Find a local drainage specialist

A drainage specialist is usually the right person to call when the sink, bath, or shower starts to drain slower than usual. It might not seem like a huge issue, but it could be indicative of something more serious, like a blockage or sewage issues, which the drainage specialist will be able to deal with. Blockages can be external to your home too and quite often tree roots are the culprits interrupting sewer lines. See how Hoppy can help you arrange a drain cleaning service with a local drainage specialist below.

What services do drainage specialists provide?

  • Installing septic tanks or soakaways
  • Repairing drains
  • Dealing with sewage problems

How Hoppy helps you choose a drainage specialist with Rated People

Hoppy has partnered with Rated People to help you find local drainage specialists and get the job done in just 4 easy steps.

  1. Select ‘drainage specialist’ from the list of trades and tell Hoppy all about your job by completing a short form.
  2. Then post your job - you'll get a confirmation email from Hoppy and our partner Rated People that your job has been posted, with a link to where you can manage it.
  3. Now sit back and wait to hear from up to 3 trusted tradespeople about your job - be sure to check out their profiles, where you’ll find examples of previous work and genuine reviews.
  4. Then simply choose the right person for your job!

What questions should you ask a drainage specialist?

  • Do you have public liability insurance and what does it cover?
  • How long have you been trading for?
  • Do you have a permit do dispose of waste or have a contract with a company that does?
  • Do you provide a warranty for your work and how long does it last?

Common questions to ask a drainage specialist 

Does a drainage specialist need specific qualifications?

Your drainage specialist doesn’t need a particular qualification to help with drain issues, but they should have a contract with sewerage treatment works if there’ll be waste to dispose. It’s a requirement of the environment agency for companies to have an environment permit to dispose of waste like that.

Who should I call for a blocked drain?

When you encounter a blocked drain that you can’t unblock yourself, you should call a plumber or drainage specialist. Plumbers will be better at dealing with internal home blockages while drainage specialists can take on blockages involving external and septic tank issues.

How to unblock a drain?

Some blockages are superficial and can be dealt with without professional help. You can try pulling up the stopper in the shower or bath, clearing all the hair and scum that accumulated there. If this doesn’t help, you could try using a plunger – there are plenty of tutorials you can watch first. Another simple remedy is baking soda and vinegar; pour a handful of baking soda into the drain and top with some vinegar. The fizzing can help to unblock minor drainage issues. Still having problems? It’s probably time to call in the professionals.

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