Blocked Drains Cambridge

At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we know there are several reasons you might have blocked drains in Cambridge. A key indicator that you may have an issue is often the terrible smell. When you notice the stench it is prudent to take a look at and solve the issue as soon as you are able to. Our drainage specialists are on call 24 hours a day. With more than 50 years’ experience to call upon, you know you’re in capable hands. To find out more, call us now on 01223 258175.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Cambridge

Clogged drains are definitely not a pleasant thing and the reasons they become blocked are fairly numerous. It used to be a fact that determining the source of a clogged drain was accomplished using guess work or by excavating the pipework. Times have changed, and the methods have improved thanks to the introduction of CCTV surveys in Cambridge.

Fibre optic CCTV camera systems can go down into the drain and reach places that would be otherwise out of reach using traditional methods. These systems can speed up diagnosing serious drain issues and help out team make an accurate assessment without causing you any unnecessary disruption.

Once the source of your blocked drains in Cambridge have been determined, our specialists will determine the most effective course of action to take to clear away the blockage. This method will save you time and money and is the most effective option for dealing with blockages.

If you have a blocked drainpipe and would like one of our skilled engineers to come out and solve the issue for you contact 01223 258175 now.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Cambridge

If you encounter a fracture in your sewer pipe it can be an expensive issue to put right. Any company that insists on digging up the area to diagnose and fix the issue are not worth opting for, as this method will cost you a fortune. If you have blocked drains in Cambridge, give our team a call now. We provide competitively priced drain relining services.

Through the use of fibre optic CCTV technology, we can root out the cause of the issue. Once our experts have identified the reason for the problem, our people can provide drain relining in Cambridge that is a surefire way to resolve the situation in the most cost-effective way possible. The first thing to do is eliminate the problem.

Our team work with a remote controlled cutting device to get rid of any root systems that are causing the trouble. We can also provide drain jetting and rodding services to remove any other obstacles that may be exacerbating the situation. Our team can then mend the pipework by employing the finest techniques for drain relining Cambridge can offer. The liner we use is a tough tube which sits within your old pipe and adheres to it using a special resin. This is normally sturdy enough to put an end to any leakages.

Our experts have been dealing with blocked drains in Brighton for many years, and our services span the entire local area. Have you noticed a repulsive smell in your house or garden? Do you imagine you may have a clogged drain pipe or one that is in need of repair? If so, call 24 Hour Emergency Services now on 01223 258175.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Cambridge

As you are not there to track what goes down your outdoor drains you need to minimise the risk of them becoming obstructed. The main things that end up in outside drainpipes are leaves, smaller branches and sprigs from trees. They get washed into the drain and where they cause a blockage. Our biggest recommendation on ways to reduce the possibilities of an outside drain blockage is to remove any garden debris, leaves, twigs and litter.

Anytime you scoop the leaves, add them to a fertiliser pile as this is a great way to protect your outdoor drains in Cambridge while helping your garden grow. It is also wise to grab rubbish in the garden, for instance, shopping bags that have blown in as these will keep the back garden looking fantastic and reduce the chance of blocked drains Cambridge.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Cambridge

Pitch fibre drains in Cambridge were an inexpensive option that were actually incredibly popular throughout the 60s, 70s and early 80s. Quite a few older households and businesses utilise these drains which were made using wood pulp and bitumen. With a lifetime of 40 years, pitch fibre drains were, without a doubt, the preferred choice for those searching for an economical approach to mending or installing drains.

Pitch fibre drains, despite being affordable, lacked the strength and durability of their clay constructed counterparts. This helped to make these an inexpensive substitute but lowered their effective lifespan. No new pitch fibre drains have been laid for 30 years and those that were installed are now beginning to demonstrate extensive issues which need to be addressed urgently. If you have pitch fibre drains in Cambridge, we can help.

Anytime the pressure of the earth piled on top of the pipes is too much for them to bare they begin to deform becoming more oval shaped. Once the drains succumb to the heaviness of the earth above them, they are forced out of shape. They will then block quickly as a result of being misshapen.

The leaking water can also attract tree roots that penetrate the damaged walls of the drains causing them to leak more and block. If the coal tar outer layer peels off, it will create areas that are no longer water tight. Water can begin to leak into the surrounding earth, and as well as blocked drains, Cambridge will also have to contend with ground that is sodden and waterlogged.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Cambridge

Should you detect a persistent and unpleasant odour in your house it could be a sign of a waste drain blockage. Cambridge residents are advised to call us immediately if this happens.

At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we know the blockage that is causing the odour or stopping the water from going down the plug hole could be in the waste pipe from the sink or further into the drainage system.

If you have ever flushed a toilet when there is a clogged pipe you will know that feeling of dread as the water levels rise in the bowl. If the waste drain blockage in Cambridge is serious enough, you could find the water overflowing causing damage to your toilet mat and carpet.

Our company know what a horror this might be for anyone. So, our blocked drains Cambridge team are on call to unblock your drainpipes 24 hours a day. Telephone our professional engineers on 01223 258175 to find out more.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Causes a Blocked Drain?

Our team have encountered a myriad of reasons over the years and these include everything from children’s dolls and nappies to sanitary towels, food and more. Over the years, we have been asked to work on both outdoor and indoor drains that have been affected by a range of issues.

Trees could be a problem for outside drains as they produce leaves and small branches as well as roots that can infiltrate the pipework causing extensive damage.

Lots of things may trigger an indoor drainpipe to become obstructed. In the case of the kitchen, blocked drains in Cambridge can be a result of food debris, fat and grease. Some things such as sanitary towels or even toilet paper are issues that can easily impact a toilet. There are also things that might you might not immediately expect such as toys flushed down a toilet by a mischievous child.

Should you require assistance with getting rid of the cause of blocked drains in Cambridge, do not hesitate to give the local pros at 24 Hour Emergency Services a call on 01223 258175. Our team of drainage specialists are waiting to assist 24 hours a day and our experts cover all areas in Cambridge.




    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