We Cover Leicester, Nottingham & all the East Midlands

Maintaining your drains is vital to ensure flow is always at its full potential, avoiding any unwanted blockages or unnecessary repairs.

It is vital to maintain your drains to ensure flow is always at its full potential, avoiding any unwanted blockages or unnecessary repairs. Often you won’t know if there is an issue until it is too late, so we would always advise keeping on top of your drains simply by cleaning them regularly using high pressuring water jetting or even having them checked with our specialist CCTV equipment. This will ensure that any waste sitting in the pipe or natural build-up of scale will be flushed out, keeping your system running as it should.

We offer planned and preventative maintenance programmes for both domestic and commercial customers, to an industrial-scale, as we have the capability and equipment to provide a comprehensive maintenance plan for any size of property, or site.

We charge a FIXED FEE so you know how much a job will be from the start and there is no call out charge even on bank holidays and weekends. FREE QUOTES – 24 Hours – 365 Days – Areas We Cover

CCTV Drain Camera Surveys, Drain inspections, Drain Mapping, Blockages Cleared, Root Removal, High-Pressure Water Jetting, Insurance Work and all Drainage Repairs.

Call now 0116 296 8186

Drain Maintenance - Leicester, Nottingham and the East Midlands

Drain Maintenance – Leicester, Nottingham and the East Midlands

The Drain People are Checkatrade & Rated People approved

The Drain People. Our Accreditations

The Drain People. Our Accreditations

We maintain drains in the following areas.

For maintaining drains in Burton Upon Trent, call our local drainage engineer on 01283 384197


For maintaining drains in Grantham, call our local drainage engineer on 01476 249318


For maintaining drains in Chesterfield, call our local drainage engineer on 01246 589652


For maintaining drains in Hinckley, call our local drainage engineer on 01455 857892


For maintaining drains in Corby call our local drainage engineer on  01536 333409


For maintaining drains in Kettering call our local drainage engineer on  01536 333409


For maintaining drains in Coventry call our local drainage engineer on 024 7509 4966


For maintaining drains in Leicester call our local drainage engineer on 0116 296 8186


For maintaining drains in Derby call our local drainage engineer on 01332 974462


For maintaining drains in Newark Upon Trent call our local drainage engineer on 01636 529646


For maintaining drains in Market Harborough call our local drainage engineer on  01858 791876


For maintaining drains in Melton Mowbray call our local drainage engineer on 01664 431984


For maintaining drains in Warwick call our local drainage engineer on 01929 698517


For maintaining drains in Coalville call our local drainage engineer on 01530 234996


For maintaining drains in Loughborough call our local drainage engineer on 01509 458717


For maintaining drains in Mansfield call our local drainage engineer on 01623 573198


For maintaining drains in Nottingham call our local drainage engineer on 0115 784 4020


For maintaining drains in Nuneaton call our local drainage engineer on 024 7509 2154


For maintaining drains in Stratford Upon Avon call our local drainage engineer on 01789 632868


For maintaining drains in Northampton call our local drainage engineer on 01604 434649


For maintaining drains in Royal Leamington Spa call our local drainage engineer on 01926 954151


For maintaining drains in Rugby call our local drainage engineer on 01788 711868


For maintaining drains in Tamworth call our local drainage engineer on 01827 930357


For maintaining drains in Lincoln call our local drainage engineer on 01522 708291


For maintaining drains in Daventry call our local drainage engineer on  01327 368739


For maintaining drains in Oakham call our local drainage engineer on 01572 827055


For anywhere else in The East Midlands call 0116 296 8186

Genuine Local Company

The Drain People are a local family business, unblocking drains in the East Midlands for 28 years. We have sensible prices & provide fast, reliable drainage services to all our customers.

Low Rates & No Call Out Charge

Because we are not a franchise & have no third parties to pay we keep our overheads low and can charge the most competitive rates possible. You’ll always get our very best price!

Emergency Call Out Service

Have a drainage emergency? If you need help quickly with an urgent drainage problem please CLICK HERE FOR OUR 24 HOUR EMERGENCY DRAIN LINE

Emergency Hotline 0116 296 8186

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About The Drain People

The Drain People are a genuine family business, based in Syston, Leicester & offering professional drainage services to both domestic and commercial customers for 28 years. We have sensible prices, provide a fast, reliable and very competitively priced drainage service throughout all the East Midlands region.

