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Leave your blocked drain fears in the past. Metropolitan Plumbing is your rapid response, emergency blocked drain specialist, available 24/7.

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Blocked drains can be a major nuisance and are often the underlying reason for broken toilets, burst pipes or even leaking toilets.

The blockage prevents water flow which can have some serious implications. You don’t want to leave this problem alone for long.

Metropolitan Plumbing can easily take care of your blockages with our drain cleaning experts! Our local plumbers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can often be at your door within an hour* of your call.

Therefore, when you’re staring at a broken toilet we can send out an experienced drain cleaning specialist on the same day! And that’s during the morning, afternoon or evening.

We also don’t charge extra for after hours work and pride ourselves on prompt same day service.

You’ll never have to worry about covering the cost of urgent repairs upfront either. With Metropolitan Plumbing you can enjoy the perks of $0 deposit, interest free payment plans** on all jobs.

Our friendly plumbers provide upfront fixed price quotes on site before any work begins. They can also walk you through the steps for our payment plans.

If this sounds like something you want to take advantage of for your emergency plumbing, call us now for more information.

What Causes Blocked Drains?

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

Often they’re a hidden danger, with tree roots being one of the most common causes. But with pipes buried underground, the only time you’ll notice a problem is when drains don’t drain or the toilet’s backed up.

When you call Metropolitan Plumbing we’ll use a CCTV drain inspection camera to discover the root of your drain blockage, so we can advise the best long term solution.

Some of the main causes of blocked drains include:

  • Grease or soap build-up
  • Hair or fur
  • Toilet paper, wet wipes or baby wipes
  • Tree roots, garden waste, leaves or dirt
  • Collapsed or damaged pipes
  • Foreign objects such as toys or jewellery

These drain blockages are no concern for the team at Metropolitan. We have high hydro jet drain cleaning tools to dislodge any blockages in your pipes with ease.

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Signs of a Blocked Drain

Each blockage could cause its own unique problems, but there are some common signs you can keep an eye out for.

This includes water pooling around shower or bathroom drains, a backed-up toilet that won’t flush or rank smells coming from drains. There may also be gurgling sounds within the pipes – or even loud banging.

Never fret. At the first sign of trouble, you can call Metropolitan Plumbing. Our plumbers across Australia utilise our company’s 25+ years of experience in the industry on every job. They’re experts in the field and can tackle all jobs big and small.

Even if you have a clogged toilet they’ll do more than plunging the problem. They’ll dig deep into their experience to uncover the cause, remove it and leave you with happy pipes for the long term.

24 Hour Blocked Drain Service

We know how unpredictable plumbing problems can be, which is why we have 24/7 plumbers on call throughout the year for a blocked drain service.

We’re active in all major Australian cities, including Geelong and Gold Coast. That means we can often have a professional plumber at your home less than an hour* after you call!

We always strive to provide prompt blocked drain services so you can enjoy a speedy resolution. No one wants to be stuck with a blocked drain or blocked sewer for days.

There are no after hours fees, either. All of our work comes with a fixed price guarantee. We’ll inspect the situation on site and provide an upfront quote so you know exactly what’s coming. There are no surprise charges.

Our fixed prices cover a range of long term solutions, such as:

Often we’ll pair our solutions for the absolute best outcome. This means we can use a hydro jet to thoroughly clear any tree roots, and then pipe relining to create a new barrier within the sewer or stormwater pipes. You won’t have to worry about tree roots again.

By calling on Metropolitan Plumbing you can avoid the long term damage a blocked drain can cause. From burst pipes to structural damage and costly home repairs, you can skip it all and enjoy promptly cleared pipes!

Don’t delay in your blocked drain service any longer. Contact the team at Metropolitan Plumbing.

Blocked Drains - Toilet

A toilet that is not working 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 foreign objects or solid materials

It doesn’t matter what’s causing your blocked toilet drain, Metropolitan Plumbing will be able to fix it. We can send the right blocked drains expert with the right solution for your specific situation.

Every one of our fully qualified, licensed plumbers has been trained using various clearing methods and can deal with small and severe blockages alike. They are up to date with all the latest technologies, so we really are ready for any problem.

Blocked Basin and Shower Drains

All the drains across your home have the potential to become blocked, and for any number of reasons. For bathroom drains, such as basins, showers and baths, these tend to accumulate residues from soap, body washes, toothpaste, hair and other waste materials.

