The tenant of this rental property had bad smells coming from their kitchen sink so we helped them clear their clogged drain.


This rental property tenant had some really bad smells coming out of their kitchen sink.

Nu-Trend is a Sydney plumber that can fix clogged rental property drains for houses, units or apartment blocks. Nu-Trend has a range of professional equipment that can detect water leaks, CCTV cameras to inspect pipes and hot water high pressure water blasting tools to fix clogged rental property drains.

It is important to fix clogged rental property drains especially when it is a unit or apartment in a building with other tenants as there is a potential for the blockage to cause issues in other properties. 

Nu-Trend can provide contracted plumbing services to any real estate agent in Sydney to ensure that all rental properties that are being managed can receive high quality service for any type of plumbing requirement including general maintenance, fixing leaking taps or even rental property bathroom renovations.

What caused this rental property kitchen sink drain to get clogged?.

The tenant of this rental property had put a complaint into their real estate agent about some really bad smells coming from their kitchen sink. The property manager at East Avenue Realty contacted us to see if we could help with an inspection and work out what was causing the blockage and the smell.


In most cases when a kitchen sink drain is blocked and you have bad smells it means food scraps or other debris has been put down the drain but caused a blockage. When you combine food, grease and other debris it can create build up over time that eventually creates a blockage.


As we had mentioned before, it is important to fix clogged rental property drains especially when it is a unit or apartment in a building with other tenants as there is a potential for the blockage to cause issues in other properties. 


So we visited the rental property and the tenant explained to us about the nasty smells they were experiencing from their kitchen sink. After investigating what we found was a heap of mould and fungi that was growing inside the sink connectors. This is created from a combination of old food leftovers and mushrooms that have been put into the drain that have not broken down enough to go through the waste pipes. 


We had to pull each piece of the drainage system apart, remove it and then thoroughly clean it including a full scrub inside the pipes to remove any grease or grime build up. We then reconnected everything and tested it to make sure everything worked propertly.


There was no more smell & the kitchen sink drained quickly.


As a Real Estate Agent we look for reliability, responsiveness and professionalism but also of course for our clients quality and affordability of the job carried out.

Nu Trend Plumbing tick all those boxes and I highly recommend them to everyone given my stand out experience with them.

Shoutout to Rick the Director who is very informative, prompt, professional and has a can do attitude with every scenario.

Amber Griffiths


Local | Licensed | Insured

HIA Home Owners Insurance Logo


Protection for your renovation project.

Contract a local Sydney renovator.


A qualified and licensed builder.

INSURED $20,000,000

Public liability insurance for peace of mind.

Drainer  |   Gasfitter  |  Plumber  |  LP Gasfitter 

 Kitchen, Bathroom and Laundry Renovator

Nu-Trend is a renovations company in Sydney that is available 7 days a week. With 15 years experience, the Directors Rob and Rick are hands-on, and provide a personalised service that is fully licensed, insured and qualified.

You can check online with the NSW Department of Fair Trading here


All the work carried out by Nu-Trend is AS/NZ3500:2018 compliant. It is the Australian Standard for Plumbing and Drainage in NSW as set down by Standards Australia and the Australian Building Codes Board. They give the plumbing industry technical direction to enable compliance with required regulatory frameworks.

The Nu-Trend service guarantee

A personal, written, committment.

Rick and Rob are the hands-on Directors for Nu-Trend Plumbing. Rather than hire sub-contractors and manage their business from a distant office, they are on the tools, at your site & working towards delivering your bathroom renovation or plumbing service. It means you are talking directly to the owners of the business, the guys who are accountable and responsible rather than via email or through customer service teams.

It is why they are able to provide a written guarantee that demonstrates their confidence in standing by the quality of their workmanship and the service they deliver to every single client.

They have a very single minded commitment to deliver a high level of professionalism and quality.

Nu-Trend plumbing and bathroom renovation Satisfaction Guarantee

'No Gimmicks' that's our policy

No sales tricks, guaranteed.

With so many years in the trade, the Nu-Trend team has seen their fair share of sales tricks, special offers, promotions and other gimmicks to secure business. Rather than copy what everyone else is doing they decided a long time ago to avoid all the typical gimmicks and stick to clear, upfront information and pricing, including the provision of free Quotes. 

Here are the most common sales gimmicks you will see and how they work, keep in mind there is a reason most service industries don’t disclose fixed prices.

Nu-Trend at work

Real examples, real jobs.

Rather than use lots of photos copied from Google or from bathroom suppliers the Nu-Trend team shares real life examples of their work. Take a look at some of the bathroom renovations or local plumber jobs they have done around Sydney.

Years of Plumbing experience

Nu-Trend since 2009

Nu-Trend was formed just over 10 years ago by father and son team, Rick and Michael Karagiannis.

Michael has been in the industry for more than 20 years, passing his knowledge and expertise to Rick as the family tradition lives on.

Rick has always enjoyed the finer elements design details. Not content with solving plumbing problems he soon broadened his skills to also do bathroom renovations in Sydney. A perfect match with hundreds of reviews later & beautiful bathrooms being enjoyed by hundreds of people.

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

Rick Karagiannis - Plumber & Bathroom Renovator

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.