Ninety percent of the time it’s just the build-up of what’s gone into the drain that blocks them. This is all part of the normal wear and tear. If you run a catering business then it’s likely to be a build up of grease and oil along with food scraps that have caused a blockage. On other occasions the cause may be items flushed down the toilet which are the problem. Finally, it might simply be a structural defect or breakage caused by tree roots, corrosion or subsidence.



The most common way of unblocking a drain. 90% of drains can be cleared by using rods. Steel or polypropylene rods are pushed along the pipe to remove blockages by force and restore free flow along the drain.


High pressure jetting:

Sometimes jetting will be required to unblock drains, SRS will not charge you extra. We also provide surface jetting (Drives and Patios etc) please telephone for a quote. With a pressure of up to 4000psi, our water jets are pretty formidable when introduced into a pipe via hose. They’ll strip hard scale from pipe walls and will break down substances such as concrete, resin, oil and grease, even tree roots. They can also be used to strip away grease in production areas, clear storage tanks and have even been used to clean the bottom of ships’ hulls.


Root removal:

SRS also provides a service for root removal with specialist equipment free quotations are available on request.


CCTV Surveys:

SRS Drains advanced drain CCTV survey technology is the best and most cost effective way to inspect drains and sewers. If you already have a drainage problem or are just keen to avoid one in the future, a Lanes’ CCTV drain or sewer survey is a quick and accurate way to get an instant, detailed look at the condition of your underground drains.If a survey or a scan is required on a blocked drain, a quotation for repair, house purchase or sale, we will be happy to provide a quotation.



Broken, cracked, leaking pipes can be restored to a watertight condition by relining. No need for disruptive or expensive excavations. Drain relining can be carried out on pipes from as small as 100mm diameter right up to 1.5-metre culverts and, depending on access and logistical considerations, in single lengths or in a series of shorter, overlapping liners. Patch liners can be installed in pipes as small as 60mm diameter up to 1.2-metres, which is the size of the largest packer currently available.



SRS will provide a quotation after a visit has been made by our engineers. Ground works: Foundation excavations, Hard landscaping, Water mains and ducting undertaken.