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Plumbers and Drainage Consultants in East London

Meet First Choice Drainage Solutions, a reputable company located near Harlow with an established client base in the East London area. We trade as plumbers, drainage technicians and drainage consultants, and take our services into locations such as Barking, Dagenham and Newham. There are many different ways in which we can help you, domestically and commercially, but the cornerstone of our business is the clearance of blocked drains.


Naturally, our plumbers and drainage technicians cover East London with a traditional range of clearance services, including the use of connected rods and high-pressure jet washers, to dislodge blockages ahead of removing them from the inside of the drainage system.


Our drainage consultants play a slightly different role. Persistent blocked drains usually indicate a more serious issue and it isn’t always easy to identify these problems with a visual inspection. To check the integrity of the system, and to determine whether or not it needs a new drain lining membrane, consultants perform investigative CCTV drain surveys.


Please contact us on either of our usual numbers for help and advice on this service.

Blocked Drains and Common Causes

Blocked drains are common occurrences for many of our East London customers but the vast majority of blockages clear quite easily with a plunger or a plumber’s snake – a tool available at most DIY outlets with an auger that snags onto waste material. Only the worst situations ever require the services of our plumbers, technicians and drainage consultants.


The most common causes of blocked drains are:


  • Contaminants such as nappies, wipes and sanitary towels
  • An excess of water from heavy storms and rainfall
  • Issues with the water flow
  • Incorrect installation of the original pipework
  • Damage to the pipework or a worn drain lining membrane


If our plumbers suspect a more serious fault with the system at your East London property, and subject to your consent, they notify our drainage consultants. The consultants on our team use some of the most innovative equipment available in our industry to perform a CCTV drain survey. This involves the insertion of a camera into the drainage system.


The camera connects to fibre-optic cable and relays footage to a monitor above the ground.


We record video footage to DVD and still images to SD cards. The results of the CCTV drain survey tell us a little more about the drainage system at your East London home or business, and help us to locate the blockage for a traditional removal if this is at all possible.


If we unveil something more sinister, we make a recommendation for repair work from our plumbers and drainage technicians. A new drain lining is the most effective form of repair.

Traditional Drain Clearance Methods

The services of our drainage consultants give East London customers the option of a CCTV drain survey when our plumbers and drainage technicians can’t clear a blockage on a first visit. Thankfully, most blocked drains clear easily with the two key methods we have at our disposal. These systems work well and do not cause damage to pipework or drain linings.

Connectable Rods


Drain rods have a male and female thread on each end and this allows our plumbers to join them together. In doing so, the technician we send to your East London property can reach further into the system to move the blockage, and will pick it up from the next drain point.


Ideally, we prefer not to use connectable rods if you already have a drain lining.


Jet Washers


This is our preferred method on blocked drains with a lining. Water sprayed at high pressure into the drainage system moves the cause of the blockage further down the pipework. Once the material reaches a drain point, our plumbers and technicians reach in to remove it.


High-pressure jet washers have the added benefit of cleaning scale from the pipework walls.

For more advice on blocked drains from drainage consultants covering the entire East London area,

call 01279 730828 or 0800 002 9522.

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