Are your drains slacking on the job? Maybe you’ve noticed that your drains are not draining as quickly as they used to, or maybe they are even flooding! If that is the case, you most likely have a blocked drain, and this is not as uncommon as you may think.
Why do drains block?
Common caused for drains getting blocked include:
- Rubbish stuck in pipe
- Leaves or other substances blocking the pipe
- Damage or collapsed pipe
- Tree roots which have grown into the pipe and blocked it
- Silt and dirt build up after years of drainage service
Blocked drains are actually a common problem and can cause serious issues if left untreated. Blocked drains can cause health issues and property damage. If you have noticed a blocked drain, you would be wise to act on it.
What to do if you notice a blocked drain
If you notice a blocked drain, you should pick up the phone and call a drain unblocker. The best and fastest way to see what is causing the blockage is by means of a CCTV drain inspection. The drain unblocker will put a CCTV camera down the drain to see what is causing the blockage, and once this is known then appropriate action can be decided.
Here is an example of a CCTV drain inspection:
Once the blockage has been identified, it can now be decided how to best tackle the problem. The solution will depend on whether it’s a blockage or whether the drain is damaged.
If the problem is a blockage, the most likely course of action wiull be to unblock it by means of Hydro jetting. This involves putting a jetting hose down the drain, which sprays water through a water jet at very high pressure to clear any blockages. This method is faster and cheaper than all other drain unblocking solutions, and can be used on all sizes of drain pipes.
If the drain has been damaged, whether it’s by tree roots, burst pipe or otherwise, the solution will involve repairing the broken section of pipe. This is more complicated than a drain unblocking but is necessary to get sorted.
If you are having drainage issues, contact us today by calling 0800 372 465 and let us solve your drainage problem!