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Blocked drains are a common household issue however it’s easy to forget about outside drains and revert to panic if an external drain becomes blocked. Blocked external drains need fixing quickly to ensure your internal drainage system doesn’t suffer as a consequence. Although you can take measures to prevent blocked external drains, if you do notice a blockage, call a professional who can identify the problem and provide the best solution. Drainage engineers are trained to fix blocked drains and will use the correct equipment to ensure no further damage is done.
Local Heroes can help you find highly qualified drainage engineers in your local area, putting forward experts for you to hire who will complete the job efficiently. You can read ratings and reviews from previous customers, and trust that Local Heroes will deliver a top-quality service.
A Local Heroes drainage engineer will assess the problem, for instance a blocked external drain, identify what the cause is and fix the drain to the highest possible standard. Blocked external drains can happen at any time of year, however we see a lot more during autumn as leaves fall from trees and get lodged in drains.
Why not a plumber? A simple explanation is that problems concerning water coming into your home need plumbers, whereas problems concerning water coming out of your home need drainage engineers i.e. blocked drains. Drainage engineers have the expertise to determine where the blockage is in your external drain, the likely cause and the best solution.2
Why not a plumber? As a rule, remember ‘inside for a plumber, outside for a drainage engineer’. A plumber’s job is a lot more familiar to most, and you might be left wondering what exactly does a drainage engineer do? Drainage engineers are trained to ensure water, sewage and materials can flow efficiently between systems. If you have any issues with blocked drains, clogged toilets or sinks not draining properly, a drainage engineer is the tradesperson for you.
Why not a plumber? The jobs of drainage engineers and plumbers cross over more than any other trade, but in general terms, plumbers deal with the internal systems of the home, whereas drainage engineers are concerned with the external systems, ensuring water, sewage and other materials can flow efficiently. Drainage engineers are responsible for identifying why systems fail and providing a solution.
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