If you should find yourself with any of the following, then you should contact the blocked drains experts from Metropolitan Plumbing:

  • Pooling water in the bottom of your shower
  • Your bath water drains slower than usual
  • Water comes out of your bathroom drains
  • You hear gurgling noises in your pipes when using the washing machine

A licensed plumber from Metropolitan can deal with whatever hair, oil or grease your drain they’re faced with.

Blocked Sink Drains

The kitchen sink is a very common spot to find a blocked drain. A variety of food scraps 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 blocked sink drains. If you find your kitchen sink is draining slowly or maybe not draining at all, contact us for effective drain clearing that same day.

Blocked Laundry Drains

Usually hair, material from clothes, and sediment from soap and other cleaning liquids are the main causes of blocked laundry drains. This can be quite problematic as it can impact on washing your clothes and doing those other day to day tasks in the laundry.

A professional drain plumber from Metropolitan does not falter when faced with blocked laundry drains. Whether you need a CCTV drain inspection, electric drain snake or a hydro jet, Metropolitan has your effective drain clearing needs covered.

Blocked Urinal Drains

A blocked urinal drain is a common occurrence especially in locations that offer a public gentleman’s restroom, such as a restaurant, or a public toilet block. If you find that your establishment or council toilet is suffering from a blocked urinal drain then Metropolitan Plumbing can help.

We have the know how, tools and skills to be able to rectify your blocked urinal drains in the quickest time possible.

Upon first sign of any of these blocked drains, you should call in an expert immediately. Bacteria festers in the pipes and could cause a potential health concern if left for too long. Our plumbers from Metropolitan Plumbing will have your blocked drain cleared before the situation gets too serious.

Interest Free Blocked Drain Repairs

If you have a drain that’s blocked we provide flexible interest free payment plans** to suit anyone. You can even receive approval on site so there’s no delay in urgent repairs.

Metropolitan Plumbing offers a range of $0 deposit, interest free payment options** with weekly or fortnightly instalments. You can choose how much you pay each time, no matter the size of the job.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in just speak to our friendly customer service team or your plumber on site.

It’s time to unclog that drain and get on with your day! Call us now or fill out an online booking form to organise a visit from your local plumber.

FAQ - All You Need to Know About Blocked Drains

Have a blocked drain question? We've got the answer.

Blockages preventing the flow of water can be caused by a number of things within the pipeline. In the kitchen, food scraps and FOG (fats, oil and grease) are your worst enemy. Meanwhile, In the bathroom, soap, oil and hair can build up. These blockages are relatively easy to deal with if it occurs close to the drain. More difficult blockages are deeper in the pipeline and often include other objects or materials that have been flushed out of sight, but not out to the street. Tree roots invading the pipe are the worst offender, and one of the most challenging to remove. Other random causes include cement washed down drains during renovations, earth movement causing drains to collapse, or just poor installation in the first place.
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Your drain clearing remedy might have worked for the foreseeable future, but only a qualified plumber has the tools to properly clear your blocked drain. Depending on how serious the blockage, your plumber can use a number of different tools, including:
  • CCTV Drain Camera Inspection
  • Hydro Jet Drain Cleaning
  • Electric Drain Cleaning
The hydro jet is the preferred method nowadays. It is the best tool at breaking apart tree roots thanks to its high pressured jets of water which shoot out of a nozzle and slice apart blockages.
There are some ways to fix a blocked drain yourself, however, they may not provide a long term solution. If the blockage is further down the drain it is unlikely a home remedy will help. Despite that, there can be short term relief thanks to solutions such as:
  • Boiling Water and Detergent
  • Bicarb Soda and White Vinegar
  • Plunging
For a thorough repair and drains that are permanently cleared, it is recommended you contact Metropolitan Plumbing.
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Metropolitan Plumbing are proud winners of 2021 and 2020 Product Review awards in the plumbing category. These awards highlight our dedication to outstanding customer service. Product Review provides a platform for real-life experiences. Check out some of our customers' reviews below:
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Trent was brilliant, arrived on time and did a great job replacing our kitchen mixer tap on a Saturday evening after our existing tap fell apart. Hoping we don’t need emergency services again, but would definitely use them again!

Marc - VIC
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Metropolitan arrived at my door quickly and promptly. Joel diagnosed a gas leak coming from the fittings to my freestanding cooktop and sorted the issue fast. He had my gas back up and running again in no time.

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Metropolitan was the first to respond to me as I had a leaking shower. They were quick to send out a plumber within the hour. Jake phoned before arriving and he gave plenty of options. The service was quick and easy.

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