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Machine Cleaning of Drains

Pressure Water Jet Cleaning

Drain Camera Inspections

Drainage System Repairs & Replacement

Blocked Drains

We can clear blocked drains 24 hours, 7 days a week and can have a plumber to you within 2 hours for emergency plumbing.


Whatever the problem, Beachside Plumbing have the right equipment to unblock your drains so they can run freely.

Servicing Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane – Call Beachside Plumbing to clear blocked drains at your home or office today – Available 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Call (03) 9512 0007

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Onsite within 2 hours during business hours


Local, trusted & reliable plumbing services for over 30 years


Reliable brands, always competitively priced

6 Most Common Drain Blockages

  • Toilet Drain
  • Kitchen Drain
  • Bathroom Drain
  • Sewer Drain
  • Backyard Drain
  • Stormwater Drain

Our Process

Our plumbers will move through a 3 step ‘elimination process’ when assessing your problem:


They will try to manually remove the blockage

If this is not possible then they will use a sewer machine able to clean clogs quickly and effectively without having to reach all the way down the pipe

If there is still a blockage then they will us a high pressure jet and camera to diagnose the problem

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      Cleaning Methods

      Machine Cleaning of Drains

      This is the most common and inexpensive method of clearing most blockages in domestic sewerage and storm water drains.

      A commercial drain cleaning machine winds a 32mm steel cable into your drains, cutting and removing blockages from the pipes. Licensed Plumbers can provide quick simple drain repairs removing nasty blockages from your drains. Best for pipes from 100mm in size and up to 30m distance.

      This process is quick, simple and inexpensive.

      Pressure Water Jet Cleaning

      Our Industrial strength jet cleaning truck will blast high pressure water into your blocked drains – no matter the size.

      The high pressure water will flush and remove all nasty blockages from your drains. This is the best and most effective way to clear blocked drains.

      Beachside Plumbing offers a complete Pressure Jet Cleaning service for all drain types. From small waste pipes to large stormwater and sewerage drains and everything in-between we have a solution for every blocked drain.

      Drains up to 60m in length can be cleaned and maintained with high pressure water jet cleaners.

      • Waste pipes
      • Sewerage drains
      • Stormwater drains
      • Septic tanks
      • Grease traps
      • Big or small? we do them all!

      Drain Camera Inspections

      For troublesome drains, CCTV colour drain camera inspections are the best way to locate problems with your pipes.

      Our Ridgid See Snake system can provide up to 60m video footage investigating the condition of concealed drains in buildings and below ground. Beachside Plumbing offers this comprehensive Drain Camera Inspection service.

      Experienced Licensed Plumbers attend your property and provide detailed CCTV drain camera inspection of all stormwater and sewerage drains. CCTV drainage inspections, can provide colour photographic and DVD video footage of your drains.

      Understanding where the blockage is located, what has caused the blockage or issue and seeing the options available to resolve your issues are all achieved with a Drain Camera Inspection.

      Reports are provided to detail the condition of your drains including any abnormalities located within your drainage system and recommendations to rectify the issues.

      Beachside Plumbing also can provide line location services, to plot the direction of drains, lost below ground. Navigation Tracking System can locate your pipes and provide you important information such as depth and location of pipes below ground.

      Drainage System Repairs & Replacement

      Beachside Plumbing have a team of drainage specialists, who can repair and replace all your drainage issues.

      With a team of highly skilled excavator operators, we can easily access your plumbing and provide you with quick reliable repairs to your property.

      All plumbers are qualified and provide Victorian Building Authority plumbing inspections, Water Authority applications, Dial before your Dig applications and issue you with Plumbing certifications on completion of your works.

      Emergency blocked drains can be attended to 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week. Just be mindful that due to EPA noise restrictions, some equipment due to noise restrictions cannot be used at night.

      We are here to help. Please call us anytime.

      Top 5

      Most common causes for blocked drains

      Blocked drains are a common and annoying problem experienced at some stage in most homes and businesses.

      There are a number of reasons that drains will block and often the immediate symptom of the block is treated and not the underlying cause.

      Beachside Plumbing can fix broken drains.

      Our Licensed Plumbers use mini excavators to negotiate narrow entrances around properties and excavate and replace all damaged and broken pipes. All works carried out, include water authority permits, Plumbing Inspections and Plumbing Certificate of Compliance issue on completion.

      Foreign objects or debris

      Choked or blocked drainage can occur when foreign objects or materials such as hair, soaps, tree roots, fats or food, become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath. Initially the material may not fully block the drain, but over time materials will continue to collect which will prevent water from flowing freely and could eventually cause the drain to block. Toilets regularly block up due to too much toilet paper, sanitary items and even nappies being flushed down them. Young children are often the culprits for blocked toilets. They have been known to flush a full roll of toilet paper, a toy and even the toilet brush! A blocked toilet is really unpleasant and requires immediate action.


      • Do not pour fats/oils down the sink – pour into a container and place in the rubbish
      • In the shower use a hair catcher over the drain or regularly remove the hair from the drain
      • Never flush anything extra down the toilet except toilet paper

      Heavy Rains or Storms

      Outside drains may become blocked after storms or heavy downpours collecting leaves, dirt and other matter that can build up and block drains. Blocked drains during heavy storms are very common as they are generally not designed to manage large volumes of water. Blocked outside drains can cause flooding and damage to property.


      Maintain drain efficiency by regularly clearing leaves and debris away or install a protective gutter guard over the drain to keep them clear

      Broken pipes

      Another cause of blocked drains can be a broken pipe. If a pipe is broken the water cannot flow freely and it may collapse, causing the drain to block. The most common causes of broken pipes are poor installation, age and tree roots. Tree roots cause enormous damage underground and these types of blockages may require detailed investigation of underground pipes to identify where the problem is occurring. Underground pipe repairs can be disruptive and costly depending on how difficult it is to access the problem area.

      Broken pipes present hazards to drain cleaning equipment. Equipment can become stuck in broken pipes. Once a pipe is broken, tree roots will continue to attack and damage a drain further. The only permanent repair is to replace the damaged pipe.


      Check where your sewer and stormwater drains are placed on your property before planting new plants in your garden.

      Incorrect pipe installation

      With the dramatic rise in popularity of do-it-yourself (DIY) repairs and home renovations, there has been an increase in poorly installed plumbing and drainage pipes. Pipes may become misaligned or completely collapse if installed incorrectly. Incorrect installation is not only dangerous but could also damage other parts of your or your neighbours’ property, causing great expense.


      Choosing the right pipes is an integral part of any plumbing job and so it is vital that have a full understanding of the pipework required to do the job.

      Water flow issues

      As we know, water doesn’t flow uphill so drainage is all about gravity. Incorrect pipe installation with inadequate falls could contribute to the build-up of particles and debris and could eventually result in blocked drains. It is vital that pipes are installed correctly to ensure adequate water flows. Drains become blocked for a variety of reasons, so it is important to understand what the underlying cause of blocked drainage is. Blockages can build up over time and you may get some early warning signs that there are some obstructions to the water flow. These include gurgling sounds after you flush a toilet, the water level in your sink or bath draining slowly, and bad smells from sinks or drains.


      Some blockages can be easily cleared using a plunger; however treating the symptom may not address the underlying causes of drain blockages. If you have ongoing drainage problems or need to repair or lay drains, the best practice is to call a plumber.

      Contacting Beachside Plumbing will ensure the job is done properly and save you money in the long run.

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