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Blocked Shower Drain? We can fix that

We all love a hot shower.  It is a great way to keep clean and to rid ourselves of the stress of a hard day.  However not all shower experiences are good.  Especially if you suffered from a blocked shower drain.

We are JSL Drainage.  Your local drainage company covering Glasgow and the surrounding suburbs.

Unlike some drainage companies, we do not charge a call out fee and all of our drainage service work and parts are manufacturer guaranteed along with our labour work for peace of mind to you our customer. With a near perfect 100% review score from multiple online trade review web sites, we have proven levels of quality, timekeeping and skilled services to back up our claims to being one of the best local drainage companies in Glasgow.


Why a blocked shower drain can be the beginning of bigger problems

Have you ever been standing in your shower and noticed that their is a lukewarm puddle building up around your feet because of a slow draining shower drain?  It may seem like a small issue now but what if that slow draining water becomes a permanent feature?  While a shower may emit only a small amount of water compared to a fully run bath tub of water, it is still enough water build up to cause a problem if it won’t drain away.

A slow draining shower can be the first tell tale sign that the drainage pipe leading from the shower basin has an obstruction and is operating at reduced capacity. In short, you have the beginning stages of a blocked shower drain.  In this case, you have three options.

Blocked Shower Drain Option #1

Option number 1 is to leave it alone and hope it goes away.  We can tell you confidently with our decades of experience that this will not work.  A slowly draining shower is the first step to a full blown blockage and it is only a matter of time before enough loose hair strands, broken bits of soap and even a big collection of soap suds can slip through the grate and get caught.  This will all lead to the same conclusion – your shower drain becomes blocked and you will need to unblock it.

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Blocked Shower Drain Option #2

Option 2 is to go it alone with the DIY approach.  There are enough supermarket brand drainage wonder solutions available that you can simply pour down your slow draining shower drain.  However these are very nasty chemicals that are not environmentally friendly.  They also have a limited working range ie. if the blockage is in the immediate area of the shower drain, it may help. But if the blockage is further down the drain pipe, it will do little to no good.  You may see an immediate improvement or you may not.  However if your DIY approach does nothing to fix the issue OR your shower drain begins draining slowly again after a short period of time then no amount of drain chemicals are going to fix the core problem and you will need to resort to option 3…

Blocked Shower Drain Option #3

Option 3 is to call in a professional drainage company.  We understand that it can be a reluctant process as calling out a drainage firm may seem like an expensive process.  It isn’t.  At JSL Drainage, we do not charge for call outs, we will agree a price with you before we begin any work and all of our drainage work is labour and parts guaranteed to give you peace of mind.  Our drainage team are fully trained and qualified in all levels of drainage work so you can be sure that you are getting the very best in drainage service from one of Glasgow’s leading drainage companies.  Our pricing is fair and honest and does not have any hidden charges or optional extras.  We are a truly independent drainage company so we don’t have to work a franchise fee into the price or follow strict franchise guidelines or anything similar.  The price you pay is the price it costs to fix your blocked shower drain.

We use the best in commercial grade drainage equipment to ensure that we get the job done. It is why our reputation across Glasgow is so strong.  Because we do what we say we will and we get the job done

If you have a blocked shower drain or have noticed that your showe basin has begun to drain away slowly when you are having a shower then you need to deal with it.  Call in your local drainage company for a reliable, trusted and recommended drainage service.  We cover all of Glasgow and the surrounding Towns and Villages and are on call throughout the year.

When you call JSL Drainage, you speak to one of our friendly call centre team who can book you in to a time slot that works best for you. So don’t delay, call now on 0141 406 1658.

Our Company Values

Our values are what helps make JSL Drainage your local recommended drainage company in Glasgow. We pride ourselves on our honest and friendly approach whilst knowing that we have the skills to get the job done. Each any every day, our values help guide us to being the best local drainage company in Glasgow.

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Blocked Shower Drain Case Study

We received a call from an existing customer who had used our sister division JSL Plumbing for previous plumbing work.

The customer, based in the West End of Glasgow, had a slow draining shower basin which they had not dealt with yet.

It had taken the customers girlfriend moving in to finally accept that having a daily shower in a build up of two inches of grimy used shower water was not a sustainable option.

He called JSL Drainage to his Glasgow West End home to assess the situation.  Our on call drainage expert arrived at the agreed upon time slot, assessed the situation and explained to the customer exactly what was wrong and what he wanted to do in order to fix it.  The customer agreed and the work was promptly completed.  As an added assurance, we used our CCTV equipment to survey the now cleared drain to confirm that there was no damage to the drainage pipe and no other impending blockages. Because they lived in a tenement block of flats in the West End, we wanted to make sure that the fix to his blocked shower drain was not going to create a new leak for the downstairs neighbour.

The customer was very happy with the service that we provided and his partner was equally delighted that she could now have a shower without standing in grimy water.

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

  • 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,

JSL Drainage Glasgow

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