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On 2 Mar 2016 at 4:47pm All Blocked Up wrote:
The drain pipe that runs under my drive is blocked. Please can anyone recommend someone who can clear it?
On 2 Mar 2016 at 4:59pm Old Plumber wrote:
I can recommend BG Drains 01424 212707. Have used them many times.
On 2 Mar 2016 at 6:47pm Bustblocker wrote:
Save yourself a fortune. Get a set of £20 drain rods from amazon and do it yourself.
On 2 Mar 2016 at 7:36pm Bert wrote:
Blockbusters ?????? Or buy a pressure washer and stick it down the pipe
On 2 Mar 2016 at 8:50pm Celine wrote:
SF Drainage in Landport have always been great for sorting out our blocked drains.
On 5 Mar 2016 at 8:16am All Blocked Up wrote:
Thanks for the replies - may buy myself some rods.
On 5 Mar 2016 at 11:41pm edtheplumber wrote:

Depends on where you live. In town the pipes may lead to mains sewers, but in Nevill (front) and Landport (back)- and possibly Malling (don't know) they go to soakaways.
I have looked at about 8 "soakaways" in the Neville and they were a length of (ceramic) pipe that lead 2-3 meters from the house (downpipe.) With no soak-away.
You may have a blocked soakaway, rather than a blocked pipe. And your "soakaway" may not exist (if your in the Nevill) so rods may not do much good.
If their is a "trap" at the drain it leads to sewer but if the pipework just heads away from the house you are looking at a big bill- depending on driveway surface, exposed areas...
So, if the drain that is blocked is running downhill,
1. check the trap, if it is blocked then - JOB DONE!
2. if it has no trap, then you probably have a "soakaway". In lewes, most "soakaways" are just 3 meters of pipe. So rodding compacts organic matter in the pipework and makes matters worse.
The options are to install a proper soakaway, or dump the rainwater onto the street.
On 29 Mar 2016 at 7:43pm All Blockec Up wrote:
You were right ed, it is a soakaway.
Sean from SF Drainage in Landport just cleared it out for me, great friendly service and highly recommended.
On 13 Sep 2016 at 9:44am Luke Cruz wrote:
Itís great to know that there are plenty of reliable plumbers in the Birmingham area. My husband usually does the drain clearing in our house. There was even a time that he replaced the rod himself! I was pretty impressed.

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