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Blocked Drains

For domestic properties with a blocked drain; JLH Drains provide a comprehensive solution tracing blockages, clearing them and leaving the drain pipe and system clean.

Blocked drains are a common problem for any kind of property which can cause a great deal of disruption and unpleasant side effects. Whether caused by a simple build-up of cooking fats, building rubble or an invading tree root, we will quickly diagnose the problem and get it repaired.

Providing cost saving maintenance contracts to commercial clients and a 24/7 emergency call out service that can reach anywhere in Kent within an hour and a half, our customers can rely on us to keep their drains fully operational.

Found some blocked drains? Call our emergency blocked drains number on 0800 781 8922 and we'll be at your Kent premises within just an hour and a half. 

Locating the blockage

Blocked drains can occur for a wide range of reasons and the only way to fix them is to find out exactly what the cause is. We pump out the whole system then use our miniature CCTV camera to investigate exactly what the problem is.

Occasionally access to parts of the drainage system can be confused due to concreting over of access manholes; using a sonar transmitter attached to the CCTV probe we can quickly find our way around or locate hidden access points from nearby manholes.

Clearing the blocked drains

Blocked drains are most often caused by simple waste; commercial kitchens in restaurants and hotels can be particularly prone but any cooking activity generates greases, oils and fats that can accumulate and block things up.

New builds, houses with new extensions or drains located around building sites and yards can often accumulate building waste from concrete up to entire bricks; any physical obstruction like this can be quickly and cleanly removed using our high pressure water jet system which can strip away hardened concrete and even de-scale the drainage pipe.

Tree root blockages and repairs

A more problematic drain blockage is caused by plant and tree tap roots which can crack drain pipes and then grow into them. We cut away and clear the obstruction using a remote cutting tool and CCTV, followed up by repairs to the original crack and any other damage caused; we always try to do this accessing just the drain pipe and without digging anything up!

Most of our customers only call us out when a blocked drain problem has already happened, but higher risk properties like hotels and restaurants should consider periodic high pressure water jetting to keep their drainage system clean, de-scaled, odour free and providing an efficient service. We can provide CCTV drains surveys at any time to check on potential problems and make quick work of water jet cleaning.

Based in Gillingham in Medway, we provide homeowner clients from across Kent, Sussex, Surrey and London with the very best in blocked drains services. We have recently carried out successful blocked drain repairs and CCTV surveys for customers in Rochester, Maidstone, Gravesend, Ramsgate, Margate, Dartford, Strood, Rainham, Canterbury, London, Meopham, Orpington, Sittingbourne, Bexley, Whitstable, Sheerness, Faversham, Sheppey, Chatham and Gillingham.

Get blocked drains of any kind fixed fast, and usually without any major disturbance or digging, by the experienced team at JLH Drains in Kent; contact us today and we can arrange a no obligation survey and quotation with one of our friendly blocked drains team.