Blocked Drains Bowdon

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Blocked Drains Bowdon?

DHC provide a full emergency call out service in Bowdon and surrounding areas. You can get urgent drain assistance now by calling 07753 259 174 and we can be at most addresses in under 15 minutes.

Blocked drains may start with the odd noise or occasional bad smell, but as blockages build-up, they can turn into much bigger problems, even emergencies with flooding occurring.

While you may look to fix your indoor plumbing with plungers and chemicals, once the outdoor drains become blocked it is time to call in one of DHC’s drainage specialists.

Preventing Blockages

No matter where the blockage occurs in the drains there are three common causes. Our first bit of advice to people to one of prevention. By being mindful of what you are putting down your drains you can prevent blockages altogether:

  • From the Kitchen:
    • Food waste such as vegetable scraps
    • Coffee grounds or tea leaves
    • Traditional soaps (which contain greases and fats)
  • From the bathroom:
    • Hair
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Non-flushable paper
    • Traditional soaps (which contain greases and fats)
    • Excessive amounts of dirt
  • Outside the property:
    • Tree roots
    • Excessive garden waste such as leaves and soil.

Winter & Its Impact

The colder, wetter months in winter and autumn put additional strain on drains. Problems to be aware of during this time include:


  • Freezing and thawing of pipes resulting in breaks and cracks
  • Ice build-up catching waste
  • Fat and oil solidifying in pipes due to the cold weather


Coupled with heavy rainfall, unmaintained drains can quickly become overwhelmed and problems arise

How to stop blocked drains in Bowdon?

Drain Maintenance

Many people wait until something goes wrong with their drains before giving them any attention. It’s understandable but by employing a simple annual check of your drains you can avoid most problems whilst solving others before they become emergencies. The cost and time commitment on your behalf is a fraction of what it is should the worst happen and a major blockage occur.

Partial Blockages

Partially blocked drains, or ones in need of maintenance, will continue to allow water to drain away overtime. This makes them harder to spot but there are signs to look out for however;

  • Slow draining, or standing water
  • Unpleasant smells from the drains
  • Noises when water drains away can suggest blockages further down the pipe

Bowdon Blocked Drain Case Study

A Local Drainage Specialist with Local Knowledge

Something we see as really important when treating drainage problems is local knowledge. Below is an example of how we fixed blocked drains for one of our customers in Bowdon.

How did it start

We received an email regarding a blocked drain in Bowdon where a homeowner reported both slow drainage and odd noises from their drains. They asked for us to come and investigate the cause and whether it was a blockage.

The client also explained they had recently laid a new lawn and wanted to avoid digging if possible.

Fixing the problem

Now we knew what we were dealing with we proceeded with a no-dig approach to fix the drain. Using drain jetting we were able to dislodge the build-up of leaves and soil and accumulated waste.

Identifying the problem

This initial description immediately suggested a blocked drain but before carrying out any work we needed to be sure if we were going to employ the correct solution.

To do this we undertook a CCTV drain survey. This meant we could avoid any digging and that all we needed to start was access to the nearest manhole.

The CCTV survey identified the culprit of the blockage. A heavy build-up of leaves and soil had clogged up the drain.

The result

The blockage of the drain at the Bowdon property was identified and removed, returning the drain to full, free flowing working order again.

As with the CCTV survey, the drain jetting was also able to be done with no-digging needed, leaving the property untouched at the surface.

Our services in


Drains can be extensive, complicated, and most importantly hidden away, making it appear difficult to identify what has gone wrong. DHC brings the following diagnostic and remedial services for quick identification and less invasive repair solutions for your drains:

Why choose

DHC Utilities?

DHC Utilities is a Water Industry Approved Plumber (WIAP) based in the Greater Manchester area. Specialised with over 15 years’ experience in unblocking drains and their maintenance.

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For any emergencies though, please call 07753 259 174