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Cotswold Drainage is a drainage repair specialist with over 25 years of experience in diagnosis, excavation and the repairing of drains, both by hand and with the latest use of machinery. Our drain repair services are tailored for residential and commercial properties and can also provide means of repairing drains without the need for excavation.

There isn’t a type of drain we can’t repair with our knowledge and equipment - providing you with comprehensive solutions.

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Signs that you need a drain repair

Issues with your drains can sometimes be more than a simple blockage. To prevent your drains from becoming damaged further and creating more issues down the line, it is important to get them repaired as soon as possible. As drain-unblocking professionals, we are more than capable to help diagnose and fix any problems you may have.

There are several common causes of drain damage including:

  • Age and wear – Pipes, seals and joints can degrade over time due to regular use and ageing, resulting in cracks, leaks or collapses.
  • Tree root intrusion – When tree roots seek out water sources they can pierce through small cracks or joints in pipes, exerting pressure on the drain and causing it to collapse.
  • Ground movement – Ground movement caused by construction or earthquakes can put stress on drains, leading to damage.
  • Blockages – FOGs (Fats, Oils, and Grease), hair and other debris all can cause blockages which leads to a build-up of pressure causing a drain or pipe to burst.

These causes of damaged drains are often not visible, but there are a few tell-tale signs that you may have damaged drains. If you are experiencing frequent blockages, slow drainage, foul smells, water pooling in unexpected areas or sinkholes around your property, then it is crucial you seek Cotswold Drainage’s services immediately.

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Contact our friendly and professional team via form, phone or email for any drainage issues you may have.

From blocked drains to septic tank repairs and replacements, we're here to help. We have over 25 years of experience and offer 24/7 emergency callouts.


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Fast, friendly and efficient local service. Highly recommend.

Ann Jordan

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Great service went above and beyond to try and solve our problems with broken pipes. Would definitely recommend to others.

Jan Stanley

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Brilliant - thank you for clearing those pesky blocked drains. I am thrilled. Job well done!

Sara Oliver

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They did an excellent job of fixing a drain blockage. Turned out to be a hair comb that had somehow gut flushed down the toilet.
No idea!
Will definitely use them again the next time I do something stupid.

Christopher Langdon

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    Have an emergency? Or looking for a maintenance or quote? Call us today on 01386 882324

    Our drainage repair services

    We’re on call 24/7, 365 days a year meaning you can contact us at any time for your drainage repairs. With our skilled and expert team, we can guarantee quality, efficiency and the best solution for long-lasting repairs and maintenance. We have the knowledge and top-of-the-line equipment to service and repair your drains, no matter the cause of the issue.

    Our drainage repair services are for both residential and commercial properties and we guarantee to leave you satisfied having fixed the problem. We can tackle each problem in unique ways from excavation or no dig drain repairs to pitch fibre drain repairs.

    Emergency drain repairs

    A drainage problem could occur when you least expect it – and at the worst of times. That’s why Cotswold Drainage is here to help with emergency drain repairs and can arrive at your location at a moment’s notice.

    We can assess and identify the problem with great efficiency using our high-tech CCTV survey equipment and resolve the issue helping you get back to your normal routine. Call us today on 01386 882324 for emergency repairs for your drainage system.

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    We have an amazing team to help get your drains up and running smoothly.

    Our friendly, reliable, and expert team will always be on hand to provide you with the necessary drainage solutions. Working hard to get the job done as quickly as possible with the utmost efficiency and care, so that your life can get back to normal. There is nothing more important to us than keeping you in the loop, our engineers will keep you updated sending you reminders, and checking our visit will still be convenient to your needs.

    Drain excavation and repair

    Some drain repair problems will require us to excavate the area, which we know can sometimes be a hassle.

    However, there is no need to worry as we aim to rectify any repairs in quick succession and then provide the means to leave your site just how we left it.

    It will be as if we weren’t even there – except now you’ll have a fully functioning and new drainage system. Get in touch with us or send us an enquiry for a quote on drain excavation and repair.

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    No-dig drain repairs

    We take every chance to minimise the disruption of drain repairs for your domestic or commercial property and schedule. Here at Cotswold Drainage, we provide no-dig drain repairs that are a form of non-disruptive drain repairs with no need for excavation, making it a more affordable solution, as well as saving you lots of time.

    We use our renowned CCTV drain survey cameras to identify the problem and use our specialist equipment, including our high-pressure jet washing, to remove blockages and repair damaged pipelines and drainage systems. We can fix your drains without having to expose the pipe by digging up any land. Enquire today about our no-dig drain repairs.

    Drainpipe patch repair

    Cracked pipes are typically some of the most common repairs we carry out. We have a specialist technique known as patch drain repair that can suit all drain diameters. It allows us to fix a pipe from the inside with a patch that is cured inside the pipe using heat or our high-tech Blue Light Curing technology.