We are members of both Checkatrade and Rated People and we hope you can see from reading the information on our website that we are a genuine family run business with only the highest of standards. We always strive to offer as personable experience as possible for our customers as we rely on word of mouth recommendations to keep our business running. After dealing with us we want you to feel like you have received a thoroughly professional service with excellent and honest advice from our expert drainage technicians.

Our promise to you.
  • You will be given correct and honest advice.
  • You will be explained the correct options available to fix your drain problem.
  • You will receive the best price we can possibly offer you.
  • We won’t leave until you are completely happy with the work carried out.
  • You will receive a full guarantee for any work carried out.
  • We will leave any areas we work in clean and tidy as if we had never been there.
What happens when you call us?

We will ask you some questions about your drainage problem to ascertain as much as we what the issue might be. You will then receive a price quote for the job based on what you have told us. We charge a fixed price and there is no call out charge even on bank holidays and weekends.

We will give you an honest and accurate time of arrival. We will never tell you a time and arrive hours late. If we say we’ll be there in 45 minutes that’s when we’ll be there. If we think it will be a few hours, that’s what we’ll tell you!

We will also tell you the name of the drainage technician coming to you, we think it’s important that you are comfortable and know who to expect, and when.

We will stay in contact with you and you should feel completely free to give us a call any time with further questions or any other enquiries. We pride ourselves on a high level of customer satisfaction and we hope that you will find us the best drainage company in the East Midlands.

Call us on Phone: 0116 296 8186


How we clean your drains, and what types of drainage problems can we fix?

Unblocking Drains, Drain Clearance.

The Drain People are experts in dealing with internal and external blocked drains. Our drainage engineers have over 28 years of experience in the drainage industry, covering all types of drainage problems and solutions.

A blocked drain can cause a lot of problems which can adversely affect your whole home or business premises, depending on where the blockage is. Our drainage vehicle carries the latest equipment and technology for drain unblocking including high pressure jetting systems allowing the blockage to be shifted quickly. Our drainage engineers can unblock almost any drain.

When we arrive we will assess the problem and then find out exactly where the blockage is located in your drainage system. We can, if necessary, inspect your drains using a CCTV drain survey camera. Most domestic drain blockages do not require CCTV and can be cleared using a high-pressure jetting system. Our aim is primarily to shift the blockage this way, and to avoid any requirement for excavation. In some cases, a blocked drain may be due to a collapsed drain and in these circumstances, we have other options available to us to remedy the problem. ‘No dig’ is always our preferred option as it means we can get you sorted out nice and fast and get on our way to our next job!

We clear and repair both internal and external blockages leaving you with a clean, clear and safe environment.


Drain problems more serious than a simple blockage.

When a drainage system isn’t flowing properly, the most common cause is due to a blockage of some kind. Unfortunately, there are many other more serious causes that can get overlooked. Your drainage system may be collapsed or may have been severely damaged by tree root ingression.

Badly damaged drains can be dangerous, not to mention a potential health hazard, and should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent possible flooding of water or backflow of sewage. Luckily, The Drain People’s emergency response team work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so when you need an emergency drain repair, call us for a rapid response on Phone: 0116 296 8186

Where sections of collapsed or decayed pipe have been identified, excavation may be the best (sometimes the only) solution. This involves excavating and removing the defective drain run, which is normally replaced with a new plastic Osma drainpipe. When we dig down to rectify your drainage problem, you can rest assured we will get the job done promptly, safely and with the greatest care.

Where defects are established to have arisen in a small area, these can be patched to produce a permanent repair. First, we undertake a CCTV survey along the pipe to identify the damaged area. A fibreglass mat is coated in an epoxy resin wrapped around an inflatable packer and positioned in the problem area. This is then inflated until the resin has cured.

We charge a FIXED FEE so you know how much a job will be from the start and there is no call out charge even on bank holidays and weekends.


CCTV drain survey. CCTV drain inspections.

CCTV Drain Camera Surveys (Drain Inspection) allows our engineers to discover the true condition of your drains. We can provide our customer with a DVD and detailed report providing full recommendations for any repair work that may be required.

CCTV drain surveys are ideal for providing a complete picture of the condition of the drainage system. Our advanced cameras can locate and identify any drainage faults, leaking pipes or joints, blockages and any other problems that could be costly or troublesome in the future. We can also provide you with a DVD of drainage survey for insurance purposes.

We then prepare a quotation to rectify any problems that have become evident from the survey. Contact us to discuss your requirements and we can arrange to undertake a survey at your convenience.

Call us on Phone: 0116 296 8186


Drain Excavation.

The Drain People undertake drain excavation and repair of drainage pipes in all areas of Leicester, Nottingham and the East Midlands.

