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Firstbase Drainage Services

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55 Reviews

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Which? Trusted Traders has partnered with Hertfordshire Trading Standards to create a Hertfordshire Trading Standards Approved endorsement. In addition to our standard trading standards assessment, this trader has had a DBS check and is subject to a Trading Standards intelligence check

About

A list of the services provided below:

Blockages
All excavations
Pipe re-lining
CCTV Surveys
All drain repairs
Trace & locate
Watermains
High pressure water jetting
Anti flood valves
Patch Lining

Please do not hesitate to get in touch always happy to help

What we do

  • Drain clearance contractors

    • Emergency drain clearance service
    • CCTV drain surveys
    • Drain installation
  • More Services

    • patch lining

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No more smell, no more flies, no more rats!
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Dean diagnosed and dealt with a blocked and cracked drain with an uncovered access point in a dark and almost inaccessible disused basement. It was hot, smelly and the air was full of flies. There were signs that rats had been around but Dean and his team just got on with it. He also found a blockage (a mini fatberg) upstream from the main problem and dealt with that too, as well as rebuilding the badly configured drain behind the house where kitchen waste frequently overflowed. They did a great job, were incredibly helpful and cleared up well afterwards.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 22/07/2020 , work completed 17/07/2020
Brilliant Service
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Dean came to sort a problem with some subsidence on my driveway and agreed that he needed to dig down to the drain, create an access point and then reinstate the drive from that some builders had botched some time ago. On what was the hottest day of the year they worked so hard and we now have a pristine driveway that looks like new. They treated our property with respect and cleaned up after themselves. One of my neighbours has asked him to have a look at her drains so he picked up some additional work while he was here. He is polite, ever so knowledgeable and more importantly, extremely honest and trustworthy, everything a Which Trusted Trader should be. Well done
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 28/06/2020 , work completed 26/06/2020
Peace at last
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My parents had an ongoing problem with rats over the last 20 years; but was too embarrassed to do anything about it. Sometimes you would not see 1 for months and then 8-10 in a week. We live behind a small stream.Eventually, I had enough. I called one contractor, he advised us to use firstbase. We called, left message. Dean called the next day. When he came with the crew, they put a camera down all possible drain points; and found an old, unused drain pipe as the rats point of access. He explained the procedure and cost. Excellent price and also excellent and friendly customer service. They did the job straight away as they came with all the necessary equipment. Over a year later...no more rats, or scratching under flooring. Thank you so much. 100% recommended. So sorry I did not review earlier Dean!Please use this trader.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 30/09/2019 , work completed 31/03/2018
Couldn't be more helpful, and excellent value
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Dean Richardson sorted a blocked shower outlet for even less than the (already reasonable) call out fee he quoted, and even threw in a tiling repair without making any extra charge. He was also happy to come back and sort a further problem, not of his making, without any charge at all. He was very pleasant and helpful.
Customer in Greater London Posted on 26/04/2019 , work completed 11/02/2019
Fast, efficient, friendly
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I contacted Dean but he was on a job so told me that he would call me back. Sometimes this doesn't happen but Dean did call me very soon afterwards. He came out to my house later that same day. He quickly identified the problem with my drains and cleared them within a minute or so. He then did further investigation as to why they were getting blocked and narrowed it down to a U-trap where my drain goes out to the main drain in the road. This is common apparently with older properties. He checked the pipes with a camera and jet cleaned the U-trap. He was very honest and said that it will block again at some time but it is impossible to say when. He also said that the U-trap can be removed and replaced with a straight section of pipe and that it was a two hour job. I will definitely use Dean again as he was reasonably priced, efficient, honest and friendly.
Customer in Hertfordshire Posted on 13/03/2019 , work completed 12/03/2019
Persistent rat and smell problem fixed
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I had given up hope of ever solving the problem I had at my premises in North London particularly since I had previously had cameras down my drains and the problem wasn’t discovered. 4 years of intermittent rat problems under the floorboards and two years of drain smells coming and going. Lanes for Drains came out about 25 times... I had been assigned my own Thames Water engineer... he didn’t find the problem... So after having cameras down my drain previously, pest control trying to get rid of rats, drain people coming out and cleaning my gullies, me spending £600 pulling up a laminate floor to look for a sewage leak.... Dean came and identified a disused pipe which rats had eaten through the rubble to get to and he plugged it... job done in an hour! Cannot praise him highly enough. A huge thank you!! Fiona
Customer in Greater London Posted on 09/12/2018 , work completed 09/12/2018
Great stress free job
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Dean installed a new residential septic tank and pump at our home. The work was carried out professionally and efficiently. The workers were polite and pleasant and the work was carried out to a very high standard. Since then Dean has been on hand to help with any questions regarding the equipment and how it continues to work. Thank you Dean. Marie.
Loy Marie, . Posted on 14/06/2018 , work completed 14/06/2018
Very pleased
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I asked Dean to investigate a couple of problems relating to drainage smells and he was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. He fixed one problem very quickly and very thoroughly. With the other he had to do some detective work because what was happening did not seem to be physically possible. However, he persevered and came up with an explanation. He was on time and he was good value. I'd definitely hire him again.
Which? Trusted Traders Consumer Posted on 06/04/2018 , work completed 06/04/2018
Solved our drainage problem when no one else could. Smells gone!
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We called out Dean because our house smelt of sewage and the smells were not going away, whatever we did and whoever we consulted. He was brilliant. He worked fast at identifying the problem ( in fact, several problems) and solved it. After months of terrible smells thanks to Dean, the smells have gone. He took us carefully through the causes, explained what he had done to remedy the situation and we do understand it now. He went about the work in the least disruptive and most cost efficient way. Dean is fast, efficient, competent and caring and as far as we are concerned worked miracles ( but explained them too which mattered!).
Fiona Freedman Posted on 09/03/2018 , work completed 09/03/2018
Excellent Service
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We had problems with rats getting into our loft. Dean quickly identified the problem and managed to resolve it, without any drama. I would thoroughly recommend Dean.
Chris Draper Posted on 05/12/2017 , work completed 05/12/2017