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A wee drainage tip

Blocked drains are very often clogged full of greasy, slimy left overs that have been poured down the kitchen sink and drained away from the bathroom plug hole.

A great tip for maintaining your homes drains are to keep them maintained and ‘cleaned’.

We are not talking about getting a soapy sponge and actually cleaning the drain pipe.  We are talking about some simple steps to help maintain the drain and make it less likely that it will clog.

And an easy tip for keeping your drains clear is simply hot water and salt.

If you have boiled too much hot water in your kettle when making a mid day cup of tea, simply mix the left over boiling water with some salt and pour it down the drain.  Rather than simply letting the water cool down, put it to use.

While it may not fix all your drainage problems, this simply little step can help keep the build up of grease and slime on the inside of your drains under control.

As/when/if your drains to become clogged, then call the local drainage company you can trust.


Home Schooling Begins (again)

Across Glasgow, home schooling has once again begun because, as it is law, we are all being told to stay at home unless we simply cannot work from home.


And because we can’t fix your blocked drains from our home, we are still on the go around Glasgow fixing blocked drains.  But for so many who are now working at home AND having to try and teach their children with home schooling, there is going to be a whole new wave of stress.

But the purpose of this post is to remind you all that with everyone working from home, your drainage system is going to be under even more strain.

On a previous week day in the pre pandemic era, a home would have been used for waling up, morning shower, breakfast and then out the door until close to tea.  Now, it is morning showers, breakfast, toilet breaks, snack time, lunch time, afternoon break, evening snack, dinner and then bed.  It may not sound like a huge difference but it increases the amount of things getting flushed down the toilet poured down the sink and washed away from the bath tub.

And all it takes is a bundle of loose hair strands to create a blockage.  Extra bits of lunch time food being washed down the kitchen sink and of course the ever classic wet wipe getting flushed down the toilet.

So remember to treat your drains with respect.  Occasionally pouring hot water mixed with salt down your drain wouldn’t be a bad thing.  It can help dislodge bits that could more easily cause blockages if left unchecked.


But as/when/if you do suffer a drain blockage, there is one drainage company in Glasgow you can count on. JSL Drainage.  We are just a phone call away and deliver one of the very best drainage services in the city.

Call now to book a time slot that fits your schedule and get your drainage system working again.

Loosing your hair because of the pandemic

It may sound a bit over the top but hair loss is not reserved just for older gentlemen.  Stress can lead to severe hair loss in individuals of all ages.

In fact, hair loss is actually a common thing for all humans.  We loose on average between 50 and 100 strands of hair per day (and that’s on a good day).  While hair loss is not normally something that you have to worry about, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is right up there with major causes of stress right now.

In fact, while Glasgow has been in tier 4 for quite some time, now that all of mainland Scotland has gone back into lockdown in January, it is causing more and more of us stress.


And stress means hair loss.  So when you have a shower either at the beginning of the day or at the end of the day, so many of those loose hair strands are going to get washed away.  The reason we bring this up is that the more hair that goes down your drain pipe, the more likely it is that it will cause a blockage.

So while we know there are a lot of things to think about right now, if you believe that you are suffering from hairloss because of stress, ensure that you use a mesh barrier over the plug for your shower or bath.  In the exact same way that you use a strainer in your kitchen sink to stop big chunks of food getting blocked in the drain, you should do the exact same thing for your bathroom drain pipe to ensure it doesn’t get blocked.

Because if it does, then you may just have to give your local drainage company a call to get it fixed.

For more information on hair loss, check out the NHS website with the link below:

blocked shower and bath tub drains because of hair loss

We are back

Christmas and New Year 2020 will forever go down and one of the less jolly Christmas thanks to the Global Coronavirus pandemic.

But while the social distancing rules meant that our normal and traditional celebrations for Christmas and New Year may have not been the same, we are happy to be back at work after a well deserved break.

2020 was a tough year for everyone but at JSL Drainage, our team rose to the occasion.  Delivering their usual quality drainage service for customers in and around Glasgow.  All while adhering to the strict social distancing rules and restrictions that seemed like they were constantly changing through the year.

And while 2021 has started in a similar fashion to Spring 2020 when we first went into lockdown, at JSL Drainage we will always be here to offer our highly rated drainage services for customers in Glasgow looking for a local drainage company that can fix their blocked drain while operating to the strict and safe guidelines laid out by the Government to help control the spread of this virus.

If you would like to know more about our distancing guidelines and to book an appointment to fix your blocked drain, please contact our team by calling 0141 406 1658.

Wishing all of our customers a Happy New Year

Unless you own a face mask or hand sanitiser company, 2020 has been a pretty rubbish year.

