Drainage Problem in Bolton

Blocked Toilet in Blackpool

Posted by Dave Neary

Drainage Problem in BoltonAt Red Rose Drain Clearance we have probably seen your drainage problem in Bolton before; likely more than once. After 23 years in business, we like to think we’ve seen it all. Then we get a call and find out there is still more to see. The mechanics of how a drain system is designed to work correctly has escaped a few people who have undertaken the task of moving water away from their property. Often their method is based on gravity which is sensible; everybody knows water runs downhill. We often find their mistake is in the degree of the gravitational slope. If it’s not steep enough for the volume of water it reaches level and water starts flowing back onto the property and into the house.  It needs a pump. The drainage tile may need clearing of obstructions as well.

Of course, even with the use of gravity and a pump the water has to go somewhere and again if the volume of water is great a flooded area at the base of the slope results. Now in some areas in Bolton, a drainage problem like that is fixed when landowners dig a retention pond to hold the water, especially in highly populated areas. That works until the volume of water becomes too great and the pond overflows and rises to the level where it can again flood the house. The pond needs a pump to push water into a local sewer system that carries it away.

The moral of our story is this; a drainage problem in Bolton can be avoided. Contact us before you buy that property. We’ll tell you how your drainage should be laid out for this particular plot of land to avoid flooding. If the land is flat and low, you don’t want to take chances with an inadequate drainage system. We see homes where this has happened and their sump pumps run night and day and still a heavy rain will result in flooding. Our team is highly trained and experienced. We will be more than happy to assist you with a drainage problem.

This entry was posted in Drainage Problem.

Read Our Reviews

Red Rose Drains is rated 5 out of 5.0 stars based on 13 review(s).


I contacted Red Rose as another plumber had let me down. Dave was very professional and both arrived the next morning as planned. Sorted the blockage and we had a laugh too. Both were great and would definitely recommend them.

- Kay


I called this company because they were highly recommended to me by my plumber. They came out on short notice to sort a blocked foul drain. Very nice guys and resolved the problem quickly and for a good price. Thank you!

- Kirsty Forrester


Job was made difficult by poor drains and plumbing work that had been done originally. Despite the issues caused by previous shoddy work, the lads worked out how to get round the problem and get the blocked waste flowing again. Highly recommended. Arrived when promised and explained at each step what they were doing.

- Paul, Penwortham


Absolutely fantastic service reasonably priced excellent knowledge and a friendly service every credit to your company and staff 👍👍

- mr Ashmore


Water was coming out the manhole cover on our driving and heading for our front door after very heavy rain. Called Red Rose Drains and they arrived within the hour. The blockage in the drain was sorted very quickly and the water drained away. Very friendly and professional. Highly recommended.

- Middleton


Fantastic service, rang in the morning explained we needed to leave for work, it wasn’t a problem we left side gate open , when we got home from work drain had been sorted and we rang and paid over the phone. Fast, efficient and easy to deal with , I would highly recommend this company.

- Kim Kerrigan


They come out within the hour, fixed the problem, cleaned the area. Fabulous. Thank you

- GBrewis


Excellent service. Arrived within 2 hours of my call and cleared the blocked drains quickly, at the quoted price of £60. Pleasant, friendly guys. Definitely recommend.

- MG


Rang at 8.30 this morning and very promptly arrived 40 minutes later to attend my blocked kitchen sink. Which turned out alot more difficult and harder than anticipated due to the pipe work under my kitchen. However the two guys weren't to be beaten and after approx 3 hours on the job, a trip to the plumbers merchant to buy a pipe joint so they could cut into the pipe they managed to reach the blocked pipe and clear the blockage. Very committed to sorting the problem and still only charged me the £60 that was quoted on the phone. Highly recommend this company if you have any sort of drainage issue.

- Andy Privett


First class service. I was let down by another company and when i called red rose they arrived within 20minutes. Friendly and reliable. Great job and good price. No hidden costs. Thank you guys

- Carol


Prompt arrival. The guys did an excellent job in a friendly and efficient manner. Job well done. Thank you.

- David Clasper


Called Red Rose Drains out after calling another firm who quoted £25 then when they arrived asked for another £110 to jet the drain .Dave at Red Rose Drains quoted £60 over the phone to clear the drain, he carried out the work for me as quoted, with no hidden extra costs !!!! I would definitely recommend you call Red Rose Drains only. Polite friendly and no hidden extras . Thanks Paul Moores

- Paul Moores


These guys will go the extra mile. I called them at 9.30 on a Monday morning after we experienced a sewage smell in our kitchen. They where at my door at 12.15 THE SAME DAY. The two lads checked every manhole cover and found that the one by the kitchen was heavily blocked. They worked very hard and where determined to clear the blockage. They completely cleared every drain and gulley within one hour using high a pressure water system. From a price point of view (only £60 all in) these guys are worth their weight in gold. Very professional, polite and cleaned up after they had finished. Recommend? Without hesitation. Cheers guys. Like

- Street Repairs