Unblocking Drains Across Hertfordshire

Emergency & Non-emergency Plumbing Services in Hertfordshire

Whatever your plumbing issue in Hertfordshire First Response Drainage can help, 24/7. Our team can provide drain cleaning, repairs, drain CCTV surveys, unblocking sinks and toilets and drain root removal at any time of day or night.

  • 24hr drain engineers in Hertfordshire

  • 1 hr emergency response time

  • All work guaranteed

  • No call out fees

  • 5% OAP discount

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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

24/7 Drain Unblocking

Our team of drainage experts operate out of Letchworth Garden City and will respond to any emergency drainage call-outs in Hertfordshire within one hour. They can help with almost any drain-unblocking solution, quickly and efficiently identifying and fixing the problem. 

Drain Unblocking

A blocked drain is a distressing scenario for homeowners and commercial managers. There are many reasons that a drain can become blocked. But the result is flooding in rooms on your property that could cause damage to your home and potentially long-term damage to the property.

Our experienced Hertfordshire-based drainage engineers will not just remove the blockage for you but can also give you helpful tips and advice on preventing the same issue from reoccurring in the future. If they are aware of any common issues with drains in the local area they will highlight them in case the problem reoccurs.

Drain Repair

Almost 46% of properties in England were built between 1930 to 1982, so the drains in Hertfordshire could be over 100 years old! Our experts always try to utilise state-of-the-art methods to ensure your drain repair in Hertfordshire creates the least possible stress and disruption to you.

Whenever feasible, we opt for drain relining using a soft lining technique that doesn’t involve excavation. This lining is inserted into the drain and solidified through a chemical process, effectively restoring the pipeline’s integrity and ensuring it becomes watertight once again.

Drain Surveys

Once the blockage has been cleared we will carry out a free-of-charge CCTV drain survey so that you can see our outstanding work for yourself. This will give you the peace of mind of knowing that the job has been completed to the highest possible standard and your drain is fully clear. If the drain still retains debris we will clear it out as quickly as possible.

Blocked Toilets

Toilets can become blocked due to foreign objects such as nappies and sanitary waste being disposed of incorrectly. Perhaps it may even be down to an inquisitive little person trying to find out what happens when they flush an entire roll of toilet paper down the toilet!

A blocked toilet can be rather unpleasant for many reasons, whether you are in Watford or Bishop’s Stortford most toilets are similar in that way. So, the First Response experts are on hand to help you. We will unblock your toilet without fuss and get any waste flowing away from your property.

Gully Cleaning

Our tankers offer a more powerful system than regular jetting. They are perfect for those bigger jobs, ideal for commercial situations and self-contained drainage systems like schools and parks. Gullies are a magnet for debris and can quickly become blocked without adequate cleaning. We can remove any type of waste and in line with environmental waste legislation.

Regardless of your location in Hertfordshire, your gully should be cleaned at least once every two years. First Response can book you in advance so it is off your mind and your gully remains free and flowing.

Sceptic Tanks

First Response Drainage offers tanker services in and around Hertfordshire to remove waste from septic tanks or cesspits. A full septic tank can cause a horrible smell and leaking waste can damage the environment surrounding it. 

With our tanker, we can remove waste and leave your cesspit clear of debris by giving it a good clean. If you require a regular visit then book us in advance to ensure your septic tank is clean and waste-free.