The Most Reliable Drain Clearance Solutions

in Bristol and the South West

With years of experience and the best technology, Total Drainage Services are experts in finding solutions to blocked drains in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We have trained specialists on call who are skilled at carrying out excavation repairs to damaged or blocked drains both inside and outside your home or business premises, creating solutions to any drainage issue. We have nationally accredited technicians that are able to operate excavation machines, CCTV drain survey equipment, and other mobile specialist equipment. Our drainage technicians are available to carry out any minor and major repairs and installations, including septic tanks and sewage treatment plants. Total Drainage Services are here for you whenever you need us, day or night, so look no further than us when you’re in need of a drainage contractor.

Some drain blockages will require more extensive excavation and repairs because of the uniqueness of modern drainage systems, which are especially common in new builds and newly renovated homes. These drainage services will usually be determined and worked on when necessary, although if you feel like a problem may be arising, we are here to preempt any issues which could lead to blockages and repairs with our drain maintenance service. We also offer a range of specialist services across Bristol, including graffiti removal, high access works and jet washing.

Drain Clearance Bristol

A blocked drain can easily turn your dream home into a house of horrors. And if you’re a business owner, a blocked drain could impact on profits and your business’s reputation. Whether your property regularly suffers from drain blockages or you’ve just accidentally clogged the toilet, Total Drainage Services are on hand to fix the problem quickly. Blocked drains in Bristol and the South West can occur at any time of the day, which is why our highly-efficient drain clearance services are available to call upon 24/7.

If a blocked drain on your property is becoming a significant problem, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of expert technicians, who will investigate the blockage and find a solution to your drainage needs. We don’t charge extra for calls outside working hours either; our night rate is the same as our day rate.

Our emergency drainage callout services are available 24/7, covering South West England and Wales.

Drain Unblocking Bristol

Blocked drains aren’t usually taken as seriously as they should be, but if they’re left blocked they could 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, scale content from wastewater produced in every home, and obstruction from foreign objects like roots and stones. 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.

By the use of our drain unblocking machines and other pieces of specialist equipment, 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 Drains Bristol

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 blocked drains solutions in Bristol and beyond.

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. For more information regarding drain unblocking or other services such as resin lining, call our team today.



Don’t let blockages and leaks impact the productivity of your business, or ruin the joy of your family gathering. Total Drainage Services offers round-the-clock drainage solutions and emergency blockage callouts so your life can get back to normal as quickly as possible should your drainage cause you any issues. Using the latest technology, we are able to accurately and efficiently tackle any problem head-on, finding a fast, reliable and cost-efficient solution. We guarantee transparent customer service, fair prices, and long-lasting results.

When choosing Total Drainage Services, you are choosing services that are proven to lead to long-lasting results. Please do not hesitate to contact our specialist drainage team to discuss pricing or any other enquiries you may have regarding our fantastic services. Our team will take into consideration your current situation, requirements, and expectations to find a fair price and service for your property.

Having damaged pipelines on domestic or commercial properties does necessarily mean that the entire pipeline has to be replaced. Replacing the entire pipeline of a property can be extremely costly, time-consuming and incredibly stressful with many different departments to go through. Resin and patch lining can cover any damage that is preventing the pipes from transporting wastewater and sewage effectively. No matter the intensity of the load or what is being transported in the pipes, resin and patch lining will have the strength and efficiency to transport what it needs to. If you are curious to understand if resin lining would be beneficial for your property or have any questions regarding resin lining or our other drain unblocking services, call our expert team in Bristol today.

High Pressure Water Jetting

High-pressure jet washing uses high-powered water jet equipment to blast away dirt, grime and blockages whilst also clearing drains and washing down different surfaces. For more information about high-pressure jet washing and the services we offer, please view our dedicated jet washing page.

Drain Clearance 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 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 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.

My drain is blocked, what should I do?

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.

How long does drain clearance take?

This depends on the type of blockage and the location of the blockage in your drainage system. For most domestic blockages, we can identify the problem and solve it there and then. However, some blockages will require more specialist investigation – which is where a CCTV drain survey comes in handy. Our engineers are highly trained and experienced when it comes to clearing blockages, so we aim to have your drainage issues sorted as swiftly as possible.

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 and oils
  • Food waste
  • Hair
  • Sanitary towels and tampons
  • Wipes (or too much toilet paper)
  • Toys

External factors like tree roots, leaves and other outdoor debris can cause blockages to outdoor drains.

At Total Drainage Services, we can identify the source of your blockage and remove it, allowing your water to run freely once more. Contact us if you need your drain unblocking in Bristol.