Blocked Drains

There are a few signs that may indicate you have a blocked drain. These include:

  • A sulphurous smell
  • Slow-draining sinks
  • High-rising sinks or toilets
  • Gurgling toilets, sinks or showers

If you think you may have a blockage, we recommend that you call us to investigate it as soon as possible. These signs usually mean a problem has been present for a while – and if it’s not rectified quickly, it may create further issues such as flooding.

Our specialist team will attend your home or commercial property no matter the time of day. We’ll identify the location and nature of the blockage, and clear it quickly using innovative methods and pioneering technology. And we’ll work as quickly, affordably and tidily as possible to ensure minimum disruption.

Our priority is ensuring your home stays safe and your business keeps running, and we’ll do whatever we need to make sure that happens.

For blocked drain services in Reading or surrounding areas, call a member of our team 24/7 on  0118 336 0084 or 020 7099 6292

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Use Drain Surgeons for my yearly septic tank empty. Great service as usual.
Tom Benford
Tom Benford
17:19 22 Feb 21
Absolutely fantastic service! this team is extremely polite and friendly. They even send you text messages when on route which is really helpful, they also have a small baby tanker which is great for getting down our small driveway. They also send you a picture of the tank before and after! really professional.
Oliver Sharpe
Oliver Sharpe
10:58 12 Feb 21
Blocked toilet caused by roots in the drain. Promptly fixed by Stuart T., Dave C, and Paul H. Extremely professional, highly recommended.
ll rr
ll rr
09:31 04 Feb 21
Prompt service at better rates than others, quick and efficient septic tank clearance, will definitely use again. Reading/ Henley area.
Ian Elliott
Ian Elliott
17:49 27 Jan 21
Absolutely top notch👍 - from initial phone call to remedy of situation that another company ( Lanes Drains) failed to be able to resolve . The after service too was exemplary!👏
Bob Khanna
Bob Khanna
17:29 27 Jan 21
Fantastic Job professional quick and cleaned up the area after ! always top notch service
Barry Hibbert
Barry Hibbert
12:00 27 Jan 21
Excellent service, never had a problem getting work scheduled at short notice and completed.
John Morrison
John Morrison
11:45 27 Jan 21
Drain Surgeons have delivered us fantastic service for emptying our sceptic tank and also establish the assessment and status of our established system.Big shout out to Stewert, Luke and Helen. A great quality team at a great price.Thank You Phil and Sue
Philip Dawson
Philip Dawson
16:24 20 Jan 21
Great service came out on time and dealt with the issue swiftly and professionally. Great service from start to finish would recommend 100% A* service
Jemma White
Jemma White
18:42 18 Jan 21
Fast efficient friendly and some excellent technical advise for free ! Value for money and great customer service
Barry Hibbert
Barry Hibbert
18:03 12 Jan 21
Great service and communication. I am more than happy to recommend them
ray stewart
ray stewart
11:22 14 Dec 20
B and Stuart 👍🏼
vicky mckean
vicky mckean
00:31 09 Dec 20
Very prompt and thorough service. Informed me within minutes of arrival to empty my septic tank. Took images to confirm the before and after. The operative was a very kind guy who didn't mind me watching. First time user and will definitely use next year.
Ralph Higson
Ralph Higson
15:25 08 Dec 20
I have uses Drain Surgeons for a septic tank survey/inspection and regularly for tank emptying. Always responsive; quick to attend the house and super-efficient and friendly on site. Prices seem fair enough so no complaints and would thoroughly recommend.
Leon Brannan
Leon Brannan
19:39 07 Dec 20
Fast and efficient as always. Great job.
Trevor Marriott
Trevor Marriott
22:05 03 Dec 20
I can't recommend Drain Surgeons highly enough. Stuart and Bee were brilliant! We moved house 2 weeks ago and had already had 2 other drain companies and 3 visits to try and sort out a blockage with no Luck. Stuart and Bee took the time to explain what they would do and answered all our questions. They removed the blockage completely and identified an issue in the pipe that we were able to see by camera They were very Knowledgeable, professional, neat and tidy, but above all they sorted out the blockage and then made sure we were absolutely happy before they left. The will also be coming back to sort out the problem causing the blockage.....!
Susie Tritton
Susie Tritton
