The cost of unblocking drains in the UK depends on multiple factors. The average drain unblocking cost varies depending on the location of your property. It also can depend on whether you need an emergency service and often how long it takes to unblock the drain.
Location Is The Number One Factor That Impacts The Cost Of Drain Unblocking
Drain unblocking services can cost as little as £60 or as much as £250 on average. This price largely depends on where you are in the country. As with most things, the cost of drain unblocking increases the closer you get to London. You can expect to pay, on average, £95 – £120 for professionals to unblock a drain in the London area.
In the North and outer regions of the UK, the price can be as little as £60 up to £80.
Residential Or Commercial Drain Unblocking Costs Differ
Another factor that impacts the cost of drain unblocking is whether you’re a residential or commercial property. Commercial drain unblocking can be a much larger and more complex job and is often charged by the hour. At MZR, we operate on a fixed-cost basis for residential drain unblocking jobs and on an hourly basis for commercial jobs.
If The Blockage Is Caused By Larger Issues, The Cost Can Increase
The third factor influencing the cost of drain unblocking is the nature of the blockage and whether there are any larger issues like damaged or collapsed pipes, tree root ingress or deeper issues with your drainage system.
How Much Does It Cost To Unblock A Drain In The Midlands?
On average, the cost of residential drain unblocking in the Midlands, South and Southwest of England is £75 – £100. We provide residential drain unblocking for a fixed price of £75 plus VAT. This means you know when you call us out exactly how much it’s going to cost you to get your drains flowing again.
Commercial drain unblocking with MZR drains comes at a cost of £90 per hour plus VAT. Drains are usually cleared within one hour. But there’s always the potential for complications with a commercial job with larger drainage burdens.
What Can I Expect From The Drain Unblocking Process?
Included in our rates, we will lift the drain cover and insert tools. Then we use a high-powered water jet to flush the pipe. This breaks up any masses that are blocking the drains and encourages the debris to move down the drainage system towards the sewer. Once we think we’ve cleared the blockage, we will check the main drain to ensure that the freshwater being used is entering the main sewer. We then clean the area, sometimes with a disinfectant, depending on the situation. The work usually takes around half an hour to one hour. But, if drain access is tricky, the work could take longer.
Sometimes, a little bit of help is all that is needed to unblock a drain, so we’ve put together an article covering the 10 best drain unblocker liquids you can purchase online today. Prices range from £6.00 to £20.00 meaning there is something for every budget. However, remember these are chemicals and should be treated with extreme caution, therefore if you’re a little unsure, MZR can offer you peace of mind that you know exactly what you’ll pay to have the problem rectified. Call us on 0121 663 1060 to find out how quickly we can have your drainage system flowing freely again.
(Updated Feb 2023)