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Top 5 Drain Emergencies That Require A Professional

No one wants a drain emergency, but if you have one, you need to know to act quickly and exactly who to call. Here at Happy Drains, we’re experts in all things drains, whether that’s an emergency or a general query. So here are our Top 5 Drain Emergencies that if you encounter in your home or property, should call a professional straight away.


1 – Sewer Back Ups

We hope you never see this, but if you see signs of a sewer backup, you have a serious issue on your hands. If you’ve tried all the DIY tips and still can’t get to the root of the problem, it’s most likely being caused by a blockage in your sewer line. Give us a call and we can do a drain survey to assess the situation and let you know the best next steps.


2 – Collapsed Drains

If you think you’re experiencing a collapsed drain, look out for the following issues: backed up sewers, strong smell of sewage, rodents, new damp patches or mould and slow drainage. We can carry out all types of fully guaranteed repairs, as well as repairing issues on an insurance basis if your home insurance covers this. So don’t be afraid to contact us.

3 – Tree Roots In Your Drains

Not only can a tree root blocked drain cause issues on your property but you could also be looking at problems with overflowing manholes, or even property subsidence! Getting an issue such as this sorted quickly and effectively will stop the problem worsening and save you cash in the long run.

4 – Surface Water You Can’t Get Rid Of

Excess water, or surface water, can be an issue we experience with outside drains. Most of the time this would be caused by blocked drains but can also be triggered by several different factors. If you’ve had a look at potential causes and can’t find a solution, give our experienced engineers a call as they have dealt with lots of different drainage systems from the simple to ultra-complicated.


5 – DIY Mishaps

It’s always good to get stuck into some DIY, learn something new and save yourself cash, but sometimes attempting to do something yourself can mean more problems in the long run. Drainage work can be more complex than what original meets the eye on first look, so if you’ve given something a go and it’s not gone how you expected, or you’ve made the problem worse, give us a call. 


Don’t make the mistake of waiting too long to contact a professional if you think that you require additional assistance. Waiting too long can result in serious water damage to your home or cause mould, mildew, or other related damp issues. As a rule, contact a professional anytime you experience an issue you’re not sure about. Whatever the problem, we’re always happy to help and can ensure that the problem is solved effectively and efficiently. So, if you have an issue with your drains, please call us on 07824 757572.