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Are you sick and tired of dealing with blocked drains? Have you tried everything but still not succeeded in shifting the blockage? If your drains have reached this stage, you won’t clear the blockage without professional help. Here at No1PHD, we possess the equipment, experience, and know-how to clear all blocked drains quickly and effectively. We employ the use of drain rods and drain jetting equipment to maximum effect. 

Every call is attended by our DBS-checked team. All our employees carry IDs, are fully insured, vetted, and qualified. We offer multiple ways to pay and guarantee /a fast, friendly, and hassle-free service available 24/7. No matter where in the UK you’re located, if you have problems with your drains, you need only call us. To request a FREE, no-obligation quotation with no call out charge to worry about, call our team now on 08006 906 777. We’ll get your drains fixed and flowing again in no time. 

The Go-To Drain Rodding Company  

Here at No1PHD, we’ve been despatching drainage specialists to homes and businesses throughout the UK for many years. In that time, we’ve gained impressive knowledge and possess the means to tackle blocked drains, no matter how bad the blockage might be. Through our efforts, we will restore the full functionality of your drains, providing you with complete peace of mind. 

Our solutions are highly effective, removing any blockage present while cleaning the drains, leaving them free of odours, fats, oils, greases, sludge, bacteria, and mould. We achieve this thanks to the arsenal of equipment at our disposal, including drain rods and drain jetting apparatus. And thanks to our cutting-edge CCTV camera surveillance equipment, we can track down blockages quickly without committing to an excavation. 

Using these cameras, we can quickly identify a blockage’s location, cause, and size. We will then provide a full report of our findings and recommendations backed by video evidence. This comes with a FREE, no-obligation quotation that lists all costs upfront. If you decide to proceed, we’ll get to work breaking down and removing the blockage before finishing by cleaning the pipework. 

Specialist Drain Rodding Engineers  

Our team of specialist drain rodding engineers is the best there is. Our drains specialists can tackle any blocked drain using cutting-edge equipment. The No1PHD drainage experts are all DBS-checked, carry full ID, and are fully insured, vetted, and qualified. So, you can trust that you’re dealing with industry professionals who know their stuff. What’s more, is that our engineers can tackle more than just drainage requests.  

If you require assistance with any element of your heating or plumbing, you need only get in touch. 

What Is Drain Rodding?  

Drain rodding is a highly skilled technique that’s best left to the professionals. When carried out by those unskilled, the results are usually lacklustre. Plus, there’s also the possibility that further damage could be caused to the drains. When used correctly, drain rods are a highly effective tool for breaking down and removing stubborn blockages. When combined with drain jetting, the results are incredible. 

Drain rods are comprised of polypropylene and measure around a metre in length. These rods can be attached to one another, increasing the total length, approaching several metres. These rods can be deployed, reaching deep in the pipework, and each one has a slicing tool at the end. With the slicing tool, rods are used to cut and pull at the blockage, deconstructing it so that it can be quickly cleared. 

If tree roots are present, these can be quickly sliced and wound up, allowing for easy removal. Smaller blockages can be removed entirely using drain rods. Larger blockages can be broken down then blasted away using drain jetting equipment. This combination removes the entire blockage and leaves the drains spotless. An advantage of drain rodding is that blockages can be easily removed without excavating the pipe. 


Why is Drain Rodding Necessary?  

Drain rodding is necessary to keep your drains flowing freely, and, as such, we recommend having your drains inspected every so often, especially around summer and winter. That’s because spring sees a lot of new growth, and roots can often cause issues when they cross paths with pipes. In autumn, trees shed their leaves, and these can find their way into drains, causing blockages. 

Having your drains unblocked ensures that your sinks drain quickly, with no slow-draining or standing water. Any unpleasant odours are kept in check. Plus, the risk of flooding in your home is eliminated, which is especially important as this water can often be contaminated with human waste. Drain rodding also helps to remove things like tree roots that could damage your drains. 

Other Services  

At No1PHD, we recognise that everyone has different requirements, and so it’s important to us that we provide the widest possible range of services. By offering all these services under one roof, customers won’t need to look elsewhere and deal with multiple companies. Our range of services isn’t just intended to deal with drainage issues; we can also attend to heating and plumbing requests. 

Of the drainage services we provide, just some of the options available include: 

  • Drain Jetting   
  • Soakaways 
  • Drain Installations 
  • Emergency 24hr Drainage Services   
  • Pitch Fibre Drain Replacements 
  • And More   

This is by no means an exhaustive list of the drainage services we provide here at No1PHD. If you require a service that’s not listed above, you’ll likely find it mentioned on our website. Alternatively, you can learn if we provide a particular service by giving our team a call and speaking to us directly. 

