SOS Drains Ltd

Squirrels Leap
Lockerbie
Dumfries & Galloway
DG11 1SS

55.1278, -3.3780

Drain Services

Listed under:  CCTV Drain Surveys, Drain Cleaning & Unblocking, Septic Tank & Cess Pit Clearing
98% recommended   Rating 9.8/10
59 reviews since 2015
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 59 reviews since 2015
 
 
 
Quality 9.8/10 Quality Rating 9.8
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed

 
Tidy 9.8/10 Tidy Rating 9.8
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy

 
Service 9.9/10 Service Rating 9.9
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional

 
Value 9.7/10 Value Rating 9.7
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" Friendly workers. No hesitancy in completing the job, very knowledgeable. Very happy with the fast service. Highly recommend."   more
 
" The work was done very professionally and both men were very good at their job."   more
 
" Very happy with this company. Despite living in a rather rural part of Dumfries and Galloway, the engineers were at my address within 2 hours of me phoning the company to report my drain problem. They...."   more
 
" Came to view problem on day contacted-completed work next day. Friendly service-left area in good order. "   more
 
About Us


SOS Drains Ltd is a family-run, independent drainage company based in South West Scotland. Established in 1999, we give you exceptional and thorough drain cleaning services at cost-effective prices. You can depend on us to execute all our work cleanly and efficiently.
Our services include
- Drain unblocking
- Drain and pipe cleaning
- Leak repairs
- Drain lining
- CCTV Surveys
- Septic tank clearance
- Electromechanical cleaning
- High pressure water jetting
     
 
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Charges: 86%
Before starting work, did the firm explain the charges including labour, materials, callout & VAT (as appropriate)?
 
Timing: 94%
Before starting work, did the firm explain when the work was expected to start and finish?
 
Payment: 88%
Before starting work, did the firm explain how to pay (e.g. cash, cheque, etc.)?
 
Reliable: 98%
During the work, did the firm keep their promises, explaining and agreeing any changes about the work, costs or timing where necessary?
 
Invoice: 98%
On completion, did the firm give you an invoice showing the cost of materials, labour and VAT?
 
Guarantee: 71%
On completion, did the firm give you a guarantee for a specified amount of time, or usage (where applicable)?
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Most Popular Words
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able 2
access 2
advice 3
amazing 3
arrived 3
blocked 3
called 5
clean 2
cleaned 3
cleared 4
Completely 2
contacted 2
courteous 2
different 2
difficult 2
drain 6
Drains 9
efficient 5
efficiently 2
emergency 2
emptied 2
empty 2
equipment 2
evening 2
Excellent 13
explained 3
explanation 3
Friendly 13
friends 4
fuss 3
future 2
good 6
happy 4
helpful 7
Highly 2
identified 3
knowledgeable 3
manner 3
people 3
phone 4
problem 12
professional 7
Prompt 4
Quickly 3
reasonable 3
recommend 8
septic 5
service 18
SOS 9
tank 5
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 11 Jun 2018
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.0568, -3.6392
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Unblocking drains on outside of house.
 
Cost: £114

"Friendly workers. No hesitancy in completing the job, very knowledgeable. Very happy with the fast service. Highly recommend."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Stephan Lee Kaye
 
 
 


Review 29 May 2018
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.0705, -3.5230
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
To create a manhole.
 

"The work was done very professionally and both men were very good at their job."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lee Kaye
 
 
 


Review 16 Apr 2018
Recommended by customer in dg2
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.1285, -3.8070
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 9/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
High pressure water jetting for blockage leading to septic tank.
 
Cost: £102
 

"Very happy with this company. Despite living in a rather rural part of Dumfries and Galloway, the engineers were at my address within 2 hours of me phoning the company to report my drain problem. They called beforehand to give me an estimated time of arrival.

I was very pleased with the professional and efficient manner in which the engineers dealt with the issue. There was a block in the drain leading from the house to the septic tank. Quite difficult for them to access but they persevered and dealt with the problem brilliantly.

Very happy with the price and quality of work.

SOS Drains are my go-to company for any future drain and plumbing problems. Thank you very much!"
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Mar 2018
Recommended by customer in DG12
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
54.9958, -3.2496
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Removal of waste from failed toilet outlet.Clean and disinfect are - repair to pipes and joints.
 
Cost: £372

"Came to view problem on day contacted-completed work next day.
Friendly service-left area in good order.
"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Andrew Kaye Lee Kaye
 
 
 


Review 15 Jan 2018
Recommended by customer in DG4
55.3785, -3.9308
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
 
 
Team:
Jason
 
 
 


Review 15 Dec 2017
Recommended by customer in DG3
55.2170, -3.8781
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 9/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 8/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clearing blocked sewage system for the residents of the village.
 
Cost: £102

"The men arrived at dusk in a cold wind with rain turning to snow. Found the site of the blockage and cleared it. Clearing up the resultant mess before they left for another job. All on a Friday evening after other jobs caused by extensive floods.


"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Benjamin Kaye
 
 
 


Review 16 Nov 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.0295, -3.4550
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clearing blocked drain from house to septic tank, checking septic tank.
 
