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Our drainage surveys can be used to identify the condition of pipes prior to purchasing a house, building an extension or identifying problems such as flooding or subsidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions

There are various signs that will help to confirm whether your drain is blocked including; Bad or unusual smells - Slow draining water - Gurgling and bubbling water.

Once you have identified a blocked drain it is important to understand whose responsibility it is to clear.

In most cases residents are responsible for all pipelines and pipe infrastructure (inc. inspection chambers, buchan traps) within the boundaries of their property.

Outside of your property boundaries, responsibility for pipeline maintenance lies with either your water and sewerage utility provider (such as Scottish Water) or the construction company that built your property.

For flats and semi-detached properties, a comprehensive guide can be found here: (Link to PDF)
If it is the responsibility of Scottish Water, they will clear the blockage for free.

Call the Scottish Water Customer Helpline: 0800 0778778

Still unsure? Read our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information.

Drainage

Frequently Asked Questions