What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?
Answered by PipeDream Plumbing
31st October 2019
PipeDream Plumbing answered the question "What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?"
It is worth checking who is responsible for the drain outside of your property, sometimes the local water authority will cover them if its shared. If it is your responsibility we would always advise you call a professional as you can make the problem worse if you don't know what your doing! If your still adamant on diy, buy a decent set of drain rods (Cheap sets are known for snapping in the sewer causing bigger problems!)
Answered by Johnsons Drainage Services Ltd
24th August 2019
Johnsons Drainage Services Ltd answered the question "What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?"
You need to be aware if the drain belongs to you or the water authority. If the drain belongs to you it is your responsibility to maintain it and have the drain unblocked. If the drain is the water authority's it is their responsibility to unblock it. We would always advise contacting a drainage expert as they can advise who the drain belongs to if you are unsure. Blockages can often be made worse by people inserting drain rods and then getting them stuck so we wouldn't advise attempting it yourself unless you are confident in what you are doing
Answered by BoilerOne
16th July 2019
BoilerOne answered the question "What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?"
For a blocked drain outside your house you can simply use drain rods to shift a blockage, care must be taken not to worsen any collapsed drain doing this, if you are unsure if the drain is shared or where the blockage may be then contact your local water authority, if you do not feel confident carrying out these works then BoilerOne recommend you consult a verified plumber to advise on your options.
Answered by Heather Contracts Limited
12th March 2019
Heather Contracts Limited answered the question "What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?"
If it is truly a drain (only serving your property, within your boundary) Then you are responsible for its removal. This can be cleared, using drain rods (which if used incorrectly, can become part of the blockage!). If its serving you & a neighbouring property(ies), its classed as a sewer. Sewers are the responsibility of the local water authority since 2011. If you believe its the later scenario, you'll need to get in contact with the water authority & they'll organise its removal.