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Our skilled team at Alternative Drainage is committed to tackling drainage issues in the Pontefract area, covering places such as Castleford, Ossett, Normanton and Knottingley.

Are you facing issues with blocked drains, obstructed pipes, sinks, baths, or toilets? Reach out to Alternative Drainage for a speedy resolution! We understand the urgency of fixing your problem swiftly, and our proficient drainage technicians are available 24/7, 365 days a year to address your concerns.

Our range of services includes clearing drain blockages, conducting drain repairs, utilising high-pressure water jetting, performing CCTV surveys, eliminating root intrusions, and unblocking sinks and toilets. Alternative Drainage is prepared and eager to take your call.

Using robust equipment and cutting-edge technology, our drainage experts have the capability to efficiently resolve any drainage-related challenges.

As an independent company serving the entire Yorkshire region with localised technicians, Alternative Drainage operates autonomously, allowing us to offer competitive rates by avoiding intermediary fees.

We charge at a hourly rate and impose no call-out fees, even on holidays and weekends.

If you’re dealing with a blocked drain, toilet, sink, bath, or shower in the Wakefield area, don’t hesitate to contact us for a swift diagnosis, effective resolution, and hassle-free repairs.

In case of emergencies, we strive to reach you within an hour whenever possible. We understand the stress and unhygienic nature of a blocked drain or sink, and you can count on us for a punctual response.


Drainage issues we can fix for you

  • Blocked Drains
  • Unblock Toilets
  • Unblocking Sinks
  • Repair Burst Pipes
  • Drain Jetting
  • Manual Rodding
  • Drain Excavation & Installation
  • Sewer Manholes
  • CCTV Drain Survey
  • Drain Relining
  • Drain Root Removal

Blocked Drains Pontefract

What can cause a blocked drain?

There are a few common issues that can cause your drainage system to become blocked:  

These include: 

Solid deposits – Build-up of substances such as grease and oils that have cooled down and turned solid. This can have a big effect on the flow of your drainage system and cause it to back up.  

Non-flushable items – Items such as wipes and nappies or more obscure items can cause blockages within the pipework and lead to major issues.  

Environmental Issues – Blockages can form due to root infestation from surrounding trees which have grown into the drainage system or from structural damage such as displacements which could be due to ground movement.  

How do I know if my drain is blocked?  

There are a couple of signs to look out for that might indicate a blockage within your drainage system…  

If you notice any of the below, please contact us. 

  • Overflowing Manholes
  • Smells from your pipework
  • Rising water in Toilet, Sink or Bath/Shower
  • Slow draining system
  • Gurgling/Bubbling noises when flushing

How will we clear the blockage?  

We have a range of equipment to suit each type of blockage – From manual unblocking with drain rods to mechanical unblocking with High Pressure Water Jetting.  

We also offer more specialised services including root cutting and chain flail to remove more stubborn blockages.  

“Alternative Drainage have been a valued approved supplier to our community Sports & Social Club since our building was opened around 15 years ago. Once called upon they have always responded promptly and performed the job quickly, cleanly and efficiently – we do not hesitate to recommend them.”

Kyle Smalley - Lepton Highlanders Sports & Social Club

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Alternative Drainage has been repairing, clearing and cleaning blocked drains for homes and businesses in Yorkshire for over 30 years. Renowned for fast and reliable 24 hour, 7 days a week emergency drainage services that are available to solve any commercial or domestic drainage problem.

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Blocked Drain FAQs

How do I know my drain is blocked?

You may notice one or more of the following signs if your drains are blocked. You may notice a bad smell, water taking longer to drain from your sink or bath, toilet taking longer to flush than normal or waste or sewage may come back up into your toilet or sink.

I have a smell coming from my drain what could this be?

This could be caused by a blocked within your drainage pipe work or you may have a full manhole outside the property.

My toilet, sink and bath will not drain, what could be causing this?

This could be a sign that you have a blockage further down your drain pipes. There are many things that can cause a blockage such as a build up of soap scum, hair balls, build up of wipes or other none flushable items. This stops the flow of water and waste.

Why is my toilet making gurgling noises?

A toilet bowl gurgles because of negative air pressure in the drain due to a blockage. The water and debris no longer flow freely, so gurgling is the result. The toilet may be blocked, a drain run may be blocked a vent stack on the roof may be blocked.

Why do my drains smell?

Smells can be caused by a number of reasons such as a blocked drain run, a blocked manhole or defective pipe work.

What are the signs of a blocked drain?


Bad smells, toilet not draining properly, water or waste coming back up into sink or toilet, water talking longer to drain.

Can leaves cause my drains to block outside?

Yes is the short answer. A build up of leaves can cause a obstruction in your gullies and drain pipes and the further down the pipe they go the more likely they are to cause a blockage and restrict the flow of water and waste.

How do you unblock a blocked drain?

Call Alternative Drainage. We'll get it unblocked for you and we can usually be with you the same day you call us.

Why is my drain overflowing?

The main reason for this is due to a blockage in the drain. Blockages can be caused by exsessive amounts of toilet roll, incorrect disposal of fats and grease, non bio degradable wipes, nappies, sanitary towels.

What causes blocked drains?

Blockages can be caused by exsessive amounts of toilet roll, incorrect disposal of fats and grease, non bio degradable wipes, nappies, sanitary towels.

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