The Lone Drainer and Pronto Unmasked

The Lone Drainer and Pronto offers emergency plumbing services, clears blocked drains, and tackles simple plumbing jobs including tap and toilet repairs.

Owner David Conroy worked alongside his younger brother in their plumbing and electrical business for seven years before riding out to establish The Lone Drainer and Pronto in 1989.

The Lone Drainer and Pronto is a member of the Master Plumbers & Mechanical Contractors Association of NSW and host trainer for their Apprenticeship Program. David has trained 15 apprentices to date, and some of them have gone on to run their own business.

We serve over 3,400 active, satisfied clients. Many of those foundation clients have been with us from the start – over 34 years ago!

Our clients include homeowners, real estate investors and agents, property managers, funds managers, schools, medical, dental and veterinarian practices, hairdressers, restaurants and cafes, retail outlets, RSL and bowling clubs, mortgage companies, car dealerships, movie directors and producers, marine boating specialists, arborists, gardeners and florists.

The Lone Drainer and Pronto is a preferred applicator of Vaporooter sewer/tree root control in Sydney’s Eastern and inner Western suburbs.

Since 2004, David Conroy has been applying Vaporooter and has been training Vaporooter applicators. He has personally trained the best of Australia’s Vaporooter applicators who serve in an area from Townsville in the north, west to Adelaide and many places in between. The most recent in November 2022.

Read all about Vaporooter and other innovative products on our “products” page.

David and his family still live, work and play in and around Coogee. He and his three sons were educated at Waverley College. The Conroys support their local community, sponsoring the Waverley College Rugby Supporters Club.

They are members of the Coogee Surf Club, Coogee Penguins Winter Swimming Club, Coogee Randwick Amateur Swimming Club, Coogee Diggers, Randwick Rugby Club, The Australian Turf Club and Vaucluse Yacht Club.

Have an emergency right now?

Call (02) 9664 4990

The Lone Drainer and Pronto serves the local community 24/7/365, including many local area businesses.

One Christmas eve, we rescued a local family from a badly blocked sewer just hours before 25 guests were scheduled to arrive for a Christmas luncheon!

Since 1989, our business has grown to a well-established team of professional emergency plumbers driving four fully equipped service vehicles. Every vehicle is now fitted with GPS so our plumbers can find and serve you even faster.