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Blocked toilet repairs Melbourne

Our plumbers will turn your broken toilet back into a throne no matter how foul, fetid or outrageous the clog. Give our 24/7 phone line a ring; we can be onsite within the hour.
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Based on 321 reviews

Our plumbers can unblock, fix, repair and replace toilets


24hrs 7 days

Our line’s always open, and our team is always ready to go.
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1-hour service

Toilet plumbing emergency? We’re already on our way.

30 years
of experience

We’ve seen and smelled it all. Nothing phases us anymore.

Family owned &

Friendly, reliable and competent. Everything a plumber should be.

Easy fix or nightmare scenario, we fix all blocked toilets

There is no anxiety quite like those first few moments after you realise you’ve gotten your toilet blocked. The fear that something deep down in the bowels of your house might burst, or come back up the path it went down. 

The Inner City Plumbing team has spent 30 years wading through toilet blockages that seemed more in need of an exorcist than a plumber. But in all that time, there hasn’t been a blocked toilet Melbourne could throw at us that we couldn’t fix.

Not all toilet issues are an emergency. We can tackle an endlessly leaking toilet bowl or a toy stuck in a toilet trap relatively easily — you might be able to solve those yourself. But it’s not always easy to diagnose how badly affected your blocked drain is. Put us on the job, and we’ll guarantee your site isn’t at risk of becoming a swamp.

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A top-notch plumber needs top-notch tools

We insist on using industry-leading equipment and components for all our plumbing services, especially clearing blocked toilets. It’s not just about our preferences, though — it’s about yours. Quality tools enable quality service and allow us to design long-term plumbing solutions.

Our blocked toilet services

A blockage can travel through your toilet pipes and deeper into your plumbing system. As a full-service plumbing specialist, we have the tools and training to locate blockages anywhere in the system and remove them with minimal disruption to your site.

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Sometimes, all we need is a plunger and a bit of patience.

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Our high-pressure hose can clear deeply set clogs with ease.

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Severe blockages can affect your site’s safety. We’ll sort it out.

emergency services

Uh oh. Grab your valuables and run. We’ll be there in an hour.

Our plumbers doing what we do best

Unblocking toilets isn’t always a tidy job, but we always do our best to respect the site we’re working in. 

Suppliers we work with

1 hour, tops.

With our vans patrolling the suburbs of Melbourne, we’re ready to respond to every call on the double. We’ve streamlined our booking process to make things as easy as possible for you.

Step 1
Give us a call
Ring us up as soon as possible and leave us all the details.
Step 2
Get a response
Whether it’s the middle of the night or the busiest day of the year, we won’t leave you waiting.
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Step 3
Secure a solution
Immediate call-out or a scheduled appointment, we’ll make it happen.

Our service areas

While we’re still headquartered in Abbotsford, our plumbers aren’t strictly tied to the Melbourne CBD. These days, we happily service all suburbs within the Melbourne metropolitan area — and we still guarantee our one-hour emergency response time.

We provide plumbing services for all sites, including homes, apartments and other strata sites, as well as all commercial, industrial and public venues. If there’s a blocked or broken toilet anywhere in Melbourne, we’ll fix it. 

