Blocked drains can easily turn your dream home into a nightmare. And if you’re a business owner, a blocked drain could significantly impact your ability to operate. Whether your property regularly suffers from drain blockages or you’ve just accidentally clogged the loo, Total Drainage Services are on hand to fix the problem quickly. Blocked drains can occur at any time of the day in Bristol and the South West, which is why our highly-efficient emergency drain unblocking is available to call upon 24/7.
If a blocked drain on your property is becoming a significant problem, don’t hesitate to contact our team of expert drain technicians, who will investigate the blockage and find a permanent solution to your drainage problem. We don’t charge extra for calls outside working hours either; our night rate is the same as our day rate.
Our drain clearance services are available across Bristol, South West England and Wales.
Domestic and Commercial Drain Clearance in Bristol
Blocked drains can range from being a minor inconvenience to being an urgent problem, depending on their severity. Problem drains aren’t usually taken as seriously as they should be, but if they’re left blocked for any length of time they can cause major issues to both houses and commercial buildings.
There are a number of things that can cause a drain blockage, but some of the most common blockages come from build-ups of cooking grease in commercial buildings, scaling from wastewater produced in every home, and obstruction from foreign objects like roots, stones and wet wipes. Drains can be blocked by a build-up of anything, but regardless of what your drain has become clogged with, it can normally be unclogged.
At Total Drainage Services, by using a range of drain unblocking machines and specialist equipment such as our CCTV cameras, our drain technicians can investigate the issue, identify the problem and remove the blockage in the most efficient way possible.
Don’t hesitate to call us if your home or property has a blocked drain, or even if you feel there is a chance of your drainage system becoming blocked. Our fully-trained team of professionals are at hand 24/7 to resolve your drainage problems.
Blocked Drain Prevention and Maintenance
The best solution to any drain blockage is to prevent the blockage in the first place. We tailor routine maintenance plans to your personal schedule and budget, whilst working with the unique technical specifications of your property.
You can trust our drainage experts to give you honest advice and walk you through every problem and process, giving you greater control over your drain clearance. We’re able to deliver solutions for blocked drains in Bristol and beyond, including resin lining, and we also offer a range of other services including gutter cleaning and high access works.
Total Drainage Services also provides hassle-free drain maintenance service all year round. If you live in Bristol and the South West, our domestic and commercial drain unblocking services are available 24/7 throughout the year. When a blocked drain is becoming a serious inconvenience, our team can get to you as soon as possible to unblock it.
Blocked Drains FAQs
If you have any questions about blocked drains and drain clearance, take a look at the answers to these drain clearance frequently asked questions:
How can I fix a blocked drain?
If you think your drain is blocked, it’s always best to seek expert advice before doing anything, especially if you don’t know where the blockage is and what’s causing it. Whilst it might be tempting to unblock a drain yourself, if you try to tackle the problem, you could accidentally make it worse.
Whilst some might suggest remedies like pouring boiling water down the drain or creating a baking soda and vinegar solution, the best option is to call in the experts. At Total Drainage Services, we have the tools, skills and knowledge to sort out your blockage.
What causes blocked drains?
Blocked drains are often caused by people flushing or pouring substances or objects down the drain that shouldn’t be there. Common culprits include cooking fat, grease, oils, food waste, hair, wipes, sanitary towels, tampons and small toys.
External factors like tree roots, leaves and other outdoor debris can cause blockages to outdoor drains.
How can I prevent a blocked drain?
Most blocked drains are easily prevented. The earlier you act, the easier the blockage is to fix. But also, the longer you leave it, the more likely you’ll end up with damage to drains and pipes, leading to some costly repairs.
The best way to prevent drain blockages is to watch what you’re putting down your drains. For toilets, you should only be flushing down toilet paper, and only using as much as you actually need. Nappies, wipes and sanitary products like pads and tampons are not suitable for flushing and should be safely put in the bin instead. And for sinks, you can use a drain cover to stop food and other debris going down the plug hole. You should also avoid pouring oil and fat down the drain too, disposing of it instead.
How much does a blocked drain cost?
The price of fixing a blocked drain can depend on the size of the drain, how easy it is to access and what’s causing the blockage. Whatever the fee for the drain unblocking, the cost of fixing a blocked drain can be less than the price of the long term damage it can cause to your home or business if the drain or pipes are left untreated.
How can I tell my drain is blocked?
There are a few ways you can tell that your drain is blocked. Water not going down the plughole is the biggest sign, but also slow-draining water, bad smells, and gurgling sounds coming from your drains and pipes are all signs that your drain is blocked.
If you spot any of these signs, you can get in touch with us as soon as possible. If you have blocked drains in Bristol or the South West, we can come at any time of the day (or night) to identify the blockage and tackle it effectively.