Blocked Drains in Exeter

There is nothing worse than putting up with blocked drains in Exeter. It isn’t usually a hard situation to take care of, however you need to act immediately. Rectifying the situation early on means you may possibly also have the opportunity to prevent even more serious issues from occurring. Dealing with an obstructed drainpipe on your own might be a daunting thought. Give 24 Hour Emergency Services a call on 01392 963238 and see why our firm are the most relied upon drainage specialists in Exeter.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Exeter

Making the most of the correct tools is as important now as it has always been. Drawing upon the latest innovations, our team are always looking for new ways to save our customers time and money. Our CCTV surveys in Exeter are a surefire way to identify and rectify any drainage issue quickly and reliably.

Fibre optic CCTV cameras are long and flexible and can be inserted into a drainpipe into those hard-to-reach areas. They can be used to map and locate issues as well as potential issues, and all images can be seen and interpreted on HD monitors by our specialists.

Once we’ve identified a blockage in the drainpipes, our experts can quickly determine a course of action that is appropriate to your needs. Making the most of the flexible fibre optic CCTV our experts can get an idea of what led to the blockage in no time at all.

Even at 3am our team are on call to come and unclog your drainpipes. Our skilled and friendly team are on call 24 hours a day, so for CCTV surveys in Exeter, call 24 Hour Emergency Services now on 01392 963238.

Drain Relining

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Exeter Drain Relining

Blocked drains in Exeter can be incredibly troublesome to put right, especially when you factor in the time involved as well as the cost. If you have a weakened drainpipe and don’t wish to have the disruption of digging up the whole street choose drain relining Exeter can rely on. Roots can at times grow into the pipes and drains where they can cause fractures and leaks to occur.

With drain relining in Exeter, we can rectify any issues quickly and with little to no disruption caused. Where trees are involved, it is usually the roots that cause the real damage. We have access to the very latest cutting equipment which we can use to extract these pesky roots from your drains once and for all.

By removing the roots, we can clear any blockage and expose any damage that may have occurred. Any other obstructions must be cleared too and this is usually achieved through drain jetting and rodding. Once clear, a new liner will be inserted, inflated and heated creating a new drainpipe within the existing one. This technique will effectively rectify any blocked drains Exeter may encounter.

24 Hour EMergency Services have been working with drainage problems of all types all over the Exeter area for many years. Whenever you have a drainage issue to contend with, our people are on call in order to help 24 hours a day. Call us on 01392 963238 to find out more.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains in Exeter

The basic issue with outdoor drains is that often, what goes into them is out of your control. However, there are steps you can take to minimise the odds of blocked drains in Exeter from occurring outdoors – all that is required is a little due diligence.

Whenever it rains leaves, bags and other things that are on the floor get washed into exposed drains. This can build up over time eventually leading to a blockage. We recommend sweeping up any leaves or twigs and ensuring that your gutters are kept clean to prevent problems from occurring. If you are a keen gardener you will already understand the benefits of a compost heap. A compost heap helps you avoid the hassle of external blocked drains in Exeter while providing a means to recycle materials for later use.

To reduce the chances of plastic bags going down the drainpipes and creating a clog, the simplest thing to do is pick all of them up anytime they blow into the backyard.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Exeter

Back in the 1960s, pitch fibre drains were first introduced and they quickly became a popular and affordable choice for many domestic and commercial customers. They continued to see use throughout the 1970s and were eventually banned in the 1980s. Unlike conventional drainpipes, these were constructed using wood pulp and bitumen – this made them a cost-effective choice, albeit less durable.

Pitch fibre drains in Exeter have one major drawback and that is they have a short life expectancy of just 40 years and are prone to issues. Often, the weight of the ground and buildings above would cause these drainpipes to warp – an effect known as ovaling. The shape of the pipes change from round to oval making it easier for blockages to occur.

The bitumen layer often ends up peeling off of pitch fibre drains. Exeter residents who have experienced this issue have noticed the ground around the pipe becomes waterlogged. Furthermore, issues with roots arise as the roots are attracted to the water leaking out of the pipes. In more serious cases, subsidence can occur which can compromise the structural integrity of a building.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage in Exeter

Should you notice a persistent and bad odour in your house call us right away. The blockage that is creating the odour and preventing water from draining correctly could be located near the sink or further along the pipe. While you might be able to correct the issue yourself, if your waste drain blockage in Exeter persists, you’ll need to enlist the professionals.

Whenever a pipe ends up being clogged, there is a possibility it could fracture dumping filthy foul smelling water onto your carpets. If this happens in the street, it’ll create an unpleasant experience for you and your neighbours.

It is strongly suggested that at the first sign of blocked drains in Exeter you ring up an emergency drainage specialist. We cover all of Exeter and are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week to make sure your obstruction issues are dealt with as soon as possible. Call us on 01392 963238.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Results in an Obstructed Drain?

There are several things that can result in an obstructed drain. Over the years our team have seen everything from children’s toys to nappies and sanitary towels which have built up and resulted in a clog. Generally, we handle both outdoor drainpipes and indoor drains including bathroom sinks, toilets and kitchen drainpipes.

Most of the time it is trees that cause external drains to become blocked. Leaves and debris combine together to create a stubborn blockage that is almost impossible to shift without professional equipment.

A lot of people using too much toilet paper and flushing it into the toilet can also cause obstructions. The same holds true for sanitary towels if they are flushed down the toilet either on purpose or in error resulting in blocked drains in Exeter.

If you live in the Exeter area and have an issue with your drains we are here to help. 24 Hour Emergency Services have a skilled team standing by to solve your drainage issues. Call us on 01392 963238 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


    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