Blocked Drains Davyhulme East

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Blocked Drains Davyhulme East?

DHC provide a full emergency call out service in Davyhulme East 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 have a few tell-tale signs from when the blockage starts. As they get progressively worse, increasingly troublesome problems will arise in and around the property, from bad smells, odd noises, slow draining to no draining at all.

If left untreated, partial blockages will eventually result in a full blockage and flooding will occur. This can manifest in a boggy lawn or large pools of water.

DHC has built up a robust experience gained over many years in dealing with blocked drains, allowing us to fix the problem quickly, efficiently, and wherever possible minimal to no digging.

Tips To Stop Blockages

No matter where the blockage occurs in your drains there are three common locations they start from. By being aware of these factors many people can avoid issues with their drains for years so our first bit of advice is to always be careful of what you are put down your drains.

  • Outside the property:
    • Tree roots
    • Excessive garden waste such as leaves and soil.
  • 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


Whilst some of these things you have no control over or are just a natural part of using your drains, by keeping the items to a minimum you will help prolong the health of your drains and avoid problems.

Winter Is Coming

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

Annual maintenance to help prevent blocked drains Davyhulme East

Drain Maintenance

It’s not unusual to only think about your drains when something goes wrong. After all, ‘out of sight, out of mind’, but without regular maintenance many drains will develop problems. If caught early these issues are typically easy to fix for minimal cost, time and inconvenience.

If left they will grow into larger, more complex problems that requires more work to resolve. By contracting DHC to undertake a 12 month review of your drains we can usually spot problems in their infancy and stop them maturing into something more problematic.

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

Case Study Of Blocked Drain Davyhulme East

A Local Drainage Specialist with Local Knowledge


Something we see as really important when treating drainage problems is local knowledge of the surrounding area meaning we already know what to expect from your specific drainage setup. Below is an example of how we fixed a blocked drain for one of our customers in Davyhulme East.

How did it start

The Davyhulme East homeowner contacted us about some sudden bad smells and odd noises they noticed around their drains. They requested an onsite visit by one of our drainage specialist to see if there was a blockage and what options there would be to fixing it without needing to dig up their recently landscaped garden.

Fixing the problem

With the problem identified we knew we could continue with a no-dig approach to fix the drain by using drain jetting to cut through the roots and remove all obstacles.

To reduce the chances of further blockages we applied patch lining which fixed the inside of the drain against further root growth.

Identifying the problem

From what the homeowner described we suspected a blocked drain might be the cause of the problems but had to do more investigation o be sure. If there was one, we also needed to know where the blockage was before employing any kind of solution.

To do this we used our specialist CCTV equipment to inspect the drain. This equipment allowed us to insert a camera down the nearest access point and removed the need for any digging during this investigation stage.

The CCTV survey spotted some roots had grown through a crack in the pipe and had started acting as a net, catching various forms of waste that otherwise would have flown freely through the drain.

The result

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

Patch lining the drain sealed and reinforced the problem area to restore it to full working order.

As with the CCTV survey, the drain jetting and patch lining were also able to be done with no digging needed, leaving the owners garden untouched.

Our services in

Davyhulme East

Drains can be extensive, complicated, and most importantly hidden away, making it appear difficult to identify what has gone wrong. DHC brings a wealth of diagnostic and remedial services for quick identification and less invasive repair and maintenance solutions which include:

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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