Emergency drainage and drain repair across London & Hertfordshire

24/7 1 Hour Emergency Response
No call-out charge

We unblock your drains, blocked toilets & sinks
Call: 0800 043 4860 or send us a message.

First Response Drainage Van
Engineer in Drain

Unblocking your blocked drains 365 days a year day or night.

Do you have a drainage problem or a blocked toilet or perhaps you need a replacement drainage system? There is no job too big or small for First Response Drainage to consider. No call-out charge. We also offer a 5% OAP discount. Phone today on 0800 043 4860 for a free, no-obligation quote.

We understand that drainage issues can be nerve-wracking, especially when it comes to paying for work on your property that cannot be seen by yourself. This is why we offer a FREE camera survey on every job (where possible) so that you can rest assured that the job has been completed to the highest standard.

We offer a variety of services, Including:

  • Blocked Drain Clearance
  • Sewer Cleaning
  • Drain Root Removal
  • Drain CCTV Surveys
  • Drain Clearance
  • Drainage Repairs & Replacement
  • Drain Cleaning Emergency
  • Blocked Toilets
  • Blocked Sinks
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and we think our reviews speak for themselves:

192 reviews

Can’t recommend First Response Drainage highly enough. I had a problem with seepage in my garden which turned out to be from tree roots growing into my sewage pipes. They sorted out the problem replacing pipework in no time at all, and all at a price I was pleasantly surprised by. Five stars *****
Dan Naules, Root Ingress
Thank you very much First Response! My toilet became blocked on the day of my son’s 4th birthday party and I was so stressed! As soon as I phoned First Response impressed me with their service. Friendly, Fast, Tidy and value for money.
Laura Rowland, Blocked Toilet in London
I had a very very blocked kitchen sink. I phoned First Response and they arrived promptly and fixed it in no time. The service was friendly and the person who came to fix was tidy and friendly.
Iain Roe

“After a very unsatisfactory experience with another drainage company it was an absolute pleasure to deal with FirstResponse. The attending engineer ( Russ ) was extremely helpful and cleared the problem quickly and efficiently at the minimum cost. I would absolutely use this company again and recommend others to do so”

C Brooks, Drain Clearance

“Excellent experience. The engineer came and checked the leak found out was unrelated to drainage and only charged for the check. Didn’t try to get any extra. Really friendly and courteous. I would definitely use again if required.”

A Rashid, Leaking Pipes

“Andy was amazing & can’t thank him enough. Very knowledgeable, cleared our blockage with his trusty jet! Happy customer.”

L F, Drain Jetting

“Phoned Andy about coming out to look at a blocked drain and he gave us advice instead of costing us money we didn’t need to spend out, he gave us directions on who to call and was extremely helpful and friendly. Absolutely top service”

T Bowen, Blocked Drains in London

“Lewis was friendly and helpful. He provided additional advice on future drain maintenance.”

JL, Drain Maintenance

“Lewis was friendly and helpful. He provided additional advice on future drain maintenaa”The problem was unblocking a very old toilet which had a lot of scale but also the stack pipe externally had a plant/roots growing inside which was blocking the pipe. The drainage engineer Darren Poulter worked very hard to remove the plant and also flush out the scale. He also left instructions about what to do in future.”nce.”

PT, Blocked Toilet

“From initial call to having our toilet unblocked was less than 2 hours. Very impressive speed and a job well done. Will recommend and happily use again if needed.”

RM, Blocked Toilet

“The stars tell the story. Dramatic drain blockage on Saturday evening, seven people staying in house sewage coming up through manhole (lovely !!). found First Response through google. Immediate response. Within the hour at 9.45 p.m drainage specialist arrived with all equipment and drain cleared within 15 minutes. Obviously expensive as it was Saturday evening but worth every penny ( pound !!) Many thanks. Marian”

MC, Blocked Drains in London

Drain Repair Specialists

It is not always necessary to excavate to repair a damaged drain. In these instances, our experts will always try to utilise state-of-the-art methods to ensure the least possible stress and disruption to you.

