Blocked drains Hornsby - Andrew Vanny Plumbing

Blocked drains Hornsby

If you need help with blocked drains Hornsby locals like us are the best choice. Our plumbing services in Hornsby are second to none, and our friendly, experienced team will get your problem fixed and your drains flowing freely again in no time. Call the plumber Hornsby trusts today!


Blocked Drains experts in Hornsby

Is your clogged sink about to turn part of your house into a swimming pool? Is the clog beyond the reach of either a plunger or an auger, then you know it’s time to call a plumber for that blocked drain. Sinks are probably the plumbing fixture we rely on the most. A typical home has at least three sinks, and they’re used heavily throughout the day — for handwashing, dishwashing, filling buckets for cleaning, and even getting rid of food waste.

So, sink clogs – which happen regularly in most homes – can be extremely frustrating. There’s nothing like an unexpected sink clog to stall your busy day. Fortunately, we have blocked sink plumbers available 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to help you get back to what matters most. Our expert plumbers are highly skilled at extracting everything from sink clogs and blocked toilets to pipe relining and removing tree roots from blocked sewers. They’ve seen enough different types of clogs to understand how they form. So, they’re sure to get the whole thing out!

Now, we’ll discuss different types of sink drains (or other household drains) and the clogs likely to form in them.

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Types of blocked drains we can fix in Hornsby

Kitchen Sink Drains 

Even when you take extra care with your kitchen sink drain, there’s always the possibility of a clog. Even the most harmless-seeming small particles that go down the drain — small amounts of coffee grounds or flour, for example — can build up over time. The next thing you know, there’s a clog!

Bathroom Sink Drains

Bathroom drains have a similar problem. With these drains, though, a blocked sink usually arises from the collection of hair shed by humans and pets. It might also be tiny fibres from clothing washed in the sink or even just skin cells from washing your hands and face. 

Like most sink clogs, these clogs are mostly organic and thus very susceptible to bacteria growth.

Utility Sink Drains

Utility sinks are the workhorse sinks of a household. People sometimes forget that their pipes need the same care as any others. People use their utility sinks to get rid of all sorts of basement dirt, grime, sawdust, dead insects, and whatever comes out in the washing machine’s rinse cycle.

Bath Drains

Bath drains are similar to the drains in bathroom sinks, and they tend to collect the same clog-forming substances — only in greater quantity. That’s why most have some form of strainer or trap to capture some of the muck before it goes into the home’s main drain pipe (the stack).

Drains in Showers

Drains in stand-alone showers (those not connected to bathtubs) work a little differently than those in sinks and baths. Whereas the sinks just discussed, as well as toilets, send waste fluids through various pipes leading to the sewer (or septic system), wastewater from shower stalls takes a more direct route out of the house — right to the sewer.

Floor Wastes

Floor wastes, generally found in the bathroom, laundry or garage, function similarly to shower drains. They collect wastewater (such as rainwater from a car or condensation from a dehumidifier) and take it directly to the sewer. This is why it’s important not to put dangerous chemicals into a floor drain.

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Our team are the experts for all things plumbing and we provide fast service times. 

We offer a range of services in Hornsby, not just blocked drains

Here are just a few of the plumbing services we offer in Hornsby.

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Whether it’s a one-off blockage removal, a clean-up job or a regular maintenance visit, we do our best to cause the least disruption to you and your family

CCTV drain surveys work by feeding a specially designed camera down the drain in order to carry out the inspection.

We provide a great opportunity to spruce up a bathroom that already functions or completely renovate one that needs an overhaul

We supply, install, service and repair hot water systems. Including electric, gas and solar hot water systems and heat pumps.


Our highly experienced licensed plumbers are equipped with the newest technology in order to diagnose, repair and replace any plumbing problem.

Full range of gas services including connections, disconnections & meter services for domestic & business properties


Backflow preventers prevent contamination of potable water by keeping water from flowing backwards into a water supply line


A thermostatic mixing valve (TMV) is a valve that blends hot water with cold water to ensure constant, safe shower and bath outlet temperatures, preventing scalding.

Home Plumbing Tips

Preventing Drain Clogs

Let’s consider the many different things that end up in household drains — whether intentionally or by accident. Among the worst culprits are kitchen fats, which are challenging to get rid of and often wind up being the root cause of sink drains.

Instead of throwing liquid fat down the drain, put it in a container and send it out with the rubbish. If you really want to do some good, reuse it for cooking or recycle it for biodiesel manufacturing if you want to be environmentally friendly!

To keep ordinary food particles, hair, and other problematic materials out of drains, be sure to use a strainer for every drain in your home. That way, you can simply remove the collected particles and toss them in the rubbish bin.

It’s also wise to flush your drain periodically with hot water, baking soda and vinegar (as discussed below) or use a bio-based drain cleaner regularly. Ask us, your blocked sink plumbers, what we recommend for proper drain maintenance.

DIY Drain Clog Removal

Depending on the type of blocked sink or drain, as well as the clog’s severity, you might be able to remove it by yourself. Try using a plunger first. If it’s a bathroom sink, be sure to plug the overflow hole before plunging. It might help to use a short-handled plunger for a bathroom sink.

Sometimes plunging does the trick, and sometimes it doesn’t. The next thing to try is a combination of boiling water, baking soda, and vinegar.

The usual procedure is to pour boiling water into the drain first. It might dissolve grease or other substances. If more is needed, though, try adding roughly equal parts of baking soda and vinegar. The fizzing action might help. Then follow with more hot water.

It’s important that at all costs you avoid using a drain-opening agent instead of calling a plumber. They may ruin your pipes, which will cost you heaps more to replace than calling a licensed, experienced plumber from Andrew Vanny Plumbing! Not only that, but the toxins in the chemicals can harm your family, and they’re bad for the environment.

We Service the Upper North Shore, Hornsby & Northern Districts of Sydney

When our tradesmen arrive onsite, you’ll recognise them from their marked van and distinctive uniform. We’re able to serve you in any of the areas indicated here in the Hornsby and Hills District or the Upper North Shore. Call us for fast, reliable and friendly service today.

We’re Your Experienced, Professional Plumbers

There’s always a professional plumber on duty at Andrew Vanny Plumbing. We’re ready to help you out with a blocked sink at literally any time of the day or night, 365 days a year. So, don’t jeopardize your pipes when you can call us instead!

By the way, did we mention that we always clean up thoroughly after our jobs are completed? There’s no need to worry about finding a mess after one of our blocked sink plumbers has pulled a clog out of your sink drain. 

Don’t forget, either, that we always arrive on time, so, no waiting around for another tardy tradie!



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