Burns Plumbing

Blocked Sink Plumber | Blocked Drains Sydney 

Welcome to Burns Plumbing, where we specialise in swiftly and effectively resolving all types of sink blockages. As Sydney’s trusted local plumber, we understand the inconveniences caused by a blocked kitchen sink or any drain blockage. Our skilled team is dedicated to providing top-notch drain cleaning and unblocking services, ensuring your plumbing runs smoothly.
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Burns Plumbing: Your Blocked Drain Specialists in Sydney

At Burns Plumbing, we pride ourselves on being the blocked drain specialists in Sydney. Our experienced plumbers are equipped with state-of-the-art tools and expertise to tackle any plumbing issue, big or small. Whether it’s a blocked sink drain, a clogged sewer drain, or a problematic stormwater drain, our team is prepared to provide efficient and reliable solutions.

Signs of a Blocked Sink Drain

Identifying a  the signs of a blocked drain early can prevent more significant issues. Look out for these signs:

  • Slow Draining: Water draining slowly is a clear indicator of a blockage. This usually means there’s an obstruction preventing water from flowing smoothly down your drain.
  • Unpleasant Odours: Foul smells emanating from your sink drain suggest buildup. Accumulated food particles, grease, or other debris can cause these odours.
  • Gurgling Sounds: Noises from your drain can indicate trapped air due to blockages. This is often a sign that the blockage is disrupting normal water flow.
  • Water Backup: Water rising back up the sink suggests a severe blockage. It’s a clear indication that the drain is not clearing water effectively.

Common Causes of Blocked Kitchen Sinks

Blocked kitchen sinks can be a significant inconvenience. Understanding the common causes can help prevent these issues:

  • Food Waste Accumulation: Even small food particles can build up over time, leading to blocked kitchen sinks. Be cautious with what goes down the drain.
  • Grease and Oil: These substances solidify in pipes, causing clogged drains. Avoid pouring grease or oil down the sink.
  • Soap Scum Buildup: Soap residue can accumulate, especially in combination with hard water, leading to blockages.
  • Foreign Objects: Items that shouldn’t be in the sink, like utensils or small toys, can easily cause a blockage.
  • Blocked Sewer Lines: Sometimes, the issue is deeper in the sewer line, affecting not just the kitchen sink but other drains too.
  • Tree Roots in Pipes: For homes with older plumbing, invading tree roots can cause blocked sewer pipes, affecting drainage.
  • Faulty Drain Pipe Installation: Incorrectly installed pipes can lead to chronic drain problems and require professional drain repairs.
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Effective Methods for Clearing Blocked Sinks

Various methods can be employed to clear a blocked sink, each suitable for different types of blockages:

This is a gentle yet effective method for dissolving minor blockages. Boiling water helps to melt grease and soap, while baking soda reacts to further break down the residue. It’s a natural and safe first step before moving to more intensive methods.

Using tools like a drain snake, also known as an electric eel, or manually removing visible clogs involves physically reaching into the drain (with gloves for hygiene) to pull out the obstruction. It’s effective for clogs that are within arm’s reach and can be particularly useful for hair and food particle blockages.

A plunger creates a vacuum and pressure when pushed down, which can help to dislodge blockages caused by food waste or soap scum. It’s a simple, non-invasive tool that can often clear minor to moderate blockages without the need for professional intervention.

These are strong, commercially available solutions that dissolve clogs. They can be highly effective but may contain harsh chemicals that can damage pipes over time. It’s essential to use them according to the manufacturer’s instructions and only when other methods have failed.

For more challenging blockages, a plumbing snake—a long, flexible metal rope with a spiral end—can be inserted into the drain to physically break up and clear the obstruction. It’s especially useful for deeper clogs that are beyond the reach of manual removal.

This method involves using a high-pressure water stream to blast away blockages and scrub the inside of the pipe. It’s an efficient way to not only clear the immediate blockage but also remove any build-up along the pipe walls, ensuring a thorough clean.

The U-shaped pipe beneath the sink, known as the P-trap, often collects debris and can become a site of blockages. Removing and cleaning this part can often resolve issues, especially when the clog is localised around the trap area.

