About The Drain Surgeon

Our Mission

The main reason behind the growth of The Drain Surgeon is simple: We treat customers better than anyone else!

We know you have choices. You can get plumbing services from any of numerous plumbing companies. However, we’re convinced that when it comes to providing the best service, we’re your only choice. Providing a superior level of customer service is an all-consuming passion for us and an achievement in which we take immense pride. We aspire to provide quality craftsmanship and professionalism with every job to which we are dispatched. Customer satisfaction on every job preformed is our company’s primary goal. Friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and totally committed to serving you better than anyone else. That’s what The Drain Surgeon is all about!

Why choose us?

The Drain Surgeon Group, established 1979, operates nationally under the brand names of The Drain Surgeon and The Electro Surgeon. Controlled from a dedicated head office premises in Hatfield, Pretoria, our network currently consists of 13 franchised areas and provides a true and literal 24-hour service, 7 days a week and at no extra charge. Founder and Managing Director Glenn Pratt is a master plumber and was the past Vice President of the Institute of Plumbing South Africa (IOPSA). We are also members of several professional bodies and subscribe to the highest ethical standards in all our dealings. The Drain Surgeon is now the largest plumbing repair company in the southern hemisphere.

Corporate Profile

Companies offering plumbing and electrical repair services are not in short supply. Why then should you decide to deal with us? In a nutshell, because of our service attitude! Our statement that we excel in this regard is no idle statement, as the following facts show.

  • We are geared for the provision of first class service, with efficiency, dependability and customer satisfaction our utmost concerns.
  • We offer corporate maintenance contracts, thus enabling you to budget for the unexpected. A state-of-the-art tracking system has been installed in our vehicles, making it possible for us to pinpoint the movement of our vehicles at any given time and respond to queries regarding time spent on the a job with accuracy.
  • Each one of our highly skilled repair teams, be they plumbers or electricians, consists of one tradesman and one helper. They are in constant touch with the Control Room and their vehicles carry an extensive set of tools and materials. They also have access to our fully-stocked stores at any time of the day or night.
  • Staff training is on going and includes, in addition to technical refresher courses, training in all aspects of customer service to ensure total customer satisfaction.
  • A good deal more than mere lip service is paid for affirmative action at The Drain Surgeon/The Electro Surgeon. We have been offering opportunities for advancement to deserving staff members and our training program helps them to reach their full potential.


  • We guarantee our workmanship, for your total peace of mind, we also carry a comprehensive insurance against "faulty workmanship" and "public liability".
  • Our vehicles are boldly sign-written and therefore easily recognisable for your security.
  • Our staff have been security-cleared and carry personalised ID-cards that identify them as members of The Drain Surgeon/The Electro Surgeon Team.

Some of our Customers

  • Mc Donalds
  • Camp Discovery
  • M I H C
  • Sappi
  • Sita
  • Truworths
  • Woolworths
  • Ocean basket
  • TUT
  • Sunbake Boerstrav
  • RCL Foods
  • Coca Cola
  • Mc Carthy
  • Audi
  • Sausage Saloon
  • DHL Global
  • Romans
  • Hot air balloon trading
  • Agri Seta
  • Sasol garage
  • Nestle
  • Wilgers Life Hospital