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What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?

5 Answers

Answered by Pro-Drain Ltd

28th October 2020

Pro-Drain Ltd answered the question "What should I do if there's a blocked drain outside my house?"

The best course of action to take if you have a blocked drain outside of your house is to call a professional drain company who can attend your property and clear the pipework safely with specialist equipment ensuring an effective process that completely removes the blockage in comparison to manual roding . If you are in need of a drainage contractor to unblock a drain look for a company that does not charge a call out fee and will use necessary high pressure water jetting or electro mechanical methods at no additional charge to that of an agreed price prior to their visit.

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.

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