Drain Jetting  

If you’re looking for a team that boasts highly efficient methods for unblocking drains, look no further than No1PHD. In addition to using drain rods, we also employ the use of powerful high-pressure water jetting equipment. We have a variety of machines on hand, starting with small domestic machines to large commercial machines that can output jets of water approaching 4,000 pounds per square inch (PSI). 

Drain jetting works by firing high-pressure jets of water directly into the drains. These jets travel through the pipes, blasting away any blockages and flushing them out of the system entirely. Even large blockages can be quickly dislodged, and the high-pressure water will carry away any debris that might become stuck to the pipe walls.  

So effective is this approach that any drain can be restored to full functionality without requiring invasive action. 

Besides being effective at removing the blockage, drain jetting has an added benefit. The powerful jets of water remove any fats, oils, greases, sludge deposits, bacteria, and mould that might be clinging to the pipe walls. The removal of these helps eliminate odours and prevents the pipework from gumming up again in the future, so long proper waste disposal actions are followed. 

While it’s impossible to have pipes smelling as fresh as a daisy, drain jetting certainly goes a long way to leaving drains smelling a lot better than before. 

Emergency 24hr Drainage Services  

Problems don’t occur during normal working hours, so a drainage company that isn’t available when you need them is somewhat unhelpful. At No1PHD, we boast a team that’s on call 24-hours a day, seven days a week. If you’ve encountered a problem with your drainage at 3 AM, you need only call us. 

We’ll look to have a member of our team despatched as quickly as possible, and they’ll aim to arrive quickly, so you’re not left dealing with the problem any longer than is necessary. We offer swift callouts and charge no fee for us simply arriving. We’ll only ever charge you for the work that we carry out. 

Once we arrive, our drainage specialist will set about determining the blockage’s location, cause, and size using cutting-edge CCTV cameras. Upon identifying the problem, they’ll provide you with a report of their findings and their recommendations. You’ll be quoted for the repairs with all costs listed upfront and no obligation to commit.  

Pitch Fibre Drains  

Back in the 1950s, pitch fibre drains were introduced as a modern alternative to traditional, more expensive options. They were built using wood cellulose and coal tar and were designed to be lightweight and inexpensive. They only had a lifespan of around 40 years, and beyond this, they were considered to be ticking time bombs. As a result, their popularity only persevered until the 1970s, when pitch fibre drains were scrapped. 

The main issue with pitch fibre drains is that they don’t handle being continually exposed to water, fats, oils, greases, and chemicals. Over time, these cause the pipes to weaken, which, combined with the weight of everything above pressing down, causes the pipes to collapse and become misshapen. In short, pitch fibre pipes are ill-designed for their intended purpose. 

If your property was built at some point between the 1950s and 1970s, it’s important that you get your drains inspected. If pitch fibre drains are present, there’s a good chance they are already showing signs of deterioration, assuming they haven’t deteriorated entirely already.  

The good news is that the No1PHD team has plenty of experience excavating and replacing pitch fibre drains. We can replace the entire system, or if it’s still in relatively good condition, we can install a drain liner to help strengthen the pipe wall. We’ll discuss the options with you and determine which option is right for you. 

Why Come to Us for Drain Rodding?  

So, why should you come to No1PHD for drain rodding services? Because we have years of experience providing drain unblocking services on drains of all sizes. We’re able to tackle domestic, commercial, and even industrial drains and boast an excellent track record of success. We provide our customers with a consistently high standard of service that’s backed by our competitive prices.  

Every job is attended by one of our DBS-checked drainage specialists, all of whom carry ID, are fully insured, vetted, and qualified. They’ll work hard to guarantee your satisfaction, providing a fast, friendly, and hassle-free service. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, you need only ask. 

As a company, we’re proud members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Membership with the FSB demonstrates our commitment to maintaining exceptionally high standards in terms of service, workmanship, and affordability. We employ tried and tested methods, utilise cutting-edge equipment, and all our drain installations are performed using high-quality components. 

To ensure that we maintain these standards, we employ qualified professionals who have undergone the necessary training. Our drainage specialists possess the required qualifications and undergo regular refresher training to ensure they remain up to speed with the latest industry developments. 

If you feel that our company can be of assistance in clearing your drains, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using the details listed below. 

Contact Us  

If you’re sick and tired of dealing with blocked drains on your property, it’s time to get in touch with the experts here at No1PHD. We can take care of any blockage using drain rods and drain jetting equipment. Blocked drains can quickly bring your day to a grinding halt, but with our team just a call away, there’s no need to struggle alone. We will aim to arrive at your property as quickly as possible and get the situation assessed quickly. 

Remember that our team doesn’t charge a callout fee, so if you suspect a blockage but aren’t 100% sure, there’s no risk in finding out. To get in touch with No1PHD is as simple as picking up the phone and dialling 08006 906 777. Alternatively, you can submit your enquiry in writing by simply filling out our online contact form or emailing We’ll be in touch about your drains as soon as possible. 

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

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