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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What Our Customers Have to Say

Burns PlumbingExcellentBurns Plumbing5.0 Based on 55 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onMark ★★★★★ 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 DockAbbey Aziz ★★★★★ Ché was really helpful in presenting 3 different options to solving my water filter issue. He was on time, professional, patient and my job was turned around quickly. I would highly recommend Burns Plumbing for their professionalism and high standards of work and I would gladly call on Ché/ Burns Plumbing if needed for any other plumbing issues at home.Response from the ownerHi Abbey Aziz,Thank you so much for your glowing review of Ché and Burns Plumbing! We're thrilled to hear that he was able to assist you with your water filter issue efficiently and professionally. If you ever need help with any other plumbing issues in the future, feel free to reach out. We're always here to help. Thank you for recommending us!Best regards,Burns Plumbing----------------------------Jamie BurnsBurns Plumbinghttps://www.jrburnsplumbing.com.au/76 Bay St, Croydon, NSW, 2132, Australia Narelle G ★★★★★ Fantastic work, fully explained so we could understand what was needed and expertly done. Highly recommended.Response from the ownerThank you so much, Narelle! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. If you ever need more plumbing work done in the future, 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 Darryl Brown ★★★★★ 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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