Blocked Drains Guildford

There are often many reasons you might have blocked drains Guildford. However, the first hint that you suffer from one is in many cases the terrible odour. In the event that you detect an odour it is a good idea to look into and solve the problem as soon as you can. 24 Hour Emergency Services are on call 24 hours a day. Take advantage of more than 50 years of experience by calling us now on 01483 255569.



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CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Guildford

With developments in CCTV drain inspection technology, using the right equipment at the right time has never been easier. Our experts will save our customers time and money and resolve their issues a lot faster by carrying out CCTV surveys in Guildford.

Fibre optic CCTV camera systems are long and flexible and can travel along the pipes and through the drains. They send back photos of what is inside the pipes so that the professional operator can see what has happened. Utilising this method, a quick and accurate assessment can be made.

The operator can then spell out to the customer exactly what is going on and what exactly has caused the obstruction. We can then suggest the most appropriate course of action to get the problem rectified as soon as possible.

24 Hour Emergency Services know that a blocked sewer that stops you flushing the toilet or leads to filthy contaminated water spilling over into your home is never a pleasant experience. Our team are available 24 hours a day, so if you would like to request one of our CCTV surveys Guildford, call us now on 01483 255569.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Guildford

Whenever you have a weakened drainpipe or water drainage pipe and do not want to have the hassle of digging up the street, call 24 Hour Emergency Services to request drain relining in Guildford. This is a fantastic method which will repair the existing pipe without needing to dig it up. What our staff do is certainly effective, as it creates a brand new pipe inside the worn out one.

Working with fibre optic CCTV, our team can identify any issues that might have affected your drainpipes. Without this technique it would be both costly and time-consuming to locate the issues. Once our team have identified the root cause of the problem, we will employ modern innovations to correct the issue fast. The first thing to do is remove the problem; our people use a remote controlled trimming tool to eliminate any roots as well as drain jetting and rodding to remove any obstructions.

Our team are able to then repair the pipeline using a drain re-liner. This is a durable tube which sits inside your old pipe and fixes to it. This is generally sturdy enough to stop any further leakages from occurring. Our people have been dealing with drainage problems of all types all over the Guildford area for many years.

Have you noticed a repulsive stench in your house or backyard? Do you imagine you might have an obstructed drain pipe or one that is definitely in need of repair? If you require drain relining in Guildford, call our team now on 01483 255569.

Outside Drains

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Outdoor Drains in Guildford

As you are not there to keep an eye on what goes down your outdoor drainpipes you need to reduce the chances of them being obstructed through a little prep work. Anytime it is windy or there is a load of rain then a considerable amount of yard clutter can get washed down the drainpipes. Leaves and many other items can become caught preventing the water from flowing correctly. This will more often than not lead to blocked outdoor drains in Guildford.

Keeping the yard clean and consistently sweeping up any leaves will reduce the chances of a build-up in the drainpipes occurring. Rather than just binning the leaves you sweep up, you could start a compost stack instead. Any general clutter such as carrier bags often get washed down a drain and catch on things creating blockages. Keeping the yard well-maintained and uncluttered will help protect against this happening.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains in Guildford

Pitch fibre drains in Guildford were considered the most affordable option and were first introduced in the 1960s. They continued to see use throughout the 1970s before eventually being banned in the 1980s. Numerous older residential and commercial properties feature pitch fibre drains, and most of these buildings are now experiencing issues. With a lifespan of 40 years, pitch fibre drains lack the strength and durability of their clay built counterparts.

These drains weren’t produced using clay or plastics; the latter of which not being as advanced as they are today. Instead, pitch fibre drains in Guildford were manufactured from wood pulp and bitumen. While this made them far more affordable to produce, they are often prone to serious issues developing.

Whenever the weight of the ground above proves too much, pitch fibre drains in Guildford will start to deform becoming more oval shaped instead – a process known as ovaling. Any time the drains these drains succumb to the force of the ground above they are forced out of shape. Whenever drainpipes become misshapen, the water will not flow properly and the drainpipes become blocked.

Because pitch fibre drains often lose their waterproof coal tar lining, often these pipes begin to leak with water seeping into the surrounding earth. There is also the possibility that the leaking water could cause subsidence in any nearby properties and attract roots to grow towards the pipes causing further structural issues. Contact 24 Hour Emergency Services today to sort out your pitch fibre drain issues.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Guildford

At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we know whenever you detect an unbearable smell in your property it’s time to take action as this usually indicates the presence of a blocked drain.

The blockage that is causing the unpleasant stench will also prevent water from draining correctly and cause toilets to overflow. The blockage can be either located further down the pipe or up near the sink hole. In some cases, it can be handled by a plunger or supermarket bought drain unblocker. In more serious cases, a waste drain blockage Guildford service may be required.

A concern other people have is the added pressure on the pipes caused by the blockage. If ever the pipe was fractured or weakened before the clog, the extra pressure could lead to it to crack.

To stop this unpleasant scenario from developing, call our experts now on 01483 255569.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Triggers a Drain Blockage?

An obstructed drain could be produced by lots of things. Nappies, little ones’ toys and sanitary towels all get flushed down the toilet, even though they shouldn’t be. This can result in the drainpipes becoming obstructed leading to a serious issue developing. At 24 Hour Emergency Services, we tackle both outdoor and indoor drains.

If it’s an outdoor drainpipe, the problem is frequently brought on by nearby trees. The problem that contributes to blocked drains in Guildford is usually down to the roots. These penetrate the pipe producing fractures. Alternatively, the root growth can cause other objects to snag creating a blockage inside the pipework.

A lot of things can easily cause an in-house drain to become obstructed. Some things such as sanitary towels or even toilet paper are common items that can leave a toilet or bathroom sink clogged. There are also things which you perhaps would not anticipate too, like playthings that kids have put down the toilet.

Food and lard will also build up as time goes on causing blockages in kitchen drainpipes to form. This can be extremely annoying for the homeowner as the sink commonly backs up with dirty, smelly water that will not drain.

If you’re experiencing issues with blocked drains Guildford, call our drainage specialists now on 01483 255569. 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


    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 Greater London, including Wembley, Twickenham, Edgware and Romford

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    Our team work all across Greater Manchester, including Rochdale, Bolton, Stockport and Wigan


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    Our team work all across Isle of Wight, including Northwood, Wellow, Kingston and Brading


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