Professional Blocked Drain Plumber Services for Clogged Sink Drains

At Burns Plumbing, our experienced plumbers are skilled in all these methods and come equipped with the necessary tools, including CCTV drain cameras and drain snakes, to tackle any blocked sink issue. Whether it’s a simple fix or a complex problem, we’re ready to provide efficient and effective solutions for your plumbing needs in Sydney.

Our Advanced Drain Cleaning Solutions for Persistent Kitchen Sink Clogs

For challenging kitchen sink clogs that resist basic methods, professional plumbers at Burns Plumbing use advanced techniques. These include:

Specialised CCTV drain cameras are used to inspect kitchen sink pipes from the inside. This technique is crucial for pinpointing the precise location and nature of stubborn clogs, often caused by accumulated food waste, grease, or in more complex cases, structural issues within the pipes.

When kitchen sink clogs are due to damaged or deteriorating pipes, pipe relining presents an effective solution. This process involves inserting a new, durable lining inside the existing pipe, which is especially beneficial for older kitchen plumbing systems, avoiding the need for extensive excavation and disruption.

Utilising high-pressure water streams, hydro-jetting effectively clears stubborn grease and food build-up, common in kitchen sinks. This method not only removes the existing blockage but also thoroughly cleans the pipe walls, preventing future clogs.

This method employs compressed air or carbon dioxide to forcefully clear blockages near the drain opening of kitchen sinks. It’s particularly effective for dislodging blockages caused by soap scum or food particles that are within reach but too stubborn for plunging.

For kitchen sinks clogged with organic matter, enzymatic cleaners offer a safer, eco-friendly solution. They use natural enzymes to break down organic blockages over time, ideal for kitchen sinks used frequently for food preparation and cleaning.

In cases where tree roots have penetrated kitchen drain lines, causing blockages, Burns Plumbing uses specialised root removal techniques. This involves either mechanical cutting or careful chemical treatment to eradicate roots without harming the overall plumbing system.

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Tips for Maintaining Your Kitchen Sink Drain

Proper maintenance of your kitchen sink drain can prevent blockages and ensure smooth functioning. Here are some in-depth tips:

  • Regular Cleaning:

    • Clean the drain weekly using natural cleaners like vinegar and baking soda to prevent buildup.
    • Rinse the sink thoroughly after use to clear away food particles and grease.
  • Proper Waste Disposal:

    • Avoid disposing of food scraps, coffee grounds, and grease down the sink.
    • Use a compost bin for organic waste and properly dispose of oils and fats.
  • Use Drain Strainers:

    • Install strainers in your sink to catch solid particles and prevent them from going down the drain.
    • Regularly clean the strainers to prevent debris accumulation.
  • Hot Water Flush:

    • Periodically pour boiling water down the drain to dissolve and clear grease and soap scum.
    • This is particularly effective after heavy sink usage.
  • Avoid Chemical Cleaners:

    • Minimise the use of harsh chemical cleaners that can damage pipes over time.
    • Opt for environmentally friendly cleaning solutions when possible.
  • Regular Inspection:

    • Regularly check for signs of leaks or damage under the sink.
    • Keep an eye out for slow draining, which can indicate early blockage formation.
  • Professional Drain Cleaning:

    • Consider scheduling annual professional drain cleaning to clear buildup that can’t be addressed through home methods.

By following these tips, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of facing blocked kitchen sink issues.

Need a Professional Sydney Plumber for Your Blocked Sink?

If your kitchen sink is giving you trouble, don’t let the problem escalate. Call Burns Plumbing, your local Sydney experts, for prompt and reliable assistance. Our experienced team is equipped to handle all types of sink blockages, ensuring your kitchen remains functional and clog-free. Contact us today to resolve your plumbing issues efficiently!
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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

Emergency Sink Drain Solutions Available in Sydney

If you’re facing an urgent sink drain problem in Sydney, Burns Plumbing is here to provide emergency solutions. We understand that sink blockages can occur at the most inconvenient times, disrupting your daily routine. Our team is ready to respond swiftly to your emergency, equipped with the necessary tools and expertise to effectively resolve your sink drain issues. 

Contact Sydney's Blocked Sink Drain Experts Today!

Don’t let a blocked sink drain cause you stress. Contact Burns Plumbing today at (02) 9072 1165 for expert and efficient sink drain solutions in Sydney. Our team is dedicated to providing a quick, reliable plumbing service to resolve your blocked drain plumbing problem. 

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