We will fix your drains, fast.

Operating 24/7 throughout the year, Rescue Rod is equipped to sort all of your blocked drainage and potable water issues.

Blocked Drains  |  Pitch Fibre Re-Rounding |  Lining Services |  Maintenance Cleans
  Drainage Repairs |  Mains Sewer Connections |  CCTV Surveys  |  Septic Tank Services  |  Drain Unblocking


Established in 1981, the business is family owned and offers a professional service with fully trained and insured staff across all aspects of Sewerage and Water.

Although based in Poole and Wareham, our mobile working technology means that we operate efficiently across Dorset, Hampshire and on into Wiltshire and Somerset with ease.

We do not charge for call-outs, nor do we charge for quotations, so call today and enquire about our services. Our professional drainage repair specialists are highly experienced and fully trained to tackle a wide range of residential and commercial drainage issues

As part of our operating group, we own Dorset County Water and RM Liquid disposal and also carry out our works through these companies. We are also partnered with and carry out lots of projects on behalf of Wessex Water and BCP Council.

Drainage repair and unblocking



Operating 24/7 throughout the year, we are equipped to sort all of your drainage & potable water issues. If you have a blocked drain, a burst water main or need a septic tank emptying, we are that drainage service company to trust in Dorset.


We offer a large range of water based services. These include: Mains supplies, Leak investigation and pipework tracing, Bursts repairs and water main replacements and we cover both Domestic and commercial plumbing.


Septic Tank, Treatment Plant, Cess Pit, and Grease Trap emptying? Do you require Leachate movement and other waste liquid movement and disposal? We operate a full range of bulk liquid tanker services through RM Liquid Disposal Ltd.


Ted AllenTed Allen
14:49 25 Apr 24
Came out very quickly to sort a blockage, were super friendly and very professional. Got the job done quickly and all happy!Great service.
colin hillcolin hill
14:40 19 Jan 24
Ended up being much more expensive than what we were first told but as we understand it, the very wet weather at the time and worse condition of the inside of our pipes than first expected made it a far bigger job than first predicted. They did an excellent, professional job in very difficult conditions and kept us informed of what was going on and the unexpected problems they encountered during it. Would recommend.
Andrew KingstonAndrew Kingston
01:02 21 Dec 23
Chris HartChris Hart
13:28 16 Dec 23
Friendly, honest advice! Thank you.
Tanya O'BrienTanya O'Brien
20:31 05 Nov 23
Great service ,arrived quickly and sorted problem out ,kept me reassured and up to date, would use again
Alan MeechAlan Meech
13:30 19 Oct 23
The job turned out to be far more involved than anticipated. Not to be defeated the team formed a plan of action and got stuck in! A lot more very physical groundwork by hand plus it rained all day. Could not fault the attitude, the work & the clean-up/finish. Highly recommended, true specialists.
K JamesK James
10:23 28 Feb 23
Friendly professional team carried out work to our drains including fitting of a new gully. They came back quickly to sort out a couple of outstanding issues without any quibble. Good communication from the office team too. Really great job, thank you Rescue Rod.
Marcus BeckMarcus Beck
08:25 22 Oct 21
I have used Rescue Rod for 1 major installation and several small maintenance jobs. The service has been amazing. I genuinely can't thank them enough. So efficient, friendly and super quick. This is as good as it gets
Kirsty WayKirsty Way
11:15 08 Feb 21
Really brilliant service. Cleared my external drain super quick and the staff were lovely, kind and friendly. Definetly recommend.
14:18 04 Jan 21
Quick to respond, very professional and excellent price. Highly recommended. Many thanks
Stuart HigginsStuart Higgins
09:33 16 Dec 20
Fantastic service, called late evening, engineer available first thing the next day (we didn't need the emergency service). Sorted out our kitchen drain very quickly and we are back up and running. Would recommend to anyone with drain troubles.
Ray BryanRay Bryan
07:11 23 Jun 20
"Fantastic service"! Competitively priced too, compared to other companies! Would definitely recommend! Also a massive thank you to Chris who attended, he was very professional! Thank you Rescue Rod for coming to the rescue! Keep up the good work!👍🏾😃
Nicky “Nicky”Nicky “Nicky”
09:28 11 May 20
“Thank You” Rescue Rod, who came out and fixed blocked shower/bathroom plumbing during pandemic and on VE-Day Bank Holiday. Really nice guy and fixed blocked pipe-work, so when I returned home from NHS shift I could shower. 🙏 🌈

Frequently Asked Questions on Drainage Repair and Blocked Drains

Can you repair a drain without digging up?

Yes it is possible to fix a drain without excavating the areas around the drain and causing disruption in the property in question. This is known as no-dig drain repairs. The first thing that is done is drain jetting. Here, high pressured water is flushed through the damaged pipe to remove any kind of debris. Next, resin mould is inserted into the pipe, using an inflator to push the resin into the wall to fit the damaged pipe.

How do you unblock a drain without a plumber?

Whether its a blocked kitchen sink, bathroom sink, shower or tub drain, there are chemical cleaners that may be used to clear drains. Unfortunately, most of this drain cleaners are highly corrosive and may go on to damage your pipe. Here are other alternative suggestions:

  • Drain snake: This is otherwise called a plumbing auger or plumber’s snake. This device is used for busting up clogs and clearing drains. Depending on the type, it may have a small sharp end that is sent into the drain. When this hits the obstruction, you can either break clog-free or pull the blockage back out.
  • Home DIY remedy: The most popular is baking soda, vinegar and hot water. The mix of vinegar and baking soda results in a chemical reaction that break down the gunk that causes clogs. Hot water is also added to aid breakdown.

Is Drain or Pipe relining worth it?

Depending on the severity of the damage, pipe relining may be the best form of rain repair you need. It is important to have professional drain repair specialist investigate your drains to recommend the best approach. Unlike traditional drainage repair that requires excavation, pipe relining is a more modern, less invasion, cost-effective as well as offering a long life expectancy of over two decades with proper maintenance. It is only in cases where the damage is beyond repair that we advise replacement. You can call us on 01202393541 for advise.

Does Insurance Cover My Blocked Drain Repair in Bournemouth?

Quite frankly, in some cases, building insurance may cover accidental damage to drains. However, if  the drainage issue is caused by neglect or carelessness, you may be responsible for the repair and upkeep of such drains.

How do I know If My Drain is Collapsed or Need Drainage Repair?

When it comes to collapsed drains, the first sign you may likely notice is the fowl smell coming from your sewage. This may be coming from outside or within your home. Appearance of moulds and damp within your home may also be an indicator of a damaged pipe. Lastly, if you notice slow draining or sinking grounds, this is also an indicator. Usually, when pipes are completely collapsed or damaged the best way to fix is doing a pipe replacement. For all kinds of inspection, you can call us on 01202393541.