Blocked Drains in Blackpool and the North West

One of the most common issues our contractors fix is blocked drains. There are a number of different causes of obstructed drainage systems, and our experienced team knows how to get drains unblocked effectively. We use the most suitable tools for domestic and commercial work throughout Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston.


Our company also covers all surrounding areas in the North West. From regular drain maintenance to emergency callouts, Pipescan provides professional solutions for clearing and preventing blocked drains.


When hired to get drains unblocked, we determine the most suitable method for removing blockages. Using specialist tools, we clear pipes before conducting CCTV surveys. These allow our contractors to identify and address the cause of the problem with minimal disruption.


Drain surveys are also ideal for checking the overall quality and condition of drainage systems. Homebuyers’ surveys ensure you know the full condition of a house’s pipework before investing, potentially saving you a considerable amount of money.

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Causes and Effects of Blocked Drains


Blockages usually result from the build-up of household waste. Some of the most common offenders at properties in Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the surrounding areas include:


  • Food Waste
  •  Grease
  • Hair
  • Nappies
  • Face Wipes
  • Cotton Wool
  • Sanitary Products
  • Small Foreign Objects (such as Hair Grips)


To prevent blocked drains, it is important to be careful of what you flush down your sink or toilet.


Outdoor drainage is also susceptible to blockages, often resulting from leaves, foliage or other garden waste washing into the drain. This is especially a problem during autumn, due to the combination of falling leaves and heavier rain. Failure to get outdoor drains unblocked leads to flooding of homes, roads and businesses in Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool and the North West.


Blocked pipes also have an impact on health. Backed-up water becomes foul smelling and creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. If left, this can lead to disease. Bad odours can also cause headaches, anxiety and poor mood, as well as irritating existing health problems. For example, asthma sufferers have more regular attacks when around blocked drains.


To prevent health issues as well as costly damage, contact our team as soon as your domestic or commercial drainage becomes blocked. To avoid blockages, we offer extensive maintenance services and recommend regular drain checks.


Pipescan Ltd performs inspections in Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the North West.


Responsive Solutions


Once we assess the cause and location of a blockage, we decide which method is best for getting drains unblocked. For a wide range of drainage problems, we utilise high-pressure jetting units. This is a simple process of blasting water down your drain to clear debris. Where this is not suitable, our contractors also carry traditional tools for unclogging drains. Using our CCTV equipment, we then inspect pipework to identify the cause of any issues.


Our company prides itself on quick, effective and affordable drainage services. We offer 24-hour emergency drain unblocking, 7 days a week, to our customers in Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the surrounding Lancashire and Cumbria areas.


To avoid the stress and disruption of a blocked drain emergency, discover our individually tailored, planned preventative maintenance packages for every scale of project.

For quick, effective solutions for blocked drains in Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the surrounding areas, call 01253 811181.

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Blocked drains in Blackpool
drains unblocked in Blackpool
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