Our experts drain repair specialists know London and know that drainage repairs can cause disruption for fellow Londoners. They work quickly to minimise any potential disturbance and use their expertise to fix your issue.

When possible we will reline the drain using a soft lining which can be put into the drain without excavation. This is then hardened using a chemical process which then renews the integrity of the pipeline ensuring that it is watertight.

Blocked Toilets & Sinks

Is your toilet blocked? We know what a problem blocked toilets can be and that you need them unblocked quickly, so we offer a 1 hour response time in and around the M25 to unblock your toilets, inspect, and solve your drainage issues. Usually, the blockage is straightforward however we also offer CCTV drain surveys to help locate more complex issues with your drainage system, if the problem with your toilet is persistent/ongoing.

Clogged sinks in your Kitchen or Bathroom? if you have tried unclogging your sink and the problem persists it may be time to call one of our emergency plumbers. We can come clear your sink drain of any blockages.

CCTV Drain Surveys

Wincan Drain CCTV Surveys can offer the peace of mind that it is sometimes difficult to find when having drainage work carried out. It is always nerve-wracking to pay for a service when you cannot see the work that has been carried out. That is why we offer our drainage CCTV survey on completion when high-pressure drain jetting was required. You can then rest assured that the work that you are paying for has been completed to the highest possible standard. We also offer Home Buyers CCTV surveys.

We use the Wincan CCTV System probably the best system there is in this industry. With the ultimate in CCTV pipe inspection reporting software. Our drain survey costs are highly competitive.

Pump Repair, Installation & Maintenance

Sewage pumps are required when drainage is below the level of the main drain, for example in the basement of a building (these are also known as sump pumps). Even some ground floor buildings are below the level of the main drain, or at least too far away from it to have enough fall to be able to gravity feed into it. These buildings will usually have a sewage pump station to collect the sewage and pump it up into the drain.

We can inspect, install, maintain and repair your sewage pumps and give you peace of mind that you are not at risk of flooding due to a faulty pump.

Don’t put yourself at risk, get in a drainage expert today.

Gully Cleaning & Tanker Services

First Response Drainage offers tanker services, from gully cleaning to waste removal from septic tanks/cesspits including jetting residential and commercial drains to remove debris. We can remove waste and leave your cesspit clear of debris by giving it a good clean.

You may not want to think about your septic tank at home but it is imperative to your drainage that they are fully operational. Put your mind at ease, let us do the dirty work to keep your cesspits or septic tanks working and clean.

For commercial drains, it is even more important. Don’t put yourself in the position of losing customers due to improperly maintained drainage. Get in a drain repair specialist today.

About First Response Drainage

First Response Drainage is a family-run business, we carry out work on domestic and commercial properties.

We have over the last 15 years building a client base of hotels, clubs, pubs, restaurants, schools, landlords and landladies as well as individual customers who require our services. Every member of our team is proud to be a part of First Response and therefore the level of customer service is very high. All of our employees are fully qualified and vetted thoroughly for the work in which they carry out.

If you have an emergency drainage issue or have a concern about your drains, call the specialists today!

Clearing Blocked Drains Across the Whole of London

We can cover the whole of Greater London in and around the M25 with emergency drainage services and outside of that area by request.

Helpful how to’s and useful information

How to Unblock Drains Naturally

If you wish to have a go at unblocking your sinks and drains naturally then these 5 tips might be the solution. 

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10 Things to NOT Flush Down Your Toilet

Don’t flush these things down your toilet. If you do you may end up having to call us out to unblock your drains.

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How to Unblock a Drain Outside

Is water rising in your sinks or very slow to drain away? Are their bad smells coming from your drains? If so there is a good chance your drains are partially blocked and it will only get worse unless action is taken.

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How to Prevent Blocked Drains

There are a few things that can really block drains quickly. Do what you can to avoid the following wherever possible.

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What Causes Your Drains to Smell?

The first sign of trouble with drains is often a bad smell. The drain can even still be flowing freely however there may still be an issue internally.

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