Blocked Drains Watford

Dealing with blocked drains in Watford can be seriously exhausting and frustrating. Thankfully, the issues usually aren’t hard to fix. However, you do need to act promptly and get in touch with the experts as soon as possible on 01923 365 122 to get the ball rolling on your fix. A blocked up or leaking pipe might cause lots of other issues alter down the line, so be sure to reach out to 24 Hour Emergency Services.



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


CCTV Surveys

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CCTV for Blocked Drains in Watofrd

Thanks to modern advances in surveying technology, our team is able to now bring science into the world of blocked drains in Watford. Using the best equipment at the right time, we have the chance to save our clients significant amounts of money and take care of the problem a lot faster than would have been possible in the past.

CCTV surveys for blocked drains surveys in Watford will utilise a thin fibre-optic camera, which can view the inside of the drain. The images that are sent back will enable our team members to see where the obstruction is and exactly what has led to it.

Instead of trying different things to gauge what works, we can now make great use of this flexible fibre optic CCTV for blocked drains survey. We will quickly discover the root cause of the blocked drainpipe and plan the most correct solution to remove the blockage quickly and efficiently. In case you are currently dealing with a blocked pipe and would like one of our engineers to come out and sort it issue for you, ring our Watford team on 01923 365 122.

Drain Relining

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Drain Relining Watford

Have you discovered that your pipes are seeping? If so, then you must do something fast in order to stop the foul smelling water from leaking out. Digging up the land under which the pipe is located was the only solution we had until not too long ago. Thanks to new breakthroughs in drain relining methods, our Watford team is now fully equipped to sort the problem without having to dig anything up and cause disruption.

Tree roots that grow underground can oftentimes get into the pipelines and drains, which may then cause those pipes to break and start leaking. Our experts are equipped to use our fibre optic CCTV to identify the root cause of the problem and get it fixed for you with no delay.

We will then utilise our specialist remote-controlled cutting tools to remove the roots effectively. The next step would be to ensure that there is no debris left inside the drain. We will then reline the pipes with high-quality silicate in order to minimise the risk of any further water leaking out. As far as disturbance to the neighbouring area, Watford drain relining can be done quickly with minimal disruption to the community.

Our team members have been dealing with drainage problems of absolutely all types all over the Watford area. Have you recently noticed a terrible odour in your house or backyard? Do you think you could have a clogged drainpipe or one that is in need of repairs? Reach out to our team on 01923 365 122 – we are here around the clock to facilitate your requests!

Outside Drains

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Outside Drains Watofrd

Proactive prevention is the single best approach when it comes to reducing the chances of Watford outside drains becoming blocked up and causing issues. The main thing to remember is not to put anything down these drains. When it is windy or rainy, a large amount of yard debris and other clutter can get washed down.

Tree leaves, twigs and other items can become caught up in the drains. When this happens, it reduces the chances of the water from passing through effectively. When you keep the backyard clean and always sweep up the leaves, you will minimise the risk of a build-up in the drainpipes.

Additionally, having a fertiliser stack is something that many gardeners advise because when you scoop your leaves up, you can simply add them to the existing compost stack. Garden litter, flown in plastic bags, twigs and other debris can cause blockages in the outside pipes in Watford, so the best way to avoid this is cleaning the up in a timely manner. Contact our team today to find out more.

Pitch Fibre Drains

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Watford Pitch Fibre Drains

Watford pitched fibre drains were a very inexpensive option which is why they were incredibly popular from the 1960s throughout the 1970s. Numerous older households as well as business properties make use of pitch fibre drains because they were commonly installed prior to their eventual phasing out in the late 1980s.

With a lifetime of around 40 years, pitched fibre drains in Watford were a popular choice for those builders and homeowners that were looking for an inexpensive way of installing or mending drains. These pitched fibre drains were not made using long lasting clay materials and plastics were not as advanced as they are now. They were instead manufactured from wood pulp and bitumen.

When water flows down, it carries with it the various things we flush down. When drain pipes become misshapen, as commonly happens with pitch fibre drains, the water cannot flow properly and the pipes end up being blocked up.

This leads to the water leaking from the pipes, which can cause issues for buildings and, in bad cases, subsidence. The leaking water will also attract roots, which penetrate the damaged walls of the pipes and cause them to leak more or block up entirely.

Waste Drain Blockage

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Waste Drain Blockage Watford

The first sign that you are dealing with waste drain blockage in Watford is that the water in your sink, tub, shower or toilet will not drain away even after a lot of time has passed. This is when you need to reach out to the experts for a survey.

Blockages in the drainage system can often be found near the plug hole. In these cases, you might be able to fix the issue yourself with a plunger. If not, and the situation gets worse and the water will show no signs of receding, then your problem is probably deeper than expected and you will need expert help.

Water from a broken pipe flooding into your garden or property is lots of people’s idea of a nightmare domestic situation. If a damaged pipe is put under additional pressure by a blockage, then the water will need to go someplace and it often streams out in inconvenient ways.

Take a proactive approach and call the professionals today on 01923 365 122 – we are here to help 24 hours a day.

What Causes a Blocked Drain?

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What Causes A Blocked Drain?

There are many different causes that may end up triggering an obstructed pipe. Baby nappies, children’s playthings and sanitary towels, for example, all get flushed down the toilet by people on a regular basis, despite the fact that they should never be disposed of in this manner. This might trigger the drains to become obstructed after some time has passed.

There are two types of drainpipes that we are usually contacted to unblock:

  • External Drains
  • Interior Drains (including the bathroom, toilet and kitchen sink)

One of the main causes of blocked outdoors drains are nearby trees. The tree leaves and twigs can easily get washed into the drainpipes. If they get caught on other bits that have already washed down into the drain, they end up clogging the whole system which is obviously very inconvenient.

With indoor pipes, these issues are more frequently a result of what has been put into them by the homeowner. For example, toys are a lot more common than you may expect because kids may find it interesting to see their toys disappear in a whirlpool.

Discarded food items and oil will also build up as time goes on. This can eventually trigger a bad clog in the kitchen drainpipe. This is obviously annoying for the homeowner because the sink backs up with filthy water that will not flow away properly and cause a bad smell.

Sorting our blocked drains in Watford is something that our team can always assist you with. Reach out to the local experts today on 01923 365 122. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!




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