Blocked drains can cause all sorts of issues, from:

  • Flooding
  • Foul odours
  • Leaking
  • Damage to buildings
  • Burst pipes

These issues are only the start. Don’t sit and suffer while your drains remain blocked. Instead, turn to O’Shea Plumbing for immediate and effective solutions. If you’re having issues with your blocked drains in your home or business, we can help you detect blockages and remove them quickly.



At O’Shea Plumbing, we promise good old fashioned, honest service and advice for any situation, including drain blockages of all degrees. We use the most cutting edge equipment to treat your blocks. At the end of the day, we’ll provide you with a clean and clear drain.


What Problems Can Arise If You Don’t Attend to Blocked Drains Quickly?

Are you wondering why it’s so important to tackle blocked drains quickly? Even if it doesn’t seem pressing now, it’s important to deal with them immediately so you can avoid larger complications later.

By clearing your blocked drains quickly, you’re benefitting everyone who uses your property from your family, friends and even your employees. The following problems can occur if you don’t clear your drain soon enough:

  • Spillage or seeping from blocked drains, which causes damage to foundations and/or stumps of buildings
  • Damage to carpets
  • Damage to furniture or appliances
  • Damage to the foundations of a building
  • Flooding
  • Spillage from blocked sewer drains which results in unsanitary conditions

In order to avoid transmitting disease and avoid damaging your property, it’s essential to deal with blocked drains as soon as possible.


What Services Do We Provide?

When it comes to your drain blockages, O’Shea provides a wide range of services. Each service is determined by the nature and scope of your situation. We work within Melbourne CBD and all surrounding suburbs, so if you live in these areas, we’ll assist you as soon as possible.

Our areas of service include:

  • Eastern suburbs
  • Southern suburbs
  • Northern suburbs
  • Inner Western suburbs

Within these areas, we’ll sort out all of your plumbing needs. Our primary services include:

  • Making a genuine attempt to completely clear drains with full size cutters, water jets or cable machines
  • Using tracking equipment to locate camera heads
  • Doing camera inspection and location of drains
  • Excavating and replacing drains, if needed
  • Relining drains / trenchless technology
  • Using RootXto delay / stop regrowth of tree roots in drains
  • Repairing or replacing drains
  • Removing excavated soil / backfill with crushed rock to prevent subsidence in paved areas
  • Doing deep sewer work


At O’Shea, you can come to us for all of your drain unblocking services. We will provide you with a personalised assessment and complete summary of our services so we can decide on the best solution for your needs.

What About Certification?

Where applicable, O’Shea will book all inspections with the Victorian Building Association. We’ll also obtain and alter all sewer plans as well as lodge them with the relevant Water Companies. On top of this, we’ll handle all of the following legal matters:

  • Submitting Workcover Notices
  • Obtaining road opening permits
  • Organising traffic management
  • Using trench shields
  • Completing Dial B4 U Dig

You don’t have to fret about any of the legal concerns. All our completed work complies and exceeds AS/NZS 3500 standards. With us, we’ll ensure you get consent from the relevant water companies. Additionally, we’ll even organise a Victorian Building Authority Certificate of Compliance.


Our Top Quality Equipment

We use the best equipment here at the O’Shea. Our top quality equipment guarantees that the job is done well. Some of the equipment we use includes:

  • Two different drain clearing machines, including large (90mm to 150mm drains) and small models (for waste pipes)
  • Two different types of drain camerasfor inspection of drains
  • Large trailer waterjets with the correct water volume and pressure to effectively clear drains
  • Small waterjets for clearing waste pipes
  • Navitrackfor locating the position of the camera head
  • Linetracerto locate the cable of the drain clearing machine


Warranty Policy

O’Shea offers a 12 month warranty on sewer drain blockages that reoccur in the same spot. This warranty applies for weekdays and for one call back only, and does not apply for reoccurring blockages.  You can contact us to find out more.

O’Shea Plumbing was established in 1978 and has been a member of The Master Plumbers and Mechanical Services Association of Australia for over 40 years

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Call Now for a Quote!

At O’Shea Plumbing, we strive to offer competitive rates on all of our blockage services while keeping our standards high. That’s why we’re happy to offer cost free, no obligation quotes on all our work.

Even if you need an emergency service completed for your Melbourne home or business, we can sort you out with viable solutions at budget friendly rates.

Contact our team any day of the week on 03 9888 2887.

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