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The Drainslayer Ltd / Drainage in Ardmore


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  • 100%
    "Turned up on time, followed the brief, tradesman standard of workmanship and/or very happy with the installation. "
    Rating by: Nick  |  Rating posted: 5th May  |  Contact: Keith  |  Job date: May, 2022
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Nick5th MayMore details…
  • 100%
    "We were desperate to get our drain unblocked - it was a weekend and we couldn't flush the toilet or have a shower. I messaged Andy on the Sunday - he replied immediately and had his men at our place first thing Monday morning. Great prompt and friendly service."
    Rating by: Jeanette  |  Rating posted: 6th Nov, 2021  |  Contact: Andy Thompson  |  Job date: Nov, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jeanette6th Nov, 2021More details…
  • 100%
    "Paul, thank you so much for coming out on a long weekend and fixing our blocked drain. Very knowledgeable and provided us with great advise. Was very difficult to find anyone else to fix (even though other companies said 24/7, no one else were answering phones). Would definitely use again. "
    Rating by: Pauline  |  Rating posted: 11th Feb, 2021  |  Contact: Paul  |  Job date: Feb, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Pauline11th Feb, 2021More details…
  • 5%
    "Did not identify issues, quote was incorrect. Just wants quick cash, minimal effort and disappear without wanting to investigate issue. Poor experience overall, have switched with another company. $200 Call out for nothing. "
    Andy responded:
    "One of the issues was identified and explained to both the tenant and Ramy.Unfortunately to investigate further required us digging down and removing the trap of the gully to allow access for our camera.A quote was provided and as Ramy was frustrated we could not give a full diagnosis of the the drain without removing the gully we offered him a discount off our usual call out."
    Rating by: Ramy  |  Rating posted: 27th Jan, 2021  |  Contact: Peter  |  Job date: Jan, 2021
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 20%  |  Value: 0%
    Ramy27th Jan, 2021More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "any was prompt to quote. did a excellent job and price was fair. its a 10/10 from me and whill be my go to guys for any drain jobs i may need

    chers michael from manurewa"

    Rating by: michael  |  Rating posted: 13th Jan, 2021  |  Contact: andy  |  Job date: Jan, 2021
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    michael13th Jan, 2021More details…
  • 0%
    "Booked job on 5 Aug. They arrived same afternoon, pleasant man said "OK fixed it". I paid $230.00 account as soon as I received it. Three weeks later drain still overflowing, less than before but obviously still somewhat blocked. Phoned the firm again on 7 Sept , was told that they would come next day at 8.30am. Still waiting (14 Sept) despite three phone messages - no response. Obviously the original job not finished. Very unhappy with this service."
    Heather (office administrator) responded:
    "Thank you for your message Mary - we are very sorry that this job was not completed and are pleased to confirm (as per my telephone conversation) that we will have someone there tomorrow (16/09/20) to sort this for you. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."
    Rating by: Mary Alexander  |  Rating posted: 14th Sep, 2020  |  Contact: ?  |  Job date: Aug, 2020
    Communication: 0%  |  Quality: 0%  |  Reliability: 0%  |  Value: 0%
    Mary Alexander14th Sep, 2020More details, one reply…
  • 100%
    "Reasonable quote for the drain section and starter replacement, good communications, worked done to a high standard and work area left tidy afterwards, including top soil in the areas dug. Would definitely use Andy again."
    Rating by: Sean  |  Rating posted: 14th Jun, 2020  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Jun, 2020
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Sean14th Jun, 2020More details…
  • 100%
    "Initial response back from Andy was within min's, gave me the hourly cost upfront and confirmed they would do cctv as well as an unblocking. Ben arrived on time and took the time to sort our the issue properly. Even helped us locate our underground drains. Andy and Ben were friendly and helpful. Sick of grumpy people so this was refreshing! Next time we need help with our drains, we will call the Drainslayer team with no hesitation . Highly recommended!!
    Rating by: Roshanne   |  Rating posted: 7th Jun, 2020  |  Contact: Ben  |  Job date: Jun, 2020
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Roshanne 7th Jun, 2020More details…
  • 100%
    "Phoned Andy on a Tuesday evening about a blocked drain. He asked if it was urgent (i.e. if needed someone to come straight away). I said it wasn't urgent but I was hoping someone would be able to come within 24 hours. He arranged for Ben to come the following (Wed) afternoon. Andy also phoned on Wed about lunch time to confirm that Ben would definitely be at my home at around 3.30pm. Ben duly arrived on time and had my drain sorted quickly and without fuss. Great service and communication. Thank you."
    Rating by: Jocelyn  |  Rating posted: 9th Dec, 2019  |  Contact: Andy and Ben  |  Job date: Dec, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jocelyn9th Dec, 2019More details…
  • 100%
    "Very good and friendly gi texted him on a Sunday at 5pm about a blocked pipe going to my septic tank said someone can come now but I told him it can wait to the morning. He turned up at 7am Monday unblocked it in no time will use is company for my new house build doesn’t charge like a surgeon or doctor but the same job."
    Rating by: Red  |  Rating posted: 20th Mar, 2019  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Mar, 2019
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Red20th Mar, 2019More details…
  • 100%
    "Andy’s team did a great job for us. Free on-site quote, no need deposit and promptly come to finish the job after we accepted the quote. And also a looks like routine down-pipes job turned out to be an extreme scenario because of our down-pipes going nowhere under the ground! Andy called us and showed the pipes to us and suggested a cost-effective way to solve the issue. Now all the problems are solved. And we really appreciate Andy and his mates’ perfect professional job. Definitely will come back to call them when we start the stage two upgrading our property."
    Rating by: Michael  |  Rating posted: 13th Nov, 2018  |  Contact: Andy Thompson  |  Job date: Nov, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Michael13th Nov, 2018More details…
  • 100%
    "Andy was great to deal with, his communication and warm manner reassured me that the pathway forward and discussed solutions were achievable. Andy has a fantastic attention to detail and provided the necessary expertise to complete my project ahead of time and on budget.

