24 Hour Emergency Drainage

Drainage Problems – What To Look Out For

Your drains and sewers are likely to fail if they have developed a number of tell-tale signs. To avoid any unpleasant problems, contact Subscan’s 24 Hour Emergency Drainage team if you encounter any of the following signs:

Bad Odours – A foul smell from the drain or plughole often indicates the build-up of a blockage. In the event that it is left untreated, it could develop into something that is much more difficult to get rid of.

Strange Noises – This is normally a sign that something is wrong when your plugholes or toilets start to make strange gurgling noises.

Slowly Draining – Have you noticed that the wastewater from your sink, shower, or bath drains away abnormally slowly? If this is the case, then there is a high chance that your system has developed, or is developing, a blockage.

Flushing Toilets – Can you see that the water level is rising higher than normal, maybe even overflowing, before draining away?  There is a possibility that this is an indication of a damaged or blocked pipe.

Available 24 Hours A Day / 7 Days A Week

If you think you are experiencing any of these problems, then contact Subscan now on 0344 499 5220, or email helpdesk@subscan.com.  Our highly trained reactive engineers can respond to your drainage emergency around the clock.  Don’t let a drainage emergency ruin your day, simply get in touch, and we’ll be there when you need us the most.

Our engineers will identify the source of the blockage and they will ensure that you have a working drainage system before they leave your property.  Our engineers are highly trained in clearing baths, sinks, toilets, soil vents and internal waste pipes.  They can also clear manholes and gully drains.

Fats, Oils and Grease

Blocked drains in domestic, industrial, and commercial premises are often caused by fats, oils, and greases (FOGs).

Fat, oil and grease can often end up being washed down your kitchen sink.  This can cause major problems once they have hardened, causing pollutions and blockages in your pipework.  Over time, they harden to a concrete-like material and restrict the flow of wastewater in the pipes.

These blockages can cause wastewater to back-up through toilets and sinks into homes and businesses – or escape through manholes into streets and rivers.

Learn more about FOG… click here.

Professional and Efficient

“We are writing in appreciation of a very professional and efficient assessment of our drain problem, carried out by your reactive engineer Mark. He was very knowledgeable on the issue and kept us updated us with all his findings. We found him polite, efficient and a credit to your company.”

Emergency Drainage Client

Case Study

A One +

Project type:
CCTV Drainage Survey, Drain Cleansing and De-Silting

A64, North and West Yorkshire


Reactive, complete solution to remove blockage from a vital culvert on a stretch of highway. Subscan worked throughout the night to minimise disruption to local community.

Subscan were appointed on emergency works as a vital culvert was blocked under the A64, causing major flooding across the highway. As the only major transport link from Leeds to the East Coast, the drainage solution caused a huge problem to the general public.

Our team were tasked in removing all excess water on the highway using our fleet of jet vac tankers. Once all of the water was removed our team completed a detailed CCTV drainage survey to locate the blockage. The culvert required de silting and cleansing to restore the flow to the structure.

The works were carried out over three nights shifts and 8 tonnes of silt removed from site.  All flow was restored, and the highway was back to full operation.

Client Testimonial

“The Subscan UDS team of surveyors and drainage engineers helped our minor works team out again and did a thoroughly professional job. We will continue to work with Subscan on LNE projects throughout the region.”

Lee Sanderson, Building & Civils Project Manager, Construction Marine Ltd