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Ayhan SaglamAyhan Saglam
05:41 15 May 24
Chris jnr did a great job in changing my bayonet fitting.Quick and effective serviceThank you so much will be using again
Bandana ojhaBandana ojha
12:40 13 May 24
I had Marco and Marlee coming to my house for plumbing service and I had a very good experience with them. I also dealt with Chris in the beginning who also had a great customer service , i would surely recommend Dr leak to all My friends and would consider if I have any future services needed. Thank you Marco and Marlee gor your work today.RegardsBandana
Isaac NaisaliIsaac Naisali
05:04 10 May 24
Chris jnr and terry amazing workThank you boys
Kristeen ChattreeKristeen Chattree
22:28 09 May 24
James KellyJames Kelly
04:44 07 May 24
Prompt service at a reasonable price.I’ll be using them again
02:59 05 May 24
The worst plumbing service ever .. I built my new home, and for some reason my shower drain kept getting blocked and filled up water (was not draining) in my bathroom, they sent their first person who checked and then escalated the problem to the managers who came out and ran a camera through my pipe advising i have a blockage in my pipe in the roof. So i trusted it was that. Bearing in mind this diagnosis all cost me a huge amount of money. So their worker David, went and bought an attachment to rejoin where he was going to cut the pipe. He cut my brand new ceiling to access the pipe (bathroom was upstairs) and he cut the pipe and when took it out he saw and advised there was no blockage and that his managers were wrong about their diagnosis. So they did all that and damaged my ceiling (which I had to get a plaster man to fix and pay for that!!) for nothing. Then the next day Christopher (who was the only smart and fair person in their whole company) came from Dr Leak plumbing and simply checked inside my drain and found it was blocked there with a bit of sand cement. It was a simple fix where he vacuumed and sucked it the sand cement from the drain. SO DR LEAK PLUMBING MADE ME PAY $1500 FOR THEIR STUFF UPS AND THEY DID NOT HOLD ACCOUNTABILITY TO FIX MY DAMAGED CEILING THAT THEY WRONGLY CUT. In the end i paid a hefty amount for a simple problem that Christopher fixed in 5 minutes. Worst company.
Angela ParkinsonAngela Parkinson
04:47 02 May 24
Easy to book in, clear communication with arrival times, pricing and advice on what's best for your budget. Highly recommend!
michael Grantmichael Grant
04:24 29 Apr 24
This is the 5th time I have used Dr Leak plumbing services. Each time is as good as the last. The receptionist takes all your detail and States the plumber will text /call you as he gets near.The plumber is always polite and explains what is wrong and gives you several options on how to fix it.Highly recommended
Jonathan ZhuJonathan Zhu
01:00 29 Apr 24
Expect to pay a premium, and receive none of the benefits of a premium service. The initial plumber sent over failed to find the source of the leak blaming the leak on a missing puddle flange when it was in fact due to a hole on the sewer.In addition to other things they quoted for, they quoted for the grout to be replaced by epoxy grout. Which I accepted. Instead they sent other someone else with no experience using epoxy grout and was not comfortable in removing the grout from the wall. Although they lowered the quote it was still abhorrently expensive.I not recommend them at all. They also offer their customers to enter into a draw to win a 65inch Samsung TV if they offer a 5 star review so I would not trust any 5 star review below.
Cristian SalazarCristian Salazar
23:47 28 Apr 24
Chris and his team are always so reliable, fast and efficient, great service and workmanship time and time again!
Annie kuruAnnie kuru
05:21 24 Apr 24
Exceptional job
Sean DodsworthSean Dodsworth
05:42 23 Apr 24
Alex BarthelAlex Barthel
04:54 18 Apr 24
50/50 ... bad start: day 1: outrageously high quote by plumber 1 to replace 50L electric hot water system. Company agreed to lower the price. day 2: plumbers came, installed the new system but connected hot/cold valve wrong way around, so NO hot water. day 3: Marco, plumber 3 came (1 hour late) and fixed issue within 5 minutes. A lot of waiting for plumbers ... Not sure I'd recommend them in the end ...
Elena DengelElena Dengel
03:27 18 Apr 24
Anje KaiAnje Kai
01:37 18 Apr 24

Your local Melbourne
 blocked drain  specialists

Melbourne, the cosmopolitan capital city of Victoria, is a melting pot of cultures, arts, and history. It is renowned for its stunning Victorian architecture, vibrant arts scene, and thriving coffee and food culture. The city boasts a wealth of beautiful parks and gardens, making it a green oasis in the heart of the bustling metropolis. Melbourne is also famous for its sporting culture, with a range of world-class sporting facilities and a passion for sports that is palpable in the air. From the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground to the picturesque Albert Park circuit, there's always a game to watch or a match to attend.

