be flowing properly:

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Blocked toilet drains

A blocked toilet drain can be a nightmare!

Either your toilet water won’t flush, or the toilet water begins to rise to eventually overflow from the toilet bowl. This type of blocked drain is also one of the most common.

This can be due to an over use of

  • toilet paper
  • sanitary napkins
  • baby wipes
  • flushing of solid materials

that lodge in the toilet drain bend. Our blocked drains experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing understand just how unpleasant this can be, so we’ll treat your emergency like an emergency, arriving as quickly as possible to unblock your toilet drain. It doesn’t matter what’s causing your blocked toilet drain, Metropolitan Plumbing will be able to send the right blocked drains expert with the right solution for your specific situation. Every one of our fully qualified, licensed plumbing experts has been trained using various clearing methods and technologies, so we really are ready for any eventuality.

All you need to do is contact us straight away, and we’ll have that blocked drain cleared before the situation gets too serious. Upon first signs of a blocked toilet drain you should call in an expert immediately. Bacteria festers in the pipes and could cause a potential health concern if left for too long.

Blocked basin and shower drains

blocked shower drainThere are many different drains in your home that can get blocked, as well as many different reasons for this. For drains in the bathroom, such as basins, showers and the bath, these tend to accumulate residues from soap, body washes and toothpaste, hair and other bathroom waste materials. These blocked drains can be quite annoying, as they interfere with those basic human needs like washing and grooming. If you should find yourself with

  • pooling water in the bottom of your shower
  • or your bath water drains slower than usual
  • or water comes out of your bathroom drains
  • or you hear gurgling noises in your pipes when using the washing machine

then you should contact the blocked drains experts from Metropolitan Plumbing straight away. We’ve made sure that all of our blocked drain plumbers have the very best training, experience, skills and tools, so you get the results you want, and deserve, in regards to your blocked bathroom drain problems.

Blocked sink drains

The kitchen sink is a very common spot to find a blocked drain, as a variety of food and other matter gets washed down our sinks that really shouldn’t. Gradual amassing of oil and grease, soap and hand wash deposits, food scraps and other debris are the usual culprits for this type of blockage, which can impact on your day by preventing you from preparing food or washing the dishes. If this happens to you, you need to contact the blocked drains experts from Metropolitan Plumbing, and we’ll be able to have somebody around to your home or business straight away to clear that blocked sink drain.

Blocked laundry drains

Usually hair, material from clothes, and sediment from soap and other cleaning liquids are the main causes of a blocked laundry drain, such as a blocked trough drain or a blocked washing machine drain. This can be quite problematic as it can impact on washing your clothes and doing those other day to day tasks in the laundry, so contact Metropolitan Plumbing as soon as you experience the first signs of a blocked laundry drain and we’ll be able to have one of our professional blocked drain plumbers come around to your property to clear that blocked laundry drain in no time.

Blocked stormwater and outside drains

The drains inside your home or business aren’t the only drains that can become blocked. All those drains outside, such as sewer drains and stormwater drains and also your gutters, can also be the victims of blockages. These collect dirt and garden waste, leaves and foliage, and other garden debris, all which will eventually create a blockage. This type of blocked drain can be particularly difficult to shift when the build-up becomes too expansive.

Another major cause of blocked drains is from tree roots. If there is even the smallest pinhole or tiny crack in your underground pipes even the most miniscule hair-like tree root will find its way in. This root will continue to grow inside your pipes and entwine with the other dirt and debris being flushed through to soon grow to a large mass, blocking your drain and potentially damaging your pipework.

At Metropolitan Plumbing we are your blocked drain experts and can pinpoint the location and cause of your drain blockage and have it cleaned and cleared with the use of our electric eels, CCTV camera technology or high powered hydro-jets. If your pipework has been damaged, or has collapsed our skilled plumbers will be able to repair or replace your pipes to have your drainage system working as normal once again.

