Drain Unblocking Services

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

Here at Lanes, we are dedicated to helping unblock drains across the UK to help householders avoid the horror of sewage floods. We offer responsive, comprehensive drain unblocking and cleaning services, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It’s easy to turn to Lanes Drainage Services UK when you are dealing with blocked drains that need cleaning.


With a nationwide network of depots, our local drain experts are never too far away, reaching even the most isolated locations to get your drainage problems solved with a minimum of fuss. Our response teams of trained specialist drainage engineers will be with you quickly to unblock and clean the affected drain or sewer, and no matter how big or small the job may be, we will ensure you are left with a functional drainage system.

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

How We Can Help

If you think your kitchen or bathroom sink 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 blocked drain problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Drains are important for hygiene and health, and this is never more important than in your home. Our 24-hour service is available every day of the year, meaning you will never have to worry about the process of clearing a blocked drain. If you are unsure about your situation, contact us for free and our experts will advise you on the proper course of action.

Our highly trained engineers are experts in what they do, and our award-winning health and safety standards are always at the forefront of our workforce’s mind. Through our comprehensive network of depots, no matter where you are in the UK, we will be able to send a fully equipped engineer to you to fix any problem with your private drains.


How To Tell if You Have a Blocked Drain

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

  • Water draining slowly in the sink, shower or bathtub – in serious cases, not draining at all

  • Toilet drainage problems – water level rising or overflowing after a flush

  • 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.

Often, homeowners will attempt to fix their blocked drains themselves, choosing to pour boiling water, vinegar or baking soda into the drain to dislodge blockages. However, these methods offer no guarantee of effectiveness, and will be useless if the problem is caused by a major blockage or damage to the pipe. As such, it is always recommended to call the experts if you are having drainage problems, rather than relying on hot water or other home remedies.

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, helpful 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

  • Knowledgable and able to fix any domestic drain blockages or problems with your pipes, septic tank and sewers

  • 24-hour service, every day of the year

  • No callout charge

  • Nationwide coverage through our comprehensive UK depot network

  • 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.

FAQs About Domestic Drain Unblocking Services

Sometimes, the problems you are experiencing with a blocked drain might not actually be down to you. If your building shares a drain with another property, and your neighbours are having similar issues, it is likely that the drain is not in your house and, therefore, is not your responsibility to clear.

More obvious symptoms of a wider problem include flooding in the local area and visual blockage in the manhole cover on the street outside your building.

Contact us now for a free consultation, and we will offer you advice on how to proceed.

If the blockage is within your house or property, it is obviously your responsibility to check and start the process of resolving it.

However, less obviously: if the property is a flat or larger building containing more than one household, it may be up to your landlord or whoever owns the building to contact services.

If the blockage is more serious, and is located outside the building and further down the drain system, local authorities may have to help, or you can simply call us for advice.

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.

Taking extra care about what you put down the drains in the first place is the way to prevent blockages and 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 items.

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.

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