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Blocked drains Abingdon

Blocked Sinks

Blocked sinks and baths, most common cause is hair, fat and grease.

Blocked drain

Blocked Drains

Drain Blockages build up over time and can have unpleasant effects

Septic tank emptying

Septic Tank Emptying

Make sure your septic tank is regularly emptied to avoid overflows


Drain Survey

We are able to perform drain surveys to inspect hard to reach pipework



Emergency Tankering & Flood prevention available 24/7

Pump Station Repairs

Pump Stations

Servicing, Emergency Call Out and Repairs including Installation.


Sewage Plant

Sewage Plant Servicing, Repairs and Installation.


Portable Loo

Events and Festival emptying and service

Blocked toilet in Oxfordshire ?

Blocked toilets in Oxfordshire unblocked by Drain Gain. If your toilet is blocked and it requires unblocking then call in the experts. Please be careful what items you place down the toilet. Common causes of blockages are wet wipes, too much paper and toilet smellys.
Blocked Showers along with baths, basins, sinks and urinals all unblocked in Wallingford. Just call 01235 390390 and speak to one of our team today. Great prices along with an excellent service.

Septic Tank Emptying Service

Here at Drain Gain we provide a reliable septic tank emptying service in Wallingford. If your septic tank is full and requires servicing or maybe you have a cesspool then please feel free to get in touch with us. If you have your own Sewage pump station or sewage treatment plant then you will know it requires servicing on a regular basis. Here at Drain Gain we can service all brands of Pump Stations and treatment plants, please feel free to get in touch and see what we can do for you.

Waste Water Tanker Services

Our tankers are available 365 days of the year, ready to respond to prevent and manage flooding, we also provide flow control for sewage pump stations and waste water treatment plants. including festivals and events.

Based in the heart of Oxfordshire our service area is far. From the south to the north and mobilised normally within 60 minutes of us receiving a call.

Feel free to contact us and see what we can do for you. 

Blocked drains and clogged drains in Wallingford, The main causes of drains blocking up in Wallingford can be down to the incorrect items being placed down the drain. Sanitary products is one of the main problems, please ensure you dispose of sanitary products and wet wipes in a bin. Blocked kitchen drain or gully outside drain are also common places to block, washing machine wastes and waste from your sink will cause fat and grease to go down your waste pipes, over time the pipes will become clogged and a build up will start, this will reduce the diameter of the waste pipe and flow will become restricted, eventually a blockage will occur. Drain sewers blocking on a regular basis could also mean you may have a broken or cracked drain, dropped and displaced joints are common. Roots in your drains will get in through the open joints. You may need a drain cctv survey in Wallingford to establish the cause of the slow blocking drain. These faults in your drains can be repaired, in most cases with out even having to dig up the surface. For roots in your drains see here.

If you are having difficulty with your drains in Wallingford or the surrounding area then get in touch with us today. We offer a free quotation with no call out fee.

Looking after your drains doesn’t have to be difficult, however if your drains get blocked the Drain Gain team is on hand to provide professional unblocking services for Blocked Drains in Oxfordshire..

Blocked drains can result in wastewater regurgitation which can cause damage to your property and the surrounding area. Don’t risk it; look after your drains.

Look After Your Drains With Tips

Whilst the team of drainage experts at Drain Gain can provide a range of drainage unblocking services to meet a diverse range of needs; prevention is always better than a cure. So to help you avoid blocked drains, here’s a quick list of 3 trips for drain maintenance.

Watch What You Flush

One of the most important steps to keeping your drains clean is watching what you flush. Unless the item is water-soluble you should never flush them down drains. This means that the only thing you should dispose of  down a toilet drain is thin toilet paper which is designed to be flushed down a toilet.

It goes without saying that you should never flush solid items down a drain such as food; however there are many other items which are sometimes poured or flushed down drains which should never be disposed of down a drain. For example, oil, grease and fat are sometimes poured down sinks whilst they are liquids; however this is very damaging to your drains. Whilst they are liquid when warm, when they cool down they turn into a wax which clogs the drain. Instead when disposing of cooking oil, grease, or fat, you should use a container (such as an old coffee jar) to collect the oil, grease, or fat and then dispose of it separately.

