Domestic Drain Blockages and Cleaning


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It’s easy to turn to Lanes for Drains when your domestic drains are blocked and need cleaning.

Drain blockages are one of the most common home maintenance issues and, unless you know what to do, can cause a lot of inconvenience to you and your family, and potentially some nasty damage to your property.

That’s why, here at Lanes, we’re dedicated to helping householders across the UK avoid the horror of sewage floods by delivering responsive, comprehensive drain unblocking and cleaning services, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

With a nationwide network of depots, we are never too far away, reaching even the most isolated locations to get your problem solved – pronto.

Our response teams of trained specialist drainage engineers will be with you quickly to unblock and clean the affected drain or sewer. In fact, we won’t leave until you have a working drainage system, no matter how big or small the job is!

For a free quotation, you can call us 24 hours a day on 0800 526 488, or fill out our online enquiry form.

How will I know when my drains are blocked?

Sometimes it takes a while for the signs of a blocked drain to become obvious, but if you’ve identified any of these telltale signs, it may be time to give Lanes a call:

  • A nasty smell from the pipes – the easiest symptom to recognise
  • A slow-draining sink, shower or bathtub – in serious cases, not draining at all
  • Toilet drainage problems – water level rising or overflowing after flushing
  • Gurgling noises from the plughole – air may be trapped in the pipes by the blockage and then displaced

You can visit the Help & Advice section of our site to find out more about recognising the signs of a blocked drain.

Why choose Lanes?

If you think your drain is blocked, Lanes is here to help, 24/7, with state-of-the-art services and a workforce of skilled professionals who are ready to get to grips with your drain problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Here are some of the reasons to choose Lanes:

  • Drain unblocking services for domestic and commercial sites
  • 24-hour service, every day of the year
  • No callout charge
  • Nationwide coverage through our comprehensive UK depot network
  • Drainage engineers trained via the City & Guilds programme
  • Award-winning health and safety standards

No job is too big or too small

From toilets, sinks and baths to any size of drain or sewer, we’ll take on any drain challenge. What’s more, we offer domestic customers the same high standard of care and service that we would for big commercial clients.

Whether it’s a one-off blockage removal, a clean-up job or a regular maintenance visit, we do our best to cause the least disruption to you and your family . You’ll find Lanes prompt and professional whatever the hour of the day or night.

Keeping your drains clear

Of course, Lanes is happy to act as your first port of call when you have a drainage problem. But we’re equally committed to educating all drain users, because we all know that prevention is better than cure.

For instance, taking extra care about what you put down the drains in the first place is the way to avoid problems in the future. Blockages may be caused by a general build-up of silt, sewage and items that should never be flushed, like wet wipes and sanitary products.

Sometimes blockages are caused by household objects being discarded down the toilet. You wouldn’t believe the things we find in the sewers: from cutlery, toys and toothbrushes, to pets (yes really), money, jewellery and even a gun.

Obviously these should never be flushed, but fat, oil and grease (also known as FOG), nappies, wipes and sanitary products are the most common reasons for drain blockages. Always remember: only three things should ever be put down your loo – pee, poo and (toilet) paper, also known as the 3Ps.

Visit our Help & Advice section to learn more about what can and can’t be put down the drain.

Contact us

If you’d like to obtain a free quotation or make an appointment with us, call us any time on 0800 526 488, or fill out our online enquiry form.

If you’d rather speak to someone right away, call our 24/7 team on 0800 526 488.

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With a nationwide network of depots, we are never far away when you need us the most. No location is too isolated, and each team at every depot is as experienced and knowledgeable as any other Lanes team.