What happens when rods won't clear a drain? blockage?

If rodding hasn't cleared a drain blockage, what's the next step? Do we need to dig our yard up?

Asked by Mo on 17th May 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"No! Ring a reputable drain engineer in your area should be able to unblock for around £120 if basic blockage. They may recommend root cut if trees around or a camera inspection to see if anything unusual. They may just go straight in with high pressure jet or milling machine ."
Answered on 17th Jul 2023 - Member since May 2023 - report
"Not necessarily you can get jet wash to try and unblock it or a camera rod to see what’s blocking it"
Answered on 22nd Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"Hi, you would then phone a drain specialist that will have a high pressure water jet that is designed to propel its self down the pipe and clear the blockage, if this fails then excavation may be needed"
Answered on 24th Aug 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"Hi Mo,
A jetting unit maybe able to unblock if rods are not working. We carry out CCTV to see if there is any reasons of why the blockage is not releasing.
West country drainage services can help in the somerset area :-)"
Answered on 17th May 2023 - Member since Apr 2023 - report
"hi you could call a professional like perfect drainage solutions. who will be able to use high pressure water jetting and camera's to clear the blockage and also see what was causing it.

no need to dig it straight up might just be a simple blockage that abit of cleaning will remedy"
Answered on 18th Jul 2023 - Member since Jul 2023 - report
"If you cannot clear a blocked drain with rods depending on how many you have used the blockage is further away than you think and may need high pressure water jetting or machining to clear it completely. I do not recommend inserting multiple rods into the drainage as there is a high chance they will get stuck or come un-done in the process."
Answered on 17th May 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"The next step is to carry out high pressure water jetting."
Answered on 17th May 2023 - Member since Mar 2023 - report
"It would be worth considering high pressure water jetting to attempt to clear the blockage. There are many companies who can do this"
Answered on 18th May 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Next step would be to jet it the a camera in to see what the problem was"
Answered on 17th May 2023 - Member since Dec 2022 - report
"I’d try jetting the drains and then CCTV before a shovel is put in the ground. Check us out on Facebook, our page is Telford drainage Solutions 👍🏻"
Answered on 18th May 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
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