Why Choose Drainage Experts Over DIY?

Why Choose Drainage Experts Over DIY?
29/07/2021 Joshua George

Many individuals are often tempted to fix their own plumbing issues with the help of a few online videos. 

They are hesitant to contact professionals, unsure whether the expense will be worth it. 

However, plumbing problems are often much deeper than they appear on the surface. Without the proper knowledge or equipment, you could end up making the situation significantly worse. 

What Is a Drainage Expert? 

Drainage experts such as FS drainage deal with a vast spectrum of drainage issues in both commercial and residential property. 

They are fully qualified individuals who have heaps of experience with the problems you are facing. Drainage experts tackle challenges, including blocked pipes and overflowing sewers daily. 

They have the knowledge, experience, and tools to deal with whatever drainage problems life has thrown at you. 

9 Reasons to Choose the Experts

Here are nine reasons why calling the professionals will always be better than the DIY approach. 

Homebuyers Drainage Survey

Most individuals will not have the expertise or machinery to carry out a homebuyers drainage survey. However, they are an incredible tool for those purchasing a property. 

Of course, there are many compulsory surveys involved with purchasing a home. A drainage survey is an optional addition that can eliminate any nasty surprises upon completion. 

A homebuyers drain survey will highlight any problematic or expensive issues lurking within the home you are about the purchase. This will give you all the knowledge you require to make an informed decision regarding how to proceed. 

Experts Are Cost-Effective 

This might seem counterintuitive, as DIY projects are generally much cheaper than hiring a professional. 

However, in the long term, getting a job done correctly is much less expensive than paying for an expert to rectify any issues later down the line.

For example, when individuals attempt to fix a blockage themselves, they can often push the obstruction deeper into the plumbing system. Meaning, for a few days, or even weeks, the issue appears to be fixed. However, the problem that will then arise will be substantially larger. 

Additionally, regular maintenance will always be less expensive than fixing a substantial issue. Especially for commercial properties with complex drainage systems, a yearly or biannual survey can help prevent a range of costly problems from occurring. 

Finally, you will probably not have the correct tools for the job. Therefore, you may have to spend a substantial amount of money before you can even begin the DIY project. 

To Keep Your Family Safe

Many drainage issues, especially those relating to your sewer, require specialised machines and tools. These can be extremely dangerous if not handled properly and should never be used around children. 

The team at FS Drainage are proud to have been awarded accreditation from CHAS for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace, as well as the Alcumus SafeContractor recognition. 

Hiring professionals means that you can rest assured that your family is in safe hands. 


Drainage problems are not an issue you can put on hold.

When your sink, shower or toilet becomes unusable, the problem needs to be dealt with immediately. 

FS Drainage are available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. They also promise a two-hour response time to any call out and a six-month guarantee on any work completed. 

The Holistic Approach 

A huge benefit to using a professional service is the rounded approach they will use. 

Your drainage experts will be able to fix the problem but also advise on its cause. For example, there might be a snag in your pipe. Without their expertise, the drain would continually become blocked, and you would be routinely dealing with the problem. 

Additionally, they will be able to provide you with a range of handy tips and tricks to prevent the issue from recurring.  

DIY Mistakes Can Cost Thousands

Most professional drainage experts and plumbers have lost count of the number of times they have been called to fix a DIY disaster. 

From completely cracking pipes to forgetting to turn off the water, DIY plumbing catastrophes are extremely common. 

State of the Art Equipment 

Perhaps one of the most important reasons to choose a drainage expert team is the equipment they have. 

Most plumbing problems cannot be solved without the suitable kit, which would be a huge investment for an individual. 

FS Drainage are proud to offer innovative, no-dig technology. This allows us to use specialised CCTV tools to diagnose the problem. Without this equipment, the disruption to your life would be far more significant. 

It Is Much Faster

Even for those who successfully fix their drains alone, the timescale in which the expert’s work will be incomparable. 

The professionals know the most efficient way to diagnose, correct, and apply preventative measures to your drainage issues. 

Saving you the hassle of the research as well as the cleaning up afterwards!

Experience and Knowledge

While some worry that hiring an expert is an unnecessary expense, your money pays for their experience and expertise. 

Years of training and industry experience means our team knows how to deal with your problems in the fastest and least invasive way. 

For example, you may be aware there is a blockage somewhere in the system. However, you may be unable to locate the issue and unaware of its cause. 

Whether it is commercial or residential property, experts can complete a survey to locate the problem. They can then use a range of services such a drain jetting and drain relining to rectify the issue and prevent a recurrence. These are all specialist skills that individuals will struggle to replicate at home in a DIY setting. 

FS Drainage Can Help

FS Drainage is a friendly team providing emergency drainage solutions in the South East. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent results and providing a transparent pricing structure

To hear more about our expert solutions, or to arrange for a technician to visit your property, contact FS Drainage now on 0333 271 5318 or email us at info@fsdrainage.com.

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