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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of estimates for a specialist to investigate and unblock your drains on your property. These estimates will come directly from Drainage Specialists able to work in your local area. You will also be provided with all their contact details.You can then contact them directly and compare prices and service. If you decide to place an order you will deal with them directly. There is no intermediary.

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of estimates for a specialist to investigate and unblock your drains on your property. These estimates will come directly from Drainage Specialists able to work in your local area. You will also be provided with all their contact details.You can then contact them directly and compare prices and service. If you decide to place an order you will deal with them directly. There is no intermediary.

Drainage specialists will provide an estimate for the minimum cost to visit a property, investigate the cause of a blockage and fix it.  The estimates are from local specialists who cover the area where your property is located.  The estimate price in each case is based on there being adequate access to the drains, usually via man hole covers, and that the work is quite straight forward.  The work involved can vary considerably depending on the severity of the problem.   Completing the form above will provide you with a set of drainage contractors along with estimates. You can then make direct contact with them and discuss your requirements.

It is possible that the blockage may be resolved by jetting the inside of the drain.  This will break up and remove the blockage and renew the flow.   Another common cause of a blocked drain is tree root infestation or a collapsed drain pipe.  The cost of a permanent repair in these circumstances could be considerable, thus the cost to unblock a drain might be around £100 or if major work is required the bill might end up approaching £1,000 or more.

It is worth identifying and agreeing the various charges with the supplier before work commences.  Do establish the hourly rate to be charged and whether it includes VAT.  Some contractors will give you a rate per half hour rather than per hour and so you need to be sure that you are both agreed on the rate and the unit of time being applied (hourly or half hourly).  

There are no widely recognised accreditation programmes setting standards in the drainage industry in the UK, although this is changing.  A lot of contactors provide a high level of service and recognise the need to introduce standards, following through with training courses and accreditation programmes.  The National Association of Drainage Contractors (NADC), , now operate an accreditation service and some contractors have completed their training courses and obtained accreditation.  This is very welcome and it is hoped that this process will continue and be of benefit to both the drainage contractors and their customers.

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What do our Customers say about our Drainage Specialists?

We send an email to all of the people who request an estimate from our website, asking for their feedback on the website, and on any of the suppliers they contacted.  These are some of their comments:

Promptness of response : I was very pleased with the response from the company. Quality of service : The advisor called right on the time and date advised, the person who visited carried out the survey in a very swift, professional manner to my complete satisfaction. I would use this service again and thoroughly recommend the company.
David, Seaton
Promptness of response : Quick response, same day. Quality of service : They met our requirements. Value for money : They were by far the cheapest quote and was very happy with them. Professionalism : They were professional
John, Walton-On-Thames
Promptness of response : Friendly service over the phone. Quality of service : Provided a comprehensive Building report - full confidence in the findings presented. Professionalism : The surveyor I spoke to was friendly and honest at all times, and easily contactable and open to questions, would use again.
Catherine, Southend-On-Sea
Promptness of response : Very prompt, friendly and professional response by email and by phone Quality of service : We had follow-up questions which the surveyor responded to quickly. Value for money : Competitive pricing
Niki, London
Promptness of response : Tracy contacted me very quickly and understood what I needed as just a rebuild survey Quality of service : Excellent surveyor who was on time, efficient and took all the details given the access he had Value for money : Yes a reasonable price Professionalism : Very clear about process
Elizabeth, Battersea Rise, London

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