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If you’re in need of drainage services, such as a soakaway installation or drain unblocking, then you’ve come to the right place. Drainage specialists play a crucial role in ensuring your sewage systems run smoothly, year round.  

What a drainage specialist can help you with 

Drainage specialists tend to work with broken pipes and other drainage problems like blocked drains. 

As well as clogged sinks, toilets and showers, drainage problems can also be caused by trees and tree roots interrupting the sewer line. Cracks in a path near a tree can be a sign that a tree’s roots are causing problems. A drainage specialist can bore the sewer line open, get rid of the roots, treat them so they don’t grow in that spot again, and then replace or reline the pipe. 

Drainage specialists also install and empty septic tanks, which collect waste in homes that don’t have pipes that are connected to a public sewer system. You should have your tank emptied roughly once a year, following the rules outlined on the GOV.UK website. 

A drainage specialist can help with: 

  • Installing, unblocking and cleaning drains  
  • Dealing with sewage problems   
  • Installing septic tanks or soakaways  
  • Septic tanks clearance and cleaning 

For all your drainage needs, speak to a skilled drain installation and repair specialist in your local area today. They’ll be able to offer the right drainage solutions for your home, regardless of whether you have a blockage or need whole new plumbing. 


Factors to consider when choosing a drainage company 

It’s really important that you choose a reliable drainage system company to carry out work on your pipes and tanks. Failing to do this can result in unnecessary stress and expensive repairs.   

Before you hire, you should do your research to ensure that your drainage specialists: 

  1. Are an experienced company with a strong history of successful projects  
  1. Have all the necessary licenses and insurance needed to protect you and their workers 
  1. Have a good range of positive reviews from previous customers vouching for their reliability 
  1. Are offering the drainage services you need, and are available to carry out the work in the timeframe you need it done by 
  1. Are quoting a price and payment option that you are happy with, having compared the quote with other local drainage companies  

A local drainage specialist is more likely to respond quickly, as they’ll be right around the corner and ready to help.  


Picture of a drainage specialist clearing a pipe blockage in an outdoor drain

How much does it cost to hire a drainage specialist? 

How much you end up spending on drainage work depends on the scope and complexity of the work, and where you live in the UK.  

On average, you can expect to pay: 

  • Anywhere between £80 and £150 to get your drains cleaned 
  • Anywhere between £3,500 and £6,000 to get a septic tank installed 
  • Anywhere between £150 and £400 to get your septic tank emptied  

For a more accurate quote, post a drainage job today. 

Planning permission for drainage jobs 

You don’t usually need to apply for planning permission to carry out drain repairs and minor maintenance drain work, unless you live in a listed building.  

You should however make sure you always clarify ownership and responsibility before you carry out changes to drains, sewers and manholes that you share with neighbours. 

To check whether your drainage job requires planning permission, contact your local planning authority. You can also visit the Planning Portal website, or read our planning permission guide, for more information.  

Questions to ask drainage companies 

It’s a good idea to ask your drainage company a few questions before you hire them: 

Are you licensed and insured? 

Make sure to ask your drainage specialist what insurance they have before you hire them. While it’s not a requirement, it’s a good idea for them to have public liability insurance to cover you and them against any accidental damage done to your home or personal injuries. This will guarantee protection for both parties and ensure your drainage company is legally compliant. 

How many years of experience do you have? 

Knowing how many years of work experience your drainage company has will allow you to pick a tradesperson who you are confident has sufficient expertise to carry out a high quality job. When you’re finding a drainage expert through Rated People, head over to their profile to check out the pictures on their work gallery and their ratings and reviews. 

How long will the job take? 

Knowing what your project’s estimated timeline is will help you set realistic expectations about how long your drain work will take to complete. 

How much will the job cost? 

Asking how much the job will cost will help you budget for your project and will ensure price transparency before you hire. How much you’ll end up spending depends on the scope of your project, and where you live in the UK, so make sure you add plenty of details when you post a job. 

Picture of a drainage specialist removing lid from a septic underground tank

Tips for working with drainage companies  

  1. Be crystal clear about what you want and how much you are willing to spend. Clear contact is key to ensuring you and your drainage specialist are on the same page about your project’s scope and budget  
  1. Stay in the loop and ask for updates as the project unfolds. While unlikely, this will allow you to address any issues before they escalate 
  1. Keep a written record about changes to timelines and costs. This will serve as a reference point to ensure work is carried out to a high standard 
  1. If you have any concerns, talk to your drainage specialist straight away. Open discussion is more likely to resolve problems, and will help you keep a positive working relationship with your tradespeople 


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Reviewed by Claire on 29/3/2024

Very polite and professional will definitely use again

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Absolutely excellent service, Darren arrived on time and was very professional, had the problem fixed in no time, refilled my heating system and had the system back up and running thanks again Darren, would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed by Brian on 24/5/2019

He turned up when expected did the job well took all the rubbish away no problem.pleasant to deal with would recommend him.

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Very polite and helpful, did job very well even under extreme circumstances, stayed calm and delt with the problems superbly. I would definitely use again when needed.

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Reviewed by julia on 24/6/2022

I had a new down pipe installed to cope with the torrential rain we get and the guttering was levelled and adjusted to flow betterlt was a vast improvement on what was happening l have a dry wall which l was able to re plaster and paint lots so nice not to have a damp stained wall

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Reviewed by Simon on 23/6/2023

knew what they were doing and did the job quickly

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Reviewed by simon on 28/12/2023

Excellent communication, friendly and professional. The work was completed to a great standard and at a good price. I would recommend, great job.

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Reviewed by Wassay on 13/5/2023

The job turned out to be more than I had anticipated, but Tomasz was able to do the job at a significantly higher cost than the initial estimate. Reasonably satisfied with the job. I suggest agree on the payment mode and milestones in advance. He is otherwise a professional builder.

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Very professional and friendly. Did an amazing job fitting our bathroom. Will definitely keep in mind for future projects.

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On time kind polite got the job sorted in 20 mins, would be recommended, and use again. 10 our of 10 for service, ad rang up and job done the same day, excellent service.

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A pleasure to deal with. Reliable and flexible in their approach. Gave good advice and suggestions throughout. Well recommended!

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Chris was excellent on time on budget and so glad I picked you for my project. His first plumbing was excellent. Will use his company again. And would recommend him for any large, plumbing jobs, Regards Mick first fix renovations

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Andrew and his team executed an outstanding task of supplying and installing new turf across approximately 100 units within our Wiltshire project, which extended over a period of 2 years. We highly recommend their services and look forward to collaborating with Andrew again in the future.

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Professional, neat , tidy, pleasant, reliable and flexible about appointments.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

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