If you are having a problem with your sewage system, Lanes Group is here to help.

We’re one of the leading drainage and wastewater companies in the UK, with years of expertise, and can help you with inspections, repairs, renovations – even completely replacing your sewer system.

Our experienced team will survey the state of your sewers and drains and make any necessary repairs with a minimum of fuss and disruption.

We use the latest techniques and equipment to repair sewer systems and, with our nationwide network of depots, we respond rapidly to callouts, 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

If you’re having problems with your sewer system and would like more information about the services we provide, call us today on 0800 526 488, or fill in our online enquiry form to request a call back.

What kind of sewer problems does Lanes deal with?

Because much of the UK’s sewage network is Victorian, it is prone to blockages and breakages.

One of the most serious modern issues is the widespread threat of fatbergs – the masses of congealed fat, oil, grease (FOG) and other non-biodegradable items that collect in the pipes. This is due to cooking waste and household products like wet wipes and sanitary products being flushed down the drains.

Lanes worked with a major utilities company to tackle the infamous 2017 Whitechapel fatberg, removing 130 tonnes of solidified FOG and wipes using our sophisticated equipment and techniques.

We deal with a whole range of drain and sewer problems. Our services include:

Who is responsible for my sewer?

For domestic properties, sewer maintenance may be the responsibility of the local utilities provider, rather than the resident. These companies manage much of the sewer network, so if there is an issue with your sewage system, they may carry out and pay for repairs.

If you’re unsure about who is responsible for fixing a problem with a sewer near you, have a look at our guide to homeowners’ responsibility for drains and sewers, or give us a call directly. Our engineers will help you decide on the best course of action, and will even help you log the job with your utility provider.

How we repair and replace sewers

At Lanes, we use advanced technology to repair domestic sewer systems with minimum mess and disruption to local residents. Our methods include:

CCTV surveys – before tackling troublesome drains, we carry out a CCTV survey of the drain with a specialised underground camera to see what is causing the issue and assess any damage to the infrastructure. The information is beamed back to an engineer as HD-quality images, so that we can pinpoint the problem and a solution to fix it.

CIPP – one of our most common ways of tackling problematic pipes is by cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) relining. Instead of digging up a street or garden to replace a section of sewer pipe, a liner coated with resin is installed into the damaged pipe via a manhole. The resin is cured (hardened) using either ultraviolet light or heated water, sealing up the cracks and creating a new pipe inside the old one. This method is much quicker and far less disruptive than traditional excavation.

Why choose Lanes?

As the UK’s largest privately owned specialist drainage company, Lanes is ready to leap into action at the first sign of a drainage emergency, no matter where you are in the country.

Our 2,200-strong team provides a full range of sewer repair and replacement services, and we also have expertise in liquid bulk waste, cleaning and drainage consultancy.

No job is too big or too small for Lanes: whatever your needs, you’ll have the most qualified, well-trained engineers in the business on hand to support you with all the latest technology.

What’s more, we’re dedicated to giving back to the community by fundraising for charity. We’re also actively campaigning against fatbergs and educating the public about the importance of healthy drains and sewers.

We recently launched Fatberg Fighters, an initiative to teach children about the dangers of blocking drains and sewers. We are committed to leading the public in the right direction on this important subject.

You can find out more about some of the fascinating drainage and sewage projects we’ve been involved with by checking out our case studies.

Contact us today

With Lanes depots across the whole UK, we’re here for you 24/7. No need to delay – call Lanes today on 0800 526 488 for expert help with your sewage problem.

You can also use our online enquiry form, and we’ll call you back at a time to suit you.

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