Emergency Drain Unblocking Bristol

24/7 Drain Clearance in Bristol and the South West

A blocked drain is inconvenient at the best of times, and is even more so when a problem occurs late at night or outside of normal working hours. It could be a blocked drain, a burst pipe or a leak which is quickly causing a flood; and it’s important that your drain problem is resolved as quickly as possible to reduce or prevent damage to your drainage system as well as the building and contents surrounding it.

Total Drainage Services offer 24/7 emergency drain unblocking and repair services across Bristol and the South West of England and stretching into Wales, including places such as Bath, Taunton, Swindon, Gloucester and everywhere in between.

24/7 emergency drain unblocking is available in Bristol, South West England and Wales.

Domestic and Commercial Emergency Drain Unblocking

Wherever your drainage emergency strikes, Total Drainage Services are on hand to help. We have an expert ready to send to your location to resolve your drainage issue, no matter whether it’s late at night or early in the morning.

We’re experienced in providing solutions for burst and broken drains across a range of different buildings and sectors, including residential properties and commercial buildings. Whether it’s a leaky pipe at home, a burst water main in the road or blocked drain in your warehouse; Total Drainage Services are able to resolve your drain emergency with haste and efficiency.

Total Drainage Services are experts in drain clearance and unblocking, and also drain repairs too. We can identify and assess your issue using CCTV drain cameras, and if your drainage emergency is hard to reach we can utilise our high access equipment.

No Premium Callout Charge

At Total Drainage Services, we believe that you shouldn’t be charged extra if you have the misfortune of a drainage emergency happening outside of regular working days. If issues arise, then they need to be dealt with quickly to stop further damage to the property, and by waiting until the morning, you could only make the problem worse and more expensive to fix.

Our emergency drain unblocking and repair services don’t feature any premium callout charge, meaning you won’t have to pay extra to resolve your issue at whatever time of the day and day of the week it occurs.

If you have a broken drain emergency that you need resolved quickly, don’t hesitate to call us, and one of our team of drainage experts will be on their way to resolve your issue.

Emergency Drain Unblocking FAQ’s

If you have any questions about emergency drain unblocking and drain clearance, take a look at the answers to these 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?

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.

What methods are used to unblock drains in an emergency?

Our technicians are equipped with various advanced tools and methods to clear blockages efficiently: 

 

  • High-pressure water jetting: This involves a powerful stream of water to dislodge and remove blockages. 
  • Drain Snakes: These are mechanical devices that can break up and pull out blockages. 
  • Mechanical Rodding: This is a technique that uses flexible rods to manually clear blockages.
  • CCTV Drain Surveys: Cameras are used to inspect the inside of pipes to identify the exact location of what issue is making the blockage occur. 
  • Chemical Drain Cleaners: These chemicals are used sparingly, these can dissolve certain types of blockages.
What should I do while waiting for the emergency service to arrive

While you are waiting for your technicians to arrive, you can take the following steps to help mitigate the issue: 

 

  • Avoid using affected drains: It is important that you stop using sinks, toilets, and other fixtures connected to the blocked drain to prevent any further build-up and potential overflow
  • Contains Leaks: If there is any leaking water, place buckets or containers to catch the water and prevent damage to floors or furnishings. 
  • Clear the area: Clearing any personal items or obstructions around the area will be able to provide clear access for our technicians when they arrive. 
Will you need to dig up my property to clear the blockage?

In most cases, blockages can be cleared using non-intrusive methods. However, if the blockage is due to significant structural damage to pipes, we may consider excavation to be carried out to help repair or replace the damaged sections. Our experts will assess the situation and discuss the best course of action with you beforehand.

Will You Need To Dig Up My Property To Clear The Blockage?
In most cases, blockages can be cleared using non-intrusive methods. However, if the blockage is due to significant structural damage to pipes, we may consider excavation to be carried out to help repair or replace the damaged sections. Our experts will assess the situation and discuss the best course of action with you beforehand.