    As part of one of our no-dig drain repair processes, drainpipe patch repair is efficient and non-disruptive. Call us on 01386 882324 for us to fix cracks in your drainpipes using drain patches.

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    Specialist drainage repair company

    We have an amazing team to help get your drains up and running smoothly

    Our friendly, reliable and expert team will always be on hand to provide you with the necessary drainage repairs. We work hard to get the job done as quickly as possible with the utmost efficiency and care so that your life can get back to normal. Our drain repair services use the latest technologies and methods with techniques that require little disruption.

    We can repair any type of drainage system in domestic and commercial sectors, helping you get back on track and remain safe from potential hazards. There is nothing more important to us than keeping you in the loop, our engineers will keep you updated by sending you reminders, and checking our visit will still be convenient for your needs.

    Why choose Cotswold Drainage?

    Here at Cotswold Drainage, our team has over 25 years of experience and the expertise guaranteed to sort your problem quickly with minimal fuss, leaving you more than satisfied.

    We want you to understand how we’re helping you with our services – we will guide you through our whole repair service as well as all our other drainage solutions. Our goal is to be there for you in your time of need, providing comprehensive services and arriving at your location at a moment’s notice for any sort of emergency.
    We offer a 6-month warranty, along with a free drain camera inspection and a guarantee that you will receive follow-ups during the 6 months and after it expires.

    We operate a large fleet of vehicles, equipped with specialist equipment for any situation, including our drainpipe patch repair kits, Blue Light Curing devices and our high-power jetting system for cleaning and removing blockages.

    We also possess CCTV for on-site surveying of the problem or the damaged drainage system.

    Drain Repair FAQs

    Cotswold Drainage is happy to repair drains for commercial buildings and sectors. We aim to repair your commercial drainage system with minimal disruption to your schedule, helping your business to become a safe and healthy environment. We can work with, and repair, larger drainage systems that commercial buildings will have in use.

    Can you provide domestic drain repair?

    We provide domestic drain repair to residential properties throughout the Cotswold area and Worcestershire. We aim to provide quick, effective and affordable repair solutions for your domestic property, detailing the process to you with every step. We strive to perform repairs for domestic areas with a hassle-free service and find effective repair solutions without the need for excavation or disruption.

    Who is responsible for drainpipe repairs?

    In cases where the drains are inside the property’s boundaries, the landlord is often in charge of repairing them. Although this can vary based on the type of property. Detached homes normally do not share sewers, so the homeowner is responsible for the drains inside the property’s boundaries.
    On the other hand, the owner is solely in charge of the drain up until the point where it is shared by other properties in terraced homes with shared sewers.

    Finally, the tenant or the flat owner is in charge of the drains inside the unit or block of flats. Water companies serving your area are responsible for drains that are beyond property boundaries, no matter the type you live in.

    How do you repair a cracked drainpipe?

    A cracked drainpipe can be repaired using several different methods, depending on the severity of the damage. At Cotswold Drainage, we use affordable and hassle-free drain patch repairs and alternative no-dig drain repair methods. We also use our Blue Light Curing process which helps reline drains which creates a seamless and durable new pipe within the old one.

    For more information on how we can repair a cracked drainpipe, contact us today by calling 01386 882324.

    How much does it cost to repair a collapsed drain?

    The cost of repairing a collapsed drain will depend on factors including the size of the drain, the extent of the damage and whether excavation is required. Cotswold Drainage provides affordable repair solutions for collapsed drains and other instances needing repair. Contact us for a free quote on all your repair needs by sending us an inquiry.

    Does insurance cover drain repairs

    Accidental damage to drains owned by the policyholder is frequently covered by building insurance plans. Common examples are drains that are blocked by root growth or that have broken due to subsidence. We advise seeking assistance from drainage repair specialists, such as Cotswold Drainage, who can propose the most affordable and least disruptive repair alternatives and provide a FOC quotation.

    It is important to note that drainage is frequently excluded from building insurance coverage. For instance, some insurers refuse to cover claims when the submerged drainpipes are constructed of pitch-fibre, a material that was employed in the 1950s and 1960s but is now thought to be inherently flawed.

    How to know if a drain is shared?

    A drain survey performed by Cotswold Drainage is the most precise approach to determining whether you have a shared drain. Our CCTV drain surveys make use of the latest camera technology to provide footage and data which enables us to completely assist you in investigating your drainage system.

    What should I do if I have a blocked drain?

    If you have a blocked drain, it’s important to take action as soon as possible to prevent further damage and potential health hazards. There are several steps you can take to clear the blockage. 

    Discover what these steps are by checking out our blog 'Common ways to unblock your drain'.

     

     

    How much does it cost to unblock a drain?

