Burns Plumbing

Blocked Shower Drain Plumber Sydney 

As Sydney’s go-to plumbing company, we pride ourselves on our ability to quickly unclog a shower drain, ensuring water flow is restored to its optimal state. Our experienced blocked drain plumbers are equipped with the latest tools, including jetters and CCTV drain cameras, to effectively diagnose and fix the problem.
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Burns Plumbing are the Blocked Drain Specialists in Sydney 

At Burns Plumbing, we understand the intricacies of drainage systems in Sydney. Our team, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a wealth of experience, specialises in drain cleaning and resolving any plumbing problem, big or small. Our approach is simple – we identify the root cause of your blocked drain and apply the most effective way to fix it. Whether it’s a clogged drain, a stubborn drain clog, or issues with your hot water system, we’re here to offer friendly service and reliable solutions.

Signs of a Blocked Shower Drain 

When facing shower problems, it’s crucial to recognise the signs of a blockage:

  • Slow Water Drainage: If water goes down the drain slower than usual, it’s a clear sign of a clogged drain.
  • Unusual Noises: Gurgling sounds from your drain cover can indicate a blockage in your drainage system.
  • Water Pooling: When water fails to drain effectively, resulting in pooling around the shower drain cover.
  • Odours: An unpleasant smell emanating from your drain is often caused by build-up, such as soap scum or other debris.
If you notice these signs, don’t hesitate to call a plumber. Our team is ready to clear a blocked drain and ensure that everything from water flow to drain cover function is in top condition.

Causes of a Blocked Shower Drain

Understanding what’s causing your blocked drain is the first step in fixing a blocked shower drain. Common causes include:

  • Hair and Soap Scum: These are the usual culprits for shower drain clogs. Hair strands entangle with soap scum, gradually building up and blocking water flow.
  • Hard Water Deposits: Minerals in hard water can accumulate, narrowing the bathroom drain and causing drain issues.
  • Foreign Objects: Small objects accidentally going down the drain can cause blockages.
  • Pipe Deterioration: In older properties, corroded or damaged pipes can lead to blocked sewer pipes or bathroom drain problems.
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Effective Methods for Unblocking Shower Drains

This method involves first pouring boiling water down the drain to soften the clog. Following this, we add baking soda, which reacts with the hot water to create a fizzing action. This chemical reaction helps to break down the grease, hair, and soap scum causing the blockage. It’s a simple yet effective way to clear mild drain blockages naturally.

Manual removal is straightforward – if the obstruction is visible and within reach, it’s often possible to remove it by hand (using gloves for hygiene). This method is commonly used for hair and soap scum blockages near the drain opening. Sometimes, we also use tools like tweezers or hooks to extract the debris causing the clog.

Using a plunger, we create a vacuum seal over the drain opening and apply a forceful up-and-down motion. This action helps to dislodge the blockage, allowing water to flow freely down the drain. It’s an effective method for moving clogs that are not too deep within the pipes.

Chemical drain cleaners use strong chemicals to dissolve the clog. These cleaners can be effective for certain types of blockages but must be used cautiously to avoid damage to pipes. We always assess the situation first to ensure this method is safe and appropriate for the specific drain issue.

A plumbing snake, or auger, is a flexible and long tool that we insert into the drain to reach the clog. By turning the handle, the snake breaks through the blockage, allowing us to either pull it out or break it down enough for water to flush it away. This method is particularly effective for deeper clogs that are not reachable by hand.

This method uses high-pressure water streams to blast away blockages in the pipes. It’s highly effective for clearing out not just the immediate blockage but also any buildup along the pipe walls. High-pressure water jetting is excellent for more severe blockages and is often used in both residential and commercial settings.

The trap under sinks and showers often collects debris over time. We dismantle this section and clean it thoroughly to remove any accumulated hair, soap scum, or other debris. This method is particularly effective for blockages that occur at the trap, ensuring that the entire section is clear and free-flowing.

