When dealing with a blocked drain and you are approaching a company to take on this work, keep in mind that they can sometimes offer additional services which may not be needed at time. Examples of this could be a CCTV Drain Survey. Most drain blockages do not require a CCTV survey. Cleaning your drains isn’t exactly advanced science, yet many people don’t know how to take care of their drains.
They might use a long pole to push the blockage in hopes of clearing it, but instead, they might end up compressing the blockage further which makes it harder to remove!
In the event that this does happen, you will need a drainage expert to clear the blockage. To avoid this from happening, it might be worth just letting an expert handle your drain inspections and maintenance. It’s easier, more convenient, and it saves you time. Cleaning your domestic drains might not just be a grimy and troublesome activity, but it might be more difficult than you expect. If you don’t have any knowledge about drains and unblocking them, we would highly recommend that you leave it to an expert.
It might seem straightforward to unblock a drain, but with the more severe blockages, you may not have the right equipment or techniques for effectively handling a blockage.
All that being said, with the minor blockages to your sink, shower or bathtub, these can be easy and simple fixes. There are a variety of over-the-counter cleaning substances that you can pour down the drain to remove small blockages.
You may even have to use a plunger to remove chunks of waste, but at least the chemicals would have broken down some of the waste so that it’s easier to remove. When these simple solutions do not work, then you will need to turn to an expert.
Drainage engineers have specialised tools for clearing out blocked drains effectively, such as drain jetters or force unblockers. These use compressed air which then forces the blockage through the pipe network and potentially breaking down the waste into smaller chunks which can then be flushed.
One of the first indications of a blocked drain is that you might notice that water isn’t flushing away as quickly as usual. When this happens, most drains can be unblocked with just a normal plunger.
When working with drains, it’s important to take steps to ensure good hygiene and safety. Always wear durable gloves.
Discovering who might be liable for a blocked drain can often be troublesome. Most of the time, the mortgage holder or occupiers of the property are liable for the drains that are underneath them. Drains and drain networks that are outside of your property are managed by nearby power, waste, or sewerage organisations.
If there is a blockage in a nearby network and it’s affecting you, then you need to contact your neighbourhood water organisation. It’s important to check if there is a blockage outside of your property.
How would I know whether my drains are blocked?
Different signs could be terrible stenches or the drains outside are flooding.
What to do if the drains are blocked?
If the blockage is within your property, then you will have to resolve this. You can rely on an expert drainage company to take a look at this for you if you are unsure of where the blockage is. If you are the homeowner, then you should check whether your home insurance covers a drain blockage.
If you are unable to clear the blockage for any reason, then you can rely on a professional drainage company, such as Drain 247 to handle your drains for you.
If you require drain unblocking services, then please contact our drainage experts. With years of experience and knowledge, Call us on 0800 612 8038 or you can complete our contact form to get your free, no-obligation quote.