Blocked urinal drains

A blocked urinal drain is a common occurrence especially in locations that offer a public gentlemen’s restroom, such as a restaurant, or a public toilet block. If you find that your establishment or council toilet block is suffering from a blocked urinal drain then the experts from Metropolitan Plumbing have the knowhow, tools and skills to be able to rectify your blocked urinal drains in the quickest time possible.

Typically, a urinal will become clogged over time due to salt build-up, and your local blocked drains professionals from Metropolitan Plumbing can have somebody out to your building to clear it quick smart, within the hour* if required, allowing you to get back to running your business with minimal downtime or fuss to your clientele.

How do you fix a blocked drain?

replacing a blocked drainIf you find yourself with a blocked drain, you’ll need somebody with the proper equipment, skills and the knowledge to clear it quickly and competently. We have it all.

Not only are all of our blocked drain plumbers fully qualified, licensed and highly trained, they also have electric drain cleaning machines, hydro-jetter drain cleaning machines, CCTV drain cameras and excavation tools – everything they need to tackle even the stickiest situation or most stubborn drain blockage to give you the very best results possible. Some blocked drain plumbing companies may recommend temporary drain relining. We won’t.

At Metropolitan Plumbing, we feel the best way to fix a blocked drain is in a manner that is cost effective, safe and that will give you long lasting results. So we don’t engage in any techniques like these that need to be done many times over. We only use the very best tools, technologies and techniques available to us. Here’s a rundown of how our technologies work:

CCTV drain camera

If you keep having the same blockage over and over again, there could be something more going on in your pipers than the problem that was first thought. In this instance, it’s essential to have the offending blocked drain inspected using a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) sewer camera. The first blockage may just be a symptom of another further down the line.

CCTV drain cameras are also a very good idea to pinpoint the exact location of a blockage and to determine what a blockage is being caused from. Which allows your blockage to be cleared in a prompt and reliable manner and to determine if any damage has been caused from the offending tree-root, or other matter, that may be blocking the pipe. If your pipework has been damaged a repair or pipe replacement will be in order to eliminate any re-offending blockages.

Electric eel

Every blocked drain expert with Metropolitan Plumbing has undergone extensive training in using the latest in blocked drain cleaning technology, including the electric drain cleaning machine.

With a cable mounted mechanical cutting head, the electric eel drain cleaner slices through and removes tree roots, toilet paper build-ups and other solid objects that may be causing your blocked drain. The electric eel machine can be used inside or outside, depending on what the situation is the solution it calls for, but is exceptionally good for blocked toilet drains, blocked shower drains and other such blocked indoor drains.

Hydro jetter

Discharging pressurised water through a cable and nozzle attachment, the hydro-jet drain cleaning machine blasts through obstructions as it propels itself along the length of a drain, scouring it clean. Hydro-jetters can cover longer, harder to reach areas than the electric eel, and are particularly good at removing the fatty, greasy build-ups that the other machine can’t do much about. The hydro-jet works in much the same as a house-hold high pressure water hose but at a much higher rate of pumping water at around 5,000 PSI. It is particularly efficient for clearing those more stubborn drain blockages, such as a blocked storm water drain.

Call the experts from Metropolitan Plumbing any time of the day or night, and if you have a stubborn or severely blocked drain our hydro-jet machines will have them cleared and cleaned with quality and satisfaction guaranteed.

Excavating and replacing

If your blocked drain problem is serious enough, there might be a need to excavate and replace any drains which are beyond the point of clearing. This is often the case with older, weaker drains, like sewer or stormwater drains. They can become cracked, broken or completely shattered. Every one of our blocked drain professionals has the skills and experience, as well as the access to machinery, to quote and undertake an excavation and replacement job for any blocked drain you might have.

Who’s responsible for a blocked drain?

When you find yourself with any type of blocked drain, no matter how serious it is, you’ll need to have it cleared by a blocked drains professional from Metropolitan Plumbing. A blocked drain, as long as it’s on private property, is the responsibility of the homeowner or the business owner. If you rent your home, however, it’s generally the responsibility of the landlord to organise and pay for the blocked drain clearing service.

