Solutions to Blocked Drains

Total Drainage Services is an expert drainage company in Bristol that covers Bristol, Wales, Bath, Swindon, Weston, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, and other areas across the South West.

We offer various drainage services such as drain clearance and 24/7 emergency drain unblocking for situations where you need an expert to resolve your issue urgently. We also offer resin lining to repair damaged or leaking underground pipes, without having to replace the whole drainage system. We additionally provide other services such as CCTV surveys to detect the location of the blockage, pre-planned maintenance to create a maintenance schedule for your property, and other services such as gutter cleaning, jet washing, and tankers to transport waste away.

Regardless of the service you require, we have trained specialists who carry out the service for either your home or business premises, resolving all issues that may disrupt your day. We have nationally-accredited technicians who can operate excavation machines, CCTV drain survey equipment, and other mobile specialist equipment. Our drainage experts are available to carry out any minor and major repairs and installations, including septic tanks and sewage treatment plants.

Total Drainage Services is here for you whenever you need us, day or night, so look no further than us when you need a drainage company in Bristol.

From foreign objects that have been dropped down the drain by accident to heavy build-up of hair and grease, there are many reasons why your household can be experiencing blocked drains and many solutions to resolving these issues.

Understanding exactly how each issue is caused and what can resolve the issue can be an opportunity to be better at stopping it in the future and resolving at a lower cost.

What Can Be Put Down Your Drain To Help With The Issue?

  • Boiling Water – Pour as much as possible to dissolve obstructions before calling a professional.
  • Vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda – Pour around 1/3 of a cup of each into the drain for an hour, before hot water to clean and dissolve the drain.
  • Use a Plunger – An old school method that may do the trick before the arrival of a drainage contractor. 
  • Chemical Cleaners – Supermarket chemical cleaners may unblock minor drainage blockages without the need for a drainage contractor.
  • Biological Cleaners – These are similar to chemical cleaners, but far more environmentally friendly, and may unblock minor drainage blockages without the need for a drainage contractor.

Preventing Grease Build Up In Your Drains

While the use of some fats, oils and grease is vital for cooking, they are not good at all for the drains and pipes in your plumbing systems, so here are some of the best solutions to avoiding grease build-ups.

Here at Total Drainage Services, our drainage experts will help you to avoid these costly repairs by letting you know some solutions to avoid greasy drains: 


  • Avoid putting grease down your drains 
  • Invest in grease traps 
  • Recycle your cooking oils and grease 
  • Use disposable absorption materials 
  • Get your drains cleaned

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