Got a blocked drain in Sydney?

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    If we can’t clear it, you don’t pay*

    If you’ve got a blocked drain that just won’t clear using a plunger or drain cleaner, call Total Relining Solutions. Our expert team of plumbers use top-of-the-line drain cleaning equipment to get to the bottom of the issue and resolve it quickly.

    A small blockage in a drain can become a big problem for your home if not identified and addressed. Blocked drains risk causing damage to your home, not to mention the inconvenience of not having properly functioning toilet and shower facilities.

    Signs you may have a blocked drain

    Unfortunately, blocked drains can be a recurring issue for some homeowners, so learning to identify the early signals of a blocked drain, and having us on call to help fix it can ensure you don’t run into bigger problems. Drains can become blocked gradually over time, but there are often signals you can identify. Spotting these ‘red flags’ enable you to take action before it becomes a bigger problem. 


    A strong bad odour emitting from a drain or sink is a clear sign that household waste is accumulating and clogging the pipes.

    Gurgling sounds

    Water that is struggling to flow through a blocked pipe will make strange sounds and gurgles letting you know that something is not quite right.


    Overflow of water from a sink or toilet is a clear indicator of a blocked drain and a very unwelcome issue in your home due to the damage it may cause to surrounding areas.

    Speed of draining

    When a drain is becoming blocked, the speed of draining will slow. If water in your sink, or other bathroom amenities is slow to empty, or bubbles, it’s an indicator that something is blocking the flow of water. Noticing that multiple drains are affected at the one time, for example your bathroom sink and toilet, is a clear sign that a blockage may exist deeper in the sewer drain.

    What may be causing my blocked drain?

    Drain blockages are unfortunately frequent and can arise due several causes:

    Nature getting in the way!

    Tree roots are always seeking out water and during dry spells will often find their way into your pipes to find a water source. Bear this in mind when planning your garden as old pipes suffer easily from tree root damage. Leaves, soil, and other natural items can gather and block drains and pipes, ultimately leading to blockages if not checked and cleared regularly.

    Foreign objects

    Children can find it quite fascinating to place toys and other items into the toilet. It’s good practise to keep the lid closed and teach children early that this is a no-no.

    Hygiene by-products

    Toiletries such as wipes, sanitary products and toilet paper can all contribute to blocked drains. Some products expand once saturated with water and some products (wipes!!) should just never be flushed. Additionally, many soaps contain fats and oils and can clump together with other dirt and hair and cause major blockages.

    Cooking oil & food scraps

    If tipped down the sink, oil, fat, and food scraps can harden and lump together to create large obstructions.

    How can I unblock my drain in Sydney?

    There are some simple things you can try at home if you suspect a drain is starting to block. Things like hot or boiling water, natural drain cleaners, plungers or a DIY drain snake (e.g. a coat hanger) to reach and clear blockages within close proximity, are all things you can attempt to do without assistance. However, if all these methods fail, and your blockage is beyond a DIY repair, it’s best to call our expert team who can assess your pipes, locate the blockage, and recommend a quality course of action to restore functionality to your pipes.

    How can we help?

    Here at Total Relining Solutions, our expert team knows drains and with an understanding of what the predominant causes for sewer blockages are, we are able to recommend the most suitable method for solving your problem. When you get a blocked drained cleared by Total Relining Solutions you also get a free CCTV camera inspection to diagnose why the drain blocked up and what the most cost-effective way of fixing it permanently would be.

    How does it work?

    To diagnose the conditions of the drainage system we use a highly advanced CCTV drain camera to map out your drainage system and find the cause of the blockage.
    Once diagnosed we use a camera locating system to locate where the problem has occurred and advise the most suitable and cost-effective method of permanently resolving it.

    A common method of drain clearing is jet blasting. A commercial-grade blasting device is inserted into the drain and a high pressure burst of water dislodges the blockage. For a larger blockage, or damaged and deteriorating pipes, we also offer expert pipe relining services.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much does it cost?

    We quote on a case-by-case basis and use our CCTV camera to assess exactly what the issue is before we conduct any work. We pride ourselves on providing a cost-effective solution and you can be assured our prices are some of the most competitive in Sydney, while still being conducted with the utmost professionalism by our expert team. Feel free to contact us for more information about our pricing for blocked drains.

    What method of pipe clearing do you use?

    We’ll use the method most suited to your issue. It may be a simple case of plunging or using an acid wash to flush out the blockage. Otherwise, we may use a high-pressure jet of water. If the blockage is due to a larger problem such as tree roots or damaged pipe, then we’ll reline your pipes to permanently resolve the problem.

    When would pipe relining be the best option?

    Pipe relining may be recommended as your best option when you have a serious blockage, and our camera identifies that your pipes are severely damaged or deteriorating. Pipe relining is a time efficient and cost-effective solution for repairing pipes that are difficult to access and you need a fast resolution to the issue. Pipe relining ensures you are provided with a permanent, and sturdy fix to your pipe issues, effectively leaving you with a new pipe.

    How long does it take?

    Our expert team are committed to diagnosing and repairing your plumbing as quickly as possible as we completely understand the inconvenience blocked drains can cause your family. We aim to restore your pipes functionality promptly for your ultimate comfort. If the problem is minor, then it will only take a short amount of time. If your pipes need repairing, it may take 1 day.

    Why hire us?

    If you are experiencing blocked drains at your home in Sydney, our team can help you find an effective and permanent solution. We are a small, local team of expert plumbers and pipe reliners with years of experience enabling us to understand drain systems and find you the most effective way to repair them. As a small local business, we are able to keep our overheads low, and offer solutions at an economical price. With our years of experience and guaranteed work, you know you will receive the highest quality service at affordable prices.

    Our mission is to provide the highest quality pipe relining services to Sydney residents.

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