Sewer and Drain Cleaning

From the initial site inspection to the successful completion of a major clean, MTS has the expertise and knowledge to tackle any cleaning challenge.

Blockages account for 80% of sewer flooding incidents and UK water and sewerage companies deal with around 366,000 sewer blockages every year. MTS Cleansing Services have 30+ years’ experience in operational maintenance services to sewerage, water and other underground infrastructure. Our expertise in this area is second to none and is matched by resources capable of dealing with all kinds of blockage and cleaning requirement.

We offer a broad portfolio of professional drain cleaning and sewer cleaning services for commercial, industrial and residential customers, including full 24/7 emergency call-outs. Contact us for details.

High Pressure Water Jetting

We have an extensive fleet of specialist jetting and vacuum combination units capable of tackling all types of blockage. Jetting tankers have moveable partitions which allow them to carry clean water for jetting and collected waste at the same time. MTS are accredited full members of the Water Jetting Association.

We can regulate how much clean water, waste water and waste is carried for each project, offering a more cost-effective solution to our customers.

Waste Water Recycling

We offer the largest fleet of water recycling units in the country, with our deep lifting super suction tankers. Recycling waste water enables us to stay on site for longer, keeping costs down for both our customers and the environment. Our state-of-the-art Disab industrial vacuum units are capable of pumping dry and wet waste at depths of over 100 metres at 90% vacuum efficiency.

We’re confident that our deep lifting super suction tankers and Disab units outperform any other suction vehicle currently available.

Blockage Removal

Blockages and build-ups of rag, fat and silt can create unpleasant odours that need to be professionally removed. At MTS, we remove all blockages including silt and root incursion. See this case study in Ramsgate where residents had endured unpleasant odours from local sewers until MTS remedied the situation.

Fat, oils and grease (known as FOG) can cause particular problems, mixing and congealing to cause blockages and ‘fatbergs’ that can lead to flooding. Read our recent blog post here for a more detailed explanation.

CCTV Condition Surveys

Our specialist CCTV inspection teams will inspect, monitor and map sewer and drain pipes, ducting, drainage systems, non-man entry chambers, voids and gaps. Using the latest technology, we can pinpoint the cause of any issues and recommend the best course of action, enabling repair works to begin without delay.

Contact us

Our services include planned cleaning works while our 24/7 emergency response service ensures that your drains keep flowing when it matters. For more information about our commercial sewer cleaning and drain cleaning services to keep your whole draining system working at optimum capacity, contact us on 01634 250326.


Q: How can I tell that I have a blocked drain?

Blocked drains are typically noticeable by the presence of one or more of the following symptoms: A raised water level in the toilet; a toilet that will no longer flush normally; smell coming from the drains; drains making a gurgling sound; an overflowing manhole cover outside the property; foul and unpleasant odours. In serious cases, there may be signs of damps, subsidence or structural damage to the building.

Q: What is the best way to deal with bad smells coming from the drains?

Remove all deposited matter from the gully grid and trap to unblock the drain, and the smell will dissipate. If the blockage and smell is due to a build-up of fat, oil and grease, we would strongly advise that you contact MTS Cleansing Services to have your drains cleaned professionally. The use of strong disinfectant may help to discourage odours from developing in the first place, while good housekeeping (‘bag it and bin it’) is the best preventative measure against grease blockages and odours.

Q: Am I responsible for clearing an overflowing manhole on my premises?

As a general rule, a pipeline from the manhole chamber serving a single property is the sole responsibility of the owner. However, if the pipeline is situated outside the curtilage of your premises or is a transferred asset and belongs to the water and sewerage company, it becomes a shared sewer, in which case its maintenance is not solely your responsibility.

Why choose MTS?

  • 24/7 Reliability 01634 250326

    There is always someone to take your call - Our field service teams operate round the clock every day of the year.
  • Rapid response

    With hub depots throughout the region, we operate a highly flexible scheduling system. We instruct our nearest available tracked field service for the quickest response.
  • Competent first time fix

    Our fully qualified and experienced teams use high performance equipment to fix problems first time with no need for back up resources or second visits. We ensure the optimum solution for your needs.
  • Extensive range of waste solutions

    Our waste management services are available for both individual jobs and more complex packaged solutions. We offer a one-stop shop whatever your requirements and we are continuing to expand our range of services through innovation and investment.
  • Experienced and qualified team

    All management and staff receive full training and are qualified to demanding industry standards in their specialised disciplines. MTS invests in its people and, with low staff turnover, retains a considerable depth of experience to ensure Customers receive the best service. Email our team today at
  • Full QUENSH management systems

    MTS operates an integrated management system comprising the individual accreditations for ISO 9001 (Quality), 14001 (Environment) and 18001 (Health and Safety). Certified and regularly audited for compliance by BSI Customers are assured of rigorous processes and procedures supporting front line service delivery
  • Trusted service provider

    MTS is entrusted by major water companies across Southern and South East England to work safely to the highest performance standards under stringent environmental and financial control. Rail, airport and highway agencies similarly demand safe and secure services from MTS for the maintenance of critical infrastructure with minimum risk to the travelling public


Got a question? Not sure which vehicle meets your needs? Go to our frequently asked questions section to find the answers. Alternatively, feel free to contact our expert team who will be happy to help.

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