Blocked drains some usefull facts and tips on how to deal with blocked drains
Some tips and things to avoid when you are considering how your drains work. We’ve been in business for years unblocking drains and there is nothing we haven’t come across. We share our knowledge on this page or if you need our assistance we offer a 24 hour drain unblocking service
There are many reasons why a drain or gully blocks up. Sometimes this can be prevented by taking the time to wash out & clean the chamber or gully. Here at Urgent Drain Care we have all the mechanical & hand held equipment at hand to deal with any Emergency such as a Blocked Drain Blocked Toilet, Blocked Sink, or Shower. We often only take notice of a manhole or the service pipes below ground when a blockage occurs, but drains and drainage systems are an integral part of every house and place of work. The top Three main reasons are as follows;
A blocked Gully or Gully’s can easily get blocked by leaves or a build up of fat or dish washer cleaning products. The blockages can then cause a blockage to the connecting pipes within the chamber’s causing a back up, and then eventually a blockage to the whole system. The removal of the Grating and cleaning several times a year can lower the chances of a blockage. At Urgent Drain Care we carry out regular maintenance programmes to both Residential & Commercial Clients alike.
Blocked Sinks & Pipe-work
All sorts of items including foods, detergents and waste products get washed down sinks . The majority of pipe-work which serve sinks and wastes is usually only 35mm in diameter. Waste traps such as P-Traps U-Traps are fitted below the sink and need regular cleaning, in some cases once per month. At Urgent Drain Care we carry all the tools of the trade to undertake problem blockages to sinks , such as drain snakes & Ridgid Drill & attachments to clear that blockage. Again the blockage could lead to further problems below the surface into the main chambers. More info on our blocked sink page here
Blocked Toilets, Drains & Manhole Chambers
A blocked Toilet or Toilets both on the Ground & first floors, can be a real inconvenience. And sometimes the only way to un-block this is by Drain Rods or drain Jetting equipment, the amount of equipment that is required to service or clear a blockage can run in to thousands of pounds, a typical vehicle fitted with all the operational equipment can typically cost in excess of £40k . Toilets usually block when something has been flushed away and gets caught in the pipe-work/ sewer pipes. The main causes can be face wipes/ nappy’s cloth materials, to name but a few. regular Drain De-scaling and maintenance to the system will reduce the chances of a potential blockage. Also by not flushing down the toilet some of the items previously mentioned will reduce blockages. Other causes can be poorly laid waste pipes, incorrect levels of pipes and chambers, and lack of routine maintenance. Often the manhole chamber is built from brick-work and this could get dislodged and drop into the waste pipe / chamber. Remember 9 times out of 10 your manholes & chambers are linked to your next door neighbours houses, and although you may be carrying out regular maintenance are they?.