Please contact your local council for more information regarding the appropriate way to dispose of fat, oil, and grease as they may have different rules and criteria for disposal.

Items such as feminine hygiene products should never be flushed. These products are designed to be very absorbent, which makes them very unsafe for drainage, as they absorb the liquids in the drain and expand. This risk also applies to cotton balls or cotton swabs. Instead you should dispose of them in an appropriate and responsible manner, such as a designated waste collection bin for sanpro waste.


Clean Your Drains.

This might seem a bit strange; but why neglect your drains when you keep
the rest of your home clean?

However, unlike other areas of your home, as long as you don’t irresponsibly dispose of waste down your drain, keeping your drains clean is quite simple. For example, one great way of cleaning your drains is to pour the excess boiling water down the drain every morning when you make a cup of tea or coffee. This quick blast of hot water can be very effective at preventing undesirable things from sticking to the side of your drainage.

Call An Expert Oxfordshire Drain Company.

If your property is afflicted with a blocked drain, it’s very important that you get in touch with a skilled professional to unblock it correctly. After all, you wouldn’t want to risk damaging the drain further.

It’s also very important to seek expert advice due to the health risks associated with blocked drains. Whilst at first a smelly drain might seem like an inconvenience, it’s actually a serious health risk. The gas leaking out of blocked drains (also known as sewer gas) is hydrogen sulphide. This gas is highly toxic and highly flammable. In addition to causing nausea, headaches, tremors, convulsions, unconsciousness, and death, this toxic gas has been implicated in several mass extinctions throughout the Earth’s history. It may have caused the Permian-Triassic extinction event 252 million years ago, the largest extinction event in history.

Professional Blocked Drain Services In Oxfordshire – Drain Gain

If you have problems with blocked drains, consider a drain survey from the Drain Gain team. Our talented team of professionals can investigate your drainage system with a camera to identify any problems. This survey can be very beneficial for people who are considering purchasing a new house. With a pre-purchase drain survey, any underlying problems with drains can be identified; providing you with peace of mind as repairing any underlying problems could be expensive to repair.

If you would like to learn more about blocked drains and how to spot blocked drains; you can find lots of information on our website. For example, you could learn about “The Influence of ‘Fatbergs’ On Our Drains” and how fatbergs are created, you could read about septic tanks and how they are emptied, and you could also read more information regarding our services for emptying blocked drains.

How Do Drains Get Blocked Possible Cause

Numerous different objects can cause a blocked drain. With regards to a kitchen sink, grease and fat are very common causes of a block. If you need to dispose of grease or fat from instruments used in cooking, you must use a container and dispose of it through an appropriate manner. (for more information regarding ways to dispose of grease and fat, please contact your local council)

With regards to toilet drains, it is very important that you never flush anything other than thin toilet paper. This includes wet wipes, food, dental floss, chewing gum, and feminine hygiene products. Items such as these may seem insignificant at first, however with products such as dental floss, it’s important to note that it doesn’t biodegrade, so it lingers and can tangle with other inappropriate items that are flushed such as feminine hygiene products, which are designed to be highly absorbent, making them unsafe to pass through pipes.

Drain Lining & Drain Repairs

Drain Lining is a no dig repair to your drains. Lining of drains is normally carried out following a drain survey, reasons for the lining of a drain could be as follows. Broken Drain such as a misplaced or dropped joint drain connection, roots in drains and open fractures. The lining of drains is the resolve to repair your drains, this is a straight forward process that will not involve the digging up of the ground at your property. The end result is a drain restored to its original condition and the end to continuous problems.

Pitch Fibre Drains & Problems

Pitch fibre drains were commonly installed many years ago, they were at the time considered to be a fast and effective way of laying drains and more adaptable than the clay drains being installed at the time. Unfortunately what they did not know was that in years to come the fibres would start to degrade and the drains would become oval shaped with internal blistering. Here at Drain Gain we can re round line and restore your pitch fibre drains. Get in Touch with our team of experts today for more information.

Get In Touch With The Drain Gain Team

If you are interested in a drain unblocking service or if you would like to make an enquiry, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team.

To speak to a member of staff, please give our team a call on 01235 390390. Alternatively, you could contact Drain Gain using the enquiry form on our page titled, “Get In Touch”.