Thornton Drainage Services

Mr Ian Sullivan

Thornton, Middlesbrough, Cleveland
(91 Reviews)
Approved member since 2018
Call07488 838272

Skills & expertise

  • Drain / Sewer Clearance
    • 24 Hour Drain Clearance
    • Blocked Drains
    • CCTV Surveys for Drains
    • Drain Installation
    • Drain Repair
    • Drainage Investigation
    • Emergency Drain / Sewer Clearance Service
    • Septic Tank Emptying
    • Septic Tank Installation
    • Sewage Pump Installation
    • Soakaways
    • Waste Water Treatment Plant Installations
  • Plumber
    • Bathroom & Kitchen Plumbing
    • Blocked Baths
    • Blocked Sinks
    • Blocked Toilets
    • Emergency Plumber Service
    • General Plumbing
    • Pipe Fitter
    • Plumbing Repairs
    • Power Flushing
    • Radiator Installation
    • Radiator Repair
    • Radiator Thermostat Valve Installation
    • Radiator Thermostat Valve Repair
    • Shower Installation
    • Shower Repair
    • Tap Repair
    • Thermal Dynamics
    • Water Leak Detection
    • Water Mains Specialist (Pipe Replacement, Moling and Lead Pipes)
    • Water Pumps Installation
    • Water Pumps Repair

Company info

Thornton Drainage Services Limited are a local family run business based in Middlesbrough with over 25 years’ experience of drainage and plumbing solutions. We offer free advice and estimates without any obligation. All our services are fully guaranteed with fixed fee pricing available.

We also offer a 24-hour 365-day operation without charges for call outs no matter what time of the day or year it is.

Our experience covers all drainage requirements whether it be on a domestic, commercial, or industrial basis we will have a solution to fit your needs.

Our day-to-day activities include,

·        unblocking drains,

·        CCTV surveys,

·        homebuyers surveys,

·        high pressure water jetting,

·        root removal,

·        drain tracing,

·        driveway,

·        patio,

·        gutter/facia board cleaning,

·        drain replacement,

·        repair and re-line along with preventative maintenance options.

We also carry out septic tank maintenance such as emptying, repairing and installation.

Thornton drainage services are proud to be part of the maintenance team for Land factor land property agents and a drainage service provider to national car dealerships Evans Halshaw.   

Contact details

Reviews Summary

Average score based on 8 reviews in the last 12 months
91 Total Reviews

The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade

Quote Accuracy
(3 Reviews)

Customer Reviews


Drain inspection and repairs

Verified Review

Excellent service and follow-up remedial work. Video inspection very clear and required work easy to understand. Would thoroughly recommend

Location: YO7
Reviewed in: June 2023

Clearing a Blocked Drain.

Verified Review

Ian arrived when he promised, about one hour after I contacted him. He assessed the work to correct the blocked drain and then carried it out. He was polite and his charge was reasonable. I would be happy to recommend him and his work.

Location: TS5
Reviewed in: March 2023

Emergency clearance of blocked drainage system

Verified Review

We initially contacted Ian around 8pm on a Tuesday and he replied almost immediately, and came to complete the job less than 24 hours later. Ian went above and beyond to make sure the job was completed to a high standard. Our quote was beyond reasonable given the large scope of the job. We are very satisfied with the job done and will be contacting Ian in the future for some work we need carried out. Thank you for the great service.

Location: TS11
Reviewed in: February 2023

Thankyou to thisbusiness for being honest

Verified Review

Called this gentleman out for a blocked drain he attended twice and realised we could get this job done for free from northumbrian water and referred us there very honest very happy,thank you very much for your honesty.10/10

Location: TS10
Reviewed in: January 2023

A blocked drain leading from the rear of the property to the main drain outlet.

We were impressed with the good communication and efficient service from T.D.S. The problem was quickly identified and dealt with at a reasonable price. We will definitely use the company again if we need to do so. Highly recommended.

Location: TS5
Reviewed in: October 2022

Sealed domestic drain which had been damaged

Verified Review

Excellent service, arrived on time, explained everything he was doing sealed the domestic drain, showed me on the camera the repair. Would not hesitate to contact him again, highly recommended.

Location: TS7
Reviewed in: July 2022


  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Free Estimates
  • 24 Hour Call-out
  • Insurance Work Undertaken
  • Cards Accepted


Works in

Middlesbrough, Teesside, Stockton on Tees, Darlington, Redcar, Guisborough, Stokesley, Hartlepool, Durham, Whitby, Scarborough, Northallerton

Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

Self Certified
Company Type
Sole Trader
Checkatrade T&Cs
Approved member since 2018
Trading address verified
ID Checked
Checkatrade Standards
Company Status
VAT Registered
Company Type
Sole Trader
Business Owners
Mr Ian Sullivan
Insurance Details
Public Liability Insurance
Current: Self-Certified on: 08/03/2023
Insured By
AXA Insurance

Accreditations and Memberships

ITSSAR Operator - 360 Excavator - Ryan Sullivan

CSCS Affiliated - Ryan Suliivan - Valid until 31/08/2021