Blocked Drains Brighton

Anytime you have an obstructed drain the awful smell is often the first indication that you might have a situation. Acting quickly is important when it comes to blocked drains in Brighton. In the event that you notice an odour, it is prudent to take a look at and get rid of the issue as soon as possible. At 24 Hour Emergency Services our skilled drainage team are on call 24 hours a day. Call us now on 01273 796201.



Please note, if your enquiry is an emergency, please contact us by telephone


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Brighton

Thanks to the latest innovations in technology, 24 Hour Emergency Services can now provide you with the best techniques for diagnosing blocked drains. Brighton can enlist our team to carry out CCTV surveys which can quickly and accurately diagnose blocked drains. Using the best tools at the most suitable time, our team can save our customers time and money.

Using flexible fibre optic camera systems that are fed in to the drains, our team can see what is creating the blockage. Our CCTV surveys in Brighton are an effective means of diagnosing issues in hard-to-reach spots such as round tight bends.

Making use of these camera systems, our experts can locate the problem and bring it to the attention of the customer. Our team will have to waste less time on other methods and will be able to provide you with effective solutions, fast.

Our team are available round-the-clock to unblock your drains. Our skilled and welcoming professionals are available 24 hours a day, so get in touch us now to book your CCTV surveys in Brighton by calling 01273 796201.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Brighton

Traditionally, if a pipe was cracked or misaligned, the solution would be to dig up the entire area which would take time and cost a small fortune. If you have a broken drain pipe and wish to avoid the hassle of digging up the whole road, choose drain relining in Brighton. Roots can in some cases grow into the pipes and drains causing the splits and cracks to occur. Trees are present an ever-present issue that directly impacts drains often necessitating drain relining in Brighton.

At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we know roots that grow below ground can in some cases grow into the pipes and drains. This can then cause those pipes to break and leak leading to blocked drains, Brighton residents are certain to be inconvenienced by. The beauty about drain relining is that it can be carried out with digging up the entire area. Pipes can be reinforced by a new, inner pipe without having to remove the pipe entirely.

Our team have been dealing with drainage issues of all kinds all over the Brighton area for many years. Have you detected a nasty odour in your house or backyard? Do you suspect you might have a blocked drain pipe or one that is in urgent need of relining? If so, call our team on 01273 796201 and request drain relining in Brighton.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Brighton

Prevention is the best cure, and this applies to protecting your outdoor drains. Unlike internal drains, you have little to no control over what goes down an outdoor drain. Strong winds and heavy rain can cause leaves, branches and other objects to enter the drain system where they become lodged creating a blockage.

At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we believe the best way to minimise the risk of a build-up of leaves and twigs is to regularly remove them from your back garden. Sweeping of floors and clearing of gutters is a great way to reduce the chances of blockages occurring with your outdoor drains in Brighton.

Many gardeners recommend placing a compost stack somewhere in your garden. Not only does this provide an excellent source of fertiliser for your garden, it also helps keep your garden clear of any debris that might block your drains. It is also wise to grab litter in the yard including bags that have blown in. This will keep the yard looking great and will reduce the chance of blocked drains in Brighton from occurring.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Brighton

Back in the 1960s, a great new alternative to traditional clay drainpipes was introduced – pitch fibre drains. These became largely popular among homeowners and business owners leading up their eventual banning in the late 1980s. Numerous older residential properties and company buildings utilise these drains as at the time they were a lot more affordable than their clay counterparts.

With a lifespan of 40 years, many pitch fibre drains in Brighton are now starting to deteriorate causing all manner of issues for those whose properties utilise them. As the name suggests, pitch fibre drains were produced using wood pulp and bitumen. While more affordable, they weren’t as strong or durable as ones constructed using clay. Nowadays, building firms are not permitted to install pitch fibre drains, but their presence is still felt by many property owners up and down the country.

Delamination and ovaling are just two issues that pitch fibre drains in Brighton have a tendency to develop. Often, the pipes buckle under the weight of the ground above, or begin to absorb water causing the shape to warp. This results in a drainpipe that is narrowed making it easier to block.

Leaking water can also attract tree roots that penetrate the damaged walls of the drains and cause them to leak more as well as resulting in more blocked drains in Brighton. If the bitumen layer comes away, parts of the pipe will no longer be water tight. Call 24 Hour Emergency Services today to find out more.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Brighton

Should you encounter a waste drain blockage in Brighton, it might be quite apparent that there is a problem simply because the smell can be quite overpowering.

Brighton, blocked drains can often be fixed by using a plunger or drain and sewer un-blocker from the supermarket. If the situation continues to persist and the water in your kitchen sink will not recede properly, or the repulsive odour persists, then this could indicate a blockage further down the pipe.

Whenever a damaged pipe ends up blocked, there is a chance that it may split and dirty foul smelling water may flood out. If ever this is in the street it is never very pleasant for you and your neighbours. If it’s in your house it may ruin rugs, furniture, clothes and also pose an imminent health risk.

So, if you’ve encountered blocked drains in Brighton, it’s imperative that you contact us immediately. We cover the entire local area and are on standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week to ensure your waste drain blockages are taken care of immediately. Contact us on 01273 796201.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Triggers a Clogged Drainpipe?