    Kind regards
    Nick Riedel
    Forensic Building Consultants Ltd
    021 956 622
    [email protected]"

    Rating by: Nick  |  Rating posted: 9th Oct, 2018  |  Contact: Andy Thompson  |  Job date: Oct, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Nick9th Oct, 2018More details…
  • 100%
    "Great service. Cant fault Drainslayer. Used multiple times and nothing is ever an issue. Highly recommended."
    Rating by: Alan  |  Rating posted: 5th Oct, 2018  |  Contact: Andy Thompson  |  Job date: Sep, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Alan5th Oct, 2018More details…
  • 98%
    "Awesome communication from Andy. Our job involved a skinny trench down the side if the house, and removing and replacing fill once a drain line was inserted. Andy and the crew were on time and on budget. Would recommend, Brent"
    Rating by: Brent  |  Rating posted: 5th Oct, 2018  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Sep, 2018
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Brent5th Oct, 2018More details…
  • 48%
    "Some positives - was 2 day delay in getting him onsite but kept providing updates. Good workmanship.
    Big negative was bill - overcharged++ and then couldn't fathom why I should be querying the bill. Swore at me.
    Andy responded:
    "There was more remedial work required after work in progress from our original quote which was not envisaged by the Client. So in the spirit of goodwill, we have since credited the client for this amount."
    Rating by: Andrew  |  Rating posted: 18th Dec, 2017  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Dec, 2017
    Communication: 50%  |  Quality: 80%  |  Reliability: 40%  |  Value: 20%
    Andrew18th Dec, 2017More details, one reply…
  • 98%
    "I had these guys out after another drain unblocking company did a very poor job. They were reasonably priced($230 including CCTV), turned up on time, and did an excellent job. Very happy with their service, will be saving their number for next time."
    Rating by: Justin  |  Rating posted: 6th Apr, 2017  |  Contact: Andrew  |  Job date: Apr, 2017
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 100%
    Justin6th Apr, 2017More details…
  • 93%
    "This was a small job to lower a small section of sewer line, that needed to be done asap. They came when they said they would and did the job quickly on a charge up rate which was cost effective. "
    Rating by: Katie   |  Rating posted: 22nd Nov, 2016  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Nov, 2016
    Communication: 80%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Katie 22nd Nov, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "We were in need of urgent work on an overflowing drain. I spoke to Andy, who came and had a look as we live nearby. After preliminary 'plunging' failed, he said it would need to be done properly and some one would be able to come at 4pm. At 4pm some one did turn up who fixed the problem, and also tidied up after as well. We were very pleased with the prompt response and the work done."
    Rating by: Jennifer  |  Rating posted: 14th Oct, 2016  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Oct, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Jennifer14th Oct, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "I needed a soakhole inspection done as part of a sale process for my property. Andy had someone on site the next day. Keith, who did the inspection, was friendly professional and helpful, and explained exactly how the drains were positioned to the soakhole. Prompt service, very happy."
    Rating by: David  |  Rating posted: 19th Aug, 2016  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Aug, 2016
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    David19th Aug, 2016More details…
  • 53%
    "In summary:
    - Quoted higher than competition
    - Selected due to thorough plan quoted
    - Work done was NOT what was quoted for
    - Would not match bill to what was actually done

