Blocked drains Diss
Blocked drains can cause serious problems in both commercial and domestic premises.
From bad odours, flooding and structural damage, to cosmetic blemishes, blockages are responsible for a wide range of property maintenance issues.
Understanding how drains become blocked, and what you can do to keep them flowing freely, is essential if you’re going to keep your property in the best condition possible.
Keep reading to find out more.
What causes blocked drains?
Just a few common problems cause the majority of commercial and domestic blocked drains.
More often than not, blockages are the result of throwing foreign objects into the drainage system. Putting sanitary products, baby wipes, rubbish and anything else that won’t break down easily into your toilet or down the sink can easily lead to severe blockages in the system.
Blockages can also be caused by objects building up in your drains over time. If lots of hair, wipes or food get into the system it can begin to reduce water flow.
This can easily lead to the pipes becoming completely blocked and your drains overflowing.
If your pipes have been damaged by tree roots or have cracked or broken in the cold winter weather, you may need a drain repair.
If the pipe is partially or fully collapsed as a result of the damage, your drains will soon back up, leading to problems in the system.
Poor installation can also lead to blockages and badly installed pipes are more likely to become damaged, so make sure you use a reputable company whenever you have work done on your drainage system.
Another common cause of blocked drains in Diss is heavy rain.
Most drainage systems aren’t designed to handle sudden, heavy waterfall and poorly fitted drains will find it even harder to cope. This means that if there is an especially bad storm you may find your drains begin to back up.
How to avoid blocked drains
One of the easiest ways to prevent your drains from becoming blocked is to place drain grates over all your plugholes.
These will help to prevent food and other debris from getting into the system in the first place and should help to keep your drainage system flowing freely.
Fat is a major cause of blocked drains in Diss and around the country. Instead of pouring cooking oil down the plug, store it in an old bottle and then dispose of it in the bin.
What to do if your drains become blocked
If your drains become blocked, the sooner you get them sorted, the less damage will be done to your property.
If you suspect there is a problem with your drains, call out the experts and get the issue sorted as soon as possible.