Blocked Drains Hungerford

The moment you detect a horrendous smell in your home the culprit could be an obstructed sewer or drain. Blocked drains in Hungerford often lead to foul smells, standing water and, in serious cases, flooding. Our professional drainage specialists are on call 24 hours a day. With more than 50 years of experience to call upon, 24 Hour Emergency Services have the skills to rectify a wide range of drainage issues as quickly as possible. To find out more about how we can help, call us today on 01488 851169.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV Surveys in Hungerford

Making the most of the correct tools is as important now as it was many years ago. As technology moves on, so too do our methods of fixing and maintaining outdoor and indoor drains. Thanks to the latest developments in fibre optic drain inspection camera technology, our experts can now provide CCTV surveys in Hungerford which are second-to-none.

Fibre optic CCTV cameras are long flexible poles that can travel down into drains and through the pipes, even around bends. They send back pictures of what is inside the pipes so that the operator can see precisely what has taken place.

Rather than attempting tons of different things to see what works, our experts can provide Hungerford CCTV surveys which will get to the root of the problem fast. Our experts are then in a position to plan the right solution moving forward to help deal with any obstruction in a timely fashion.

Should you have experienced blocked drains in Hungerford and require a CCTV survey, call a member of our team today on 01488 851169.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Hungerford

If you have a fracture in your drain pipe it can be a really expensive and intrusive process digging up the area that the pipe lays beneath. If you have a broken drainage pipe and do not wish to have the hassle of digging it up, why not opt for drain relining in Hungerford instead? Roots can at times grow into pipes and drains. This may then cause all those pipes to crack and leak.

An example of how drain relining in Hungerford can be beneficial to the client is in the way that it can be done, often without having to dig up the area. Trees are certainly a pain when it comes to drains and pipes. The leaves clog the drains and the roots can weaken the underground pipes.

24 Hour Emergency Services have been dealing with drainage issues of all kinds all over the Hungerford area. Have you detected a horrible smell in your house or garden? Do you suspect you may have a blocked drainpipe or one that is certainly in need of repair? If so, opt for drain relining in Hungerford today by calling us on 01488 851169.

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains in Hungerford

Prevention is the most effective strategy when it comes to reducing the chances of outdoor drains becoming blocked. The most common things that create blockages in outdoor drains are leaves, branches and twigs. They get washed into the drain and begin where they accumulate and become compacted creating an obstruction.

The best way to prevent a build-up of leaves is to frequently clear away them from the backyard, sweeping them up and tidying up your gutter system too to prevent blockages. Having a fertiliser heap is something many gardeners recommend. When you scoop up the leaves you can add them to the fertiliser pile. It is also advisable to pick up any litter that might have blown in off the streets to prevent blocked drains in Hungerford from occurring.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Pitch Fibre Drains in Hungerford

Pitch fibre drains were first introduced in the 1960s and remained in use up until the late 1980s. They are commonly made using bitumen and wood pulp and were considered to be the idea choice for those looking for affordable drainage solutions. These pipes lacked the strength and durability of clay pipes and only had a total life expectancy of around 40 years.

Today, many of these pitch fibre drains in Hungerford are now beginning to fail necessitating an immediate response from our drainage specialists. One of the most common issues to befall these drains is something known as ovaling. 24 Hour Emergency Services know this is where the weight of the ground and buildings above the pipe causes the pipe to warp becoming oval shaped.

As a result, oval shaped pitch fibre drains in Hungerford become easily blocked as water cannot pass through them as efficiently as with round shaped drains. Another issue that often occurs is where the bitumen outer layer peels off. This exposes parts of the pipe and as such, these areas will no longer be water tight. Water will also leak out and this can cause additional problems to occur.

The leaking water can attract tree roots that penetrate the damaged walls of the drains and cause them to leak more and become blocked. If you are experiencing issues with your pitch fibre drains in Hungerford and require an immediate solution, call our team today on 01488 851169.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Hungerford

A clogged sewer is definitely not a pleasing thing to have. The first sign is often a very bad stench that doesn’t go away. The blockage that causes this repulsive odour will also prevent water from draining correctly and in some cases, it won’t drain at all. If you spot any of these signs, this a clear indication of a waste drain blockage in Hungerford.

Having water from a damaged sewer pipe flooding into your backyard or house is generally considered to be a nightmare scenario. In the event that a damaged or cracked pipe is put under additional pressure by an obstruction, the pipe can end up bursting causing the water to surge out.

It is highly recommended that at the very first sign of a waste drain blockage in Hungerford you phone an emergency drainage specialist. 24 Hour Emergency Services cover the entire Hungerford area and are on standby 24 hours a day 7 days a week. So, if you require urgent assistance, call our specialists today on 01488 851169.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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How Do Obstructed Drains Occur?

There are lots of factors can often contribute to blocked drains in Hungerford, and our team have dealt with all of these issues at some stage or another over the years. When items that shouldn’t be flushed get flushed, chaos generally ensues. Things like nappies and sanitary pads will accumulate in the drains eventually leading to a blockage that will cause everything to back up.

Here at 24 Hour Emergency Services, we handle the following drainage emergencies:

  • Outdoor Drains
  • Indoor Drainpipes

Trees may be a trouble for outside drainpipes as the leaves and small branches can be easily washed or blown into exposed drains.

Indoor drains are most commonly affected by things such as toys flushed by young children along with other foreign objects. Cases such as these usually cannot be resolved by using a plunger or drain unblocker and require specialist attention.

Whenever the water in a sink will not empty away and starts to stink, this indicates a blockage. The reason it typically blocks is because tiny bits of food get washed into the plug hole where they stick together and harden. As this food breaks down, a bad smell is produced.

Give the specialists at 24 Hour Emergency Services a call if you have any problems with your indoor or outside drainpipes. We are on call in the Hungerford area 24 hours a day so phone us on 01488 851169.




    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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