Blocked Drains Hemel Hempstead

There is nothing more annoying than suffering from an obstructed waste pipe and while it isn’t a hard situation to fix, time is of the essence. We are drainage specialists operating throughout the entire Hemel Hempstead area. From CCTV surveys to drain relining, 24 Hour Emergency Services can tackle a wide range of issues associated with drainage. To find out more about how our team can help, call us today on 01442 353171.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Hemel Hempstead

Blocked drains are certainly not a pleasant thing and the main reasons they become blocked are often due to things being put down them that shouldn’t be. It used to be a case that getting to the cause of a blocked drain involved digging up the immediate area. With no way to determine the exact location of the blockage, this would often lead to a wide area being excavated.

Thanks to CCTV surveys in Hemel Hempstead, such issues are now a thing of the past. Long and flexible cameras are fed through the pipes and into every nook and cranny. These relay back images which are then interpreted by a trained operator. The operator will then explain the problem to the customer and make a judgment call on the best course of action. By utilising this method, the client will be saved precious time and money.

With a tonne of experience to call upon, 24 Hour Emergency Services‘ skilled engineers can provide the very best service possible when conducting CCTV surveys in Hemel Hempstead. To book your survey, get in touch with our team today by calling 01442 353171.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Hemel Hempstead

If you have a fracture in your drainpipe it can be a long and unpleasant issue to put right. There was once a time where rectifying such an issue would require digging up and replacing the damaged pipe. Nowadays, the process is far simpler thanks to drain relining in Hemel Hempstead.

Outdoor drains are often damaged or blocked by tree roots which grow through the pipework causing fractures and blockages to appear. Other factors such as leaves, twigs and branches can also play a large role. 24 Hour Emergency Services use specialist cutting tools to remove the tree roots and drain jetting and rodding to clear any other obstructions. The next stage is to insert the liner which is impregnated with a special resin that will adhere to the inside of the existing pipes.

The beauty of drain relining in Hemel Hempstead, is that it can be carried out with little to no inconvenience caused to you or your neighbours. With knowledgeable drainage specialists on standby 24 hours a day to aid with your blocked or leaking drains, you should get in touch with us now on 01442 353171 to see how we can help.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains in Hemel Hempstead

As you are not always there to track what goes into outdoor drainpipes it pays to prevent anything from potentially entering them to start with. Predominantly, this includes leaves, smaller branches and twigs which build-up inside the pipework causing a major blockage to form. The most efficient means to protect against an accumulation of fallen leaves is to regularly sweep them up from your outdoor space and to sweep out your gutters too.

If you are a keen gardener you will most likely already understand the benefits of a garden compost pile. These are a great means of keeping the levels of loose fallen leaves and foliage to a minimum. Yard litter, including plastic bags, can cause obstructions in outdoor drains. The easiest means to minimise the risk of blocked drains is to always keep the garden clear of such litter.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains Hemel Hempstead

Many older properties feature pitch fibre drains in Hemel Hempstead. They were prominent in the 60s and 70s before being eventually banned in the 1980s. These drains were an affordable alternative for many but were sadly let down by the fact they have a shot life expectancy and are prone to issues developing.

These issues include ovaling, a process where the pipe becomes deformed due to the weight of the ground and buildings above it. This an issue simple because these pipes are made using wood pulp and bitumen which is far less sturdier than clay and plastic. Other issues include delamination and a loss of water tightness resulting from the bitumen layer flaking off.

Here at 24 Hour Emergency Services, we have more than 50 years of experience in the trade which has prepared us for the issues presented by pitch fibre drains in Hemel Hempstead. If you require the assistance of our fully trained and experienced team, call us today on 01442 353171.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage in Hemel Hempstead

The odour of a blocked sewer or drain is a rather nasty thing to contend with, but it doesn’t need to spell the end of the world. One simple call to us is all it takes to enlist our waste drain blockage Hemel Hempstead service.

The blockage that contributes to the nasty smell may come from the drainpipes leaving your home. In the event that you notice that the toilet or sink water is not draining correctly, these are likely linked to drain and sewer related complications. While you might be able to tackle the problem yourself, this isn’t always possible.

If you have ever flushed a toilet whilst there is a clogged pipe you will understand that feeling of fear as the water levels rise in the bowl. If such a situation ever arises, call our waste drain blockage Hemel Hempstead specialists today.

24 Hour Emergency Services are on standby 24/7 to provide a competitively priced drainage service that will have you back on your feet again in no time. To find out more, call us now on 01442 353171.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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How Does a Blocked Drain Form?

There certainly many factors that contribute to a blockage, and over the years our team have seen them all. From food waste and hair to fat and grease and various hygiene products, the causes are numerous. When it comes to blocked drains in Hemel Hempstead, we are on call to deal with both outdoor and indoor drains; so whenever there is an issue, do not despair – call our team instead.

One of the biggest causes of obstructed outdoor drainpipes are trees. Leaves, branches and twigs get washed down the drains where they get caught creating an obstruction that other debris can then snag on exacerbating the issue further.

Indoor drains are more affected by things which are placed into them either intentionally or by mistake. Baby’s nappies are a major issue in this department as are sanitary towels and even too much toilet paper. Care should always be taken when placing items down the toilet or bathroom sink so as to not cause blocked drains in Hemel Hempstead.

When a kitchen sink becomes obstructed it is commonly thanks to bits of food and grease that get washed down the sink. This causes nothing but irritation as when this happens, the sinks will begin to smell and won’t drain correctly.

If you have experienced blocked drains in Hemel Hempstead, give us a call today on 01442 353171 for quick and efficient results.




    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