Blocked Drains Dorchester

Whenever you have an obstructed drain the repulsive smell is often a dead giveaway. Time is of the essence when it comes to removing the obstruction. When you detect an odour and notice the presence of standing water, it is crucial that you look into taking care of the issue as soon as you are able too. If you don’t think you are able to take care of your blocked drains in Dorchester by yourself, give 24 Hour Emergency Services a call now on 01305 360366.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Dorchester

Dorchester, blocked drains are certainly not a pleasant thing and the reasons they come to be blocked are numerous. It used to be the case that locating the cause of a blocked drain was accomplished through guesswork and by excavating the surrounding area.

All this changed when CCTV surveys in Dorchester were introduced. Through the use of flexible fibre optic digital cameras, blockages can be identified and rectified quickly. These camera systems are long and thin so they manage to go down into the drains and even around bends.

We can find the source of the blockage, and demonstrate this to the customer while explaining our proposed solution. This means our experts are not trying out lots of different things to fix your problem. Our team will know the very best course of action to take immediately.

If you have a blocked drain and require one of our CCTV surveys, Dorchester residents are advised to call 24 Hour Emergency Services on 01305 360366.

Drain Relining

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Dorchester Drain Relining

If your drainage pipes are leaking, you will no doubt want to correct the issue as quickly as possible to prevent foul smelling water from leaking out. Digging up the street where the pipe is located used to be the only option available. New innovations in drain relining in Dorchester have led to the solution becoming a lot easier to resolve. Now, your pipes can be restored to full working order without needing to excavate the area.

Roots can often penetrate into the pipework and adjoining drains causing blockages and structural issues to occur. As well as trees, another issue that is a common cause of blockages in outdoor drains are leaves, twigs and other garden debris. Litter can also find its way into your drains where it too will cause an obstruction.

24 Hour Emergency Services have been providing competitively priced drain relining in Dorchester for many years. If you suspect that there is an issue and require our help in resolving it quickly, pick up the phone and call us on 01305 360366.

Outside Drains

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Outdoor Drains in Dorchester

As it is not necessarily you putting things into your outside drain, the best way to avoid blocked outdoor drains in Dorchester is to avoid the problem entirely. You are not in the backyard checking every single thing that is washed down there, and so you need to get rid of anything which may create a problem. Whenever it rains the leaves, bags and other items that are on the floor get washed into outdoor drains.

These objects can build up over time leading to an eventual blockage forming. If you are a keen gardener, you likely already know the benefits of a compost stack, but these are also a good way of keeping any loose debris in your garden in check. To reduce the chances of plastic bags entering the drainpipes and causing a blockage, the easiest thing to do is pick these up anytime they blow into the back garden.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains in Dorchester

Pitch fibre drains were widely considered to be an economical substitute to clay drain pipes. These drainpipes were eventually banned in the 1980s but not before seeing wide usage throughout the 60s and 70s. Unfortunately, they only have a life expectancy of around 40 years, so many properties are now experiencing issues with their pitch fibre drains in Dorchester becoming blocked.

As these drains were not made using clay or plastic – a material that was still relatively new back then – they lack the durability of their counterparts. Wood pulp and bitumen were used to manufacture these drains, and while this presented an affordable alternative, the long-term implications are now being felt. Many pitch fibre drains in Dorchester are beginning to fail as a result of inherent defects.

One major issue is brought on by the weight of the ground and buildings that sit directly above the pipes. This weight causes the pipes to warp, an effect known as ovaling, and, in more serious cases, even collapse! In other cases, the bitumen outer layer breaks off causing these pipes to lose their ability to retain water. As this water leaks out in the surrounding soil, roots are attracted which create further problems.

Damage to properties as a result of pitch fibre drains in Dorchester is a very real issue. Water logged foundations can become weakened, or the earth beneath a building can become marshy and this can be the cause of subsidence.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Dorchester

In the event that you notice an awful odour and the presence of an overflowing sink or standing water, it’s imperative that you call us right away. These are classic signs of a waste drain blockage Dorchester and must be rectified quickly.

The blockage that is causing the repulsive smell or preventing water from draining correctly could be located at the sink end of the pipe or further along. In some cases, the blockage can be cleared using a plunger or supermarket-bought drain unblocker. If you’re still dealing with blocked drains in Dorchester after attempting these methods; give us a call.

While having foul smelling water overflowing onto your carpets is hardly a pleasant experience, it’s not the only issue that you must contend with. A build-up of pressure in the system can also cause the pipes to burst potentially leading to wide-scale flooding which could cause extensive damage to your home.

The good news is that if you suspect a waste drain blockage, Dorchester residents can reach our team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To enlist the services of 24 Hour Emergency Services, call us on 01305 360366.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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How are Blocked Drains Caused?

Throughout the years, we have seen it all. From children’s toys to nappies, sanitary towels, food waste, other foreign objects and more, we have encountered many drains blocked by a variety of different causes.

Our drainage specialists are equipped to provide competitively priced solutions for the following types of blocked drains in Dorchester:

  • Outdoor Drains
  • Indoor Drains

Outdoor drains are usually blocked by leaves, twigs and litter that blows in off the street. Blockages can also result from roots which penetrate the pipes and drains.

With inside drains the problems are more commonly brought on by what is put down them including children’s toys. This happens more frequently than you like realise as children are often fascinated by seeing their toys disappear amidst a whirlpool.

Food and vegetable oil will also accumulate as time go on to cause blocked drains in Dorchester that effect kitchens. This is particularly annoying for the homeowner as the sink frequently clogs with dirty and foul water which will not flow away.

Sorting out blocked drains is something our team are here to help you with. To find out more, call 24 Hour Emergency Services now on 01305 360366.

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“My front garden and driveway in Hillcrest Road were partially flooded thanks to a blocked drain but your team managed to fix the issue and were professional throughout ”

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Mary Stewart, Customer in Bournemouth

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"Thanks for the excellent service you provided, we’ll definitely be recommending your team."

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Robert Foster, Customer in Weymouth

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“Your team quickly and efficiently fixed the drain blockages in Leven Close before houses at the bottom of the hill became flooded ”

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William Murphy , Customer in Bournemouth

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"With Cheltenham Place being surrounded by places to eat, we needed our drain blockage fixed quickly and your team did just that."

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Nancy Evans , Customer in Dorset

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“A blocked drain down Grosvenor Crescent was making my water drain slowly but you came out quickly and fixed it before it caused major problems”

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Sandra Roberts , Customer in Dorchester




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    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.


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