We helped this busy restaurant fix a blocked drain issue they had using our hot water jet blasting equipment.


An overflowing sewer nearly prevented Ishi Ban Boshi from trading.

Nu-Trend provides plumbing services to local business owners in Sydney. We were called out to help one of our regular clients Ishi Ban Boshi with a restaurant blocked drain repair in their George Street, Sydney site. We had previously serviced their Bondi Junction location and now they needed a professional plumber service to help with their other store that had a blocked or overflowing sewer drain in the bathroom.

The issue was quite significant as it was also leaking in the ceiling sewer plumbing in the restaurant area downstairs as the pipe was so badly blocked. It was a crucial threat to to their ability to trade & could have caused issues with centre management if the issue effected other tenants. 

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What caused the blocked drain in this restaurant?

Quite simply a Customer had flushed a sanitary pad down the toilet which was in the lines and caused the entire bathroom to over flow. We used our portable 4000psi water jet blaster equipment with our whip hose to conduct a full high pressure water blast of the sewer pipes all the way to the toilets to clear the blockage.

Generally speaking the high pressure is able to clear away most blockages without causing damage to the existing pipes.

Nu-Trend provides a range of hot and cold high pressure jet blast services that can help residential or small business owners. Our hot water jet blast is especially useful for cafe or restaurant owners who can experience build of up grease and oil in their pipes. Over time this will solidify and cause blockages. Our equipment uses extreme hot water temperatures together with high pressure to clean these out quickly. Learn about our high pressure jet blast service here

Is that the simple solution to the blocked drain?

With the high usage of retail commercial properties we recommended the owner also get a full CCTV Camera Inspection of the pips so we could make sure everything was correct and the issue wouldn’t occur again. Doing a pipe inspection can help discover underlying problems to the plumbing.


Things like;

  • Incorrect venting set up or installation.
  • Poor plumbing stack work.
  • Poor bracketing?

In this scenario we lifted the s trap of the toilet suite which didn’t result in any damage. In some instances the toilet might crack if it’s been cemented or too much silicone has been applied. Luckily from our camera inspection of the line we didn’t find any unusual or underlying issues.


Nu-Trend is a local, qualified plumber service that can help business owners with any type of plumbing problem and also renovations for things like staff toilets or bathrooms.

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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.