When it comes to plumbing services, residents of Melbourne can trust the experts at Dr Leak Plumbing to take care of their needs. With years of experience in the industry, their team of expert plumbers are equipped to handle any blocked drain issue, quickly and effectively clearing any blockages and leaving your plumbing system flowing smoothly. Whether it's a clogged sink, shower, or toilet, they have the tools and techniques to get the job done right the first time. Contact Dr Leak Plumbing today to schedule an appointment and experience exceptional plumbing services in Melbourne.


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Signs that your property
might have blocked drains 

Drains are an essential part of every home's plumbing system, and when they become blocked, they can cause a range of problems. From slow drainage to unpleasant odours, there are several signs that your drain may be blocked. Fortunately, Dr Leak Plumbing in Melbourne offers a range of plumbing services to help keep your drains clear and flowing smoothly. In addition to our blocked drain clearing services, we also specialise in hot water systems, toilet repairs, and blocked stormwater drains.

Some noteworthy signs that you might be dealing with a blocked drain in your property can include:

Slow Drainage

This is one of the most common signs of a blocked drain. If water is taking a long time to drain or is draining slowly, it's an indication that there is a blockage somewhere in your pipes. This can be caused by a buildup of debris, grease, or other substances that are preventing water from flowing freely. If left untreated, slow drainage can lead to water damage and other plumbing problems. It's important to address this issue as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming a bigger problem.

Gurgling Sounds

Gurgling sounds coming from your drains is a sign that air is having trouble flowing through the pipes. This can be caused by a blockage in the pipes, which is preventing water from flowing freely. The gurgling sound occurs because air is being forced through the pipes and is trying to escape the blockage. If you hear gurgling sounds coming from your drains, it's a good idea to have your pipes inspected to determine if you have a blockage. Ignoring this issue can lead to more serious problems, including backups and overflows.

Bad Odours

Bad odours coming from your sink, shower, or toilet can be a sign that you have a blockage in your drains. This can occur when waste, grease, and other substances build up in your pipes, creating an unpleasant smell. If left untreated, the bad odour can become more intense and start to spread throughout your home. This is not only unpleasant, but it can also be a health concern. If you are experiencing bad odours in your home, it's important to have your pipes inspected to determine if you have a blockage.

Water Backing Up

Water backing up in your sink, shower, or toilet is a clear sign that your drain is blocked. When a blockage occurs, it can prevent water from flowing freely through the pipes, causing it to back up. This can be a frustrating and messy situation, as well as a potential health concern. If you are experiencing water backing up in your home, it's important to take action quickly to prevent further damage.


If you are experiencing any of these signs, it's important to take action quickly to prevent the blockage from getting worse. Contact Dr Leak Plumbing for reliable and efficient blocked drain clearing services in Melbourne.

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Causes of
 blocked drains  in your home

Blocked drains can have several causes, including the buildup of debris, grease, hair, and foreign objects in pipes, as well as factors like corrosion and tree roots. Identifying the specific cause of a blockage can be a challenging task, but the team at Dr Leak Plumbing has the experience and expertise to quickly diagnose the issue and provide an effective solution. Below are some of the common causes of blocked drains.


1. Debris Build-up

The buildup of debris, such as leaves, dirt, and other organic matter, can be a common cause of blocked drains. This type of blockage often occurs in outdoor drains and can be prevented by regularly clearing debris from gutters, downspouts, and other exterior drains. However, if a blockage does occur, it can cause water to back up, leading to water damage and other problems. To avoid these issues, it's important to have your drains cleaned and inspected regularly by a professional plumber like Dr Leak Plumbing.

2. Tree Roots

Tree roots are another common cause of blocked drains. Trees naturally grow toward sources of water, and pipes can provide a ready source of moisture for roots to tap into. As roots grow and expand, they can penetrate pipes and cause blockages that can lead to water backup and other problems. These types of blockages are particularly difficult to resolve, as they often require excavation or other invasive techniques to access the pipes and remove the roots. Fortunately, the team at Dr Leak Plumbing has the expertise and equipment to handle even the most challenging blocked drain issues caused by tree roots. We use advanced techniques to locate the blockage and clear it, helping to restore proper flow to your pipes and protect your home from water damage.