    Drain unblock job. When we got the quote, we mentioned the drain blocked once before and was cleared (by someoene else).

    Andy quoted for
    1. using camera to find the block
    2. using the hyrdojet to clear the block,
    3. then the camera again to verify the block was cleared.

    The quote was 30% to 40% higher than anyone else quoting to use a camera and a hydrojet cutter that was available at the same time.

    We selected Andy despite the higher quote due to the clear plan quoted with before/after camera work to show what was achieved. Especially because the drain had blocked previously.

    The man that arrived to do the work used the hydrojet to clear the grate (accidentally spraying dirty water onto some laundry). He found the water flowed well with just cleaning the grate. We asked about the camera. Response was that it wasn't necessary. When asked if it would cost any extra to have a look with the camera, he mentioned it would be included. The camera went into the drain and found a tree root. No attempt was made to clear/reduce the block at the root with the hydrojet.

    We phoned Andy about the difference in what was quoted vs what was done. I asked to be billed fairly for the actual work done. The work didn't match what was quoted. The camera found a block, no attempt was made to clear that block. Only the grate was sprayed out.

    Andy's comment was that it's a fixed price.

    There was no mention of a "fixed price" during quote. The work done was not as quoted.

    Andy's comment again was that it's a fixed price.

    In summary:

    - Quoted higher than competition

    - Selected due to thorough plan in quote

    - Work done was NOT what was quoted for

    - Would not adjust the bill to what was actually done

    Rating by: D & C  |  Rating posted: 4th Apr, 2016  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Mar, 2016
    Communication: 50%  |  Quality: 50%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 10%
    D & C4th Apr, 2016More details…
  • 90%
    "Good communication, turned up on time and reasonable cost"
    Rating by: Chris  |  Rating posted: 3rd Mar, 2016  |  Contact: Craig  |  Job date: Feb, 2016
    Communication: 90%  |  Quality: 90%  |  Reliability: 90%  |  Value: 90%
    Chris3rd Mar, 2016More details…
  • 100%
    "Craig came out the same day. Friendly, efficient and great work. Highly recommended."
    Rating by: dean  |  Rating posted: 14th Oct, 2015  |  Contact: craig  |  Job date: Oct, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    dean14th Oct, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "Called the office this morning about a blocked drain. Job booked for midday. Team member arrived on time and did a thorough job removing the roots. Ran the camera before and after so I could see that the roots had all been cut. Pleasant and professional service with a fixed price advised up front."
    Rating by: John  |  Rating posted: 5th Oct, 2015  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Oct, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    John5th Oct, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "Good team, come on time, quick action, right / good tools, experienced / skilled to unblock the toilet pipe. Indeed it is a tough job. The gentleman is so patient and after work cleaned the ground nicely. Great thanks and respection to the gentleman and the team!"
    Rating by: YUBO  |  Rating posted: 6th Sep, 2015  |  Contact: Kiss  |  Job date: Sep, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    YUBO6th Sep, 2015More details…
  • 98%
    "Called the main office number, spoke to Andy who had a friendly member of the team onsite around an hour later (Sorry I forgot the dude's name that had come out). He actually beat me to get back home, and by the time I arrived he had already completed the work and was ready with a clear explanation of what caused the issue and what he had done to resolve it. He had gone the extra mile and hosed my patio down. Thanks guys!"
    Rating by: Steven  |  Rating posted: 1st Sep, 2015  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Sep, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 90%
    Steven1st Sep, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "The Drainslayer was exceptional to deal with and his team worked hard to overcome a few site issues. The extras at no notice were never a problem too."
    Rating by: Rob  |  Rating posted: 13th Aug, 2015  |  Contact: Andrew thompson  |  Job date: Aug, 2015
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Rob13th Aug, 2015More details…
  • 100%
    "Prompt, courteous, efficient and persistent. Thanks to the team for a job well done.
    Rating by: Gray Maingay  |  Rating posted: 15th Sep, 2014  |  Contact: Andy  |  Job date: Sep, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Gray Maingay15th Sep, 2014More details…
  • 100%
    "This week I had a need to use Andy's team from The Drainslayer to unblock a toilet system at my house - there was some urgency as our family could not use the toilet! I sent a text message at 10.30 on a Monday evening, received an immediate response and was advised a staff member would turn up at my property first thing the next day. Malu turned up, identified the issue, had the right tools for the job and quickly rectified the situation. The job was done well, the company was very professional and provided a very competitive quote/price to complete the job. I would like to thank Andy and his team for responding so quickly, especially when there is an urgent need to quickly fix a situation like this. Cheers team."
    Rating by: Shane  |  Rating posted: 11th Sep, 2014  |  Contact: Andy Thompson  |  Job date: Sep, 2014
    Communication: 100%  |  Quality: 100%  |  Reliability: 100%  |  Value: 100%
    Shane11th Sep, 2014More details…

