Blocked Drains Farringdon

There is nothing more upsetting than having an obstructed drain or pipe and while this isn’t typically a difficult problem to mend, you must act quickly. A blocked or leaking drainpipe can cause numerous other issues, for instance, it could cause your drains to overflow. Of course, there is no need to unblock your own blocked drains in Farringdon. 24 Hour Emergency Services realise that it is not a nice task to perform, so if you require our professional services, call us day or night on 020 7411 9621.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Farringdon

Clogged drains are never a pleasant thing to deal with. Locating and determining the cause of a blockage used to be a long and drawn out process. Often, a lot of guesswork was involved and in most cases, parts of the road or garden needed to be dug up to locate and correct the problem. This cost the customer both time and money – something which our CCTV surveys in Farringdon eliminate.

CCTV drain inspection technology utilises long and flexible fibre optic cameras which can be easily threaded through any drainpipes. These cameras can help to quickly locate and identify a wide range of issues – even issues that haven’t yet developed.

Anytime CCTV surveys in Farringdon are carried out, the images that return are analysed by a skilled operator. The operator can spell out to the potential customer exactly what has happened and what needs to be done to correct the blockage.

If ever you have a blocked drainpipe and require our insight our experts are on hand to take your call. Get in touch now by phoning 020 7411 9621.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Farringdon

There was once a time where putting right a fractured drainpipe was a long and drawn out process. Often, the area would need to be excavated and the damaged length of pipe replaced. Nowadays, the process is a lot simpler as drain relining in Farringdon allows us to restore a length of pipe to full working order without having to dig it up.

Often, tree roots grow in the direction of pipes and drains and when they do, the impact can be substantial. Thanks to drain relining, Farringdon can enjoy a quick turnaround that will not only highlight the issue, but remove it, correct the damage and leave your drainpipes fully functional. All of this in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost that you would’ve incurred years ago.

We have been dealing with blocked drains in Farringdon and beyond for many years. If you suspect that one of your drains might be blocked and have noticed a foul odour, standing water or an overflowing sink, call us today on 020 7411 9621.

Outside Drains

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Outdoor Drains in Farringdon

To ensure that your outdoor drains in Farringdon remain clear of any obstruction, regular garden maintenance strongly advised. Let’s be honest, most outdoor drains are blocked by greenery or litter that is washed or blown into the drains during bad weather. Leaves and other items can become caught preventing water from passing through the pipes.

Keeping the backyard clean by frequently sweeping up any leaves will reduce the chances of a blocked drains in Farringdon from occurring.

Rather than just binning the leaves you sweep up, you could begin a compost pile. The other thing that creates blockages is litter such as carrier bags that get washed into a drain and snag leading to obstructions forming. Keeping the garden spotless and well-maintained will help prevent this happening.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Farringdon

Pitch fibre drains were first introduced in the 1960s as an affordable alternative to clay drainpipes. Their popularity peaked in the 1970s but these pipes were eventually banned in the 1980s as they did not conform to building regulations. Countless older properties feature pitch fibre drains in Farringdon and with a life expectancy of just 40 years; many are now experiencing issues.

These drains were built out of wood pulp and bitumen. While affordable to make, these drainpipes lacked the strength and durability of clay constructed options leading to many issues developing such as ovaling and delamination. Whenever drainpipes end up misshapen, as occurs with pitch fibre drains in Farringdon over time, water will be unable flow efficiently and the water pipes become blocked.

Property damage as a result of damaged pipework is a serious issue. Water logged foundations can cause subsidence to occur which can threaten the structural integrity of a building.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage in Farringdon

One of the initial signs that you have a blocked drainpipe is water that won’t drain correctly. The water either takes an unusually long time to drain or won’t drain at all. Often, this is accompanied by a foul odour. Such blockages can occur up near the sink hole where they are somewhat easier to correct or further along the pipe which usually necessitates calling in professional help.

In the event that the waste drain blockage in Farringdon persists and you’re faced with overflowing water or water that won’t drain, give us a call right away. Blocked drainpipes can lead to a build-up in pressure which if not addressed, could lead to the pipe bursting.

24 Hour Emergency Services know what a horror this could be for anyone. We are available to rectify your blocked drains in Farringdon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Ring up our drainage specialists today on 020 7411 9621 to find out more.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Sort of Issues Lead to a Blocked Drain?

Over the years, our team have seen it all and have encountered every possible known cause for blocked drains in Farringdon. From bathroom sinks to toilets, kitchen sinks and outdoor drains, the causes are numerous and usually specific to the location of the blockage.

For instance, blocked drains that occur in the bathroom are usually always a result of toiletries, nappies and other hygiene products being flushed when they shouldn’t be. Occasionally, blockages, usually in toilets, can result from children flushing toys and stuffed animals.

If the drainpipe is outdoors, the trouble is commonly brought on by nearby trees. This is usually due to the roots of the plant going through the pipeline and causing cracks or blockages to appear. Alternatively, the presence of roots inside the pipework can also cause other objects to snag making the problem worse.

Many things can cause an internal drainpipe to become blocked. These include but are not limited to sanitary towels, toilet paper, food waste, fat, oil and hair.

When the water in the sink will not drain away and begins to smell this is a pretty good sign it is blocked. Clearing your blocked drains in Farringdon is a job best left to the professionals. To request a callout from 24 Hour Emergency Services, call us today on 020 7411 9621.




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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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