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External Blocked Drains in Leeds

Covering all of Leeds and Surrounding Areas

Leeds Drain Solutions specialise in unblocking external blocked drains of any size, from small outside drains to those with manhole covers.

We offer a same day service with no call out fees, you will only ever pay from the time we arrive!

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External Blocked Drains Cleared


Do you have an outside blocked drain in Leeds needing cleared?

Our experienced and highly professional drainage engineers can usually be with you the same day, if in Leeds and surrounding areas. For emergencies this can often be within the hour and we’re available for emergency call outs 24/7 throughout the year.

Leeds Drain Solutions have been clearing all kinds of blocked drain blockages in Leeds for more than 20 years and have built up a wealth of knowledge in that time.

Yorkshire Water


Yorkshire water are responsible for all blocked drains in the public sewers in the Yorkshire area, but aren’t usually responsible for drains that lie between your property and your property boundary unless shared.

Yorkshire water often have up to 5 days waiting time. We can usually arrive the same day, often within an hour and clear the blockage. In rare cases such as when the main sewer is blocked then that is  a job for Yorkshire water.

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Common Causes of External Blocked Drains

Any sort of blocked drain can prove to be inconvenient, make a mess and can be frustrating trying to clear.

External blocked drains can be a bigger problem, possibly affecting the drainage of a few sources from the home. All the usual bad practices that can result in blocked internal drains apply to external drains too but with some added factors.

Tree root systems can damage external pipes over time, breaking through them and causing blockages and / or leaking. If tree roots have caused damage to your drainage system you can call us for Drain Repairs

Damage to the drain itself from flooding, land subsidence and accidents can also cause blockages and will require a repair.

For stubborn blockages we can bring out the big guns and use our High Pressure Drain Jetting System and for any blockages that are difficult to diagnose we can do a CCTV Drain Survey of the area causing the issues, if conditions allow for this.

Top Drain Blockage Causes

  • Hair
  • Dirt
  • Fat and Grease
  • Toiletries
  • Twigs and Leaves
  • Tree and Plant Roots
  • Foreign Objects

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Preventing Future Drain Blockages


Whether from showering and having long hair come out or shaving your stubble over a sink, hair should never be disposed of down any drain. A buildup of hair further down the drainage system, with the hair coming from various places in the house, can result in a blockage in your external drains.


It can be too easy to simply brush some loose dirt down the drain in the garden or driveway, overtime this can cause a buildup of dirt resulting in a blockage. The area around any drain should be free of any materials that may come loose and blow into it.

Fat and Grease

Any leftover waste from cooking with oils and fats should be disposed of properly. Those in the catering trade may have old oil picked up, in your home you should be bottling up the used oil and disposing of in accordance with guidelines for your local authority. Such materials should never be disposed of down a drain or toilet.


Toilets are built to take tissue but even this should not be in excessive amounts. Other toiletry items may be made of similar materials to tissues such as cotton swabs, wet wipes and sanitary towels but should never be put down a drain. Such items down break down as much as tissue, resulting in a blockage. You can also call us out for Blocked Toilets

Twigs and Leaves

As with dirt, it’s best practice to keep any loose twigs or leaves away from any external drains you may have. Particularly in the autumn when the trees are shedding their leaves, such blockages can happen in a relatively short time.

Tree and Plant Roots

If you’re going to be planting any new additions to the garden be sure that they are a good distance from your underground drain pipes. Over the years plants and trees can grow at such a rate that their root systems damage your drainage pipes, causing leaks and blockages.

If you know or suspect your external drains are fine and the problem is indoors we can clear an Internal Blocked Drain too.

Our Service Areas

Headingley, Potternewton, Hollin Park, Gipton, Harehills, Woodhouse, Burley, Armley, Kirkstall, Green Side, Holbeck, Hunslet, Cross Green, Saxton Gardens, Sheepscar, Cross Gates, Seacroft, Beeston, Cookridge, Horsforth, Morley, Pudsey, Leeds city centre
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