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A secret habit that blocked a drain

We were called out to a Bearsden address in the suburbs of Glasgow because a customers garden had begun to flood with water.  The reason for the flood was obvious, the drain that 2/3rds of the homes gutters drain into had blocked up and with all the rain recently, has overflown and had begun to waterlog the garden.

As one of Glasgow’s leading drainage firms and masters of blocked drains (and also conveniently located just down the road in Milngavie), we were called out to assess the customers problem.

An initial inspection of the drain confirmed that it was indeed blocked but the confusing thing was why.  There was not enough tree/vegetation that could have caused the blockage and the drain was not close to any other obvious blockage culprit.  Either way, we got to work using our jet blaster to clear away the problem.

What happened next, we doubt we will ever see again.  A fountain of used cigarette butts and filters came flying up from the drain like a fountain and as if by slow motion, the mother looked at the cigarette butts, looked at her (clearly guilty looking son), looked back at the cigarette butts which had now covered a good few square metres of the garden, then erupted in rage at her son for what was clearly a secret habit that had just been discovered.

 

It transpired that the son had been slipping out of the house at all hours to have a secret cigarette and felt the easiest thing to do to get rid of the evidence was to drop it down the drain pipe, assuming that it would drain away never to be seen again.  How wrong he was.  All those cigarette butts has gradually caused a blocked drain problem which began overflowing the drain and then flooding into the garden.

Once we had successfully unblocked the drain pipe, we cleaned up all the used cigarette butts for the customer because when you call on JSL Drainage, we do not charge a call out fee, we confirm the cost with you before we begin the work, all our work is guaranteed and we clean everything up after ourselves.

So if you have noticed a slowly draining pipe in your garden or you have a blocked drain that the gutters feed into and you need one of Glasgow’s leading recommended drainage experts, call on JSL Drainage today.  Call 0141 406 1658.

Where we cover:

G1, G2, G4 City Centre | G3 Finnieston, Kelvingrove, Woodlands, Park Circus | G5 Gorbals, New Gorbals | G11 Broomhill, Thornwood, Partick | G12 Hyndland, Hillhead, Kelvinside, Kelvindale | G13 Knightswood, Anniesland | G14 Jordanhill, Yoker, Scotstoun | G15 Drumchapel | G20 Firhill, Kelvinside, Maryhill | G31 East End, Dennistoun, Alexandra Park | G32 Tollcross, Mount Vernon | G33 Stepps | G40 East End, Bridgeton | G41 Pollockshields | G42 Govanhill, Queens Park | G43 Shawlands | G44 Cathcart, Croftfoot | G45 Castlemilk | G46 Giffnock | G51 Govan | G52 Hillington | G53 Silverburn, Darnley | G60 Bowling, Old Kilpatrick | G61 Bearsden | G62 Milngavie | G63 Balfron, Strathblane, Kilearn, Blanefield | G64 Bishopbriggs, Torrance, Balmore | G65 Kilsyth | G66 Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown | G67, G68 Cumbernauld | G69 Moodiesburn, Baillieston | G71 Uddingston, Bothwell | G72 Blantyre, Cambuslang | G73 Rutherglen | G74, G75 East Kilbride | G76 Clarkston | G77 Newton Mearns | G78 Barrhead, Neilston | G81 Clydebank | G82 Dunbarton | G83 Balloch, Alexandria | G84 Helensburgh | ML1 Motherwell | ML2 Wishaw, Newmains | ML3 Hamilton, Ferniegair, Quarter, South Lanarkshire, Limekilnburn | ML4 Bellshill | ML5 Coatbridge | ML6 Airdrie | ML8 Carluke | ML9 Larkhall | PA1, PA2, PA3 Paisley | PA4 Renfrew | PA5 Johnstone | PA7 Bishopton | PA8 Erskine | PA11 Bridge of Weir | PA13 Kilmacolm | PA14 Langbank |

Call us today for all your blocked drain services in Glasgow: 0141 406 1658

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