Tackling Your Clogged Drain
Clogged drains can cause odours, leaks and floods in your property. If you suspect you have a blocked drain, taking action as quickly as possible is the best way to minimise the damage and to prevent the issue from becoming more serious.
What causes a drain to become blocked?
Both domestic and commercial drains can become blocked for a variety of reasons. Fats and oils that are poured down the kitchen sink can build up over time, foreign objects can become stuck in the drains and silt, dirt and leaves can collect in crevices and gullies.
If these blockages are left untreated, they will become worse over time. Eventually, it’s possible that the drain could become completely blocked, preventing water and other waste from passing through the system.
What can happen when drains are blocked?
If blockages are not dealt with quickly and efficiently, detritus will quickly build up, restricting the flow of water through the system. Once the blockage has reached a certain size, water and waste will begin to backup, potentially flooding your home, causing bad odours and damaging your property.
How to clear a clogged drain
If you think one of the drains in your property has become blocked, you need to call in the professionals straight away. Though some household cleaning products may have a small impact on the problem, only a professional will be able to clear the drain completely.
Generally, clogged drains are cleared using Drain Jetting, which is done using high pressure jet units. These blast water into the system, loosening even the toughest blockages and getting your drains moving. If you use a high quality drain clearing company, they should perform a CCTV drain survey following the unclogging work in order to ensure the drain is really clear.
How to prevent drains from becoming blocked
As with all things, prevention is better than cure. If you can stop your drains from becoming blocked in the first place, you’ll save yourself a lot disruption and potential expense in the long run. One of the biggest offenders when it comes to blocked drains is fat.
Try to avoid putting any butter, meat fat or oil down your sink. Instead, pour it into a bottle or container and throw it away with the rubbish. Foreign objects are another common cause of clogged drains. Again, the best way to avoid this issue is to make sure no one in your home or office puts any object down the toilet or into the drainage system.
To find out more about clearing blocked drains, or to arrange for one of our expert technicians to come to your property, contact a member of our team today on 0800 999 8922.