14:19 20 Nov 20
Jack and Bee came late to near Newbury on a dark, rainy Saturday night no more than an hour after we called. They were very professional, extremely courteous and couldn't have been more helpful. They sorted out the problem quickly and then spent extra time to look at what had caused the problem and how to stop it happening again. would recommend with no hesitation. Thanks guys!
Lisa Doyne
Lisa Doyne
20:30 14 Nov 20
I've just had our three septic tanks pumped out by your driver Lee and would like to say how very pleased I am with your service. You let me know what time he was coming and he turned up pretty much on the dot, his work was very clean, tidy and professional ! Will definitely be using you again.
Paul E
Paul E
16:03 30 Oct 20
The only cess ppit operator with a small lorry designed for narrow lanes. The driver was excellent and squeezed through the tiniest of gaps. Very friendly and efficient. Well done
Steve Drewe
Steve Drewe
13:58 23 Oct 20
A first class service!! A true example of how work like this should be done.From the project manager Stuart to the engineers, Dave and Ollie nothing was to much to ensure customer satisfaction. All of them know what they are doing and they are an extremely friendly and good humoured bunch. We would definitely recommend them and the Drain Surgeons team in the future.
marc hughan
marc hughan
11:32 21 Oct 20
Great service.Lee,the operative was very friendly and helpful,and did a great job.(Not least of which was backing the big tanker up a narrow cul-de-sac!) Highly recommended.
John Phaff
John Phaff
11:44 15 Oct 20
My tenant uses Drain Surgeons for regular emptying of the septic tank, on the last visit they reported that the two manhole covers were damaged / missing and didn’t have proper frames installed. As an overseas landlord it was extremely helpful to be provided with a written report containing clearly labeled photographs of the areas of concern and a fixed price which seemed very reasonable.I authorized the work and asked for the earliest opening in the schedule, when i followed up a couple of days later I was informed the work had already been carried out and was emailed a report of the repairs again with detailed photographs and no changes to the fixed price.I am extremely happy with the service, the quality of workmanship, the no hassle way Drain Surgeons coordinated with my tenant, and the interaction with the head office manager Luke, who dealt with everything, and once complete, provided various options for payment, which again was much appreciated being an overseas client.I will definitely use Drain Surgeons again if the need arises and would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone looking for their services.Phil Kirby
Phil Kirby
Phil Kirby
06:48 03 Oct 20
Stuart Taylor
Stuart Taylor
19:07 29 Sep 20
Great company. Had two previous contractors attend to look at a big drainage issue affecting more than one property. Jack attended within one day and was on site to clear the issue within an hour, when previous contractors were there for hours with no luck! Big thank you!
Dan Hind
Dan Hind
16:53 11 Jul 20
Excellent Customer service, did have few problems engineer Tom was a bit inexperienced but Paul come to the rescue and saved the day, excellent job. Office staff very friendly. Would use again.
chelle L
chelle L
11:22 17 Jun 20
We were lucky enough to have George attend to replace a manhole cover for us. He did a really great job and was so patient with my son who (from a safe distance) talked at him non-stop while he was completing the work!After George left, our son, said it was really nice to talk to someone new. He's been craving interaction since lockdown started and George was so good listening and chatting with him. He's a credit to a an extremely helpful, efficient company. An absolute gent!
Rob Jarvis
Rob Jarvis
14:40 15 Jun 20
Thank you very much Drain Surgeons. After some initial confusion as to the reason I called you, you came up trumps and provided me with a good technical survey and a thorough understanding of the nature of my problem with underground water and, most important, a solution
Anne Thorne
Anne Thorne
13:18 20 May 20
Arrived on exact time quoted.Steve , the operator was extremely friendly and informative .He guided me through all procedure, explaining every detail.Worked in a very methodical / clean manner .I will definitely use this Company in the future.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Tony ak
Tony ak
14:13 11 May 20
