Blocked Drains Newcastle

Blocked drains, leaky taps & general plumbing in the Hunter Valley

Murphy Plumbing provides affordable and efficient services to households in the Hunter Valley, including Newcastle, Maitland, Port Stephens, Gosford and everywhere in between.


Our team of licensed plumbers provide a comprehensive range of installation, maintenance and repair general plumbing services for residential customers, including:

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Blocked Drains & Pipes

You’d be surprised how often we get a call-out to fix blocked drains and burst pipes. Fortunately, we have extensive experience in this area and offer a range of solutions to repair any problems.


CCTV Drain Inspections

We use a CCTV camera to enable us to determine the cause of the blockage, including whether it is a cracked or broken drain or if sections of the drain will need to be replaced.

Water Blast Drain Cleaning

With our high-pressure water jetter, we can break up any blockages in your drains so the blockage can be flushed out.

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Repairing & Replacing Burst Pipes

Broken pipes can indeed be repaired. We can fix sections of your damaged piping or, if necessary, we can replace the whole system. Our experienced plumbers will examine your pipes to determine what would be the most cost-effective solution and present you with our recommendations and a quote before any work commences.

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Blocked Drain Specialists

If your drain is blocked and you’re living in Newcastle, there’s no better team to call. We pride ourselves on our efficient and thorough services throughout the Hunter Valley. We employ a team of extremely knowledgeable and experienced plumbers, who are all experts in their fields. Customer satisfaction is at the core of our services, and we can confidently say that your issue will be solved quickly and easily for a cost-effective price.

How do I know if my drains are blocked?

Blocked drains are something that definitely shouldn’t be ignored, as the problem will inevitably get worse. Unfortunately, blocked drains won’t fix themselves. It’s important to know when to call for our team. Some of the signs may include:

Slow draining water

If you’re beginning to notice your toilet, shower or sink water draining slower than usual, you might be facing a blocked drain. If the drainage has stopped entirely this is a sign that the drainage issue is particularly bad, in which case you should immediately give us a call.

An unpleasant smell

As expected, a blocked drain doesn’t emit a pleasant fragrance, making this one of the biggest tell-tale signs. If bits of food or organic matter is decomposing in the pipes, you’ll smell it. Plus, this is worsened by running the water, which can irritate the bacteria that may have built up.

Gurgling sounds

If you hear a gurgling sound when flushing the toilet or running the tap, this is another sign of blocked drains. This is usually one of the initial signs, but it’s very easy to write off as a one-off occurrence. However, if this is combined with one of the warning signs above, get in touch with Murphy Plumbing.

Can I prevent my drains becoming blocked?

If your drains become blocked, our team at Murphy Plumbing can easily fix the issue. However, it’s a good idea to try and prevent your drains from becoming blocked a second time. The measures you can take will vary throughout the house, such as:


Monitoring the waste that goes down your drain pipes is the easiest way to prevent drain blockage. Make sure to thoroughly scrape food from plates and use professional soaps to break down any cooking oil.


Foreign objects, for example, hair ties, should not go down the drain. While the object itself may not necessarily cause a blockage, they can collect debris such as hair, which can easily block your drains. Excessive amounts of toilet paper being flushed can also cause a drainage issue, so go easy where possible!


Anything that could cause obstruction such as leaves and garden waste should be kept away from your drains. This can be done by regularly sweeping up any leaves and ensuring that drains don’t overflow at any point.

If you’re located in Newcastle and are experiencing some of the signs that your drains may be blocked, get in touch with our team. We can unblock drains and pipes, conduct CCTV drain inspections and water blast drain cleaning, or repair or replace any burst pipes.