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Blocked Drains Liverpool

Comprehensive drain unblocking service throughout Merseyside/Liverpool. We unblock drains throughout Liverpool everyday!

Domestic/Home Drain Jetting - £85.00 Fixed Costings Qualified Engineers Rapid Response
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Our experienced drainage teams can unblock your drains, toilets & sinks. Call us today - 0151 438 2297.

When our drains become blocked or clogged up, reducing performance and throughput, it can be a real headache never mind very smelly! At the worst of times, you can have a garden or drive full of waste overflow caused by your drain being blocked.

Drain repairs are usually neglected until further issues start to emerge which can include rodent/vermin infestation, harsh smells and leakage around foundations which may lead to more severe problems within your property.

James Foy Plumbing is Liverpools premier drain repair/jetting service available to you 24/7 all year round. Our drainage team are fully certified, insured and experienced to solve all your drain issues, whether they are blocked drains, toilets, sinks or baths. Our vehicles are fully equipped with the latest drain cleaning technology, including high-pressure water jetting machine, electro-mechanical cable spirals and other no dig technology avoiding significant construction projects, such as excavating up your front drive!

Blocked man hole causing the drains in a property to back up Blocked man hole causing the toilet in a property to back up A drain jetting hose in action Blocked gully in a property causing kitchen to over spill into garden Our members of staff unblocking a drain for a primary school in Aigburth. Drains cleared & cleaned for a student accommadation. Drain blockages removed in Hatfields Jaguar. Drain gully blockages.

The causes of blocked drains are usually the same – they consist of number of popular causes. Typically, these include a build-up of fats, tree root damage, child product blockages (baby wipes etc.) and plant vegetation.

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If you are experiencing blocked drain problems, please feel free to contact us. Our team will handle everything for you with traditional fair values, professionalism and most importantly excellent workmanship. If you are experiencing blocked drain problems, please feel free to contact us. Our team will handle everything for you with traditional fair values, professionalism and most importantly excellent workmanship.

"Excellent service, can't fault Ryan who attended. Thank you!" - Janet Hughes

Drain Jetting

Drain jetting is an effective & efficient method of clearing drain blockages. Traditionally, it would have been performed with standard drain rods. However, drain rods have fundamental flaws, such as being unable to properly navigate around corners or reach other difficult to clear areas. Our high-pressure jetting equipment allows us to navigate around bends and apply far more pressure than manual rods on the blockage.

Our drain jetting equipment can be utilised on many different size of drains and can usually remove the blockage, regardless of the obstruction. The water expelled from the jetting machine is under very high pressure, causing it to spray with tremendous forces. It can easily remove grease, scale, foreign objects and fat blockages.

Our Drainage Team Promises
Blocked drains & repair times to coincide with our customers schedules.
Up-front drainage unblocking/repair pricing structure.
Certified Personnel will attend to your drainage requirements.
No hidden costs.
Old-fashioned values of customer service.

Blocked Drains Service Area

Maps of the areas we cover

Blocked Drains - FAQ

Q: How much does it cost to clear a blockage in my home/domestic property?

A: We charge a fixed cost of £85.00 which includes VAT. This covers 1 hour of our drainage teams time. Should it take longer than 1 hour we would discuss this with you during our visitation. It is impossible for us to foresee all unknown drainage issues.

Q: What commonly blocks drains in domestic properties?

A: Usually, it is the build-up of waste, toilet roll, baby wipes, leaves, stones, gravel - just about everything you can imagine. Nappies cause quite a lot of blockages as people still attempt to flush them as opposed to disposing of them via a suitable bin, especially in commercial buildings.

Q: When do I pay?

A: You can pay our engineer direct or call the office to make payment. Payment is due immediately after works have been conducted.

Q: Will a high powered water jet damage my drains?

A: No - the power is moderated and controlled. Our jetting machines are state of the art and include a throttled peddle so we can easily maintain the correct pressures. Our machines can unblock the vast majority of drain issues, including root tree penetration, heavy fat build up and excessive food blockages.

Q: Do you supply your own water?

A: No, generally drainage jetting vans will attempt to connect to the customers' water supply via an outside tap. Alternatively, we carry many connections, and we can usually connect to a kitchen or bathroom tap. It is very rare we cannot connect to a customers’ water supply.

