Blocked Drains Cheltenham

There is nothing more upsetting than encountering blocked drains in Cheltenham. It is not typically a complex problem to repair, although you must act quickly. Dealing with the problem early on means you also have the opportunity to prevent more significant leakages, overflow issues and electrical related damage. Our professional drainage specialists are on call 24 hours a day.

So, to enlist the help of 24 Hour Emergency Services, call us now on 01242 639235.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Cheltham

Cheltenham, blocked drains are certainly not a pleasant thing and the reasons they become clogged may be quite prolonged and complicated. It used to be a case that reaching the source of a blocked drain was accomplished through guesswork. This has changed with the introduction of CCTV drain survey technology.

One of the most flexible tools at our disposal, this technology enables us to determine the cause of a blockage by using a long and flexible fibre optic camera system. These long and thin cameras are fed into the drain network and the images are sent back to the controller. CCTV surveys in Cheltenham enable us to provide quick and accurate assessments of any current or potential issues.

Rather than trying out loads of different things and seeing what works, we prefer to make use of CCTV cameras to discover the cause of the clogged drainpipe quickly. Our experts are then ready to prepare the most suitable course of action to rectify your blocked drains in Cheltenham in a timely fashion.

Along with a tonne of expertise, our skilled drainage specialists have encountered a variety of obstructions caused by all manner of objects. If you are around the Cheltenham area and require assistance, call 24 Hour Emergency Services today on 01242 639235.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Cheltenham

If your drainpipes are leaking, you will want to do something to stop the unpleasant smelling water dripping out. Digging up the street where the pipe is really was the only solution you had until quite recently. Advances in technology mean our team are now equipped to restore your drains without excavating the area by carrying out drain relining in Cheltenham.

Our staff at 24 Hour Emergency Services use a great deal of initiative when fixing blocked and weakened drains. Using the latest techniques and equipment helps us lessen the inconvenience posed to our customers and ensures the job is carried out effectively. Cheltenham, drain relining enables us to create an entirely new pipe inside your existing one in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional methods.

Our team have been dealing with blocked drains in Cheltenham for many years and provide services to clients, right across the local area. So, if you’ve noticed the tell-tale signs of a blockage, give our team a call right away on 01242 639235.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Cheltenham

Preventing outside drains from clogging is about removing every little thing that could create a clog in advance. This requires careful thought and a little time to clear away any potential objects that could be blown or washed into your drains. The basic things that go into outdoor drainpipes and cause obstructions are leaves, smaller branches and twigs from plants.

They get washed down the drain and create a blockage. By simply sweeping up these pesky objects, you could avoid the hassle of blocked drains Cheltenham. What’s more, these materials can be repurposed for your garden by simply placing them onto a compost heap or inside a composter.

Finally, to avoid the hassle of blocked drains, Cheltenham residents should grab litter in the back garden like plastic bags that have blown in as soon as possible. This will keep the garden looking good while reducing the chance of the drainpipes becoming obstructed.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Cheltenham

Pitch fibre drains were generally considered as the cheap alternative to conventional drainpipes. These were introduced in the 60s and remained in use until the late 80s. Many older homes as well as company properties use this type of drain. These drains only have a life expectancy of around 40 years, and many are now beginning to fail causing blocked drains in Cheltenham to form.

Pitch fibre drains were manufactured out of wood pulp and bitumen rather than clay which was a more durable, albeit costly, alternative. Since pitch fibre drains in Cheltenham were manufactured out of wood pulp and coal tar they were much more affordable to make. As these drains were not constructed using clay or plastics (which weren’t as advanced back then), they lacked the durability of their counterparts.

Once the pressure of the ground piled on top of the drainpipes becomes too much, the pipes become deformed. This leads to a process known as ovaling which is where a round pipe becomes oval shaped. Anytime drain pipes become deformed, water cannot flow efficiently leading to blocked drains Cheltenham.

Water leaking from pitch fibre drains in Cheltenham can also attract tree roots. These penetrate the damaged walls of the drains causing them to leak more and block up. If the coal tar inner comes away from the pipe it will leave areas that are no longer water tight and the water can begin to leak into the surrounding earth.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Cheltenham

Should you notice a serious and nasty stench at home, there’s a good a chance that your drains are blocked.

A waste drain blockage in Cheltenham can spell a major issue for homeowners and business owners alike. To begin with, there is the odour to contend with. Then there is the problem that your sinks can not drain, leaving behind filthy water. The toilet will likely not flush correctly, and might just start to back-up and spill over.

Having water from a broken sewage pipe enter your backyard or house is nobody’s idea of a picnic. In the event that a weakened or broken pipe is put under more pressure by a clog, the water will need to go someplace and at times it surges out.

As soon as you detect the stench or see the sink not emptying properly don’t wait it until the water is over flowing, ring up our experts right away. With years of experience dealing with waste drain blockages in Cheltenham, 24 hour Emergency Services have the skills to rectify the situation in timely fashion.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Causes an Obstructed Drain?

There are so many factors to consider, all of which can contribute to an obstructed drain. 24 Hour Emergency Services have experience dealing with virtually all of these factors, and are the best choice to advise on drainage solutions Cheltenham can rely on.

Obstructed 24hr Emergency Servicesuld be a result of several thing and causes can vary depending on the location of the drain. For instance, a blockage in the bathroom could be a result of nappies or women’s hygiene products being flushed when they shouldn’t be. Of course, the cause may not be as obvious as you think – for instance, an exposed toilet is a tempting place for children to dump their toys.

Our team are frequently called upon to unclog both outdoor and indoor drains such as toilets, bathroom and kitchen sinks.

Trees can be an issue for outdoor drains. The leaves and twigs and small branches block the drainpipes up leading an obstructed drain Cheltenham will be looking to the experts to put right.

Kitchen sinks and their drains can become blocked and this is never a pleasant experience given that this is area of the home where food is prepared. Culprits can include food debris, oil, fat and grease.

If you need to have help with eliminating these types of clogs from your drains either inside or outside, give the local pros a call now. We are available 24 hours a day to rectify all blocked drains in Cheltenham. To find out more, call us today on 01242 639235.




    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


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


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    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


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

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


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


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


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