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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 299 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

Bridget DaviesBridget Davies ★★★★☆ Ethan ToshiEthan Toshi ★★★★★ I recently had Dean's team out to complete a few jobs for us. They were punctual, professional and delivered great customer service. It's a real struggle finding good, honest and quality tradespeople these days, but if you need a plumber, Your Pro Plumber is the way to go. Seriously, you can't beat these guys!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!TaniaTania ★★★★★ Steve arrived within an hour of calling about our hot water system. He was courteous, fixed the issue and gave us a reasonable quote if we needed a replacement in the future. He also called a few days later to see if our hot water system was ok. Highly recommend this service.JD2021JD2021 ★★★★★ Guy from Inner City plumbing came out today to diagnose my faulty hot water service.There was no push for an upsell and he went above and beyond to ensure the new product was functioning as I required.Lovely guy who provided a fantastic service.Thanks Guy, greatly appreciated.Celia MurrayCelia Murray ★★★★★ It's such a relief to find local plumbers who were so professional and thorough. The team worked incredibly hard to resolve issues with bathroom plumbing in a heritage house. What we initially thought was hopefully a small issue turned out to be a massive problem with old piping. Inner City Plumbing kept us informed every step of the way, fixed everything quickly, and worked tirelessly so that we could use our bathroom as fast as possible. Would absolutely recommend them to anyone in Melbourne, and am thrilled that we've found a company we can trust and call on again if we need.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!Nok RoutledgeNok Routledge ★★★★★ Our flat metal roof had some spots that needed recaulking. Inner City was professional and friendly. Explained to us what needed to happen to fix those in an honest manner as they would a friend. We had another (large) company came in to make a quote and glad we didn't go with them. Inner City team was much more reasonable and friendly.dong hyuck Kimdong hyuck Kim ★★★★★ Service was very quick and prompt. Call, visit, fix and sorted.greg t charltongreg t charlton ★★★★★ excellent workSharon KnightSharon Knight ★★★★★ Peter HardingPeter Harding ★★★★★ David WhittDavid Whitt ★★★★★ We were lucky we found inner city plumbing when our boiler was leaking.Shane arrived punctually and explained the issue and why a new boiler was the best course of action given the model and its age.He sourced the new boiler within hours and had fitted it in under two hours on the same day.We would thoroughly recommend inner city plumbing and Shane. They were polite, thorough and professional from start to finish.Any further plumbing issues and I’ve got number of the people I’m going to use from now on.5 Stars Guys all round.Leanne shineLeanne shine ★★★★★ Extremely polite, on time. flexible. Great service.Julyan MamoJulyan Mamo ★★★★★ Riley BadawyRiley Badawy ★★★★☆ Very happy. Picked up things that were clearly missed by other plumbers I’ve had look at my kitchen & finally resolved some issues. Prompt, clear & genuine. Would use again.Rocket Roger and the Pocket RocketsRocket Roger and the Pocket Rockets ★★★★★ ben jaminben jamin ★★★★★ So happy with my experience with these guys. I looked up a few plumbers in my area and choose Inner City as they seemed to have the best rates. When the plumber arrived he was courteous and thoughtful (asked if he should take off his shoes, and was careful not to let the cat out). He identified a fault I didn't even notice I had, and fixed everything with parts he had on hand. 10/10!Machine HeadMachine Head ★★★★★ Very impressed with the service for a replacement water heater.Brett HBrett H ★★★★★ Unlike other plumbers who wanted to diagnose the issue over the phone or charge an over the top call out fee inner city came out were thorough and charged a reasonable call out fee. Replaced hot water service for me ASAP.. were efficient, very helpful and on time..Pauline PearsonPauline Pearson ★★★★★ Excellent manner. On time. Explained the situation fully. Professional. Highly recommend.deidre rubensteindeidre rubenstein ★★★★★ Steve was kind, professional, understood exactly what was required and did the job efficiently.Nick MurphyNick Murphy ★★★★★ Really prompt response to a minor plumbing issue that I had ignored for too long and was threatening to get worse. Charges were clearly explained upfront and less than an hour later the problem was fixed! Shane was careful and quick and I appreciated the professionalism. Highly recommended.Warren GayWarren Gay ★★★★★ Had a water leak in my apartment, Tyron Waring was the tech.Professional and thorough as he located the fault. Would recommend you guys to anyone askingPeter EllisPeter Ellis ★★★★☆ Good response and happy with the hot water unit installation.The system is working fine.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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