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Water Main Repair Service

Whether it is a result of corrosion or fluctuating temperatures, water mains can break or leak. When they do, this can cause flooding and costly damage. If your water main stops working or breaks, you need a trustworthy engineer to fix the problem fast. At Drain Doctor, our experienced engineers are on call 24/7 to deal with all plumbing disasters. Just give us a call, and we will dispatch an engineer straight away.

How We Can Help

If your water main is leaking, overflowing or broken, the pipe will need repairing or replacing fast, but it doesn’t have to be a messy or disruptive job. With a technique called moling, we can use our state of the art equipment to repair or replace your pipes without having to excavate your land or dig unsightly trenches. This means your water mains will be fixed with minimal disruption or mess.

We can help with:

  • Burst water main repair
  • Water moling
  • CCTV Surveys
  • Emergency Plumbing
  • Leak Detection

As water main specialists, our experienced engineers are always ready to deliver the best service using advanced tools and technology to examine your water main and fix the problem efficiently.


What Causes Water Mains to Break?

Do you have a leaking water main and want to prevent further problems down the line by finding out the cause? Our engineers can assess and fix the problem and will be more than happy to find a long-term solution to stop a similar breakage or leak from happening in the future.

Some of the most common causes of broken or faulty water mains include corrosion, fluctuating temperatures, inconsistent water pressure, and excavation activities.

Pipe Age & Material

Older pipes are more prone to corrosion, and if installed before the 1980s, they may be made of cast iron. Cast iron is not as durable and cannot as effectively expand and contract with changing temperatures as modern-day materials like ductile iron and PVC can, which can lead to pipes cracking and leaking.

Changes in Water Pressure

Extreme surges in water pressure can put water mains under considerable strain. Worst-case scenario, your water main will rupture as a result.

Excavation Work

When contractors or property owners carry out excavation work, they can accidentally hit your water pipes with digging equipment or excavation machinery, which may lead to your water main breaking or leaking.

Contact a Specialist

There are plenty of reasons why a water main can break, but the impact remains the same — potentially devastating damage. When water mains break, you must act fast, so don’t hesitate to contact us for reliable and successful repairs.


Drain Doctor Water Main Repairs

At Drain Doctor, we have decades of experience tackling even the most disastrous of plumbing emergencies. No job is too big or small for our fully trained specialists.

When your water main breaks, you need someone who appreciates the scale of the emergency and knows how to fix it as quickly and effectively as possible. Using innovative methods of leak detection, testing and trenchless repairs, your local Drain Doctor engineer will fix your problem in the most long-lasting and non-invasive way, but where necessary, they have the skills and equipment to carry out full excavations and new installations.

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Why Drain Doctor


Reliable drainage and emergency plumbing services across the UK

We understand the urgency of a drainage disaster, which is why our teams are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

24/7, 365 Day Service

Our engineers are highly-trained across every service area, allowing them to easily identify & resolve your problem.

Professional Engineers

We provide a no obligation quote, with a free call out, before any work commences so you don't have any nasty surprises.

Fair & Ethical Pricing

With over 25 years’ experience, our local engineers have become a trusted partner for homeowners and businesses alike.

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Customer Reviews

Excellent and prompt service. Bad smell in kitchen and utility room. Called and engineer was at my house within an hour. Informed me of what the issue was and how I could resolve it myself. Thanks

Stephen Dale

Called and answered instantly, and came round within 30 minutes! Had a look and managed to fix my issue with a blocked drain instantly. Was very respectful of my home. Would definitely use this service again and recommend to all.

Ashley B

Very efficient service with good advice. We will use Drain Doctor again.

Wes Boswell

Super fast, super efficient and extremely polite and professional. I'd recommend them to anyone. They did the work so quickly, it's worth every penny.

Chris Luck

Visited my home within an hour of being called. Sorted out the problem quickly. Professional and friendly service. Very highly recommended.

Stephen James

I cannot recommend this company enough, booked me in straight away, arrived on time and unblocked my drain there and then. Really nice helpful bloke and excellent price , thanks

Geoffrey Crane

I have just had some crucial work done by Steve Berry of Drain Doctor. The work is first rate and Steve Berry was very polite and efficient. I would recommend Drain Doctor to everybody.

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Attended to my blocked toilet really quickly. Great prompt service.

Paul Cooper

Friendly bloke, came around quickly and unblocked the pipes within a few minutes. Definitely recommended.

Fabian F

Great prompt service, cleared my blocked drain, would highly recommend them to anyone, thanks Drain Doctor for a great service.


Very reputable company with a world class service 24/7. I highly recommend them.

Paul P

The Drain Doctor operative, Dan Hayler was extremely good. He took time to explain the situation and did a fantastic job of solving our problem. He is knowledgeable and courteous. I would highly recommend him and this company. Thank you for an excellent service.

Mandy Stuttard

Seriously brilliant company. Anna was so helpful and great on the phone in the booking. Clear job pricing, rather than hourly charges. We have had two other plumbers out to solve this issue without success. They used a camera to find the blockage which was a ceramic piece from previous building work. Can't recommend them enough!

Kathy Pavid

Very pleased with Drain Doctor and operator Dan. Had concerns about partial sewer main blockage and possible sewer pipe misalignment. Camera survey carried out first to identify issues, then complete high pressure clean, then follow up camera survey. First class professional and friendly service - would most certainly use again.

Roy Tubbs

Great service from Anna and her team. Dan carried out the work needed and was polite, friendly and explained what needed to be done.

Tracey Ridgers

Dan turned up within an hour even though it wasn't an emergency. He was professional and very helpful and even identified a hidden chamber that was also blocked. Great quality for a very reasonable price.

Nick Armitage

Called this morning for plumbing emergency. Attended within half an hour and problem fixed. Would highly recommend.

Katie Crawford

Can't recommend Graham Forbes and Drain Doctor enough! 3 hours graft and skilled use of some pretty scary high pressure equipment, camera tech, to break a fiendishly located fat and soap berg in the corner of our kitchen pipe work.

Andy & Katy Travers

Really quick service, called on a Sunday morning, with us within an hour with the job done quickly. I hope not to need my drains sorted again, but if I do, I'll be calling Scott!

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