Blocked Drains Chichester

There is nothing worse than having an obstructed drainpipe. It is not usually a difficult issue to repair, however you ought to act fast as even minor blocked drains in Chichester can quickly escalate into a more serious problem. 24 Hour Emergency Services know this far too well.

When you detect a foul odour, it is a good idea to look into and solve the issue as quickly as you can. Taking care of blocked drains in Chichester yourself might be an overwhelming thought. Give the pros a call on 01243 629473 and discover exactly why our team are the most trusted drainage specialists in Chichester.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Chichester

Unblocking drains may not be the first service that springs to mind when you think of up-to-date technology, but this is the case all thanks to our CCTV surveys in Chichester.

Fibre optic digital cameras are among the best and latest tools to be employed by our skilled drainage specialists. These long and thin cameras are fed into the drain network and the photos are sent back to the operator. These images are then displayed on HD screens which is ideal for highlighting the full extent of the issue.

Instead of attempting other things to find what works, our experts use CCTV surveys in Chichester to establish the cause of the blocked drain and sewer. We are then in a position to plan the most right response to clear away the blockage.

We appreciate that blocked drains in Chichester prevent you flushing the toilet, and often also result in water overflowing into your property. The reality of this is certainly not pleasant, but our experts are on call 24 hours a day, so get in touch now by calling 01243 629473.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Chichester

If you have a crack in your sewer pipe it can be expensive to put right, as well as disruptive to dig up the area of street or back garden that the pipe runs underneath. If you have a damaged drain pipe and don’t wish for the disruption of digging up the whole street to change a piece of pipe, choose our service for drain relining in Chichester.

Tree roots that grow underground can sometimes penetrate the pipes and drains. This might then cause these pipes to crack and leak. Not having to dig up the area is just one example of how drain relining in Chichester can be a huge benefit to our customers. Trees are definitely a pain when it comes to drains and pipes, the fallen leaves block the drains and the roots can break the below ground pipes.

Roots from trees that grow underground can in certain cases grow into the drainpipes and drains. This can then cause those pipes to break and leak. Our staff are equipped to make use of our fibre optic CCTV to locate and identify any problems quickly. We are equipped with remote operated cutting tools which are designed to remove the roots.

The next phase is to make sure that there is no debris left within the drain that may create a blockage or cause further damage. We achieve this process through drain jetting and rodding and once completed, our experts can reline the pipes to prevent any further water dripping out. When you choose drain relining Chichester, you can be confident of little to no disruption to your property.

If you have picked up a smell around the house and think you might have a blocked or seeping drainpipe telephone us on 01243 629473 day or night.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Chichester

At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we know the issue with outdoor drains in Chichester is that the blockage is usually caused by something that is outside of your control. This is because blockages usually occur as a result of garden debris, leaves, twigs and litter that may have blown into your garden from the street. When it rains or is particularly windy, this can result in these items entering the drains where they create a blockage.

For most people, the idea of clearing the drainpipes is far from appealing, and most simply don’t have the time to do it. The best approach to prevent a build-up of leaves and debris is to regularly clear them from the garden. Cleaning out your guttering also helps to minimise the risk of concealed build-ups that could contribute to blocked outdoor drains in Chichester.

Furthermore, a compost pile is an excellent way of recycling these materials for the benefit of your garden while keeping everything neat and tidy. Of course, staying on top of your garden waste isn’t the only consideration you must make. Any litter that has blown in must also be cleared quickly to prevent any issues from developing.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Chichester

During the 1960s, a sought-after drainpipe style was made using an alternative to clay products. It was normally much cheaper in comparison to the other options and also, it was claimed to last for 40 years. Well the 40 years are up, and today the pitch fibre drains that were so in demand back in the 60s and 70s are beginning to break down.

Pitch fibre drains were not built using clay or plastics, the latter of which weren’t as advanced as they are today. The pitch fibre drains were actually constructed from wood pulp and bitumen.

Any time the weight of the earth piled on top is too much for the pipes to bear, they start to warp and a process known as ovaling occurs. Chichester, pitch fibre drains are not as structurally rigid as their clay counterparts, and so have a higher risk of collapsing or becoming blocked. This is because as pipes become distorted over time, their loss of shape prevents water from flowing correctly.

This can lead to water leaking from the pipes. The water can cause issues for buildings, in extreme cases, even causing subsidence. The leaking water can also attract tree roots that penetrate the damaged walls of the drains and cause them to leak more and block.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Chichester

Whenever you detect a serious and undesirable odour on your property, there is a good chance that your drains are blocked.

A waste drain blockage in Chichester could be the likely culprit, and if so, you must act quickly to rectify this unpleasant situation. If you notice that the toilet water or water in your bathroom sink is not draining correctly or overflowing, this indicates a blockage in the sewage line.

One concern that many people have is about the build-up of pressure in the pipes, which if left unchecked, could result in the pipe bursting. If the pipe is fractured or weakened, the additional pressure could cause it to fracture.

Therefore, it is advisable that at the very first indication of a waste drain blockage in Chichester, you call our team right away. We cover the entire of Chichester area and are on call 24 Hour Emergency Services. To ensure your blockages are dealt with as soon as possible call us on 01243 629473.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Causes a Blocked Drain?

Blocked drains in Chichester are the result of various causes which can depend largely on where the blockage occurred. It is not out of the ordinary for our team to spot nappies and along with other types of items obstructing the pipes and drains.

Generally, we attend to both of the following:

  • Outdoor Drains
  • Indoor Drains

Leaves and other garden debris are also a big problem, especially in autumn or if it has been quite windy. They get blown off the trees and collect in the guttering, after which, they get washed into the drains in large clumps causing blocked drains in Chichester to form.

Inside drains tend to be impaired by things that we put down them, whether by accident or intentionally. For instance, food not scraped off of plates and carefully discarded down the sink is a big caused of blockages in kitchens. Other common causes are fats and greases which are insoluble and harden to form blockages.

If you live in the Chichester area and have a problem with your drains our team can assist. 24 hour Emergency Services have the skill to tackle a wide range of issues to do with blocked drains in Chichester, so call us now on 01243 629473 to find out more.




    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


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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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