Sewer Cleaning & Maintenance Services
Blockages in sewage pipes can be caused by a range of events. Heavy rain and river floods can overwhelm sewers and cause sewage to back up into homes and businesses. As well as producing a very unpleasant smell, sewage contains harmful bacteria and gases that can cause serious illness and even death. It can also damage buildings, the environment and the local water supply, so it’s essential a blocked sewer is dealt with quickly before any serious harm is done.
A professional blocked sewer service
At Drain Doctor, our experienced engineers identify and diagnose the problem before providing the most cost-effective sewer service. Whatever the cause of the issue, we have the expertise and specialist equipment to resolve it quickly and professionally while minimising the risks. Our sewer-cleaning techniques include:
- High-powered jetting – Our high-pressure water jets can remove blockages from your sewers in minutes. They deliver a powerful water jet to remove obstructions and debris without doing any damage to the sewer walls.
- Root removal – Root intrusion is one of the leading causes of blocked and damaged sewers. As part of our sewer service, we use a rotary mechanical cleaning device to remove tree roots and other obstructions that cannot otherwise be moved.
- CCTV drain survey – We use specialist CCTV equipment to inspect the sewer and diagnose the cause of the blockage quickly. We then remove the blockage in the most cost-effective way and use CCTV to check that all other obstacles have been cleared.
Is it your responsibility to clear a blocked sewer?
As a home or business owner, you are responsible for maintaining or repairing any drains or sewers inside the boundaries of your property, unless they are shared with a neighbour.
Sewers are usually located outside property boundaries, in which case it’s the water company’s responsibility to maintain them. However, there are also some privately-owned sewers, as well as cesspools, septic tanks and treatment plants, that the homeowner is responsible for maintaining.
Get expert assistance from our team
At Drain Doctor, a rapid response can be crucial to maintaining sewer health and minimising damage. That’s why we offer round-the-clock emergency callouts as well as pre-booked sewer service appointments. We also provide a proposal and full cost for the required work upfront, ensuring you don’t get a nasty surprise further down the line. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements with our team.
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Superb work and excellent service from Paul.
Lovely polite man, great job!
Called them at 6pm yesterday to book a call for today to unblock a sewer pipe. They emailed this morning to say they were on their way; turned up bang on time. All the work and costs were explained in advance. An hour later everything was spotlessly clean and running clear. Great service. Well done guys!
Delighted with response and service provided (by Kevin) today. He took time to find out what I thought the problem was and comprehensively checked the drainage etc before setting about clearing the problem and ensuring everything was working properly. I will keep the contact details handy if I ever need work done and won't think twice about recommending Drain Doctor.
Darren from the Oxford team did a fantastic job in determining the problem (including finding a hidden drain cover, a drain not marked on bldg drawings), and resolving it quickly, efficiently and keeping me informed throughout about what he was doing. I was a little sceptical that, when booking, we wouldn’t have even a ball park estimate until the job was examined. But the eventual fixed price was built from a pricing menu and was, given the quality of service, good value. I e no hesitation in recommending Drain Doctor, and you should hope that it’s Darren that turns out.
Came out within 1 1/2hr of the call. Sorted within the hour. Great service.
Mr D Frary
Very efficient and friendly service. Thank you.
Mrs Josie Rayworth
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We have been providing professional plumbing and drainage services in the UK since 1994. Currently operating in over 55 locations nationwide, residential and commercial customers trust us to deliver the highest standard of work every time.About Us