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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The engineer cam promptly in the morning, very friendly and helpful, job was done to satisfaction.
I can't thank Drain Doctor enough, a fast call out on a Saturday afternoon and despite the problem being complex he was thorough and spent a lot of time finding and solving the problem.Thank you!
Hill Barn Golf Club, Worthing
On the 14th of July Tom Smith came out to look my blocked drain , I felt I had to drop you a line to let you know what a lovely polite young man you have there , he carried out the job to a very high standard and nothing was too much trouble for him I would highly recommend him to anyone. thanks once again yours sincerely Mr Roy Smith.
Really appreciated Johns commitment to sorting our problem , he came out as an emergency having given great diagnosis over the phone and then returned the following day to fit and fault find
Southsea seafront, Fareham
Professional and friendly by both Darren and Clayton
Lillingstone Lovell, Buckingham
Very quick response and good advice given.
Excellent friendly workman
Mrs T Dean
A Professional Drain Clearance Service
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