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Finding a drainage specialist

A drainage specialist is someone qualified to install and maintain drainage solutions in and around your home. Drainage specialists deal with a number of different tasks, including drain installation, drain cleaning, repairs and dealing with blocked drains. The drainage specialist usually provides the materials for you and some specialists will provide a regular maintenance check depending on the drains you are installing. These professionals are able to advise you on the best and most cost-effective drainage solutions. If you need your drains unblocked or new ones installed, the first person you should call is a drainage specialist.

When you need a specialist, Plenticic is here to help. The Plentific website can quickly generate a contact list of the best drainage specialists in your local area, each of which will have a website profile displaying their qualifications, past projects and customer reviews. By hiring a 'verified' Pro you will also get coverage for your job from the Plentific Guarantee, which will protect your investment from start to finish. Whatever your job might be, Plentific is ready to help you find your ideal Pro.

How to hire a drainage specialist?

Hiring a drainage specialist is one of those jobs that needs to be done quickly and efficiently so you should put a bit of research into who you should hire. It is a good idea to get a recommendation from people you know who have had their drains fixed or cleaned or even ask your local plumber to find a reputable specialist. You will want to find someone who will be professional in all aspects of the job you need to be done and to be able to advise you on what your home may need in terms of cost-effective drainage solutions.

If you cannot find a recommendation from someone you know, you should be able to find someone either online through their website or online platforms like When you find some professionals who provide the drainage service you need and any other extra services like maintenance, make sure you read any reviews that are featured online. A drainage specialist’s website should clearly display their qualifications, experience, what services they provide and whether they are part of an association like the NADC, who have codes of conduct to reassure the customer that their members will work to a certain standard.

When you have found a drainage specialist you are happy with, arrange to meet them at your property to talk through the project you want done - including budgets and timeframes - and any special requests you have. From here, they should be able to walk you through the process of the job that you want done, make sure there is adequate access to complete the job, advise you on making the most of your budget and give you an estimate of price and timeframe. If you are still not sure about this particular drainage specialist, ask if you can speak to previous clients and find out how efficiently they can get the job done onsite.

What services do drainage specialists provide?

Drainage specialists are trained in the installation and maintenance of drainage solutions, including drain installation, drain cleaning, repairs and dealing with blocked drains. Drainage specialists will often stock the materials for the job and will install them for you too so you can get everything sorted in one place. These specialists are experienced and can usually advise on the best drainage solutions for your budget and what maintenance you may need in the future.

How much does it cost to hire a drainage specialist?

The cost of hiring a drainage specialist will depend on whether you are getting an installation or standard maintenance. If you are going direct to a drainage specialist, you can get the materials from them - where you might get it cheaper for doing it all together - or other specialists will install materials you have already bought yourself if there is something in particular you want installed. It will also cost more for an emergency callout than a routine maintenance check on your drains. It will be up to you and the individual drainage specialist you hire to organise a payment plan before you draw up a contract. Make sure you know exactly what is included in the price with regards to VAT, materials and labour as you don’t want any surprises when you receive an invoice.

What questions should I ask my drainage specialist?

  • Have you done many of these jobs before?
  • Do you sell drainage solutions as well as installing them?
  • Do you work on your own or as part of a team?
  • What is the guarantee on your drainage products?
  • Do you do cleaning and maintenance services too?
  • Can you advise me on how to get the best out of my budget?
  • How long will the job take?
  • Can I get a written estimate before you start the job?
  • Does your estimate include everything - materials, labour, VAT?
  • Do you have up-to-date paperwork and insurance?
  • Can I speak to past clients or get references about the past work you have done?

Latest Drainage Specialist Reviews

by David H.
Pavel and Miroslaw reconfigured a cast iron drain stack to provide for an new toilet location. They had to revise the design whilst working as unexpected obstacles were uncovered as they were working. They still did a excellent job very quickly and left the work area clean and tidy. Good customer service and reasonable rates. I would have no hesitation in using them again.
by Maddie B.
HAC Construction did a fantastic job on our garden and I will be using them again. A bit disappointed that Plentific informed me their would be two men on the job as there only turned out to be one which went over our allocated time of 2hours and therefore we had to pay for an extra hour. Also I was also informed HAC do not specialise in gardening jobs, but would be more than happy to use them again.
by Anonymous
Very friendly , professional and polite . Quick wokers
by Waqqas A.
Excellent work. On time, on budget. Very responsive and professional. Dedicated professionals who did an excellent job. Would recommend them to anyone.