Plymouth Drain Unblocking & Repairs

  • Flood risk management
  • Specialised docks and boatyards cleaning services
  • Full septic tank service (emptying, cleaning, installation)
  • Homebuyers' CCTV Drainage Surveys
  • No call out charges
  • 24/7/365 emergency service

Blocked drains in Plymouth

Drains blocked? Here in the South West, our Plymouth-based teams are ready and waiting to unblock your drains, whether you are a householder or a commercial organisation, anywhere in Devon and Cornwall. From here we cover all TR, PL, TQ and EX postcodes.

When it comes to drain clearing and drain repairs, we are the experts. And, as you might expect given our location, we are also well versed in specialist drain repair and maintenance work for marine clients, covering everything from dockyards to Naval vessels.

On top of that, we have a great reputation for our drainage services to social housing developments, the NHS and several university campuses, as well as managing a roaring trade in emptying and cleaning septic tanks for the camping and caravanning sites so essential to the region’s economy. Incidentally, our septic tank service is available to any properties across Devon and Cornwall. We offer everything from septic tank installation to septic tank emptying and ongoing maintenance. Just ask.

The reason for our success is simple: we’re fast, cost-effective, and we’re good at what we do. And that means, unblocking your blocked drains, 24-hours a day, 52-weeks a year. If you have a problem with a blocked drain, just remember us — and call direct. We’ll be there!

Plymouth home buyers survey

Homebuyers' CCTV Drainage Surveys

When you get a homebuyer’s survey on a building before you even think of buying it, you may not realise that drainage isn’t generally included. So, unless you choose to have a specialist drainage survey you won’t know what’s going on below ground.

Thanks to Lanes’ CCTV technology and homebuyers’ survey service, you can find out in a jiffy.

Remember that certain parts of the wastewater drains and sewers will be your responsibility, so it’s as well to know what you’re taking on. Our survey includes a written report and DVD and will show up any collapses, blockages or mis-connections. When it comes to property, forewarned is forearmed.

Call the Plymouth depot on 01752 334280 for more details or fill in the Quick Enquiry form (right).

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Plymouth Depot News

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Leading national drainage company Lanes for Drains has joined the team working on the prestigious £46.5 million Plymouth Life Centre, being constructed by Balfour Beatty.

Lanes for Drains engineers prove their worth – on the ocean floor
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth called in the leading drainage company when faced with the task of clearing four tons of dirty sand, gravel and sludge from the bottom of its Atlantic reef display tank.



Wayne Clemens Wayne Clemens

Here at the South West depot in Plympton, our regional manager, Wayne Clemens, is a true Devonian. Born and bred in Plymouth, he’s such a fan of the South West that he sees no reason to go anywhere else: “Why would I? I love where I live, so when it comes to holidays I’m happy to stay around beautiful Devon and Cornwall, with all their miles of magnificent coastline. The most important thing is that my kids enjoy themselves — and I get to go fishing!” And which cartoon character would Wayne like to be? “Wile E Coyote: because he never ever gives up trying to get the Road Runner. You really have to admire his persistence.” Meep, meep!

Rhiannon Sowden Rhiannon Sowden

Rhiannon Sowden admits that she’s not really a Devon girl, having always lived over the border in Cornwall. An office administrator here in Plymouth, Rhiannon would like to be Cheetara from Thundercats: “She’s one of the coolest female hero characters, and she has some special skills and powers that would be very handy for keeping the Plymouth team in check!” When it comes to choosing a top spot for R&R though, it’s not Thundera but Jamaica for Rhiannon: “I love reggae, Red Stripe and Jamaican food, and, of course, the weather’s a bonus. I spent my honeymoon in Montego Bay so it’s a very special place for me. I can’t wait to go back!”

Shevaun Stevens Shevaun Stevens

Plymouth girl Shevaun Stevens is one half of our ‘duo’ of office administrators, working with her team-mate, Rhiannon, to make sure everything is shipshape here at the Plympton depot. If Shevaun could be a cartoon character, she’d be Tails from Sonic the Hedgehog “because he can fly”. And if that was the case, we don’t doubt that she’d be heading off for her top holiday destination — Australia — for another walkabout. “I’ve been to plenty of countries, but I went to Oz for a couple of months with my Dad, travelling along the East Coast. It was awesome!”

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