We cleared the grease that was built up in the pipes of this restaurant in Sydney using our hot water high pressure jet blasting equipment.







This restaurant owner used other plumbers who couldn't solve their blocked drain problem

The Shinara Restaurant needed a local plumbing service to fix their recurring blocked drain problems. They had tried other plumbers in the area but kept having the same issue which was costing them time and money as well as health issues.



Not all plumbers in Sydney have high pressure jet blasting equipment and even fewer have hot water jet blasting tools that are even better to use for clearing industrial or commercial piping in restaurants, cafes, food courts or shopping centers.



This restaurant called Nu-Trend because we have hot water, high pressure jet blasting equipment and more than 10 years experience helping business owners. We knew we could solve the grease blockages quickly for this restaurant owner.They specially called us because other plumbers couldn’t clear a grease blockage as they didn’t have a hot water jet

Hot water can clear grease and debris faster than normal jet blasting tools.

For this restaurant blocked drain problem we had to do our hot water, high pressure, jet blasting in their kitchen main line for over two hours. That is just how much build up there was in their piping. 


To help us achieve this we use special products from Southern Cross Jetting called ‘grease release’ together with our $1000+ grease ball jet blasting head that can push up to 5000 psi of hot water pressure through the pipes to break down all the debris.


This took so long because of two issues;

1) There was so much build up in the pipes from grease going down the drains.

2) The piping in the building has been installed correctly with incorrect gradients that prevents the correct flow of waste away from the property.

Correct your underlying plumbing and piping so you avoid future issues.

  1. STOP PUTTING GREASE OR FOOD DEBRIS DOWN THE DRAINS – when fat, grease or other debris is put down the drain there is a chance it can build up over time and cause blockages. Grease might be smooth and golden when it is warm or mixed with water but once it cools down it will harden and catch other bits of debris flowing through the pipes. Eventually you will have a blockage.


  2. CORRECT THE PIPING ISSUES IN THE BUILDING – the other issue that is compounding any grease or food build up is that the pipes were installed incorrectly. Other plumbers did not inspect this or let the restaurant know about this. Although we took a look and found that;
      – The drainage system that was installed was very poor
      – Brackets were installed incorrectly
     –  Gradients were incorrect
      – It wasn’t installed according to current codes or standards with poor workmanship.

So the solution to avoid having a blocked drain would be to have a quarterly high pressure jet blast or to correct the underlying drainage and plumbing issue by reinstating the PVC piping . From a commercial perspective it becomes a choice of;


Fix Drainage – approx $20,000 for night works, scaffolds, removing current piping and installing a new system.


Monthly or Quarterly jet blast – approx $500-$800 per service.



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Rick Karagiannis is a licensed Plumber, Building Renovator and Director of Nu-Trend, a Sydney Plumber and Bathroom Renovations contractor. Nu-Trend has been operating since 2009 as an independent sole trader in Sydney. Rick provides all types of services for small bathroom renovations, leaking tap repairs, hot water high-pressure jet blasting and more.