We Unblock Your Drains, Guaranteed

No-Surprise Pricing. $0 call-out fee, fixed upfront prices, 365 day warranty.

Experts in clearing blocked drains. Over 20 years experience.

Professional service. Fully equipped trucks to fix your blockage today.

Honest, transparent service. We show you video of the blockage.

Drainage, excavation and replacement

Sydney Drain Services provide an Excavation service to permanently repair blocked drains:

  • Careful excavation to minimize disturbance
  • Replacement of sections of broken pipe
  • 50 year guarantee

No one likes to deal with plumbing issues, but the process can be made so much easier when you work with Sydney Drain Services. We have been working in this industry in Greater Sydney and the Sutherland Shire for more than 20 years. We have the skills and experience to get the job done right the first time, even if other plumbers have failed in the past.

Our technicians are highly professional and maintain all necessary licences and certifications to operate in New South Wales, and we keep up with ongoing training and education. This enables us to stay on top of the latest industry developments so we can provide you with the best possible service.

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How the Drain Excavation Process Works

Many of our pipe excavation clients don’t even realise that their pipes need to be replaced. Oftentimes, we uncover this information in the process of clearing a drain blockage, which is our most commonly requested service in Sydney. In some cases, blockages can cause damage to the pipe. If we are unable to repair or reline the pipe, we’ll need to replace it.

Before we get started, we’ll always provide you with a detailed price quote for the work involved. There is no charge for the initial inspection and cost estimate, and we follow a straightforward pricing schedule for our services. We do everything we can to be transparent and honest about the costs involved so you know what to expect.

Our initial inspection starts with using state-of-the-art CCTV drain cameras to get a better sense of what is going on inside your pipes. You are welcome to watch the video right along with us, and we’ll explain everything to you as we go. Using the camera, we can pinpoint the location of the broken pipe segment so we know exactly where to dig. We’ll also be able to identify any blockages that remain in your pipes that will need to be cleared.

We take care to keep the trench around the pipe as small as possible so as to preserve your landscaping. Once we have cleared the soil around the broken pipe, we can remove it and replace it with a new pipe. This is a permanent solution. It won’t require any ongoing maintenance or upkeep. We’ll fill the hole back in after we have finished and restore your landscaping as much as possible.

Because pipe excavation can be damaging to your Sydney-area property, we only use this method as a last resort. Whenever possible, we’ll exhaust other methods to avoid having to dig up your yard. However, in extreme cases, excavation may be your only option. Our technicians will advise you as to whether your pipe can be repaired using other methods or if excavation is required.

Throughout the process, we are always happy to answer any questions you have about our services, so don’t be shy about speaking up if you are unsure about everything. We recognise that not everyone is familiar with pipe excavation, and we want to ensure you are fully comfortable with the process before we get to work. We truly care about our clients and your satisfaction with our work is our top priority.

We welcome you to get in touch with us to learn more about drain excavation and the other plumbing services we offer, including drain cleaning, blocked drain repair, pipe relining and more. Reach out today for more information and to book your free inspection.

Next Steps:


Call now and explain your issue to our staff. We will set a time with you for a plumber to visit your property and conduct a free inspection.


Our qualified and licenced plumber will arrive at your property, in a Sydney Drain Services uniform.


We will inspect the problem area including fixtures, drains and pipes.


We will provide you with a fixed price for unblocking the drain – we guarantee no pricing surprises.


We will use the high pressure jet blaster to unblock the drain.


If still blocked, we insert the CCTV camera to determine the cause of the blockage. We can provide you with video of the blockage.


We use the locating tool to locate the blockage without need for digging.


In the rare event the blockage cannot be solved with the high pressure jet blaster, we will advise the best way to treat the blockage – for example, chemical treatment, routine maintenance, excavation and pipe relining.


We accept payment by credit card, Eftpos and cash.


Enjoy the confidence of a 25 year labour warranty.


We will ask for your feedback on our service.

Our Customers Rave About Our Pipe Excavation Services

Peter is very professional, he came on time, explained things in great detail, kept checking the work with the camera to ensure the fix, I am very happy with the service and would definitely use him in future need.

Nelson W

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