Professional Plumbing Services For Clogged Shower Drains

Burns Plumbing specialises in providing expert solutions for clogged shower drains. Understanding that each blockage is unique, we employ a range of strategies tailored to effectively address your specific plumbing issue. Our experienced plumbers are equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to diagnose and fix the problem efficiently, ensuring your drainage system operates smoothly. We prioritise a friendly service approach, ensuring that every customer receives the best care and solutions for their blocked drains.

Our Advanced Drain Clearing Solutions for Persistent Clogs

We use CCTV drain cameras to conduct thorough inspections of your plumbing system. This advanced technology allows us to visually inspect the interior of pipes, identifying the location of the blockages, cracks, or other issues without invasive methods. This precise diagnosis ensures that we target the exact problem area.

For damaged pipes, our pipe relining solutions offer a non-intrusive way to repair them. This process involves inserting a new lining inside the existing pipe, which then hardens to form a new, durable pipe within the old one. It’s an efficient way to repair pipes without the need for extensive excavation.

Hydro-jetting uses high-pressure water streams to clear away stubborn blockages and clean the interior walls of pipes. This method is highly effective for removing grease, sludge, and other debris, restoring optimal water flow in your drainage system.

Air-burst drain cleaners use compressed air, carbon dioxide, or other gases to create a forceful blast that dislodges blockages. This method is quick and effective for clearing blockages close to the drain opening.

Beyond relining, we also offer comprehensive pipe repair services. Whether it’s a minor leak or significant damage, our team can fix it efficiently, ensuring the longevity and reliability of your plumbing system.

For an eco-friendly cleaning option, we use enzymatic drain cleaners. These cleaners use natural enzymes to break down organic material in the pipes, making them a safe and sustainable choice for regular maintenance.

Tree roots can invade and block pipes, causing significant issues. Our root removal services carefully eliminate these intrusions, using techniques that prevent further damage to your pipes and property.

Maintaining Your Bathroom Shower Drain

Regular maintenance of your bathroom shower drain is crucial to prevent blockages and ensure efficient drainage. Here are some in-depth tips from Burns Plumbing for keeping your drain in top condition:

  • Regular Cleaning:
    • Clean your drain cover weekly to remove hair and soap scum.
    • Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda monthly to break down any buildup in the drain.
  • Preventative Measures:
    • Install a drain cover or hair catcher to prevent hair and debris from entering the drain.
    • Minimise the use of oily bath products that can contribute to buildup.
  • Awareness of Signs:
    • Stay alert to early signs of clogging, such as slow drainage or bad odours.
    • Addressing these signs early can prevent more severe blockages.
  • Avoid Chemical Drain Cleaners:
    • Use chemical cleaners sparingly, as they can damage pipes over time.
    • Opt for natural solutions or mechanical methods like plunging.
  • Professional Inspection:
    • Have your drains professionally inspected annually, especially if you live in an area with hard water.
    • This can help identify potential issues before they become major problems.

Need a professional plumber to unblock your shower drain in Sydney?

If you’re facing persistent issues with your shower drain or if it’s time for a professional inspection, Burns Plumbing is here to help. As experienced plumbers in Sydney, we’re equipped to handle any drain blockages quickly and efficiently.

Whether it’s a simple fix or a complex problem, our team will provide the necessary expertise to get your drains flowing smoothly again. Don’t let a clogged drain disrupt your daily routine – contact us today for prompt and reliable service.

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What Our Customers Have to Say