Reported my blocked drain at about 2am and by 7:30am had an email offering help to come on the same day!Fixed pricing mentioned up front for specific services.Great service from their friendly engineer Paul.Got the issue sorted very quickly... Which turned out to all be caused by a toothbrush (not one of ours)Highly recommended for drain/waste pipe unblockage.Thanks!-Jed
Jed Anderson
Jed Anderson
14:37 15 Apr 20
Great service, never fails.
Iza Misztal
Iza Misztal
21:40 29 Mar 20
Fabulous speedy professional service happy to have such a team to call on
Looking on the lighter side of life
Looking on the lighter side of life
15:45 27 Mar 20
I used Drain Surgeons for the first time this year in February to empty my tank, Customer service on the phone was perfect, the website is comprehensive, detailed and very lrofessional, i really liked the text message that was sent to me about an hour before the engineer arrived, Stuart Taylor did the job- fantastic young man, polite , engaging, clean and very thorough with the tank, this is my favourite company by far and perfectly reasonable fees for the job they have to do, it’s thumbs up from me, a big thank you to an honest and reputable company. I Jolly.
Isabelle Jolly
Isabelle Jolly
15:25 27 Mar 20
Outstanding service from the first call to book the job with Roxy to a heads up call from Steve the driver to say when he would arrive and confirm directions. Came when they said they would; did the job; quick, tidy and efficient. There is another company much closer to us (between Rowstock and Wantage) but for speed, service, reliability and efficiency I would recommend Drain Surgeons every time.
Dom McKenna
Dom McKenna
11:09 24 Mar 20
Called about a block drain at my home on a Saturday morning they arrived that afternoon. Kept to the quoted price and Nick did a great job, very professional, and left everything clean and tidy. He explained what he had done and gave good advice on what to do in future. Would highly recommend this company.
Neil Freeman
Neil Freeman
17:25 21 Mar 20
7am Sunday morning, drains blocked! Only Drain Surgeons were prepared to respond and the job was completed by midday. Prompt and efficient service, good price. Will definitely be first call for any drain issues in future.
Martin Dowthwaite
Martin Dowthwaite
16:06 29 Feb 20
Drain Surgeons came within 2 days of my call. They are very efficient and courteous too.
sarah squires
sarah squires
16:23 28 Feb 20
They did a good job and were helpful on the phone. Driver was a nice bloke too.
FPSD
FPSD
10:23 28 Feb 20
Wonderful service, quick, easy, value for money, will definitely use again and again for our regular cesspit empty
Christine Saul
Christine Saul
10:08 28 Feb 20
Friendly, helpful staff and the job was done quickly and professionally. Would recommend.
Charlotte Jones
Charlotte Jones
11:39 26 Feb 20
From the registration plates on the vehicles to the attitude of the operatives Drain Surgeons are 100% focused on delivering (or should that be removing) what the customer needs. Informative, professional, tidy, and making sure that the job gets done. Our tanks had not been emptied for at least 35 years, but probably not for 60+, and were jammed full. The 1st tanker was one of the smaller vehicles, but enough was eventually sucked away for the drains to no longer back up. The second vehicle was bigger, and we spent some time just trying to get up close to the building, even before work began. The guys spent as much time as was needed to get the job done, with no time watching, and persevered when things looked difficult. They gave good advise, and will be on our regular call back list for sure. Well done and thanks. D and K
Dicky Woollard
Dicky Woollard
08:08 04 Feb 20
Absolute heroes! Gave me great, free and honest advice and saved me hundreds!
Tom Cullingham
Tom Cullingham
17:01 30 Jan 20
Very impressed with the speed, effectiveness and price of this company, thoroughly recommended. Adrian and Stuart did a splendid job in nasty conditions. Will go straight to them again if the need arises.
Hazel Langford
Hazel Langford
15:57 30 Jan 20
First time we have used them, fast service, efficient, professional helpful and knowledgeable, will definitely use again.
Adam McInnes
Adam McInnes
14:41 29 Jan 20
Did a quick, no nonsense job on a blocked drain. Arrived on the same day as booked. Recommended!
dan webber
dan webber
12:17 29 Jan 20
Highly recommended. The driver arrived on site promptly, and was very efficient and helpful. The service was good value for money. Will definitely use again
Peter Wilkinson
Peter Wilkinson
12:43 24 Jan 20