Blocked Drains Haywards Heath

Anytime you detect a nasty stench in your property the reason may be being caused by blocked drains in Haywards Heath. A clogged or leaking drain or drainpipe can easily cause numerous other problems. In many instances the water backs up into your toilet resulting in water spilling over onto your carpets. 24 Hour Emergency Services (as the name suggests) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so give us a call now on 01444 639049.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys Haywards Heath

When it comes the latest in drain unblocking technologies, 24 Hour Emergency Services are at the forefront of the industry. Our CCTV surveys in Haywards Heath are likely to save you time and money and will identify and rectify the issue quickly.

Every survey that we carry out utilises a long and flexible fibre optic camera that can extend far into most drainpipes. These long and thin cameras are fed into the drain network and the pictures are sent back to the operator who will interpret the images and feed this back to the client.

Making the most of these cameras, we can identify the problem and afterwards describe to our customers how we can solve the problem. This means our experts are not trying lots of other things to deal with your problem, we will know the very best approach to take straight away thanks to our CCTV surveys Haywards Heath.

Even at 3am we are on call to visit and unclog your drainpipes. Our knowledgeable and welcoming professionals are available 24 hours a day, so call us on 01444 639049 to request our services.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Haywards Heath

Blockages in a drainpipe are always guaranteed to pose a major inconvenience. The usual solution would be to dig up the area and change it for new length of pipe. However, modern advances have made this option less commonplace. Using drain relining in Haywards Heath, we can now reinforce an existing drain, strengthening and sealing it without the need to dig up the surrounding area.

Trees are a pain when it comes to drains and pipes. Leaves and twigs obstruct the drains and the roots can break the drainpipes causing them to seep water into the surrounding earth. The first sign of this is the smell and quite possibly a permanently boggy area in the garden.

This is definitely not a pleasant thing to have in the back garden, but the thought of digging up that section of pipe is also not a pleasant thought. Fortunately, drain relining in Haywards Heath is a no-nonsense alternative that will save you the time and hassle of having your outdoor space dug up.

Our people have been dealing with drainage issues of all kinds all around the Haywards Heath area for more than 50 years. Have you noticed a repulsive smell in your house or backyard? Do you feel you could have an obstructed drain pipe or one that is in need of repair? If so, call us now on 01444 639049 and request drain relining Haywards Heath.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Haywards Heath

Prevention is the most reliable approach whenever it comes to reducing the chances of outdoor drains becoming clogged. The main issue is that it is not you putting things down these drains. The primary things that go into outdoor drainpipes and create blockages are leaves, small branches and sprigs from trees.

They are washed down the drain during bad weather either by the rain or wind. Our main tip to reduce the chances of an outdoor drain obstruction is to remove any garden clutter such as litter, leaves, twigs and branches to avoid blocked outdoor drains in Haywards Heath. Having a compost stack is something many gardeners suggest, as anytime you sweep up your leaves you can add them to the fertiliser pile.

Garden litter, including plastic bags, can create blockages in outside drains. The easiest means to prevent this is to try to keep the back garden clear of such litter.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains in Haywards Heath

During the 1960s, a common type of drain was introduced – pitch fibre drains. These were normally cheaper in comparison to the alternatives available at the time. They were claimed to last for 40 years which is a rather short life expectancy when compared to clay or plastic pipes. Unfortunately the 40 years are over, and nowadays many pitch fibre drains in Haywards Heath are actually starting to break.

Pitch fibre drains, as the name suggests, were actually made out of wood pulp with a bitumen outer layer. These drains were not made using more durable alternatives, and so while they were a lot more affordable, they weren’t as strong either.

Whenever the weight of the soil on top of the drainpipes becomes too much, the pipe begins to buckle and warp under the pressure causing its shape to distort. When drainpipes become deformed, as frequently occurs with pitch fibre drains in Haywards Heath, water flow is disrupted leading to blockages forming.

Leaking water can also attract tree roots that penetrate the damaged walls of the drains and cause them to become blocked and leak water into the surrounding soil. If the bitumen outer layer flakes off, the pipe will be left compromised with areas of it that are no longer water tight. The water, as it leaks out, could attract the roots of trees as well as cause subsidence to occur.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Haywards Heath

The odour of a blocked sewer and drain is rather a nasty thing to contend with. It is commonly the very first thing that homeowners detect when there is a drainage issue.

Drains that are clogged are a very undesirable issue to deal with. The stench is just one of the many things that people complain about. The other thing that customers stress over when they have a clogged sewer or drain is where the water may go. With no means of relieving the build-up of pressure in the pipe, the pipe could in theory burst spilling foul-smelling water everywhere.

Having water from a busted sewage pipe flooding your garden or house is nothing short of a nightmare scenario. So, it is highly encouraged that at the first sign of blocked drains in Haywards Heath, you call our specialists right away. We cover the entire local area and are on standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To request our professional services, contact us on 01444 639049.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Leads to a Drain Becoming Blocked?

A blocked drainpipe can be brought on by a lot of things, such as children’s dolls, nappies, sanitary towels, food waste, fats and greases and even too much toilet paper. Throughout the years we have seen everything and know exactly how to deal with all manner of blocked drains Haywards Heath.

We tackle two types of drainpipe which are as follows:

  • External Drainpipes
  • Interior Drains

Outdoor drainpipes have their own issues such as tree roots and loose debris that can be washed or blown into an open drain.

Interior drains are usually impaired by things that placed into them either by accident or on purpose. Nappies are a big cause of blocked toilets as are sanitary towels and other hygiene products. Over the years, our experts have even come across toys which have been deliberately flushed.

Kitchen sinks can also become blocked – the reason for this is commonly food and oil which gets washed down the plug hole. Also, plates that aren’t scraped off properly can contribute to blockages as this food waste finds its way down the plughole.

If you need help with eliminating these obstructions from your drainpipes either inside or outside, give 24 Hour Emergency Services a call now on 01444 639049.




    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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