Burns PlumbingExcellentBurns Plumbing5.0 Based on 58 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onEmmanuel John Azzopardi ★★★★★ I contacted Burns Plumbing as my employee had a mishap and hit a tap with the ride on lawn mower. Water was gushing out from the multi story complex. I was told by the lovely receptionist, someone will be out in a hour. The Burns Plumbing utility showed up in fifteen minutes. I joked with the plumbers about they are quicker than some emergency services attending. The plumbers did a awesome job fixing the tap too!Response from the ownerThank you so much for sharing your experience, Emmanuel John Azzopardi! We are thrilled to hear that our team was able to respond promptly and efficiently to help with the tap mishap. If you ever need any more plumbing assistance, feel free to reach out. We're always here to help!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Paul Martin ★★★★★ Had a great experience with Jamie from Burns Plumbing. After receiving an outrageous quote from another local plumber, Burns Plumbing came around same day and fixed my sink quickly, for a fraction of the price!Response from the ownerHi Paul, thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Jamie was able to help you out at a more reasonable price. If you ever need any more plumbing work done, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Maria Boyle ★★★★★ Mark ★★★★★ Danny was amazing. Quickly identified the problem, got to work neatly cutting where he needed to , fixed my leaking pipe and cleaned up afterwards. Even my dog loved him ! Top marks guysResponse from the ownerThank you so much for the kind words, Mark! We're thrilled to hear that Danny provided top-notch service, and it's great to hear that even your dog loved him! If you ever need assistance with plumbing work again, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help. Contact Burns Plumbing for any future plumbing needs.----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Nick Pappas ★★★★★ Had a blocked sewer. The guys came out, were thorough and professional. Happy with the serviceResponse from the ownerHi Nick! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you were happy with the thorough and professional service provided. If you ever need help with anything else, feel free to reach out. We're always here to assist you with your plumbing needs. Thank you for choosing Burns Plumbing!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Michael Zarimis ★★★★★ Danny diagnosed and unblocked the sewer line. Fast, professional, and helpful in explaining what he had to do and the existing problems with the line that caused the blockage to begin with. Great service.Response from the ownerHi Michael, thank you so much for your kind words about our service! We're glad Danny was able to help with unblocking your sewer line and provide you with a clear explanation. If you ever need more plumbing assistance, feel free to reach out to us anytime. Take care! - The Burns Plumbing Team----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Robyn Warms ★★★★★ Danny had a challenge to fit my new bathroom sink. He did a great job.Response from the ownerThank you for your 5-star rating, Robyn! We strive to keep improving our services and your support helps us on that path. If there is anything specifically you liked or believe we could work on, please let us know. Gregory Rostov ★★★★★ Danny was a great help coming in clutch after a previous plumber blocked the drain accidentally during his repair. Successfully unblocked drain! Would recommendJoe Tricase ★★★★★ Highly praise JB Plumbing and all staff.I had a hot water issue regarding the water temperature gradually getting colder over the day.Main clue was seeing the last red digit of the water meter slowly and continuously turning around,with all taps shut.l rang the office midday Monday and met Che about one and a half hours later on a mission to find a potential leak somewhere!?Che used an infrared device/camera and discovered a leak-regrettably,in the corner bathroom,beneath the concrete slab.Best plan was to totally repipe all hot water outlets.Fortunately,the tank was at the rear,near all the fixtures(bathroom,kitchen,etc).We decided to conceal pipes where possible and others would be externally fixed-a good compromise,saving time and money.Early next morning,Tuesday,Che,Alex and Cody arrived and had the job finished that afternoon,with just a little tidying up for Wednesday.What an effort-all done within 48 hours,from phone call to finish !! Great team spirit-courteous,professional and understanding.A job like this wasn’t cheap,but l thought the price was reasonable and fair,considering all the work that went into it.Highly recommend.Joe,Ashfield,Sydney,late March 2024.Rohan Choudhury ★★★★★ Great work! Very helpful and good service! The guy asked me to give a good review but couldn’t from the scanner so came here to give reviewDavid Dizon ★★★★★ Needed to get quite an old toilet repaired, and was shown three options - and ended up just getting the whole toilet suite replaced. Che was amazing to deal with, and incredibly professional throughout the whole process. Walked me through the difference in each option and never felt pressured at all. Would definitely deal with the team at Burns Plumbing again!Kellie Arndell ★★★★★ Burns Plumbing were wonderful (Alex) was prompt, professional and a pleasure to deal with.We are extremely happy with the job and highly recommend J R Burns plumbing to anyone.Kellie and Warren ArndellFive Dockjs_loader

Facing an Emergency Blocked Shower Drain?

Contact Sydney's Blocked Shower Drain Specialists Today!

Experiencing a blocked shower drain in Sydney? Call Burns Plumbing, the blocked drain specialists, at (02) 9072 1165 for prompt and professional service. Our expert team is ready to efficiently solve your plumbing issues and ensure your drains are clear.

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