Drainage Problems To Look Out For

Your drainage system is essential in keeping your property dry and free from excess water. As such, it would be a total disaster if your drains get damaged. To prevent it from wreaking havoc in your home, it is important to spot the early signs of possible drain issues and take the necessary actions to resolve the problem. Here are some of the signs that you should look out for.

Water draining slowly

If you notice that your toilet, shower, bath or sinks are draining slowly, this is an obvious sign that your drain is partially blocked. If only one of these fixtures is experiencing the blockage, it is possible that it is a localised problem. However, if all of them are having the same concern, the issue is likely to be in the main sewer drain.

Bad odours

A foul smell indicates that there is an underlying problem in your drain. This possibly means that waste materials such as decomposing solids along with the stagnant water have gathered due to blockage. When this happens, the sewer gases produce unpleasant odours that emerge in the sinks, bathtubs and shower drains.

Leaking wastewater

If you see any wet spots in your property that have not dissipated for days, this may mean that your drainage system has an issue. Check if your drainpipes have a blockage or if there is a leak in you sewer pipes 

What to do next?

  • Drain issues are often caused by a build-up of materials such as grease, toiletries and other debris. It is important to dispose of them properly to avoid having clogged drains. 

  • If you notice any of these tell-tale signs in your home, contact your drain specialists immediately.

With over 20 years' experience, Drain Heroes provide a local drain cleaning service. We take pride in our high quality service that exceeds the expectations of our clients. Our expert team covers all aspects of the drainage industry, such as blockages, repairs, cleans, CCTV Surveys and services contracts. Give us a call on 01442 894341 or book an appointment online. Our phones are manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


4 Common Causes of Clogged Drains

Having clogged drains can be inconvenient, time-consuming and costly. It can begin as a minor issue but can escalate to serious plumbing problems if left untreated. To help you prevent your drains from being clogged, here are some of the common culprits that you need to avoid, and the preventative measures you can employ to ensure that your drains remain in perfect working order.


Grease comes from food residue from meat and dairy products. These fatty substances may accumulate on the inner walls of pipes and over a prolonged period of time it will prevent water from flowing freely. To prevent this, avoid pouring cooking oil or grease from cooked meat down the drain. Instead, save it for future use or let it cool down before placing it in your rubbish bin. Pouring hot water or drain cleaner regularly can also prevent blockage.


Hair can also cause a major blockage in your drainage system. When washed down the drain, strands of hair can collect in the pipe which may cause a build-up, especially when bonding with other sticky substances like grease. To avoid the risk put hair catchers in your bathroom sink and clean them frequently.


Wet wipes, nappies and other sanitary products can easily block your drains. Toilet paper may be flushed through the system but excessive amounts can also cause clogging. To prevent  blocking your toilet drains use recyclable types of toilet paper and ensure there is a bin near your toilet where sanitary products can be disposed.  If you are experienced a light blockage, you can use a plunger to loosen the obstruction. However, if it’s already severe, you may require the help of a specialist.


Dirt and falling leaves can accumulate in your drains especially after a heavy downpour. To avoid a build-up of natural debris in the sewer drain, take the time to clear out your gutters and remove any soil and leaves, which can potentially block your drains. Drain specialists can also use snakes and water jets to effectively clear your blockage.

Drain Heroes  are a comprehensive drainage service with experience gained over 20 years. We provide a high quality service and we consider our customer service as our top priority. Our expert team covers all aspects of the drainage industry, such as blockages, repairs,, CCTV Surveys and services contracts. Give us a call on 01442 894341 or book an appointment online.


What's A CCTV Drain Survey And Why Should I Need It?

CCTV drain surveys are being administered to obtain a visual on the cause of blocked drains. For the maintenance of drainage systems, these CCTV surveys are also used to identify any problems before they cause serious issues. Using high-tech cameras inserted into the drains, the drainage engineers will get a live-feed on the condition of the drain and they can point out issues such as pipe scale, faulty installation and root ingress.

Speed and accuracy

Having a CCTV drain inspection regularly is extremely beneficial for homeowners. Perhaps the most appealing aspect is that it offers a quicker root to finding the cause of the issue without wasting time. Rather than ruling out different potential causes one by one, a camera inspection speeds the process up and allows you to find the problem just shortly after the camera is lowered into the drain.

Another major advantage of a CCTV drain inspection is that the diagnosis not only comes within a short period of time but that it also provides an accurate inspection. Because the engineer is able to see the problem with their own eyes, they don’t have to guess to devise a possible solution. You’ll know right away whether your drainage problems are due to a clog, a tree root, a broken pipe or any other plumbing issue.


The speed and accuracy of a CCTV camera diagnosis mean that you will be able to save money. Rather than paying an engineer numerous times as they try different methods to find the problem, you’ll only have to pay once for a diagnosis. You won’t be paying for ineffective solutions, because the correct solution will be clear from the beginning.

Finally, CCTV drain surveys are appealing to homeowners because they are non-invasive and don’t require much disruption in your home. It requires no digging to find the source of the problem. A camera is simply sent down your drain and it does all the work.

If you are looking for drainage repair, get in touch with our team of experts. We can repair and install your drains quickly, efficiently and professionally – at a price that won’t cost the earth. Call us now on 01442 894341.

What's A CCTV Drain Survey And Why Should I Need It?