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How much does it cost to unblock a drain?

At Drainsmart, one of the most common drainage services in London we provide is drain blockage clearance. We know that our customers rely on us to ensure their drains are in full working order and we pride ourselves on providing an affordable and effective solution to a blocked drain. When our experienced drainage engineers get called out to a property in London or the South East, they come with a huge wealth of knowledge about drainage issues, as well as the latest advanced specialist drainage machinery.


How much does it cost to unblock a drain?
How much does it cost to unblock a drain?

What are the causes of a blocked drain?


As with a lot of house repairs and issues, the causes can be numerous when it comes to a blocked drain. It could be something as simple as hair and debris have built up in the drains over time, leading to them becoming blocked. This is more likely to occur when non-disposable items get flushed down the toilet, such as sanitary products or wet wipes.

Or it could be something less human-made.


Trees and leaves are common culprits when it comes to causes of blocked drains. If your home or property is lucky enough to be surrounded by greenery, the falling leaves (especially during autumn) can often get washed into the drains leading to blockages.

What are the signs of a blocked drain?


Drains can often be blocked without you knowing. The build-up could take a long time, after which you will have a substantial drainage issue on your hands. One way to avoid this is to carry out regular CCTV camera inspections of your drains. This is something we help our customers with all the time. Find out more about our CCTV drain surveys in London.

You may notice your toilets backing up after you have flushed them, or if you can see that water is draining away very slowly. If you have flooding in any part of your home or property, then it is best to call a drainage company right away.


How much is it to clear a blocked drain?


Our prices for drain clearance currently start £135.00 +VAT (price correct at time of publishing). This is for high-pressure water jetting for the first hour. More hours can be purchased if needed. See our fees page for the latest costs involved.


If you suspect that you have a blocked drain or need any of the other drainage services we have mentioned in this article, the best thing to do is to get in touch with our friendly team using the contact form below. Let us know the details of the problem you are having or the options you would like to discuss with us. We will be happy to discuss with you the best options to suit you, your property, and your budget.


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