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  • Blocked Drains
  • Blocked Toilets
  • Blocked Sinks
  • Blocked Gullies

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Domestic and Commercial

Fast Response Emergency Drain Service

Need Blocked Drains Specialists in Christchurch?

Are you struggling with blocked drains in Christchurch, Dorset? Bad smells and slow draining water are just two of the tell-tale signs of clogged drains.

Here at Canford Drains, we can provide drain unblocking services to restore your system to full working order before it develops into a major headache. The last thing anyone wants to come home to is a flooded property, or even a blocked toilet, so if you suspect you’ve got a blockage in your drainage system, call Canford Drains today. Our stellar drainage service will get to the bottom of any drainage problem you may be experiencing. With our specialist tools and CCTV drain survey equipment, we can locate the pesky blockage and clear it to return your system to optimal working condition.

Our engineers are available 24/7, 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on delivering the best service to all our clients to protect homes and businesses from drainage issues.

A reliable drain repair company with over 25 years’ experience.

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Soakaway Replacement & Repairs in Christchurch

Here at Canford Drains, we specialise in the repair and replacement soakaway systems, catering to both commercial and domestic clients in Bournemouth and further afield. Over the past 25 years, we have established ourselves as one of Bournemouth’s leading soakaway contractors! 

Soakaways are highly resilient drainage systems designed to divert excess water away from your property. They can be extremely useful in preventing waterlogging, standing water and flooding. 

In simple terms, a soakaway is a series of holes dug into the ground and then covered with turf. Each hole is filled with coarse stones and rubble. The tiny pockets within the holes free from soil and earth allow water to flow into the soil.

However, soakaways are occasionally prone to blockages or may lose their effectiveness due to long-term wear and damage.

Blockages are frequently caused by leaves, silt and other garden waste washing into the soakaway. In many cases, we are able to clear the blockage by using a pressure washer to remove the buildup. However, if the blockage is too severe, or there are further underlying issues, the best course of action may be to replace your soakaway outright. 

Our engineers can excavate a new soakaway (or the existing one, after tracing it) – before installing a brand new soakaway system at your property.

If you’re having trouble with your soakaway system, we are here to help. Call us on 01202 880202 or complete our online Contact Form to arrange a free, no obligation quote! 

Septic Tank Emptying Specialists in Christchurch

If you have a septic tank at your home or business address in Christchurch, you should take care to ensure that it is emptied regularly. By hiring a trained drainage engineer to do this, you can ensure that your septic tank will be emptied correctly and safely. At Canford Drains, we offer dependable septic tank emptying services to residents and business owners alike in the Christchurch area.

Our time-served drainage engineers can effectively drain any sewage, standard waste or waste water on a one-off basis, or as often as needed. By having your septic tank emptied by our engineers in Christchurch, you can help ensure that it remains fully operational year after year.

For additional peace of mind, we also provide competitively-priced septic tank maintenance contracts for our customers in the Christchurch area. Each time we visit, in addition to emptying your septic tank, we will perform thorough checks to ensure your septic tank is in good working order. If we identify any issues or concerns, we can provide a cost-effective solution to help you save time and money in the longer term. 

Are you dealing with a blocked septic tank in Christchurch? Our engineers are here for you. Simply give us a call and we will attend your property to thoroughly de-sludge your tank and remove the blockage quickly and effectively. It’s our aim to make the process as hassle-free as possible.

Whether you need septic tank emptying, unblocking or wish to arrange a maintenance contract, our engineers in Christchurch are just a call away. Get in touch with our septic tank engineers today!

A reliable drain repair company with over 25 years’ experience.

Unblocking Blocked Drains For…

    • Blocked Toilets

    • Showers

    • Sinks 

    • Baths

    • Gullies-Stack Pipes

    • Removal of Tree Roots

    • Locating Manholes

    • CCTV Surveys and More

When our team of drainage engineers clear clogged up sinks and bathtubs, and blocked toilets in Christchurch, professional, specialist equipment is used to ensure the drains are cleaned thoroughly. With hair, soap buildup, baby wipes and sanitary products usually causing the obstruction, it’s important to ensure the blockage is removed and the rest of the pipe is clean and clear to allow the water to drain properly once again. This is done through a variety of tools including drain rodding, highly-pressurised water drain jetting and descaling equipment.