    The amount you will pay to unblock your drains depends on several factors, including the severity of the blockage and what caused it. For instance, if we come out to unblock your outdoor drains and notice that you also have cracked drainpipes, which caused the problem in the first place, we will have to carry out more work than clearing a less complex blockage.

    The cost of unblocking your drains also depends on how urgent the issue is. Immediate help might cost more than maintenance appointments scheduled in advance. Luckily, Cotswold Drainage offers all of its drain unblocking services at a competitive price, including our urgent, 24-hour callouts.

    If the cost of getting your drains unblocked is putting you off, remember that dealing with the problem properly now will always be cheaper than putting it off and dealing with more serious consequences in the long run.

    Who is responsible for blocked drains?

    Homeowners and business owners are typically responsible for maintaining the drains and plumbing within their property boundaries. This includes sinks, toilets and showers within the home, as well as outdoor pipes and drainage systems within their property limits.

    Meanwhile, local councils are responsible for maintaining public drains and sewerage systems, including those located on the street directly outside your property. Utility companies may also be responsible for maintaining any drains and sewer systems connected to their water-supply or sewage-treatment plants.

    If you’re not sure who is responsible for fixing a blocked drain, it’s always best to consult a licensed plumber or contact your local council or utility company for guidance. It’s important to address blocked drains quickly to prevent further damage and potential health hazards.

    How can I stop leaves from blocking my drains?

    Leaves are a common cause of outdoor drain blockages, especially during the autumn months. Nevertheless, there are several simple steps you can take to prevent leaves from blocking your outdoor drains.

    1. Clean your gutters regularly. If your gutters become clogged with leaves or debris, the water they collect can overflow and pool around your property foundations, potentially resulting in serious damage. Cleaning your gutters regularly can help to prevent this from happening.
    2. Install gutter guards. Typically made of mesh, gutter guards can be placed over your outdoor gutters to prevent leaves and debris from getting into them in the first place. Water can still flow through the gaps allowing your drains to function as intended, but leaves, twigs and other debris won’t be able to cause any issues.
    3. Do some gardening. Regularly raking the leaves in the garden reduces the likelihood of them ending up in your gutters. Trimming any trees or shrubs growing close to your property can also help to prevent root ingress in drains as well as leaves, twigs and branches from dropping into your drains.
    4. Install leaf catchers: Leaf catchers are mesh-like screens or baskets that fit over the top of your downspouts and other drains. They catch any leaves and debris before they can enter your drain to cause a blockage.
    5. Call in the professionals: Even the most conscientious property owners will struggle to keep nature at bay. Leaves and debris will still inevitably make their way into your drains at some point but calling in the professionals and taking advantage of their expert drain clearing service can help to prevent this minor issue from becoming a serious problem.

    Worried about leaves in your guttering or drains? At Cotswold Drainage, all of our teams are equipped with a high-power jetwash system to clear any blockages thoroughly, with an almost immediate effect.

    Why does my outside drain keep blocking?

    There are several reasons why your outside drain may keep blocking. The most common cause is the accumulation of debris, like leaves, twigs and dirt. The good news is that this is also incredibly easy to remove, either by hand or using a high-powered jet system.

    Nevertheless, if a poorly designed drainage system is the cause, you may need to call in the professionals. Repositioning your drains can help to ensure that water is draining properly, as can diagnosing and treating any root ingress problems.

    If your outdoor pipes have suffered any structural damage, either caused by age, the weather or other external factors, this can also lead to frequent blockages. In such cases, it’s best to consult a licensed drain-unblocking company like Cotswold Drainage to deal with the root cause of the problem.

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      What we offer.

      Here at Cotswold Drainage, our team have over 25 years’ experience and the expertise guaranteed to sort your problem quickly with minimum of fuss, leaving you more than satisfied.

      We offer a 6-month warranty, along with a free drain camera survey and a guarantee that you will receive follow-ups during and after your 6-month warranty.

      We operate a large fleet of vehicles, equipped with specialist equipment for any situation, including our high-power jetting system for removing blockages & cleaning, and also CCTV for on-site surveying of the problem or damaged drainage systems.

      Don’t just take our word for it, read our incredible reviews left by our valued customers.

      “Very quick and efficient service at a reasonable price - no need to go anywhere else.”
      “Can’t recommend Luke highly enough, went above and beyond to sort our nasty blockage on a Saturday night in awful weather. Friendly, professional, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Cotswold drainage again!”
      “Called today and they were here well within an hour. Polite and cheerful operative did a fantastic job and kept us informed about what and why all the time. I can well understand why your reviews are so good. Would recommend without a moment's hesitation. Thank you!”
      "Cotswold Drainage were truly excellent. They were very efficient in what was a miserable job, digging out a foul drain and un-blocking it, in cold rainy weather and removing a spirit level!!! and then leaving us after ensuring that everything was left as clean and tidy and as it was before the big dig started. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for a professional and personable service.”