Q: How does a drain jetting machine clear the blockage?

A: Our vans contain high powered water jetting machines. Primarily, they expel water through a jetting hose and nozzle at extremely high pressures. As the water is discharged at enormous pressure, it propels the hose down the drain line (with the hose being correctly handled). Rear jetting nozzles propel the hose to the blockage and once located will break and dislodge the blockage, restoring flow.

Q: If my drain is collapsed or a large object is blocking my drain, do I still need to pay?

A: Unfortunately, yes. We would have still attended and attempted to resolve the blockage. We are more than happy to give you further advice and assistance at this point.

Q: Cleaning/clearing drains and unblocking? What is the difference?

A: When customers call us with a blocked drain, it can often be confused with us thoroughly cleaning/or clearing the drainage system. Unblocking a drain will consist of us locating the blockage and attempting to remove the obstruction, to restore the flow of the drains. Clearing/cleaning the drains is a maintenance service - the drains will be jetted to eliminate waste, scale, silt, grease, fat and just about everything else from the drain walls.

Q: I can't find a man hole - will you be able to clean/unblock my drains?

A: Yes. There are other solutions, but we will be required to visit and survey the property. For example, if your toilet is blocked we can extract a much waste as possible from the blockage, remove the toilet and attempt to clear it from this point.

Q: Do you offer an emergency drain unblocking service?

A: Yes - call us today. We can often be with you the same day.

Q: Are you a local company?

A: Yes - we only operate within the Merseyside area

Q: Will you clean the area of sewage and waste?

A: Absolutely. The area will be hosed down once we've completed the drain works. If waste has escape from the drains/manhole our team will ensure the area is left in a clean state.

Q: How long does the drain clearance process take?

A: The real answer is that it depends. The majority of drain clearances take 1 hour. However, we can often discover other issues during this time and would offer you a quotation if required.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: A standard flush for 1 hour is £85.00 inc. VAT.

Q: Can you unblock toilets too?

A: Yes - we can use flexible rods internally.

Q: Do you offer a free quotation?

A: With drain clearance/blockage removal, no. Usually when peoples’ drains are blocked it ‘just’ requires jetting, so there isn’t much to quote unless further issues are identified.

Q: Do you clear/clean storm and rain drains?

A: Absolutely – we clean and unblock them on a daily basis. If your storm or rain drains are blocked, usually due to leaves/plant matter, give us a call. At times they can also begin to drain slowly – this is probably a good time to clean the storm/rain drains before a blockage occurs.

Q: The manhole outside my house is overflowing – am I responsible?

A: Generally, yes. There are times on a shared drain when United Utilities may be responsible. They will handle any blockage or repair required in these circumstances. If you call Utility Utilities they will not unblock drainage on your property, only on shared public drains. They will often first identify who is likely to be responsible for the blockage

Q: The bathroom shower/bath is blocked – can you resolve these drainage issues?

A: Yes. We have smaller equipment/tools to deal with smaller drainage blockages (on 32/40mm waste pipes). The drainage may necessarily not be blocked, but running really slow causing the shower tray to overflow – whether running slow or blocked, we can assist you. Give our office a call.

Q: I have tried to unblock the bath/shower will drain cleaner to no avail – can you help still?

A: Indeed – the chemicals will often fail if the blockage is too severe. Avoid putting anymore chemicals down the drain and give us a call.

Q: Our soil pipe feels full of waste – it isn’t flowing away from the property. There seems to be no access to release the waste?

A: Be careful not to remove any access point/joints – the pressure may cause all the waste to spray out, especially if lower down on the soil stack. There will be something blocking the flow of the waste and it would be recommendable to instruct a company to attempt to remove this blockage. Even if you release the water from the soil stack, the blockage will still exist further down in the drainage and will build back up within the soil stack.

Q: My kitchen sink is blocked – could the U bend/trap be blocked?

A: Possibly, yes. You could attempt to remove the trap and see if its clogged with food matter etc. If the blockage is beyond the trap, you may need a pump or a professional company to attend to loosen up the blockage and flush it away.

Q: Do you clear blocked guttering/down pipe?

A: Yes – we can remove blockages from guttering down pipes/rain pipse. They can often be full of leaves etc. from nearby trees.