We are experts in drain repair services - we work both with commercial and domestic customers. We offer a comprehensive range of drain repair methods - we can repair using no-dig technology, drain relining or when required, drain repairs using excavation.

We conduct a thorough cctv drain survey to ensure that we choose the most suitable method to tackle a drain repair. Where no-dig technology or drain re-lining is unsuitable to fix the drain problem, we use traditional repair methods such as drain excavation.

If you need expert advice about the best way to tackle drain repairs for cracked, broken or collapsed drains, please call 0800 357 9371 or email info@draindetectives.co.uk.

Approved drainage contractor for drain repairs

What methods do we use to carry out our drain repairs?

Drain Lining

No-dig technology, installing a lining which bonds to the inside of the faulty drain - creating a pipe within a pipe.

Drain Patches

Similar to drain lining, but a patch repair is a better and cheaper option, where the whole pipe does not need lining.

Drain Excavation

Excavation is usually the last resort, however, sometimes this is the only way to repair the drain or solve the problem.

Drain repairs are often covered by buildings insurance

Some insurers might tell you that you have to use their approved contractor for any drain repairs (they say it will be quicker, easier etc.), however, this is not necessarily true.

Your insurance policy provides financial compensation for costs incurred by you as a result of an insured peril. If you are the property owner, then legally you can insist on using an approved contractor of your choice, not necessarily the insurer's choice.

We can speak with the insurance company on your behalf. Our like for like quotes for drain repairs are invariably lower than those of the insurance company's contractor.

For free expert advice call 0800 357 9371 or email info@draindetectives.co.uk.

Drain repairs are often covered by buildings insurance

What type of drain repairs do we do?

drain lining drain patches drain excavations pitch fibre no-dig repairs commercial drain repairs cracked drains drain renewal re-rounding root removal drain descaling broken drain cover broken gully joint displacements drain installation

Whatever drain repair you require, the Drain Detectives are here to help.

Whose responsibility is it to do drain repairs at your property?

It is probably easier to say what drains are not your responsibility, rather than what drains are down to you.

Any problems with drains off the boundary of your property, are up to your local water authority to clear.

A collapsed or broken drain that is shared with one of your neighbours is also up to the water authority to repair, even if the drain is actually on your property.

Why does it matter who is responsible?

If it is the responsibility of your local water authority, then they will make good any repairs free of charge.

Still confused? Call 0800 357 9371 for free advice.

Diagram showing who is responsible for drain repairs at your property

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Why use Drain Detectives for your drain repairs?

Fast Response 24/7

Someone will always answer the phone, so whatever your drain emergency, our local drainage engineers can come to your rescue.

Guaranteed Work

We are pleased to offer all of our customers a guarantee on all of our drainage work including drain lining, patches and drain excavations.

Competitive Prices

Drain Detectives aim to give the best value for money price for all drain repairs, with fixed prices offered to customers wherever possible.

Free Expert Advice

Not sure where to start? Call our friendly office and a drain engineer will advise you on the best options for drain repairs at your property.

Big Jobs, Little Jobs

Whether you need a drain lining in the garden of your terraced house or need a large run of drain excavating at an industrial estate, we can help.

Checkatrade approved

We are proud to be members of checkatrade. We ask all of our customers to leave reviews of our work when we do any drain repairs.

Drain repairs for pitch fibre pipes

Pitch fibre drains were introduced in the 1940s and used until the 1970s. They were thought at the time to be the latest wonder material. However, they have been found to react badly when subjected to hot water, oils and fats, which can cause deformation.

A pitch fibre pipe is estimated to last about 40 years, meaning that some will have reached the end of their life. In the worst cases, they can collapse, blocking the drain.

Depending on how deformed the pitch fibre is, the pipe can either be re-rounded (no-digging necessary) or worst case scenario, you will need the more expensive excavation.

For FREE advice about repairs to pitch fibre, call 0800 357 9371 or email our office.

Drain repairs for pitch fibre pipes

What areas do we offer drain repairs, patches, lining and drain excavations?

Our engineers carry out drain repairs for commercial and domestic customers throughout the South East across Surrey, Kent, London, Essex, West Sussex and East Sussex, from Maidstone across to Clapham, Greenwich over to Bracknell, and Wokingham down to Southampton.

If you think you may have a collapsed, cracked or leaking drain, you have come to the right place. Call our friendly office on 0800 357 9371 today for expert advice and a FREE no-obligation quote!