Blocked Drains Portsmouth

Having a blocked drain or waste pipe is a frustrating issue. The best indication that you may be experiencing blocked drains in Portsmouth is a strong smell emanating from the sink, toilet or bathtub. When discovered early on and taken care of promptly, the drain issues are relatively straightforward to deal with and won’t have any long term negative effects.

If ever you pick up on the foul whiff, then it is prudent to take a look at and solve the problem as soon as you can. Our professional team of drain engineers is on call 24 hours a day, whatever the weather. With more than 50 years of experience, 24 Hour Emergency Services is the team to call today on 023 9239 5132.



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


CCTV for Blocked Drains

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CCTV for Blocked Drains Portsmouth

Making use of the best tools for the work is important to our team which is why we always utilise the very latest available technology. CCTV Survey for blocked drains Portsmouth surveys enable us to get to the bottom of the issue very promptly.

One of those advances in recent years has been the development of high-quality fibre optic CCTV cameras that can go down into the drain. These are long and very flexible cameras, so they can find the cause of blockages or impact damage to the drains from inside.

Whenever the fibre optic cameras are fed into the drainpipes, the images that return are analysed by a knowledgeable operator. We can then figure out what is happening and how to best proceed to get the problem sorted.

Open 24 hours a day, we are here to help with our Portsmouth CCTV for blocked drains. Start benefitting from 24 Hour Emergency Services‘ expertise and industry knowledge now by ringing our courteous customer care team on 023 9239 5132.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining in Portsmouth

When you get a crack in your sewer pipe, it can be a costly and unpleasant process to dig up the area of road or garden that the pipe lays underneath, then change it with an all new length of pipeline. An alternative to digging up the pipeline in a number of situations is to use an effective Portsmouth drain relining process such as the one offered by 24 Hour Emergency Services.

If your below ground pipes have been penetrated by a tree root, it might result in foul water to leak out. This is something that both you and your close neighbours will most likely detect and the issue can get worse very suddenly. Our staff uses some of the latest techniques to take care of the problems with the least of hassle.

Our staff has been dealing with drainage problems of all types all around the Portsmouth area. Have you detected a nasty stench in your house or back garden? Do you assume you might have an obstructed drain pipe or one that is in need of repair? Get in touch!

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Portsmouth

The best approach when it comes to protecting against outside drains in Portsmouth being clogged is early detection and prompt action. It might not be items you yourself have flushed that cause an issue. Wind can cause parts of plants to fall, leaves come down fairly easily and smaller branches are frequently blown into it as well.

Then the rain washes everything into the outside drains in Portsmouth and when it mixes together, it can easily cause a blockage. Trying to keep the backyard clean and routinely scooping the leaves will reduce the chances of a build-up in the drainpipes as these are some of the most common things that normally create a blockage.

Having a fertiliser heap is something many gardeners advise – whenever you sweep up your leaves, you can simply add them to the compost heap. Back garden litter, including plastic bags, can create blockages in the outdoors drains. The easiest approach to protect against this is to always keep the yard clear of such litter.

Pitched Fibre Drains

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Pitched Fibre Drains Portsmouth

Portsmouth pitched fibre drains were the economical alternative to traditional options. They were incredibly popular through the 1970s. Countless older houses, as well as company buildings, make use of pitch fibre drains. Having a lifespan of 40 years, pitched fibre drains in Portsmouth were undoubtedly an incredibly popular choice for property builders and owners who were looking for a cheap method of installing or mending broken drains.

Unfortunately, pitched fibre drains were never produced using durable plastics and materials were definitely not as advanced as they are today. The pitched fibre drains were actually made from wood pulp and bitumen instead which is why they are now experiencing issues.

When the high pressure of the ground piles on top of the drain pipes, they begin to warp and become more oval shaped instead of round. When the drains that are not as rigid as the traditional clay drainpipes succumb to the high pressure of the soil above, they are pressed out of shape and could quickly get clogged up. Once drains become misshapen as commonly happens with pitch fibre drains over time, the water may not flow away the way it is supposed to.

When a pipe loses the waterproof coal tar lining, it is a weak spot that water can easily leak out from to cause a number of further problems. The water as it leaks out could attract the roots of trees and they can grow into the pipes causing damage and blockages.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Porstmouth

A blocked sewer or drain is definitely not a nice thing to have to deal with. The initial warning indication of wasted drain blockage in Portsmouth is a very undesirable stench that will not leave.

Drains that are clogged could be a very inconvenient problem if not dealt with quickly and efficiently. The odour is just one of the many things that customers make a complaint about. The other thing that customers worry about when they have a clogged drain and sewer is where the water will go in the event that it cannot get into the bathroom sink. They will have a sink full of washing up water that may not go away or the toilet bowl has lots of water after someone tries to flush it.

A key concern here is the extra high pressure on the pipes that are blocked up. If the pipe was fractured or became weak before the block, then the increased high pressure could result in it bursting.

24 Hour Emergency Services know what a nightmare this may be for anyone, so our experts are always on call to unblock your Portsmouth waste drain blockage 24 hours a day. Call our expert engineers on 023 9239 5132 to book.

What Produces A Blocked Drain?

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What Produces A Blocked Drain?

There are numerous reasons why a blocked drainpipe may occur. More often than not, blocked drainpipes are caused by things getting flushed down the toilets. These things often include things like sanitary pads, nappies and toys that little ones at times flush.

If the drain we are hired to fix is an external drainpipe, then the trouble is commonly brought on by trees nearby. These may be the roots of the plant getting in the pipeline and producing fractures or whenever the root grows into the pipe, it may act as a catch for items.

Lots of things can produce an in-house drain to get clogged, such as sanitary towels or too much toilet paper. There are also things which you most likely would not expect, like dolls that kids have flushed down the toilet.

Kitchen sinks and their drains can get blocked and this is obviously not a nice situation for the homeowner to be in due to the sink not draining correctly and smelling bad.

If you require professional guidance with getting rid of all these clogs from your drainpipes, either inside or outside, give the local professionals a call on 023 9239 5132 – we are here to help and work all over the Portsmouth area.

24 Hour Emergency Services

“My driveway was flooded because of a blocked drain down Westbury Road and your team were highly efficient, fixing the problem quickly”

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James Perry, Customer in Southampton

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"Thank you for the quick response to Elston Rd, I’ll be using your services again "

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Ruth Collins, Customer in Aldershot

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“Our house is at the bottom of the slope on Waterloo Rd so you can imagine the nightmare blocked drains cause us, but you responded quickly and did an excellent job ”

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Brian Wood , Customer in Hampshire

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"There was a foul smell around due to drain blockages down Meadowmead Avenue but your team arrived quickly and worked hard to resolve the issue"

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Susan Young , Customer in Southampton

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"I had sewage water right up to my front door thanks to a blocked drainage system down Darlington Road and your team got here quickly and worked hard to fix the problem"

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David Parker , Customer in Portsmouth

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"Your team were so helpful through the entire process at Calvert Cl, I can’t thank you enough"

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Ben Rees , Customer in Hampshire

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“Thank you for responding so quickly and for the great service in unblocking the drains down Leopold Street”

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John Powell , Customer in Portsmouth




    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


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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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