Cost: £102

"Mr Coupland was very capable and knew what was needed to be done. The had the necessary equipment and completed the job and check with efficient expertise. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Colin
 
 
 


Review 16 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.8946, -3.8116
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Empty septic tank (3000 L)
 
Cost: £185

"Excellent, friendly & communicative people & service"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Colin Coupland
 
 
 


Review 11 Oct 2017
Recommended by customer in DG5
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.9340, -3.8311
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clear blocked drain which was blocked with tarmac.
 
Cost: £102

"Work carried out speedily which is essential. Carried out in a very professional manner."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Colin Coupland
 
 
 


Review 11 Sep 2017
Recommended by customer in DG2
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
54.9420, -3.5946
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Drain problem as an emergency.
 
Cost: £1700

"I called SOS drains on a Saturday afternoon as drains backing up. They come out within the hour - it was a very difficult job but they got the septic tank emptied so we were able to use toilets etc over the weekend. They came back on Monday and cleared out the drains using diggers etc. They contacted me by phone he keep me aware of what was happening. They solved the problem and put all the garden back and you would not have known they had been. I was extremely please with the work carried out and the chaps who worked on the problem. It is all solved now."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lee Kaye Colin Coupland
 
 
 


Review 29 Aug 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
55.0745, -3.6006
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We had a broken drain at the rear of our property, discovered while I was replacing my decking, so I contacted SOS Drains to do the work. Unfortunately, on the day they arrived, I was out. Nevertheless, the work team gained access to the rear of the property and did a great job of replacing the drain in question. By the time I got home, the replacement was complete.
 
Cost: £220
 

"The work was finished to the highest standard, and that allowed me to get on with replacing my deck. I would have absolutely no hesitation in having them do any further work at my property, or recommending them to anyone who needs drain work done. These guys rock.

I genuinely could not have been happier with the way the company responded to my initial inquiry, to doing their jobs and the courtesy and friendliness of ALL the staff that I dealt with. I will certainly have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this company to friends and family if they need drain work done."
 
 
Team:
Andrew Kaye and his team
 
 
 


Review 2 Aug 2017
Recommended by customer in DG12
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
55.0017, -3.2556
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clearing of waste drain debris removed with a grabber then drain rodded.

 
Cost: £90

"The work was carried out quickly and without fuss. There was no mess left and Lee explained what the problem had been. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lee Kaye
 
 
 


Review 31 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1

 I'm: Male 

55.0729, -3.5891
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
The service was very prompt and "First Class" Would have no hesitation in recommending this service. Thank you.

"Excellent"
 
 
Team:
Ben
 
 
 


Review 20 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in LL15
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
53.0884, -3.2936
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
SOS Drains emptied a septic tank and flushed out the drains which were surcharging and blocked.
 
Cost: £270
 

"SOS Drains are amazing. I had visited my Mother-in-Law who is elderly and lives alone only to find the drains blocked and overflowing. I cleared the area above the septic tank and called SOS to empty the tank and to flush out the drains. They did the work with no fuss at 24 hours notice and talked me through everything they did and found. I live some miles away. SOS Drains have all the equipment needed to carry out the job effectively and efficiently and have a "can do" attitude. We're not fully at the bottom of the problem yet but we will work with SOS to sort it out. I have full confidence in their professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend them."
 
 
Team:
Fiona in the office and Colin Copeland on site.
 
 
 


Review 19 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.1654, -3.3764
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
HD camera survey of common drain in Edinburgh.
 
Cost: £326

"I appreciated the professionalism of the S.O.S team from booking the job, travelling up to Edinburgh to arrive at the agreed time and then carrying out the work in a timeous and through manner. Very pleased with the service and very good value."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Jason Benjamin Kaye
 
 
 


Review 5 Jul 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.0597, -3.5968
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clearing block main drain.
 
Cost: £90

"I found the drain blocked one evening. Phoned SOS 09:00 the following morning. Just come please.
Jason arrived at 10.00. Got stuck in straight away. No fuss. Cleared and cleaned the chamber."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Jason
 
 
 


Review 24 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG11
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.0576, -3.2595
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Clearing outside drain from a front of house to back across a garden.
 

"Excellent - swift through everything replaced perfectly.
Help- gave explanation of work, hosed and cleaned area."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Colin Jason
 
 
 


Review 24 Apr 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.0701, -3.5797
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 9/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 9/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Unblocked drain on pavement at top of driveway. Drain blocked by work done waterboard on water valve leak.
 
Cost: £90

"Young man unblocked drain at top of driveway by plumbing trap.
Cleaned and washed away debris left by water board on pavement and driveway and also flused drain at front of driveway and left everything clean and tidy."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lee Kaye
 
 
 


Review 24 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG3
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
55.1972, -3.9232
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Cleaning blocked drain in utility room.
 
Cost: £90

"Excellent service -amazing to come within an hour of my call. Two friendly, helpful men and very efficient."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Benjamin Kaye Jason Swinhoz
 
 
 


Review 22 Mar 2017
Recommended by customer in DG1
55.0989, -3.5751
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Quality 10/10
The quality of the work was as expected and agreed
Tidy 10/10
There was little disruption and the site was left clear and tidy
Service 10/10
The team was friendly, helpful, considerate and professional
Value 10/10
The firm's charges are reasonable for the work involved
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Unblocked foul drain advised about tree near drains. Took his advice and had tree removed.
 
Cost: £102

"Excellent firm to deal with. Prompt response to my phone call. Very tidy workmanship very polite and courteous. Have recommended to a friend who has a problem drain."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Andrew Kaye
 
 
 

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