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No more backed-up sewer pipes and blocked drain

Blocked drains are a common plumbing problem and can happen at any time. If you have a blocked toilet or blocked drain that you need to be fixed immediately, Mates rates plumbing is the most reliable Blocked Drain plumber in Parramatta to call. We’re focused on finding the right solutions that leave your drains and pipes in better condition than ever. We’re committed to providing this efficient service at affordable prices. Mates Rates Plumbing Service has amassed years of know-how that allows tailor-made solutions for all types of drain problems, using modern tools for repairs and prevention strategies to keep costs down. 

Blocked drain and grease trap calls are given priority at Mates Rates Plumbing, a prompt response and fixing your blocked drain quickly can avoid an unpleasant issue that will only get worse if left unchecked.

If you have a blocked sewer drain or a problem with your stormwater drains, you want to resolve them quickly.  Choosing the right person to fast-track fixing your blocked drain will take the stress out of a situation that, if not fixed quickly, can cause severe damage to your home or property. We are Parramatta’s premier blocked drain plumbing professionals, offering residential/commercial plumbing & maintenance services.

Sewer Backup: Warning Signs

The main sewer line is connected to the entire plumbing system inside a house. The sewer line can take a hit and clog, as a result of the numerous blocked drain problems. When the sewer line becomes completely blocked then the repulsive sewage water and sludge have no choice but to reverse back into your home or business through your sink, toilet, and/or other drains. These are the following warning signs that indicate your sewer drain requires a repair or a replacement.

  • A toilet is not flushing properly
  • Multiple clogged drains
  • Slow drains throughout the house
  • A large quantity of sewage
  • Water backups up in other drains
  • Bubbles around the drains or toilets

Sewage Backup Prevention

You can never guarantee that preventative measures will eliminate all risks of a sewer backup as it can occur in the main sewer line as a result of other people’s actions. However, you are able to protect your own sewer line from getting blocked and prevent sewer backups to a significant degree.

  • Properly dispose of paper products
  • Consider plastic piping
  • Clean drains regularly
  • Dispose of grease properly
  • Correct illegal plumbing connections
  • Install a backwater prevention valve
  • Conduct a thorough inspection

If you live in one of Sydney’s remaining rural areas with no mains sewer your septic systems can also cause household drains to back up and overflow. As a septic system owner you are responsible for ensuring that your septic system is safe and working properly. A failing septic system is a health risk for your family and the community and may be causing harm to the environment. Septic systems are on-site sewage management solutions and Mates Rates are familiar with their many forms including traditional septic tanks, pump-outs, composting toilets, and aerated septic systems. Have a regular Mates Rates inspection every 12 months and arrange for it to be pumped out (de-sludged) every 3 to 5 years.

Agricultural Drains & Stormwater Pipes

Agricultural drainage systems are even more susceptible to tree roots growing into the lines and collapsing due to ground movement, slowing and eventually blocking the flow of water. Suburban agricultural drains, like your guttering and downpipes, generally waste into the municipal stormwater system, and like other underground utilities are never considered until they fail.

When the blockage is caused by tree roots or collapsed pipes then you will need to call a Mates Rates drain cleaning expert to remove and replace the damaged section of the line and to clear the rest of the drain lines from debris and dirt using an eco-friendly Hydro Jetter or sewer snake.

Jetter Blockage Removal

Hydro jetting is one of the safest and most effective ways to clear plumbing blockages. It uses high-velocity water pressure to remove blockage and buildup on the inside walls of your sewer and stormwater pipe. Jetter has the power to displace the toughest blockages and at the same time scours the full diameter of the pipe, flushing debris and leaving lines clear. We find hydro jetting the most effective and quickest way to open a clogged drain or sewer line. These days Mates Rates employ the Jetter on drain blockages that electric eel machines are incapable of clearing.


