Blocked drains in your home can be a huge inconvenience. They often occur completely out of the blue and can cause extensive damage to your home if not repaired correctly. Multiple blocked drains within a short period of time can hint at larger drainage problems in or around your property.
At My Home Plumbing we’re the Inner West’s blocked drain specialists. We bring a ‘repair it’ don’t just ‘fix it’ approach to our work, always taking the time to identify the ‘root’ cause of your drainage problem instead of just clearing the blockage, whacking a band aid on it and leaving your drains to block again in a few months time.
Is the water in your sink, bathroom or toilet draining slower than usual? This can be caused by a blockage preventing the water from flowing through your pipes freely.
Is there a bad smell coming from your drains? Blockages can disrupt the flow of air in your drains and sewers and redirect bad smells into your home.
Is there a gurgling noise coming from any of the sinks, drains or toilets in your home? This can occur when air is trapped in your pipes as a result of a blockage. You may hear the gurgle from multiple sinks, drains or toilets.
Is the water level in your toilet rising after each flush? This can be a sign there is a blockage further down in the pipe.
Is there water or sewerage overflowing at any of your indoor or outdoor drains? This can indicate a stormwater, sewer or main water blockage.
Functioning drains keep your home healthy. To keep your drains flowing freely, avoid sending anything down your drain that isn’t water, toilet paper or number 1s and 2s.
Nothing on the list below breaks down like toilet paper when flushed. Instead they flow through your drains, often getting caught in bends or pipe junctions and lead to blockages. Whoever invented flushable wipes, clearly wasn’t a plumber.
Tree roots are another common cause of blocked drains in the inner west, as a large amount of the homes in Sydney’s inner suburbs contain older clay style pipes. The roots creep in through cracks in the pipe and over time can completely obstruct the full diameter and extend for meters.
This can cause extensive damage to the drainage system in your home.
This is a guide only, if in doubt always call a professional.
If the water in your toilet is not draining away, you could try using a plunger to dislodge the blockage. Suction the plunger onto the toilet outlet at the base of the pan (where the water flows out of when you flush), pump a few times before releasing the suction. Repeat process a couple times if needed. If your blockage remains, it's time to call the plumber.
There's a couple things you can try to unblock your sink or bath before you call a plumber. First, pick up a plastic snake-style drain cleaner from the hardware store. Hold on to the handle and insert into the drain. pull back and forth a couple times before removing completely. These are great at clearing excess hair, soap scum or bathroom gunk. If this doesn't work you can try filling the bath or sink with hot water, then removing the plug an allowing the pressure and heat of the water to push the blockage through. If your blockage remains, it's time to call a plumber.
If you live in Sydney, we can send you a plastic drain cleaner completely free of charge. Click here to visit out contact page and send us a message. Just include your name, postal address and phone number and we’ll send it through with a simple instruction card.
Chemical drain cleaners can cause damage to some pipes (especially if old), porcelain and glues. They can also be extremely toxic and not nature friendly.
Sandy from My Home Plumbing was great. Arrived on time, polite and friendly. Quote for my job (clogged pipes) was reasonable and he started work right away. I was very happy with the results.Would definitely use them again. Great local service.
Hannah and Sandy were very professional, turned up on time, no fuss with works, well priced, by far the best plumbing company we have used in the inner west of Sydney. pleasure to work with. Will definitely use them for my future works.Services: Unclog drain, Repair garbage disposal
My home plumbing were fantastic. Super quick response and out the next day on time. Sandy was excellent. He explained everything well and gave lots of options to move forward. The job was done really well, super happy with this crew :)Services: Repair faucet, Find & repair leak, Install faucet
Great bunch of guys! Reliable, friendly and great attention to detail. Tidy too ! Fixed everything and nothing was too much trouble . Highly recommend my home plumbing’Services: Unclog drain, Install faucet
I have already recommended this business as I couldn’t believe how pleasant and prompt they were. Toilet fixed perfectly, cleared and cleaned up after work completed,but best of all they were in contact with me throughout the job. Thanks againServices: Find & repair leak, Repair shower, Repair faucet, Repair toilet,... read more
Had a wonderful experience with My Home Plumbing. Talking to Hannah was quick, friendly and helpful and Sandy was efficient, patient and thorough. What an effortless and accomplished company to work with.Service: Repair toilet
The fact I've gone to the effort to write a review should be telling enough!We've used the team three times now and each time they've been such a pleasure to have in our house. They fixed the issues without fuss, have been really transparent and explained things easily and simply.... read more
Had a wonderful experience with My Home Plumbing. Talking to Hannah was quick, friendly and helpful and Sandy was efficient, patient and thorough. What an effortless and accomplished company to work with.
My home plumbing were fantastic. Super quick response and out the next day on time. Sandy was excellent. He explained everything well and gave lots of options to move forward. The job was done really well, super happy with this crew 🙂
Really happy with our experience with My Home Plumbing. Very quick to respond to the initial query and set up a time for a quote, with 90% of the work then completed that afternoon when the quote was accepted. They kept us up to date with additional parts that needed... read more
I had a gas heater hose replaced & checked and a new dishwasher installed and plumbed in.I really appreciate the fixed quotes in advance and the friendly, tidy and professional work that Tom did. I found this company online (based nearby and great reviews) and will definitely be using them again.
My Home Plumbing offer an extraordinary service. Business Co-ordinator, Hannah, has immaculate phone and customer service skills. Sandy, The Plumber, was personable, professional and an expert in his field. Exceptional experience all round. Thank you.
We used My Home Plumbing for a kitchen + two bathroom renovation on a 1950's home plus the renewal of all sewage, storm water and gas. We received many quotes and met with many contractors. My Home plumbing weren't the cheapest nor the most expensive but their reputation and character... read more
Sandy, Tom and Caleb are terrific guys and very trustworthy. They are very reliable and their work is great. Will definitely use them again and would thoroughly recommend them.
My Home Plumbing offer an extraordinary service. Business Co-ordinator, Hannah, has immaculate phone and customer service skills. Sandy, The Plumber, was personable, professional and an expert in his field. Exceptional experience all round. Thank you.Services: Find & repair leak, Repair toilet
Sandy, Tom and Caleb are terrific guys and very trustworthy. They are very reliable and their work is great. Will definitely use them again and would thoroughly recommend them.Services: Unclog drain, Repair faucet, Repair shower, Install toilet
From the time we left a message, through call back, appointment setting and prompt arrival, everything was very handled very well. Sandy was well organised and demonstrated consideration and care throughout the time he was in our home. We had previously attempted to have repairs done by other plumbers with... read more
My Home Plumbing did a great professional job and would highly recommend them.
They are honest, reliable and punctual and we would have no hesitation in using their services again.
My Home Plumbing did a great professional job and would highly recommend them. They are honest, reliable and punctual and we would have no hesitation in using their services again.
Sandy and his guys were great! on time, found the leak, completed the job without any complications and cleaned up after themselves! highly recommend!Service: Find & repair leak
The Home Plumbing team are great! Clear communication, friendly and got the job done to a very high standard. ThanksServices: Repair toilet, Find & repair leak
Gave great advice on selection of a hot water system - spelt out all the options. Explained additional costs for safety equipment that wasn't in place (ie tempering valve etc) - very friendly, came same day with the system, treated the job seriously. Great guys, would definitely use again.Service: Install... read more