Drain Excavation Leicester, Nottingham & the East Midlands

Drain Excavation Leicester, Nottingham & the East Midlands

Drain Excavation is most commonly undertaken for –

  • Collapsed drains
  • Misaligned joints and fracturing
  • Subsidence or water ingress
  • Where ‘no dig’ options are ruled out
  • Installation of new drainage systems

Where sections of collapsed or decayed pipe have been identified, excavation may be the best (sometimes the only) solution. This involves excavating and removing the defective drain run, which is normally replaced with a new plastic Osma drainpipe. When we dig down to rectify your drainage problem, you can rest assured we will get the job done promptly, safely and with the greatest care.

Where defects are established to have arisen in a small area, these can be patched to produce a permanent repair. First we undertake a CCTV survey along the pipe to identify the damaged area. A fibreglass mat is coated in an epoxy resin wrapped around an inflatable packer and positioned in the problem area. This is then inflated until the resin has cured.

Call us on Phone: 0116 296 8186


Unblock Toilets.

Toilet Blocked? Need help fast? We are on call to help. Toilet blockages cleared including insurance work.

A blocked toilet drain is both unsightly and unhygienic. Our engineer will unblock your toilet quickly and with the minimum of fuss, using specialist drain rods and/or high-pressure water jetting. We will get your toilet working smoothly and as good as new in no time.

Unblock Toilet Leicester, Nottingham & the East Midlands

Unblock Toilet Leicester, Nottingham & the East Midlands

Our drainage engineers are very experienced in dealing with all types of toilet drain clearance and will clear the blockage quickly, without fuss or mess and at a reasonable price.

The blockage may be inside your property or in the outside drains, and we may require access to your sewer access point or manhole. We clean/unblock all types of toilet, sink and bath drains so contact us now to clear your blocked toilet or other drainage problems.

Call us on Phone: 0116 296 8186


Unblock Sinks.

Is your sink blocked up or running noticeably slower? Perhaps you are also having problems efficiently draining your dishwasher or washing machine. Your appliances may be connected to the same pipework as your sink and one is affecting the other. Many people first buy propriety drain cleaners but they have a poor performance reputation and due to the toxic nature of their ingredients they are also extremely bad for the environment.

Unblock Sinks Leicester, Nottingham & the East Midlands - The Drain People

Unblock Sinks Leicester, Nottingham & the East Midlands – The Drain People

To get a thorough clearance, without resorting to environmentally damaging products, call us on Phone: 0116 296 8186 and we will safely and quickly unblock your sink and have your internal drainage working normally again with the minimum of fuss. By the way, we also unblock showers and wet rooms.


Common questions we get asked about our drainage services.

Q. Are you a franchise drainage company?

A. No. We are a local company based in Syston, Leicester. We are a genuine family business and have been unblocking drains across the East Midlands for 28 years.

Q. How quickly can you get here to unblock my drain?

A. We advertise a one hour response time and that is what we will always strive to achieve. Sometimes, workload or congested traffic means it might be a bit longer. We will give you an honest and accurate time of arrival. We will never tell you a time and arrive hours late. If we say we’ll be there in 45 minutes that’s when we’ll be there. If we think it will be a few hours, that’s what we’ll tell you!

Q. How long will it take to unblock my drain?

A. This obviously depends upon the type of drain blockage and what solution is required to clear the problem. Most drains can be normally unblocked within one hour. Whatever the situation, we will always advise you of the diagnosis, what needs to be done, and what the cost will be before we begin any work.

Q. How much does it cost to unblock a drain?

A. We charge a FIXED FEE so you know how much a job will be from the start and there is no call out charge even on bank holidays and weekends.

Q. How much does it cost to unblock a toilet?

A. We charge a FIXED FEE so you know how much a job will be from the start and there is no call out charge even on bank holidays and weekends.

Q. You charge an agreed fixed fee, but what if it takes longer than expected to unblock my drain?

A. The price we agree with you will be the price you pay.

Q. Are you insured?

A. Yes, we have full public liability insurance.

Q. What type of drain repairs do you do?

A. We undertake both domestic and commercial drain clearance.

  • CCTV drain surveys.
  • Drain re-lining.
  • Patch lining.
  • Drain repairs.
  • Drain installations.
  • Drain descaling.
  • Sump pumps.
  • Blocked toilets.
  • Blocked sinks.
  • Drain excavation & repair
  • No-dig drain repairs

Q. How do we contact you?

A. Call us on Phone: 0116 296 8186


About us & how we clear & repair drains

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