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Unfortunately for most of us, a drain or toilet blockage is a common problem.

Most blockages are caused by root tree penetration or a build up of grease, fat, dirt, hair, or debris. Luckily, it doesn’t bother the team from Newcastle Plumbing Service & Blocked Drain Specialist.

We’re the blocked drain and toilet plumber Newcastle home and business owners can trust.

We have qualified plumbers and specialists on-hand to provide sound advice and recommendations. We’ve been unblocking drains and sewers in Newcastle for more than 30 years. You can trust us to unblock your drains on time and on budget, so you can get back to the important stuff.

If you’re dealing with a blocked toilet or drain, we’re your first port of call. Get in touch with the team from Newcastle Plumbing Service & Blocked Drain Specialist today.


We use the latest plumbing techniques and technologies to clear blockages.

To remove the blockage, we’ll use a high-pressure water blaster to clear the drain. We have a water blaster in each and every one of our vans, so we can remove the blockage in an instant.

If we discover the pipes have collapsed or are badly damaged, we can carry out an CCTV Inspection to then assess the situation and provide some recommendations for repairs.


We know how frustrating a blocked drain can be – no one likes a blocked toilet or an overflowing shower! If blocked drains are becoming a common problem in your home or business, we recommend the following:

  • Be conscious of what goes down the kitchen sink. Oil, fat, grease, and scraps of food can cause major blockages in your kitchen sink. If possible, pour used oil and fat into a can, or dispose of it in the bin. Keep the drain clear of food after washing up.
  • Keep drains clear of hair in the bathroom. The most common cause of a blockage in the bathroom is hair. Keep the bathroom sink, shower, and bath free of hair if possible.
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At Newcastle Plumbing Service & Blocked Drain Specialist, we aim to be as minimally invasive as possible, whether we’re working indoors or outdoors. However, sometimes urgent excavation is required to renew damaged or collapsed sewerage pipes. These pipes are often found underground in your front or backyard.

We have the excavation equipment required to renew sewer drainage systems and sewer shafts. Before excavation, our qualified operators will use non-invasive CCTV equipment to determine the damage, then provide a free quote for the work if required.

We’ll keep the whole process – including potential costs – transparent, so you have a clear understanding of what is required to solve your plumbing problems.

Need sewer pipes fixed in a rush? No problem. We have emergency plumbers on hand to fix the problem ASAP. Get in touch for more information on our emergency services.


At Newcastle Plumbing, we have more than 30 years experience unblocking drains and solving plumbing problems throughout Newcastle and the Hunter – that’s why we’re the blocked drain specialist Newcastle home and business owners can trust.

Our vans are equipped with the latest drain clearing equipment including a high-pressure water blaster to clear your blocked drains as quickly and effectively as possible, so you can get back to normal, everyday living. Plus, our team of qualified blocked drain plumbers in Newcastle use the latest CCTV equipment to diagnose the plumbing problem first, then use the latest techniques to make the job quick and simple.

We’re committed to getting the job done on time and on budget. Just give us a call today.


How do drains get blocked?

There are a number of reasons why your drains might be blocked! In the kitchen, pipes can get clogged with oil, fat, soap, and food. In the bathroom, the drains can be blocked with the oil from shampoo, soap, along with hair.

Outdoors, your drains can be blocked with plants, dirt, and weeds, or can be overwhelmed after a big storm.

If the sewer itself is blocked, it means the pipes are probably blocked by tree roots entering earthen clay pipes, damaged or have already collapsed. This happens when the earth moves – for example, the pipes can be damaged during renovations, new home builds, excavation works, or even heavy traffic. It’s unavoidable, but it can certainly be frustrating.

How will Newcastle Plumbing remove the blockage?

We pride ourselves on using the latest and greatest technologies to solve toilet, kitchen, bathroom or stormwater blockages problems. We’ll use a high-pressure water jetter to clear it and efficiently test our work.

How do I prevent blocked drains in future?

Most of the time blocked drains in the kitchen occur because people aren’t careful with what goes down the drain, like oils, fats, and food. Avoid pouring cooking oil and fat down the drain, and put food in the bin where possible.

How do I know if I have a sewer blockage?

There are quite a few telltale signs of a blocked sewer. For example, there might be a bad smell coming from your drains, gurgling coming from the toilet, or unpleasant greywater spilling out from the outdoor drain. The shower, bath, sink, or toilet might also be slow to drain.

If you’ve noticed any of these signs, we recommend calling a professional plumber to come and check it out.

Why does my toilet keep running? Is it a blockage?

This is a very common question – and the answer is “maybe”. There’s a higher chance the valve in the cistern isn’t shutting, or it’s malfunctioning. It might need replacing.

Do you offer plumbing for businesses, too?

We offer plumbing services for homes and businesses alike. Wherever there’s a blocked drain or plumbing problem, we’ll be there to assist.

If there’s a sewer blockage, will you need to dig up my backyard?

We aim to make drain and sewer clearing as minimally invasive as possible. We will not need to dig up the front or backyard to clear the sewer – however, if the pipes have been damaged or have collapsed, some excavation might be required to get your plumbing back in working order.

If additional work is required, we’ll provide a free quote before starting work.

Should I unblock the drain myself?

While it is possible to remove the blockage yourself, we recommend getting a professional to remove it for you. Off-the-shelf drain-clearing products might be packed with chemicals, but they’re often not 100% effective at removing the blockage completely, especially tree root penetration that will need machining.

How quickly can you unblock my drain or sewer?

It depends on what the problem is. However, we pride ourselves on our fast turnaround – if there’s a blocked drain in Newcastle, we’ll be there to clear it out ASAP.

Plus, we offer reliable emergency plumbing services, so we’ll be there when you need us.

What are the early warning signs of a blocked drain?

If there are gurgling or gulping noises coming from the shower, bath, sink, or bathroom floor, then there’s a chance a blockage is starting to form. If the water is taking a long time to drain, the toilet is taking a long time to flush, or the water in the toilet is rising or falling below normal levels, there’s a chance the toilet has a blockage.

If the drain outside overflows while the washing machine is running, there’s also a chance there’s a blockage. If you’re experiencing any of these issues, get in touch with Newcastle PlumbingService & Blocked Drain Specialist and we’ll help diagnose the problem.


Got a plumbing problem? Get in touch with the team from Newcastle Plumbing!

Using our team’s combined knowledge and experience, we can determine the right drainage solution for your home or business, then offer an obligation free quote to solve your drainage problems.

Whether it’s a tap or a toilet, we’re the plumbing team Newcastle trusts. Call (02) 4942 3300, email​, or contact us online today!

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