Blocked Drains Crawley

The moment you detect a horrendous stench in your home, often the culprit is a blocked pipe. Once you’ve noticed the smell, it is a good idea to investigate and solve the issue as quickly as you can. There is no need to unclog blocked drains in Crawley by yourself. 24 Hour Emergency Services realise that it is not a nice or easy thing to carry out without the right tools. Day or night, give the experienced pros a call on 01293 769452.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Crawley

CCTV surveys in Crawley represent the very latest in market-leading technology. Typically, the unblocking of drains is the last thing you’d expect to be associated with cutting-edge technology. With the help of these amazing gadgets, however, we can provide an incredible service at a fraction of the cost or time of conventional methods.

These surveys are typically carried out by experienced drainage specialists and the design of the fibre optic camera allows the operator to right to the source of the blockage. This is a great time saver as it gets rid of a lot of the guess work from the process.

If ever you have a blocked drain and would like to request one of our CCTV surveys Crawley, call us today on 01293 769452.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Crawley

If you have blocked drains in Crawley and wish to avoid the disturbance of digging up the entire pavement to replace a piece of piping, opt for drain relining instead. This incredible technique allows us to reinforce and strengthen an existing pipe without the need to excavate it. What our experts do is effectively make a new pipe inside the existing one. So, your waste water pipe will provide you with many years of service.

Roots from trees can occasionally grow into the drainpipes and drains. This might then cause those pipes to fracture and leak necessitating drain relining in Crawley. We can locate the problem quickly using our state-of-the-art CCTV drain inspection cameras. Our staff are then equipped with remote operated cutting tools to get rid of the tree roots quickly and efficiently.

The next step is to make sure there is nothing left inside the drain which might contribute to future blocked drains. Crawley residents can then benefit from our drain relining service, which involves inserting a liner into the pipe to seal any fractures or breaches. All of this can be accomplished with little to no disruption to the surrounding area.

24 Hour Emergency Services have been dealing with drainage issues of all types all over the Crawley area for many years. Have you noticed an unpleasant smell in your house or back garden? Do you suspect you could have a clogged drain pipe or one that is in need of repair? If you require drain relining in Crawley, call us today.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Crawley

Outdoor drains in Crawley are a little more challenging to manage as often the things that find their way into them are somewhat outside of your control. Therefore, prevention is the best approach. Issues are regularly brought on by leaves, garden debris or plastic bags that get washed or blown into the drains, particularly during bad weather. This is another problem since most of us really don’t wish to be outdoors in the rain cleaning drainpipes.

The most efficient way to protect against an accumulation of leaves and twigs is to frequently sweep them up from your backyard. Another method of keeping your outdoor drains in Crawley clear is to regularly sweep out your gutters. Any litter that has blown in from the street should be collected as soon as possible. By following these steps, you can protect outdoor drains Crawley saving you the hassle of blocked drains.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Crawley

Pitch fibre drains were considered an inexpensive alternative to conventional clay constructed drainpipes. They were first introduced in the 1960s and were popular throughout the 70s until they were eventually banned in the late 80s. Many older houses and business premises use this type of drain, and most of these properties are now experiencing issues.

This is because pitch fibre drains typically only had a life span of around 40 years. While pitch fibre drains in Crawley were an affordable option for many, they are now proving to be more of a hindrance than anything.

As the name suggests, pitch fibre drains were produced from wood cellulose and bitumen. As pitch fibre drains were made from materials that were far more cost-effective to produce, this made them cheaper to manufacture. The result was better value for money when compared to traditional clay constructed drains.

An issue all too common with pitch fibre drains in Crawley, however, is referred to as ovaling. This occurs when the weight of the ground above bears down causing the pipe to warp and its shape to distort. These drains are not as rigid as pipes constructed using either clay or plastic. As such, they are also prone to collapsing leading to blocked drains in Crawley.

If the bitumen layer flakes off, this will leave areas exposed which are no longer water tight. Water can begin to leak into the surrounding earth causing additional problems such as attracting roots which can, in turn, cause structural damage and further blockages. All in all, pitch fibre drains in Crawley were not a sound investment.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Cralwey

Should you notice a bad smell at home it may be that your drainpipes are blocked. Other issues that are commonly associated with a waste drain blockage in Crawley are toilets that do not flush correctly and standing water in bathroom sinks. If either of these things are noticed along with a bad odour, there is a likely chance that a blockage has occurred in either your drain or sewage pipe.

Water entering your property from a busted sewage pipe is the nightmare of most people. If a fragile or damaged pipe is put under additional pressure by a blockage, the water will surge out through a fracture, resulting from the increase in pressure. This is an unpleasant prospect, as these sorts of blocked drains in Crawley can be most unpleasant when they occur.

There is good news, however. If you notice your toilet is not flushing correctly, a strange odour or standing water, call our team now. We are available 24 hours a day, so get in touch by calling 01293 769452.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Causes Blockages to Occur?

An obstructed drainpipe may be brought on by several factors, and the cause depends on the location of the blockage. For instance, what might cause a blockage in your kitchen sink may not necessarily be the cause of one in your outdoor drains. In the case of bathroom sinks and toilets, the cause is usually related to nappies, sanitary products or excessive amounts of toilet roll being placed into the toilet bowl.

Crawley, blocked drains that occur outdoors are usually the result of litter, leaves, twigs and other garden debris that has not been swept up. These are washed or blown into drains where they accumulate causing a blockage to occur.

In the case of kitchen drains, the issue is usually related to food waste as well fats and greases that are dumped down the sink rather than being disposed of correctly. Furthermore, foreign object can also play a huge role in causing blocked drains in Crawley. For instance, if a child decides to flush one of their toys or your car keys, you can expect a situation to develop quickly.

Our team covers the entire local area, so, if you have blocked drains in Crawley, call 24 Hour Emergency Services now on 01293 769452. We’re available to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!




    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


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