There are so many things which can cause a blocked drainpipe and when blockages occur, the inconvenience this can cause cannot be overstated. Items such as nappies, sanitary pads and too much toilet roll can quickly block a toilet, preventing it from flushing correctly.

Our experts unclog two varieties of drains:

  • External Drains
  • Internal Drains

Fallen leaves are also a significant issue, especially in autumn. They get blown off the trees and accumulate in the guttering before being washed into the drains where they create an obstruction resulting in blocked drains in Brighton.

Internal drains are largely affected by objects placed into them either by accident or on purpose. Baby’s nappies are one example. Another example are toys which are often carelessly discarded by children down the toilet.

When the water in a sink will not drain away and it begins to smell this is a pretty good sign it is blocked. The reason it typically obstructs is due to the fact that small pieces of food items get washed into the plug hole and produce a clog.

Give 24 Hour Emergency Services a call today to enlist our Brighton blocked drain services. Our experts are available in the Brighton area 24 hours a day on 01273 796201.




    Here at 24 Hour Emergency Services, we provide complete coverage from Exeter all the way up to Cambridge. Wherever you happen to be situated, our team are only ever a phone call away, so get in touch today.

    When disaster strikes it’s always a comfort to know that the professionals are never too far away. If you’re dealing with a blocked drain, are in need of plumbing services, are looking to request a CCTV survey or require drain relining services, give us a call now. Check out our main areas covered below to find out whether you fall within our coverage area.


    We cover the whole of Dorset, from Bournemouth and Poole, to Dorchester, Shaftesbury and Swanage


    Covering the whole of the Hampshire area, including Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Ringwood


    24Hr Services cover Wiltshire including Swindon, Salisbury, Chippenham, Devizes and Warminster


    We cover the whole of Kent, including Maidstone, Dartford, Chatham, Tunbridge Wells and Dover


    Our team work all across Surrey, including Woking, Guildford, Epsom, Staines and Farnham


    Our team work all across Buckinhamshire, including Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Winslow and Buckingham


    Our team work all across Cambridgeshire, including Cambridge, Huntingdon, Ely and Witchford


    Our team work all across Cornwall, including Truro, St Austell, Penzance and Newquay

    County Durham

    Our team work all across County Durham, including Staindrop, Durham, Wolsingham and Wearhead


    Our team work all across Cumbria, including Wasdale Head, Pooley Bridge, Ravenstonedale and Millorn


    Our team work all across Derbyshire, including Chesterfield, Derby, Buxton and Matlock


    Our team work all across Devon, including Exeter, Exmouth, Barnstaple and Axminster

    East Sussex

    Our team work all across East Sussex, including Hastings, Maresfield, Wadhurst and Camber


    Our team work all across Essex, including Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow and Braintree


    Our team work all across Gloucestershire, including Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cinderford and Blockley

    Greater London

    Our team work all across Greater London, including Wembley, Twickenham, Edgware and Romford

    Greater Manchester

    Our team work all across Greater Manchester, including Rochdale, Bolton, Stockport and Wigan


    Our team work all across Herefordshire, including Hereford, Wigmore, Bromyard and Monkland


    Our team work all across Hertfordshire, including Stevenage, Hitchin, St Albans and Watford

    Isle of Wight

    Our team work all across Isle of Wight, including Northwood, Wellow, Kingston and Brading


    Our team work all across Lancashire, including Burnley, Lancaster, Preston and Chorley


    Our team work all across Leicestershire, including Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray and Hinckley


    Our team work all across Lincolnshire, including Grantham, Lincoln, Gainsborough and Boston


    Our team work all across Merseyside, including Liverpool, St Helens, Formby and Halewood


    Our team work all across Norfolk, including Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn and Holt

    North Yorkshire

    Our team work all across North Yorkshire, including Scarborough, Harrogate, Hawes and Northallerton


    Our team work all across Northamptonshire, including Northampton, Kettering, Corby and Silverstone


    Our team work all across Northumberland, including Rothbury, Falstone, Hexham and Ashlington


    Our team work all across Nottinghamshire, including Mansfield, Nottingham, Worksop and Newark-on-Trent


    Our team work all across Oxfordshire, including Oxford, Banbury, Faringdon and Chipping Norton


    Our team work all across Rutland, including Hambledon, Ryhall, Ridlington and Ketton


    Our team work all across Shropshire, including Shrewsbury, Telford, Market Drayton and Ellesmere


    Our team work all across Somerset, including Taunton, Bridgwater, Frome and Exford

    South Yorkshire

    Our team work all across South Yorkshire, including Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield


    Our team work all across Staffordshire, including Stafford, Cannock, Cheadle and Burton upon Trent


    Our team work all across Suffolk, including Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Halesworth and Newmarket

    Tyne and Wear

    Our team work all across Tyne and Wear, including Newcastle upon Tyne, South Shields, Sunderland and Gateshead


    Our team work all across Warwickshire, including Straford-upon-Avon, Royal Leamington Spa, Nuneaton and Rugby

    West Midlands

    Our team work all across West Midlands, including Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield

    West Sussex

    Our team work all across West Sussex, including Horsham, Crawley, Worthing and Chichester

    West Yorkshire

    Our team work all across West Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax


    Our team work all across Worcestershire, including Worcester, Redditch, Kidderminster and Evesham