There are a number of causes that lead to blocked drains, and although they may start as minor issues, they can quickly escalate into major problems. Preventing these major issues starts with understanding how your drains can become blocked in the first place. There are many common household causes of blocked drains, all of which can be easily handled. These common household causes include:
One of the main causes of your blocked drains is hair. It can bind with grease and other substances to form clogs in the drainage system. The best way to prevent this from occurring is to ensure all drains have guards over them to catch hair and to clean these guards regularly.
Traditional soap bars are made with grease or fat, and this can combine with the minerals in water to leave a hard residue, also known as soap scum. This soap scum clogs your pipes, so switching to soap free washes and having your pipes pressure cleaned can prevent this build-up.
Food waste should never go down your drain, especially waste like tea leaves and coffee grounds because they don’t break down. Grease and oil are also causes of blocked drains as they solidify in the pipes and cause blockages. This is easily prevented by ensuring all food waste goes in the designated food waste bin.
Small objects can sometimes find their way into your plumbing system and cause blockages in your drains. If this happens, you will need professional services to remove the object and return your system to optimal performance.
Your drains can become blocked when there is too much toilet paper and your toilet stops flushing. If water still runs through your toilet when flushed, you can likely unblock this issue yourself using a plunger but, if not, you’ll need professional services to clear the blockage.
Blocked drains can cause a lot of issues, especially if you are in an area which is prone to a lot of rainfall or flooding. Low lying areas, valleys, and riverside properties always need to have suitable drainage in order to prevent overflowing, which can exacerbate flooding and the damage caused by it.
The most obvious sign that a drain is blocked is water pooling around the grate of the drain opening itself. This is a clear indicator that water is backed up in the pipes due to a blockage or overabundance of water. Our team will be able to ascertain the problem and let you know if the drain is blocked or if there is a different underlying issue that needs resolving.
Pooling around the drain is indicative that the blockage is fairly severe. If you notice the water draining away more slowly, it can also mean that there is a developing blockage, which will need to be sorted out before the pipe is completely blocked.
Also, usually when a pipe is blocked, stagnant water and the detritus of the blockage itself can release a foul odour. The smell may be faint while the blockage is minor, but it can become more severe as the blockage develops. Rodents can also be a cause of blockages, and they can sometimes be identified by hearing unfamiliar noises from the pipes.
If you notice any of the above issues and suspect that you have a blocked drain, get in touch with our team right away. Our team are qualified and certified, and we will start the process to completely clear your drains, ensuring they are unclogged and smelling like new in no time.
You can be sure that our team has dealt with numerous cases just like yours, so rest assured that we can take care of it quickly, efficiently, and effectively. We are professional trades people with over 50 years of experience in fixing blocked drains. Our service is fast and friendly, and all at the most reasonable prices, so there’s no need to break the bank.
The first step will be discussing the issue with you directly, so that we can gain a greater insight into the issues that you have been experiencing with your drains. This will be followed by a thorough inspection of the drain itself. This is in order for us to diagnose the cause of the problem, which will then let us know how to proceed and what is the best solution for it.
We have access to the most modern and high quality equipment, with the skills to utilise it to its maximum potential. All of our team are experienced in their roles and will go above and beyond to ensure you get a courteous and professional service that yields flawless results.
Our services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you never need to let a blocked drain bother you. We are only a phone call away and will work to get the problem resolved as quickly as possible, regardless of the time.
With our 24-hour service, our expert team are on call and are available at all times, even if you experience a rapidly worsening blocked drain at an inconvenient time. We are always here to help when you need us most.
We are the only team you need to consider for unblocking your drains with our 24-hour service. Call our friendly and knowledgeable team today and get those drains unblocked.