SewerCam is a specialized CCTV camera, monitor, and radio frequency (RF) locator that allows your Mates Rates drainage expert to see right down inside your sewer lines and underground stormwater plumbing to recognize any issues that may cause a blockage to reoccur. SewerCam has an inbuilt radio emitter that enables your Mates Rates plumber to accurately detect the camera head’s location below ground. The RF SewerCam locator is a feature that will save you thousands of dollars by reducing the time that was traditionally needed to locate drain damage and by eliminating unnecessary excavation searching blockages.

SewerCam is Mates Rates’ highly efficient first step to preparing a report (with video) on the condition of your underground pipes and recommendations for any necessary repairs. If you have a clogged or slow drain, contact us for video inspection services so we can locate the blockage and determine if the pipe condition qualifies for jetting.

Sewer-Cam Inspection Services

You can depend on the fact that our licensed experienced plumbers are fully equipped with the latest tools and technology to thoroughly inspect your sewers for any abnormalities. 

Sewer-Cam can save you thousands of dollars by eliminating unnecessary excavation and the time that was once needed to locate drain damage or blockages. When your drains are inspected with Mates Rates CCTV “Sewer-Cam”, the blockage or damaged section can literally be inspected and easily located. So excavation is limited only to your drain’s damaged section.

If your sewer is overflowing do not flush or drain water as this will only make things worse and may cause additional water and waste damage. Sewer camera inspections allow us to find quick & efficient solutions for the most challenging problems.

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) relining your no-dig alternative

Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) is a type of trenchless technology. This process involves repairing and replacing old and damaged pipes. Cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) relining has transformed the sewer drain and stormwater repair and maintenance industry. Using Mates Rates’ specialized CIPP trenchless, pipe relining is cost-effective, clean, and successful. CIPP has many benefits compared to the traditional dig and replace method. Pipes repaired using relining are stronger than PVC pipes, have more effective protection from root penetration than newly installed pipes, and have a life expectancy of 50 years.

Little to no digging is involved in this trenchless process, making CIPP a more cost-effective and less disruptive method than traditional “dig and replace” pipe repair techniques. Most pipes can be repaired in one day with minimal disruption without the mess and noise of excavation allowing you to minimize disruption to your household or business. Mates Rates stand behind our CIPP repairs with a 25-year warranty on the CIPP liner and silicate resin in addition to our 7-year workmanship guarantee.

Cost Saving Repairs, Maintenance, and Upgrades

Blocked Drain cleaning is an often-overlooked yet vital task in institutional and commercial facilities and one that building occupants only think about when a problem occurs. The team of plumbing professionals from Mates Rates Plumbing Service now provides you with useful plumbing tips on how to save money on your water bill and in the long run.

Always keep an eye out for dripping taps in your home, office, or garden, toilet cisterns that continually run, leaking hot water tanks and valves, damp spots on floors walls, or ceilings, hard to turn or noisy taps or sinks that drain slowly. These are the common early signs of a minor plumbing issue that could result in serious damage and cost you money if not promptly attended to. Mates Rates plumber will happily give you advice and ensure that you take the best course of action and avoid costly mistakes.

100% Service Guarantee

Mates Rates plumbers guarantee to provide you with an excellent blocked drain and grease trap clearance service, exceptional workmanship, and attention to detail. Your local Mates Rates plumber is highly trained fully experienced and reliable.

Need an emergency blocked drain plumber in Parramatta? We have been providing blocked drain cleaning services in Parramatta and surrounding regions in addition to drain repairs and maintenance. Mates Rates 24-hour emergency plumbing repair service is available to all residential properties, offices, shops, strata management, restaurants, and commercial premises across Parramatta’s area. Give us a call on (02) 9191 7369 or get in touch online via a direct contact us form.


Any plumbing repair or maintenance should be always done by a licensed trades person or your manufacturer’s warranty and your building and content insurance could be voided. Your Mates Rates plumber Sydney will happily give you advice and ensure that you take the best course of action and avoid costly mistakes.

Always keep an eye out for dripping taps in your home, office or garden, toilet cisterns that continually run, leaking hot water tanks and valves, damp spots in floors walls or ceilings, hard to turn or noisy taps or sinks that drain slowly. These are the common early signs of a minor plumbing issue that could result in serious damage and cost you money if not promptly attended to.

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