And while 2021 is sadly not going to suddenly to get better (at least for the first few months), we can at least put 2020 behind us.

But before we do, we wanted to simply say thank you to all our customers across Glasgow.  As a truly independent local drainage company, we rely on our customers positive feedback, reviews and recommendations for us to grow.  And grow we have.  We have added a new team member and increased our services to now include drain gutter down pipe replacement.

What does 2021 hold for us all?  That is sadly a question we don’t have an answer to.  But we will continue to offer our customers (new and old) the same high quality, reliable service that we have done for all our years.

Happy New Year everyone!

Digging a deep hole to fix a blocked drain

A Glasgow North address had a blocked drain problem that required us to dig deep.

Not every blocked drain can be fixed simply with a plunger or a jet blast of pressure. Sometime the object that has blocked a drain requires to be removed directly at the source.

And that is exactly what happened last week where a blocked drain was caused by an object that needed to be removed directly and could not simply be blasted away.

So Jim and Lily had to dig deep (literally) to access the problem.

fixing a blocked drain by digging deep

This is why we are a drainage specialist that you can trust. We told the truth to the client. Explained to them what the problem really was and the only solution to genuinely fix it. Other drainage companies (not naming names) would simply blast the object further down the pipe so that it seemed like the drain had been ublocked – knowing full well that it was only a matter of time before the problem came back.

When you are looking for a local drainage company who tells the truth, does an honest job for a fair price – then call JSL Drainage.

A new recruit

When you find something you like, you keep coming back to it. It is true of a good Pizza delivery company, you favourite restaurant and when it comes to the trades, your local drainage company.

Over the years, JSL Drainage have built our reputation on offering a quality service with honest advise and all at a fair price. We have seen the negatives that most residents of Glasgow think of when they think of a local drainage company and we have worked hard to make sure that we exceed your expectations.

So naturally, with a service that so many customers like and keep coming back to us for, we have needed to grow and expand to meet the demand.

While this may seem like an easy and logical statement to make, it is not actually that simple.

You see, we have a set criteria for what we look for in a JSL Drainage team member. They have to fit the same values that we do with a firm commitment to achieving quality results.

Which is why we are delighted to introduce our newest member to the team – Lily.

new recruit at JSL Drainage

Lily has joined the JSL team in Autumn and has already proven herself with some excellent drain repair services across homes in Glasgow.

From fixing blocked drains to replacing cracked cast iron down pipes, she has already become an indispensable member of the team.

An underground lake

You don’t expect to find an underground lake beneath the floor of your home but that is exactly what we were called out to at the beginning of the month.

A Doctors Surgery in Glasgow had found a lake of water under the floor.  Who are you going to call in this situation….why Glasgows local drainage company of course.

New Years Resolutions

So many of us start the year with New Years resolutions to drink less, eat less, get more exercise and so on.


And usually by this time in the month, so many of us have let our good intentions slip.

So if you are one of them and are a bit down in the dumps about it – we have a new suggested New Years resolution that you can take up in its place.

Don’t flush wet wipes and sanitary products down the toilet.  Use a hair catcher in the bath or shower drain to catch your long loose hair and don’t pour grains of rice, other grains, cereal bits, cooking fats etc down the kitchen sink.

By following these simple rules, you can have a New Years resolution that you can more easily stick to AND you won’t have to call on a drainage company to fix your blocked drain.

It may seem daft that we are recommending you do things to NOT get a blocked drain but that is part of our nature.

We are a local and independent drainage company and that means we are real people that you are dealing with.  We don’t have a stringent 100 point check list of things to see if we can squeeze you out of more money – we just have a simple process….offer a quality service at a fair price and make sure we fix the problem!


It is little wonder that this recipe has seen us grown over the years as more and more of our customers save our number in their phones knowing they will never need to search the internet for another blocked drain specialist again.

So we hope that helps.  Keep to your new New Years Resolution and hopefully we won’t be seeing you anytime soon.

Welcome to 2020

For all of our customers, we hope you had a lovely New Year and Festive break.


We know that a few of you have a stressful time with blocked drain issues but we hope that you only had to suffer briefly thanks to our drainage team and the work we did for you.


We may not be a 24/7 365 day drainage company in Glasgow but we were still working over most of the Festive period before getting stuck in with the traditional ‘too much to eat’ on the big day.

Common reasons for blocked drains such as meat fat being poured down the kitchen sink did of course keep us busy but so many of our calls outs over the Winter Break were for cracked drainage pipes caused by freezing conditions and simple blockages from more common items like sanitary towels.


Anyway, 2019 is done and dusted and we just wanted to assure our customers that in 202, we will be growing and strengthening our range of drainage services so that we can offer our customers even more.


Stay tuned.

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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