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It isn’t always fun and games

Being a drainage expert isn’t always about plungers and jet blasters.  There are times when being Glasgow’s leading independent drainage company means that we really have to sweat it out.  And that is exactly what we just had to go through the other day.  While so many of the residents of Glasgow were enjoying the Easter Weekend heat wave, we were hard at work.

We had received a call from a customer in the West End of Glasgow (Clydebank to be precise) who had a blocked drain.  The drain pipe leading from the roof had begun to overflow when it rained and it was clear that there was a blockage.

The problem was accessing the blocked drain.  The pipe itself ran from the top of the house gutters all the way down to the ground and then under it.  When we did some tests, we discovered that the blockage was actually underground and that meant we needed to dig.  So that is what we did.  We had to cut some concrete paving slabs and then dig down to gain access to the external drainage pipe.

For a short period of time, we stopped being a drainage company and became gardeners as we dug down to gain access.

 

When we had accessed the drainage pipe, we put our drainage hat back on and got stuck in with unblocking the drain.

The cause of the blockage it transpired was a collection of water balloons and some sticks that had merged together to form a quite sturdy barrier.  It was all because the home owners kids had one day (for fun), been throwing around water balloons and enough burst balloon wrappers had collected in the drain and then flowed away down the drain pipe when the next heavy rain had hit.  They had got stuck together with some general sticks and twigs and over the next few rainfalls had created quite a substantial barrier / blockage that had led to the customer needed to call us out to the West End address.

 

As always, we fixed the issue, filled back in the dug hole and continued on our way to the next blocked drain incident in Glasgow.

 

Drains can block for all manner or reasons. From what you flush down the toilet to what you pour down the drain and it turns out, what flows down your gutter drains as well.

 

No matter what the drainage issue, JSL Drainage is here to help unblock your drainage issue and get things flowing again.

 

If you need a professional, reliable drainage firm in Glasgow then call JSL today on 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 |

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  • Jim and his team are fast and reliable. Recommended.
  • Great attention to detail. Definitely recommended.
  • Unblocked my pipes. Excellent service and really well priced - would thoroughly recommend!
  • I've used Jim and his team for 7 or 8 years now, for drainage emergencies and upgrade work. They are reliable and dependable. Totally recommended.
  • I have used this company a few times now and am currently having a job done as I write this. I have met four of the guys in this company and found them all honest, professional and transparent. Always happy to quote for jobs required before confirming if I am happy with costings and commencement dates. Courteous to my tenants and their neighbours. Meeting my endless detail problems! I would thoroughly recommend this company and will use them again as it's rare to find a company you can totally rely on. Communication is top class.
  • Jim came round at very short notice when a blocked pipe was backing water in to my washing machine, sorted the problem quickly and efficiently. Came back the next day and pressure jetted the drains to make sure everything was clear. Great service, highly recommended.
  • Excellent service from JSL. We are a letting agency and always find JSL to be trustworthy and thorough when attending clients' properties.
  • I rang Jim from JSL at 8:00am with an emergency call out. He rang me back 3 minutes later and was at my flat by 9:30am fixing the problem. Easily understood my problem. Friendly with good communication and work Ethic. Came in and got the job done and left. What more do you want. 5 Star Service!
  • I want thank you and your team for all your help with my drainage problem. You and your team’s expertise and attention to detail is outstanding and I would have no hesitation recommending your services. You came out as soon as I called and your initial investigation confirmed that there was potentially a bigger problem hiding somewhere. Where most would have given up, you and your team, in the worse conditions, investigated further to see what the root cause of the problem may be. After many hours of persistence the problem arose which you removed leaving my drainage in the best condition it has ever been. What you found would have cause substantial damage in the future so thank you for taking the time on making sure this job was fully completed to your very high standards. Thank you again,

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