Blocked Drains Specialists
Swanage, Dorset

Emergency Call Out

CCTV Drain Surveys


Drain Unblocking

Drain Repairs

We Clear

  • Drains
  • Blocked Toilets
  • Showers
  • Sinks
  • Baths
  • Gullies

Fast Response

Affordable Prices

Domestic and Commercial

Fast Response Emergency Drain Service

Suffering from blocked drains in Swanage? We provide reliable drain surveys!

Over the years, Canford Drains’ engineers have delivered a complete service to homes and businesses of all kinds. We can work to eliminate blocked drains in Swanage using industry-leading technology. We can also work to identify all kinds of issues within your drainage system thanks to CCTV drain surveys in Swanage. Whatever drainage issues you might be experiencing, our team are here for you.

Further to our drain repair services, our engineers can also repair and replace blocked soakaway systems. Thanks to the high standard of service of service and workmanship we provide, we have come to be known as one of Swanage’s leading drainage contractors.

The drainage engineers at Canford are able to provide an emergency 24/7, 365 days a year service. Whenever a drainage issue starts to impact your property, you can call our experienced team. We will resolve your drainage issues as quickly as possible to prevent long-term damage to your property or system.

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

Clearing Blocked Drains in Swanage

Blocked Soakaway Repairs in Swanage

Soakaways are a type of hard-wearing drainage system that is designed to deliver excess water away from your property. They give many homeowners in Swanage peace of mind, as they help to prevent issues such as flooding, standing water and waterlogging.

In the very simplest terms, a soakaway is a series of holes dug into the ground and coated with turf. Each of these holes is filled with a mixture of coarse stone and rubble. The holes contain small pockets that are free from any earth and soil. These pockets allow water to flow away from the soil. 

Unfortunately, soakaways can sometimes become blocked. One of the most common causes of soakaway blockages in Swanage is garden waste such as leaves and silt washing into them. They may also lose their effectiveness due to long-term wear and damage. If your soakaway is blocked, or it is not working as it should, your next step should be to consult a reputable drainage engineer.

In many cases our time-served drainage engineers in Swanage are able to successfully clear blocked soakaways with the help of pressure washing equipment. However, if the blockage is severe or your soakaway is badly damaged, replacing it outright may be the simplest and most cost-effective option.

To do this, our engineers will excavate a brand new soakaway, or the existing one (after tracing it) in order to make sure that water is flowing away from your property correctly.

So, if you are based in the Swanage area and are struggling with a blocked or damaged soakaway, our drainage engineers are here to help! Call us on 01202 880202 to request a free quotation. If you prefer, you can fill out the simple Online Contact form below and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

We specialise in the clearing and unblocking of…

    • Blocked drains

    • Blocked toilets

    • Blocked soakways
    • Showers

    • Sinks 

    • Baths

    • Gullies-Stack pipes

    • Removal of tree roots

    • Locating manholes

    • CCTV surveys and more

Almost every household will experience a blocked drain in its lifetime. Whether it’s blocked toilets in Swanage that refuse to flush or a blocked sink that simply refuses to drain, blockages can cause a real problem.

Our drainage engineers have access to a range of tools that can make short work of any blockage, even the most stubborn ones! With our drain jetting, rodding and rooting equipment, we can get to the bottom of your clogged up drain and get it back flowing properly again.

If you need your blocked drains in Swanage cleaned by the professionals, get a quote from Canford Drains today.


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

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    We Undertake CCTV Drain Surveys in Swanage

    If you find that property regular suffers from blocked drains, then it may be a sign that something else is causing the blockage. It’s times like these where we recommend having your drain investigated.

    Canford Drains can provide CCTV Drain Surveys in Swanage for all types of properties, be it houses, apartments or even commercial properties. Using state-of-the-art drain surveying equipment, we can discover what exactly is going on inside your drains! Utilising a camera probe which is fed into the drainage system, our drainage engineer will be able to view what the camera sees and discover any issues that may be causing your drains to malfunction.