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What our customers say

Louise BullockLouise Bullock ★★★★★ Fast, friendly and efficient service. I highly recommended Inner City Plumbing.Mirabella CalugaruMirabella Calugaru ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing attended property to assess hot water issue. They were prompt, efficient and honest in their assessment. Extremely professional and thoroughly communicated their professional opinion. Highly recommend!eva kahanseva kahans ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing fixed my hot water problem quickly, as well as alerting me to another potential issue in my bathroom. They responded to my initial phone call promptly and arrived at the appointed time, which was great. I will definitely use Inner City Plumbing again as the service was professional and efficient.George PapadopoulosGeorge Papadopoulos ★★★★★ Prompt, professional and very honest. I will continue to use this company and definitely tell family and friends about them. Refreshing to see that customer service still exists. Explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. Honestly the best company as far as tradies to work on my extensive renovation. Thanks guys!!John KiriakidisJohn Kiriakidis ★★★★★ Fantastic service received from Inner city plumbing yet again! Prompt call out, reasonable fees & friendly team. Thanks again to Sam & Inner city Plumbing for doing an amazing job!!!Highly recommended!!!!! JohnJSSTEANEJSSTEANE ★★★★★ JSSTEANEJSSTEANE ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service, both over the phone and with plumbers who fixed my gas leak and hot water. Explained the problem and quoted the cost before carrying out any work.Thanks for the help.Highly recommend Inner City PlumbingLouis ClayLouis Clay ★★★★★ Shane was on time, found the problem and fixed it quickly - great service from Inner City Plumbing.Cameron MiltonCameron Milton ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were fantastic, everything from booking in the appointment, to the plumbers Jack and Lauchlan turning up on time, giving advice, and honestly working hard, would call them again any day of the week if I or when I need another plumbing problem resolved. I highly recommend themTsets GibbonsTsets Gibbons ★★★★★ David BruceDavid Bruce ★★★★★ Quick, efficient and friendly and most importantly did an excellent job.Nathan ChaniagoNathan Chaniago ★★★★★ Just got off the phone with Inner City Plumbing, where they saved me a few grand. Was looking to get drain grates installed on my roof. I had a previous plumber quote me a suspicious price, so I wanted a second opinion. Called up Inner City where I was redirected to Sam. After some back and forth, he explained that it was something I could easily do myself for a fraction of the cost. They could've easily charged for a visit, but instead just gave me honest and practical advice.Sean SextonSean Sexton ★★★★★ I couldn’t say enough good things about Shane, and Inner City Plumbing. Bang on time, fixed what needed to be fixed and saved me from botching replacing the shower head myself. Chilled, happy to answer questions, his ultra positive early morning vibes got the bathroom back to 100% in next to no time. Thanks so much. Cheers. Sean.Aaron MorrisonAaron Morrison ★★★★★ Inner City Plumbing were absolutely outstanding!! We needed emergency plumbing after the sewer surged back into our wet areas and flooded the floor. They were diligent and thorough, taking care of furnishings and cleaning up after themselves as they went. Extremely professional, pragmatic and very impressed.DarrenDarren ★★★★★ I was having trouble getting plumbers to commit to my job or even just call me back.Inner City Plumbing were quick to respond, came out to quote when they said they would, did the job when they said they would. The result was fantastic and hassle free.Will use them for all future needs.Costa HaraCosta Hara ★★★★★ I called Inner City Plumbing as we had a gas leak. I tried a number of plumbers in our area and no one was available to come out on the same day. Inner City Plumbing had plumber Shane arrive within the hour. Shane was awesome! He let us know the price at every stage. He showed us what needed doing and made sure everything was safe.Happy to recommend these guys. Price was great and the job was completed properly.Kerrie MaherKerrie Maher ★★★★★ Fantastic customer service. Really obliging and well organised. Would definitely recommendTom BoswellTom Boswell ★★★★★ Guy and Jack came to check a leak in our ceiling. They were incredibly professional and friendly, and patient in explaining the issue and next steps. Would highly recommend.Joy SchafferJoy Schaffer ★★★★★ Inner City responded immediately when we described our urgent situation and organised for Shane to come and investigate the leaks. He was very thorough, reassuring and considered before saying it was necessary to break some bathroom tiles. He was professional and persisted in a very difficult event. He and his team cleaned up carefully. We highly recommend ICPLONG PENGLONG PENG ★★★★★ Steve and James are professional, friendly and efficiently find the root cause of my gas plumbing issue, then fix it and test it to make sure everything is secure and working. Great job and highly recommend it if you are looking for a good plumber.Nick CrawfordNick Crawford ★★★★☆ Jean JamesJean James ★★★★★ Very prompt and efficient. Very personable plumberTab WaymouthTab Waymouth ★★★★★ Sally PeacockSally Peacock ★★★★★ Thank you for a great service, and very professional.Chris BChris B ★★★★★ Great service from initial call to job resolution. Ty explained the different options and was able to perform an immediate repair to our leaking roof. Thanks!Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Another fantastic experience with Inner City Plumbing. This time with Shane who removed and installed a new hot water system on the same day. Could not recommend highly enough!Zhané Orr-O'FarrellZhané Orr-O'Farrell ★★★★★ Fantastic experience with Guy who attended my property, quickly and efficiently rectified my plumbing issue. Very personable and positive experience. Highly recommend!Nicholas “Ntones” TonesNicholas “Ntones” Tones ★★★★★ Recommended. On time, right pricejs_loader
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The toilet plumber Melbourne counts on

A good tradie should be like a best friend — always there when you need them. The thing about busted toilets is that they don’t have to be overflowing with sewage to be an emergency; a clean toilet that just refuses to flush can be just as much of a pain if you’ve got a family, tenants or clients to care for. You can always count on us to be there when you need us.
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30 years of trusted service

Our business has stood the test of time for a reason.
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Trustworthy, efficient and polite

Take a gander at our reviews and see what all the fuss is about.
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Keep it in the family

Every generation of our plumbers builds on the success of the last.
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Customers adore us for our speed and honesty. We have hundreds of 5-star reviews.
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About us

Plumbing isn’t rocket science, but we approach it with the same level of care and zeal. There are really only three things you need to know about us:

  • We always aim to go above and beyond your expectations
  • We’re continually striving to learn and expand our services
  • We love what we do

That last point’s the most important one. As a family business, we’re fortunate enough to be able to share our tradecraft with the people we love the most. That’s the secret to our success — it’s the reason we’ve lasted 30 years. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are five clear signs your toilet has a blockage:

  1. Slow draining – A toilet bowl should flush instantly. If yours takes a minute (or even seems to take a few seconds longer than usual), that’s a sure sign the pipes are clogged.
  2. Foul odours – Gasses from backed-up plumbing will seek the path of least resistance, which is usually up and out of your toilet. Putrid sewer smells are a sign of a deep clog.
  3. Gurgling sounds from your other drains – Pipe blockages in your toilet can affect the water levels in the rest of your plumbing. If you hear gurgling from your sink, it means there’s a block somewhere in the system.
  4. Overflowing gully trap – A gully trap is a relief point to stop excess waste from flowing back into your site. It looks like a little drain on the side of your building. If it’s overflowing, that’s a problem.
  5. Overflowing toilets – The obvious sign. Throw some towels down, shut off any open flames and cordon off the area. Give us a call as soon as possible, and we’ll be there within the hour.

A blocked toilet can be caused by hair, larger debris, tissues or too much toilet paper being flushed down the toilet.  Over time these blockages gradually build up, and the water draining away from the bathroom becomes slower and slower. 

You may be able to unclog your toilet yourself using a plunger or a chemical drain cleaner. However, plunging doesn’t always work on deep clogs, and harsh chemical cleaners can erode older pipes. We recommend you leave the job in our capable hands.

External gullies, stacks and drains can become blocked with falling leaves, dirt and other detritus. If these drains become so clogged that water ceases to flow through them, then they can cause your toilet to block.

No time to faff about — there’s a clogged toilet to see to

Well, what’re we waiting for? Leave us a message with all the details you can, and then get yourself away from any noxious toilet waste. 


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