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Drain Unblocking Cost: A quick guide

Working to a tight budget and not sure if you can afford to hire a drain unblocking service? We’ve created a quick guide to drain unblocking costs to help you make the right decision with confidence.

Drain unblocking services

District Drain Solutions is your friendly, professional and affordable team that provides drain unblocking services to residential and commercial customers across London the South of England and the Midlands. Our mission is to help you prevent blocked drains and respond quickly when you need drain rodding, drain jetting, CCTV drainage surveys and a wide variety of other effective drain clearing services and repairs.

Why are my drains blocked?

Inside and outside drains can become blocked quite easily. Once a small clog develops, it can grow exponentially and become further compacted until it reaches the point where water can’t flow through the drainpipes, or the drain itself is backing up and filled with standing water.

Aside from being a major inconvenience that prevents you from using everyday plumbing fixtures such as sinks, showers, baths, toilets washing machines and dishwashers, a blocked drain can become smelly very quickly and pose a major hygiene risk.

Some of the most common causes of a blocked drain include:

  • Cooking oil and fats
  • Food debris
  • Human hair and pet fur
  • Thick shower scum
  • Wet wipes and hygiene products flushed down the toilet

What are the signs of a blocked drain?

One of the most noticeable signs of a blocked drain is when water is going down the plughole very slowly or not at all. However, sometimes it isn’t this obvious, as a blockage can develop slowly and become increasingly worse over the case of a few days or even weeks. When this is the case you may hear unusual gurgling sounds or be able to detect an unpleasant smell, both of which could mean that the drain is partially blocked.

Other signs of a blocked drain include visible cracks in pipes, the disruption of raised water levels, and sewage rising up from drains. When any of these are the case, it’s time to get in touch with the drainage experts at District Drain Solutions and book our drain unblocking service. We also provide drain cleaning, drain relining, toilet unblocking and CCTV drainage surveys for a very affordable price.

What are the methods of unblocking a drain?

If you’d like to have a go at fixing the problem yourself, we’ve put together a handy guide on how to unblock an outside drain. However, if the blockage persists, we strongly recommend contacting your local drain unblockers, as it could require specialist equipment, expert knowledge and a unique approach.

The cost of drain unblocking services

If you’re reading this article, you’ll be wondering how much drain unblocking services cost. The thing about blocked drains is that each job is unique, as sometimes the clog will be very quick and easy to remove whereas on other occasions it could take much longer and a more in-depth process.

In order to provide you with a fair and cost-effective fee, we charge for drain unblocking by the half hour and give you a quote before we commence any work. This ensures that everyone is on the same page and allows you to fit our drain unblocking services into your budget. If any additional work is required, this will be carried out at the upfront fixed price previously supplied. This ensures that you know exactly how much your drain unblocking will cost from the start.

Do you charge a callout fee?

One of the primary concerns that arises with first-time customers is how much our callout fee will be. Chances are you’ve booked a tradesperson or specialist company to visit your home or business for other services in the past, only to be charged a hefty callout fee even if no work is carried out afterwards.

So, we’re sure you’ll be delighted to hear that we don’t charge a callout fee under any circumstances. No matter what the nature of your enquiry or the size and complexity of the job, you’ll never pay a callout fee when you choose District Drain Solutions.

Do you offer discounts to OAPs?

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional drain unblocking services to all of our commercial and domestic customers. As an added bonus, if you’re a senior citizen, we’ll apply a 5% discount on all of our services.

Is drain unblocking covered by home insurance?

Many of our customers ask us if they can claim the cost of drain unblocking on their home insurance. The good news is that most home insurance policies do cover accidental damage to drainage pipes, including those caused by blockages. However, some policies will come with exclusions, plus making a claim could cause your monthly premiums to rise, so make sure to decide whether it’s the right choice for you before making an insurance claim.

Is a CCTV drain survey worth the money?

Our CCTV drain surveys are a very popular service, as they involve one of our engineers to gain a detailed look inside your drain and determine what’s causing the blockage. In the process, they can check for any damage to the pipes such as cracks and general wear and tear. This brings great reassurance to our customers, as not only will we remove the blockage quickly and affordably but it also means we can nip any potential problems in the bud.

As with all of our drain unblocking services, just get in touch and let us know what you need. We’ll ask a few simple questions and then offer you a free quote based on the scale and nature of the problem. What’s more, you don’t even have to wait until a blockage occurs, as CCTV drain surveys are also an effective preventative measure that many of our customers book on an annual basis for complete peace of mind.

District Drain Solutions drain unblocking service

If any of your internal or outside drains are gurgling, draining slowly, clearly blocked or damaged, giving off unpleasant smells or showing any other signs of a problem, it’s time to get in touch with District Drain Solutions. Give us a call on 0330 1655 357 or fill in our contact form and we’ll provide you with a free quote that we know you’ll love.

Need quality drainage services? We have got you covered

Call us now for an enquiry on drain repairs, drain lining, CCTV surveys, or any other plumbing and drainage problem. Our fully trained engineers are on call 24/7, 365 days a year to help out residential and commercial clients in the south of the UK.