3. Grease Build-up

Grease buildup is a common cause of blocked drains, particularly in kitchen sinks and drains. Cooking grease, oil, and fat can build up over time and form clogs that can reduce the flow of water and lead to backups. Grease buildup can also cause unpleasant odours and contribute to other plumbing problems. To prevent grease buildup, it's important to avoid pouring grease and oil down drains and to run hot water and soap down the drain after use. If you're experiencing blockages due to grease buildup, the team at Dr Leak Plumbing can help. They have the experience and equipment to quickly diagnose and resolve grease-related blockages, helping to restore proper flow and prevent further problems.

4. Defective plumbing work

Corrosion is a natural process that can cause significant damage to pipes over time. As pipes age, they can become thin and brittle, leading to cracks and holes that can trap debris and cause blockages. In addition, corrosion can create rough surfaces inside pipes that can catch and hold onto waste, reducing flow and causing blockages. Corrosion can also cause leaks, which can lead to water damage and other serious problems.

Whether you're dealing with a blocked drain due to corrosion or any other cause, Dr Leak Plumbing is here to help. We offer a wide range of plumbing services to help keep your pipes and plumbing systems in top working order.

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Our Steps to clear your
 blocked drains 

Dr Leak takes a systematic approach to address drain blockages and utilises various tools and techniques to effectively clear blockages and restore proper flow to pipes. The common steps taken by the company include:


Step 1 - Inspection

Our plumbers will first inspect the affected area using tools such as cameras and other diagnostic equipment to determine the location and cause of the blockage.

Step 2 – Assessment

Based on the inspection, Dr Leak's plumbers will assess the situation and determine the best course of action. This may involve determining the severity of the blockage, the type of blockage, and the best tools and techniques to use.

Step 3 – Clearing the blockage

A member of our team will then clear the blockage using tools such as a plunger, drain snake, or high-pressure water jetting. The choice of tool will depend on the type and severity of the blockage.

Step 4 – Prevention

To prevent future blockages, Dr Leak's plumbers may recommend preventative measures such as regular cleaning, installing filters, or addressing other underlying causes of the blockage.

Step 5 – Final Inspection

Finally, your plumber will inspect the pipes and the affected area to ensure that the blockage has been completely cleared and that the pipes are flowing freely.


By following these steps and utilising the right tools for the job, Dr Leak is able to effectively address blocked drains and a range of other plumbing issues including hot water systems, toilet repairs, and block stormwater drains. Our company also offers several unique benefits to customers. This includes a 10% discount for senior citizens and pensioners and a 15% discount for online bookings. These offers demonstrate Dr Leak's commitment to providing quality and affordable services to its customers. Whether you're facing a blocked drain or any other plumbing issue, we are equipped to help and deliver the best results.

With over 15 years of plumbing experience we are the go-to people 

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Reach out to our dedicated team today via phone or email to explain your plumbing situation and secure in a plumber. Contact us before 2pm for same day service.

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Upon arrival Dr Leak will thoroughly inspect the plumbing that needs to be done. After inspection, we report and provide the best options for you to choose from.

No job too big or small

Professional and reliable, at Dr Leak Plumbing Services we complete any plumbing job that comes our way.

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Pricing is provided before the work is commenced. We offer payment plans and options to help fit within our customers budget.

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Using only the most reliable tools and advanced technology to achieve the best result and longevity.

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We pride ourselves in our quality of work and strive for 100% customer satisfaction. Any plumbing done by Dr Leak comes with Lifetime warranty on all workmanship.

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Emergencies don't wait for business hours, which is why our team at Dr Leak are available 24/7 for all your emergency plumbing.

What some of our customers say


Quick response, sorted out a new gas outlet in the house, friendly team
Leichhardt, NSW


Chris arrived promptly, fixed my leaky toilet and went above and beyond by replacing some extra components to ensure a more secure cistern in the future, while staying within the agreed budget. Highly recommend. Meegan, Dee Why
Dee Why, NSW


Dr Leak Plumbing were fantastic. They quickly assessed the issue with our roof and fixed it effectively and provided advice and additional tasks at the same time.
Randwick, NSW

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