Blocked drains Dereham
A Blocked drain can be a major problem for all property owners.
Blockages can cause water to drain more slowly from sinks, baths and showers and, in many cases, can cause bad odours to emanate from the drainage system.
If the blockage is severe, it can cause water to overflow and flood your property.
Over time, this can do serious structural damage, which can be costly and time consuming to put right.
Understanding what causes your drains to work less efficiently and to become blocked is the best way to prevent avoidable drainage issues.
To help you get an idea of what might be causing your drainage problems, we’ve put together a list of some of the most common causes of blocked drains in Dereham and around the UK.
Over the past few years you’ve probably seen stories about large ‘fatbergs’ in the news.
Caused by fat, oil and grease building up over time, these large objects block pipes and cause water to drain more slowly.
As well as the enormous fatbergs that make the headlines, there are thousands of smaller fatbergs clogging domestic and commercial drains around the country.
The best way to avoid fat affecting your drainage system is to make sure you never pour oil or fat down the sink.
These deposits will solidify when they cool and, as they don’t mix with water, will build up in your drains over time.
Foreign objects are a major cause of blocked drains in Dereham and around the country.
When people throw food, sanitary products and anything else that’s non-biodegradable down the loo or into the sink, it can cause problems.
Avoid this by reminding everyone in your family never to use the toilet as a rubbish bin.
As trees grow, their roots begin to spread out.
These roots are surprisingly powerful and, over time, they can easily break or damage the drains that serve your property.
When drains become cracked or broken, it can cause them to become blocked and you’ll need to call in the experts to take care of the necessary repairs.
If there are trees near your home, but not on your property, there’s not a lot you can do about invasive roots.
However, if you think a particular plant is causing an issue, you can talk to your neighbours or the council about having it removed so it can’t do any more damage.
If the tree is on your land, invest in regular drain surveys to ensure it’s not causing a problem.
If cracks begin to appear you can either remove the tree or have your drainpipes re-laid in a safer spot.