How much does it cost to unblock a drain?
18th February 2014
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‘The cost of unblocking a drain?’

Mark of 247 Drainage tackles this question...

In brief, typical quotes in the South East range from £60 to £100 for a standard job. Be wary of quotes at the lower end and check that there are no extra charges on the phone before you engage an emergency plumber.

Note also that a specialist drains company will more than likely be able to get you a plumber quickly rather than a one man band who is probably going to be tied up on a number of other jobs - a clue is that a specialist drainage company is more likely to have the word 'drains' in their name.

Always try and avoid companies that charge a call out charge or have any hidden extras like charges for second men or special equipment etc.

It is worthwhile taking a few minutes to look at the company reviews on-line, whether those on "thebestof" or "TrustATrader" or any others available independent from their website.

Another thing to look out for is how they respond to your initial phone enquiry:  

"Do they try to pressure you into getting someone out to your house and you give in because you just want to get the job done or have they an open/helpful/friendly approach and let you make your own mind up as to how you want to proceed?"

With drain blockages there is normally a reason why the blockage occurred and it could simply be something has been dropped down the loo, or there was an excessive amount of fat put down the waste pipes etc. If it is an external drain, the blockage could have been caused by tree roots or something similar.

Avoid excessive charges for calling out a company to unblock your drainage system, 247 Drainage for example charge as little as £70 + VAT for a same day emergency visit and they have no call out charge and no hidden extras.

247 Drainage UK are a specialist emergency plumber and drainage services company with industry accredited engineers headquartered near Brighton and serving customers across Sussex and the South East.

Our modern well-equipped vans are based locally so they can be with you quickly and provide you with an efficient service for your plumbing or drainage emergency.

Our engineers also have the equipment to do CCTV surveys of drains to identify stubborn blockages, and to make sure unblocked drains are going to stay unblocked.

Call us on 01273 289362 or view our thebestof Business Profile and Reviews here.

247 Drainage UK
1 Blatchington Road
East Sussex


Tel: 01273 289362

247 Drainage UK are recommended on thebestof Brighton and Hove for emergency plumbing and blocked drains.

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