    Drain Surveys can be useful for many types of problems, not just for blocked drains. If your property is suffering from subsidence, this could indicate a collapsed pipe. If you’ve found a leak somewhere on your property, this could be due to a cracked drainage pipe. Drain surveys are also useful for those on the housing market looking to buy a property. We refer to these specific investigations as Home Buyer’s Drain Surveys.

    No matter what type of drain investigation you require, you can trust Canford Drains to deliver a thorough CCTV drain survey in Swanage.


    Drain Repairs in Swanage

    When drains collapse, they can cause a number of problems, from causing blocked drains which could result in flooding of your home, to subsidence issues, all of which can become a costly problem to rectify.

    At Canford Drains, we have a trusted team of highly skilled drainage engineers that are able to undertake a range of drain repairs in Swanage at domestic and commercial properties.

    Our team have the tools and experienced required to professionally install drains, ideal if you’re developing your home, such as building an extension, or converting a building into flats. We can also replace faulty pipework using modern, durable materials that are designed to take the rigours of long-term daily use.

    CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe), or Drain Lining as it is more commonly referred to as, is a cost-efficient method of repairing faulty drainage pipes that have suffered minor damage. Acting as a second-skin inside the existing pipework, the resin liner is durable and strong enough to restore the functionality of the drainpipe, providing a unhindered surface for water to flow through.

    For professional drain repairs in Swanage, speak to a member of the Canford Drains team today.

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    Septic Tank Emptying Swanage

    Septic Tank Emptying in Swanage

    Many residents and business owners in the Swanage area depend on their septic tanks to manage their sewage and wastewater. However, if you own a septic tank, you should take care to ensure it is emptied and maintained at regular intervals.

    If you are unsure how to empty your septic tank, your best option is to consult an experienced drainage contractor. Here at Canford Drains, we have provided professional drainage services in the Swanage area for more than 20 years, and are well placed to meet all your septic tank requirements. 


    Our engineers in Swanage can come out to your property to empty and de-sludge your septic tank as often as you require. With this in mind, we offer maintenance contracts at competitive rates. If you take out a septic tank maintenance contract with us, our engineers in Swanage will not only empty your tank with each visit, they will also check for any faults or developing problems. If we identify any concerns, we will always offer the most cost-effective solution.

    This proactive approach to septic tank maintenance can help to prolong your tank’s lifespan and help you avoid costly repairs in the years to come.

    Further to our septic tank emptying and maintenance, we can also unblock septic tanks. So, whether you’re struggling with a blockage, need your septic tank emptying or wish to take out a maintenance contract, we are here for you. Call our experienced team in Swanage on 01202 880202 for more details.

    Other Areas We Cover Include:

    Blocked Drains Bournemouth    Blocked Drains Ferndown    Blocked Drains Upton    Blocked Drains Charminster




    What Our Customers Say


    "Investigated Smell in Downstairs WC"

    Darren, the operative was so helpful. He inspired confidence and fixed the problem which he diagnosed as being a build up of grease and 20% scaling. He invited us to watch the screen so we could see exactly the true image of the drains. He was informative and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for better service.

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    "Installing Soakaway to Prevent Driveway Flooding"

    1st class job, team of two were very hardworking and always prompt to arrive. Very happy with the superb service and how tidy they have left it all. THANKYOU!

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    "Clear blocked drains and retrieve a pigtail that had unscrewed its self on our drain rods."

    We had a problem over the weekend which we temporarily sorted, but in doing so, the pigtail scrapper unscrewed from our drain rods. We did some research and found Canford Drains. Mark turned up - a delightful, polite, chatty, professional. He retrieved the pigtail, then he set about sorting out the drains. Very pleased with outcome. Also with the advice given. Very good, fair price.

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    "Highly Recommended"

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




      Wentworths Yard
      187 Leigh Road
      BH21 2BT

      Brixey Business Park
      1 Fancy Road
      BH12 4PZ

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