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About us
Unblocking a drain requires CCTV to camera the line after our Hydrojet has blasted through the blockage, if CCTV is not used to check the line you may find yourself with the same problem again very soon.
In your best interest Drainslayers will CCTV the lines for FREE and provide you a NO COST quote should further remediation of the lines be required.
Drainslayers pride themselves on quality, professional work which is why we provide this service at no charge.

Auckland wide and 7 days - including after hours - we can respond quickly to your blocked drain problem.

The Drainslayers collectively have over fifteen years in the drainlaying business. Andy Thompson is a certified drainlayer and director of the company.

No job too big or too small - Contact us for a quote today.

What we do
Drain unblocking
Drain detection
Storm water drainage
Sewer drainage
Drain repairs
Driveway drainage
Section drainage
Public drainage
Commercial drainage
Residential drainage
Septic tanks
Sub-soil drainage

Categories we service
Drainlayers, Drainage, drain unblocking/ CCTV services, Drainage, Drain Unblocking, CCTV

Areas we service
Wiri, Whitford, Weymouth, Westmere, Westfield, Western Springs, Wattle Downs, Waterview, Waikowhai, Totara Heights, Three Kings, Te Papapa, Tamaki, St Marys Bay, St Lukes, St Johns, St Heliers, Sandringham, Royal Oak, Remuera, Ponsonby, Point Chevalier, Penrose, Parnell, Papatoetoe, Papakura Area, Panmure, Pakuranga, Owairaka, Otara (Manukau), Otahuhu, Orakei, Onehunga, One Tree Hill, Newton, Newmarket, New Windsor, Mt Wellington, Mt Roskill, Mt Eden, Mt Albert, Mission Bay, Middlemore, Mellons Bay, Meadowbank, Maraetai, Manurewa, Manukau City and Suburbs, Manukau central, Mangere Bridge, Mangere, Lynfield, Kohimarama, Kingsland, Kawakawa Bay, Hunters Corner, Howick, Hillsborough (Taranaki), Highland Park, Herne Bay, Half Moon Bay, Grey Lynn, Greenlane, Grafton, Glendowie, Glen Innes, Freemans Bay, Franklin Area, Flat Bush, Epsom, Ellerslie, Eastern Beach, East Tamaki, Conifer Grove, Cockle Bay, Clevedon, Clendon Park, Bucklands Beach, Brookby, Botany Downs, Blockhouse Bay, Beachlands, Balmoral, Avondale (Auckland), Auckland City and Suburbs, Auckland Central, Alfriston, Airport Oaks

The Drainslayer Ltd has not given us their exact location, but they are based in Ardmore

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