In kitchens, fats, oils and grease are the main culprit of blocked drains, with the fatty liquids hardening inside the pipes once cooled, creating a sticky substance that other debris, such as baby wipes, can stick to. However, sometimes mother nature plays a part in causing drainage obstruction, with drain pipes suffering from tree root ingress. Whatever the problem causing your blocked drains, our team have the tools and the know-how to do the right job.


    If your emergency is out of office hours please call 01202 880202

    CCTV Drain Surveys Christchurch

    Not all drain blockages can be cleared using our drain jetting and rodding equipment. Sometimes the blockages are much more stubborn and require further examination to see exactly what is causing the clogged drain.

    Canford Drains can provide CCTV drain surveys in Christchurch for such properties that are experiencing tough blockages. Our hi-tech drain survey equipment is used to identify the blockage and can highlight any other problems that may be plaguing your drain, from pipe cracks to collapsed liners.

    A drain survey can also be undertaken when purchasing a house. This is known as a ‘homebuyer’s drain survey’ and, by having one done, your drainage engineer can identify any issues with a property’s drainage system that needs to be addressed. A drain survey can help you avoid a hefty bill later on, especially in the case of older properties which may not have had their drainage system inspected for quite some time. In these types of period properties, pipes can often experience corrosion.

    If the CCTV drain survey does uncover problems with a property you plan to purchase, you can use the report to negotiate with the seller and even ensure they have their drainage system fully repaired so you don’t inherit any existing problems.

    Canford Drains provide a full report with every CCTV drain survey we undertake that will detail the condition of your drains. In the case of blocked drains, it is exceptionally useful to identify tree roots that may have broken through the pipework and caused the obstruction. The camera equipment allows our drainage engineer to identify the issue and the location of the problem so that we may unblock, repair and free your drainage system from problems.

    Dedicated Drain Repairs in Christchurch

    In the event that a drain survey highlights issues beyond blocked drains, our experienced team can repair your drainage system to get it working efficiently once again.

    Canford Drains operate a 24/7 emergency response and can respond to all types of drainage faults that may be occurring at your property.

    Are your drain pipes experiencing cracks or corrosion?

    Not all drain pipes need replacing. We can usually repair pipes with minor cracks or corrosion by using drain lining. The liner acts as a second skin and fits inside the drain pipe like a base layer, sealing over the cracks and providing a smooth surface for water to flow across. More severe damage may require pipe replacement, either through drain moling or excavation.

    Our team at Canford Drains can provide drain repairs in Christchurch for domestic and commercial properties, from pipe replacement to drain relining. We can offer drain installation for properties, perfect for housing developments, extension work and property conversion.

    Contact Canford Drains today – Your Blocked Drains Specialists in Christchurch – for all types of drain repairs.


    What Our Customers Say


    "Highly Reccomended"

     Gerry came to clear a blocked drain. He was very professional, courteous, and friendly. He did a fantastic job, and tested all junctions down to the road to ensure that everything is in perfect working order. He explained how the various junctions worked; foul water & surface water drainage. Excellent service. Highly recommended

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    "A Very Efficiently Organised Job"

    This company is definitely one for the house address book. Our house is old and the drain needed not just unblocking but to have accumulated debris removed and the drain to be flushed. All this Gerry accomplished, along with explanations and advice (diplomat!) as he worked. A very efficiently organised job from the appointment-booking through to completion and a company to be highly recommended.

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    "Efficient, Clear and Informative!"

    Gerry did a Great job!!! ?? very efficient, clear and informative. Quick to locate the problem with our flooded drain and prompt in clearing the issue had. Would definitely use this service again if needed, highly recommend. ??

    "Unblocked drain"

    Unblocked a drain which I was unable to free up myself with drain rods. Very efficient,] unblocked the drain which followed an odd route to join my neighbours drain. Cleaned through thoroughly and also located two man hole covers which were buried under my driveway. Should any problems occur in the future I know where thet are now ! Excellent service. Thank you Darren. .

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    "Kind, quick and informed"

    Guys were very kind, they answered the phone very quick and the always informed about the changes on the time of arrival. Job was done nicely and quick. I would recommend this company.

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    "Absolutely Excellent"

    Absolutely excellent- would highly recommend this Company to anyone. Gerry was superb all round from Initial analysis to resolution and everything in between.

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    "Same Day Solution"

    I had a really good experience using Canford Drains. They sorted out the blocked drains at my rental property on the same day as I reported it. Great efficient service, I recommend them and would use them again.

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      If your emergency is out of office hours please call 01202 880202




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      187 Leigh Road
      BH21 2BT

      Brixey Business Park
      1 Fancy Road
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