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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Areas in Sydney We Serve

What Our Customers Have to Say

Burns PlumbingExcellentBurns Plumbing5.0 Based on 39 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onElizabeth Mee ★★★★★ Super, efficient, prompt, cost effective service provided every time. Been using for years, so happily refer to this local firm to others. For example,had unexpected leaking toilet issue at our place at lunchtime last Saturday. One text exchange and Matt had fixed the issue within the hour. They’ve done a variety of plumbing tasks from leaking gas, to roots in shower drain to ageing threads on pipes. There is a reason why everyone in our apartment complex has their number,, understand it’s the same for those in the unit block next door. If you are loyal and have reasonable expectation's, strongly recommend Burns Plumbing.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words, Elizabeth! We are thrilled to hear about your positive experiences with Burns Plumbing over the years. We are dedicated to providing super, efficient, and cost-effective plumbing services. Remember, we are always here to help with any plumbing needs you may have. Just reach out to us anytime. Thank you for choosing Burns Plumbing!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Joanna Sharma ★★★★★ We had the team from Burns plumbing out twice, once for a blocked pipe and a second time when my husband drilled through our water mains. Both times they came on the weekend, were very polite, helpful and explained everything they were doing and went above and beyond to help resolve everything as quickly as possible. Im so glad that we have great reliable plumbers like this that my family can call upon. Highly recommended.Response from the ownerHi Joanna Sharma! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We're glad we were able to help you with your blocked pipe and the incident with the water mains. We always strive to provide excellent service and it's great to hear that our team was polite, helpful, and went above and beyond for you. If you ever need any more plumbing assistance in the future, remember that we're always here to help. Don't hesitate to contact Burns Plumbing. Thanks again for the recommendation!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Paul Errington ★★★★★ Great service, clearly explained what was going on and solved my issue quickly.Highly recommend. 6 starsResponse from the ownerHi Paul! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us such a positive review. We're thrilled to hear that you were happy with our service and that we were able to solve your issue quickly. We always strive to provide clear explanations and efficient solutions. If you ever need any further plumbing work in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to help. Thanks again for your recommendation and for choosing Burns Plumbing!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Perry Rabin ★★★★★ All of my (so far) 6 interactions with JR Burns have been excellent. They are prompt, communicate very well & each of the plumbers have been thorough & professional.They are a pleasure to deal with & I have no hesitation recommending Burns Plumbing.Response from the ownerHi Perry! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave this review. We're thrilled to hear that you've had such great experiences with us and that our team has been prompt, communicative, and professional. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service, and it's always a pleasure to hear that we're meeting our customers' expectations. If you ever need any more plumbing work done, please don't hesitate to reach out. We're here to help anytime. Thanks again for your recommendation!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia dd rugby ★★★★★ J R burns plumbing is just the best service in Sydney. Team is great and friendly.Response from the ownerThank you so much for your kind words, dd-rugby! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive experience with our team at J R Burns Plumbing. Our goal is always to provide the best service possible, so it's wonderful to hear that we've met your expectations. If you ever need any more plumbing work, 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 Rod Robinson ★★★★★ Jamie was punctual and explained what he was doing to solve our blocked drain. The Invoice also explained what was done.Response from the ownerHi Rod! Thank you so much for your kind words about Jamie! We're glad to hear that he was punctual and took the time to explain the solution to your blocked drain. Providing a clear and detailed invoice is important to us, so we're happy to hear that it was helpful. If you ever need any more plumbing work done, don't hesitate to reach out to Burns Plumbing. We're always here to help!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Ron C ★★★★★ The team at Burns Plumbing are great. Had a dangerous gas leak in the house. They were quick to respond and sorted out the issue with no fuss. The team that attended explained everything so that I could easily understand what was going on. I would happily recommend this plumber to anyone. Thank you for the tremendous work.Much appreicated.Response from the ownerHi Ron C! Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad that our team was able to quickly respond to your gas leak and resolve the issue without any hassle. We always strive to provide clear explanations to our customers so that they can understand what's happening. We really appreciate your recommendation and 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 Jeff Stewart ★★★★★ Jamie was awesome!!! Answered all my questions and was able to come and fix my problem quickly. Honest and reasonably priced. Great work and I will be recommending to anyone what needs any plumbing services.Response from the ownerHi Jeff! Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! We're glad to hear that Jamie was able to help you out quickly and effectively. We pride ourselves on our honesty and fair pricing, so we're happy that it was reflected in your experience. We appreciate your recommendation and just want to remind you that we're always here to help with any plumbing needs you may have in the future. Just give us a call!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia John Larimy ★★★★★ Best plumbers in Croydon...I have an airbnb in Croydon NSW, Jamie and the crew were a good bunch of blokes that got the job done at short notice, much appreciated.Response from the ownerHi John! Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review. We're thrilled to hear that our team was able to assist you with your plumbing needs at your Airbnb in Croydon. We always aim to provide prompt and efficient service, so we're glad we could help at short notice. If you ever need any plumbing work in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. We're always here to lend a hand. Thanks again, and take care!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Austin Rulfs ★★★★★ The guys at JR Burns were great to deal with. Reasonably priced and did the job well and on time. Plus they were polite and friendly to deal with which means a lot in my opinion. Would recommend.Response from the ownerHi Austin! Thank you so much for your kind review. We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with our team at Burns Plumbing. We pride ourselves on providing quality service at a reasonable price, so we're glad to know that we met your expectations. If you ever need any plumbing assistance in the future, please 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 Ben Cox ★★★★★ I needed a plumber quickly and Burns Plumbing did the rest easily and without hassle. The two lads worked well together and happy to recommend to anyone else in need of a plumber.Response from the ownerHey Ben! Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're thrilled that we were able to help you out quickly and without any hassle. Our team always strives to work together efficiently to get the job done right. We really appreciate your recommendation and if you ever need any more plumbing work done, remember that we're always here to help. Just give us a call!----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Antoine Jdeidani ★★★★★ Professional and on time service. Solved our issue on the same day.Response from the ownerHi Antoine! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review. We're thrilled to hear that you were pleased with our professional and timely service, and that we were able to solve your issue on the same day. If you ever need any more help with plumbing work, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're always here to assist you.----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia js_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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