No worries. When it comes to unblocking and clearing blocked drains, Lanes for Drains has all the expertise and equipment you need to get the job done quickly, professionally and with the minimum of fuss.
Day or night
Call us any time — day or night, 24-hours a day, 365-days a year — and expert unblock engineers will be with you, without delay, from our UK-wide network of depots. We understand that it's an emergency, and we act fast. And because we have depots right across the country, you’re never too far away to call on our efficient, effective, emergency blocked drain service.
The giveaway signs of blocked drains
Here are some of the tell-tale signs which indicate that you may have a blocked drain. If you act at this stage, you could avoid an emergency.
- Smell: The easiest — and least pleasant — symptom to spot.
- Sink drainage: Water taking longer than usual to drain from your sink.
- Toilet drainage: Water rising almost to overflowing after flushing.
- Gurgling: A ominous gurgling sound from the plug hole.
The danger of blocked drains
It’s important to act when you suspect that you have a blocked drain: overflowing sewage is a health risk (not to mention unpleasant) and damaged drains which are left unrepaired may cause further damage to property in the longer term.
A word of warning
Responsibility for maintenance and repair of private sewers or lateral drains (eg: the section which joins a property directly to the main) changed in October 2011, when the Government transferred private sewers and lateral drains into the ownership of the statutory water and sewerage companies (see DEFRA Consultation). It means that individuals are no longer responsible for
• Private sewers that they share with another property owner
• The section of their property's drain that lies outside the property boundary.
However the householder still retains the ownership of and responsibility for the drain serving the property and located within the property boundary. Check the DEFRA website for more details.
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