Contact us as soon as you discover the blocked drain, that way we’ll be able to get out to your property straight away to rectify your blocked drain issue before the problem has time to get worse. Or, or in the case of pooling water, before it can cause any structural damage to your home or office.

The plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be at your location within an hour* in a blocked drain emergency.

Which areas do you cover?

Metropolitan Plumbing really are your local and reliable blocked drain experts. We have plumbers conveniently located across all metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney. We’ll have a local plumber around to your home or business within 60 minutes*, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (Christmas, Easter and all other public holidays included). With extensive training, experience and skills, and the very best tools, there’s no need to contact anybody else for your blocked drain requirements. We’re able to service:


Do you live in Adelaide? Have you got a blocked toilet drain, blocked sink drain or other type of blocked drain?

Metropolitan Plumbing can come to

  • Unley
  • Burnside
  • Marion
  • Enfield
  • Stirling
  • Glenelg
  • Mt Barker
  • Woodville
  • Elizabeth
  • Port Adelaide
  • Morphett Vale
  • Seaford
  • Norwood
  • Salisbury
  • and many more suburbs

It doesn’t bother us whether you live or work in the city centre, surrounded by boutique stores and independent art galleries, or out in the furthest southern or northern suburb, we’ll be able to have one of our experts around to clear your blocked drain quickly and efficiently.


Do you need a blocked drain cleared in Melbourne? Then you’ve come to the right place. Every one of our blocked drain experts here at Metropolitan Plumbing has the expertise, experience and equipment to clear even the toughest blocked drain in Melbourne. No matter if you’re located in the city centre surrounded by street art-lined laneways or out in the suburbs. We’ll be there, no matter if you live in

  • Kew
  • Altona
  • St Kilda
  • Sunbury
  • Footscray
  • Caulfield
  • Essendon
  • Ringwood
  • Werribee
  • Dandenong
  • Geelong
  • or any other metropolitan suburb of Melbourne.


Metropolitan Plumbing Perth is your local blocked drain expert when you need any blocked drains cleared on your property. Perth is the fourth largest in the country with 1.9 million residents, meaning that blocked drains in Perth is a common occurrence, and therefore needs a blocked drain expert from Metropolitan Plumbing. We take callouts everywhere in Perth, including

  • Iluka
  • Midland
  • Cottesloe
  • Joondalup
  • Fremantle
  • Bayswater
  • Rockingham
  • Victoria Park
  • Scarborough
  • Osborne Park

just to name a few suburbs.


Is your toilet not flushing properly? Does your bath water drain? Call Metropolitan Plumbing Sydney! Our blocked drain experts can come to

  • Ryde
  • Thornleigh
  • Fairfield
  • Lindfield
  • Liverpool
  • Guildford
  • Parramatta
  • Chatswood
  • Sutherland
  • Marrickville
  • Berala
  • Penrith
  • and any other metropolitan suburb of Sydney

No matter how far away it is from the city centre. Metropolitan Plumbing has the resources to get a Sydney blocked drains expert 24/7. We can be there within the hour* in an emergency. For a severe blocked drain in Sydney we have high powered hydro-jets at the ready.


Brisbane, the city of sunshine, is a beautiful place to live and work, but residents still experience blocked drains. Every city does, so every city needs a comprehensive blocked drains service. Metropolitan Plumbing is your best bet for a blocked drain in Brisbane. We can take callouts to any metropolitan suburb 24/7 including;

  • Brisbane CBD
  • Petrie
  • Taringa
  • The Gap
  • Carindale
  • Cleveland
  • Moorooka
  • Springwood
  • Albany Creek
  • Browns Plains
  • Bracken Ridge
  • Ascot
  • to name a few.

Call the Brisbane blocked drain professionals from Metropolitan Plumbing on 1300 367 333 anytime of the night or day, for your

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