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London Drain Unblocking from Professional Drain Engineers
Never ignore a blocked drain
Drain unblocking doesn’t take much effort. Anyone with a jetter can stick it down the drain and blast away until the water’s flowing again. But if you don’t find and fix what blocked your drains in the first place, it won’t be long until they’re blocked again.
That’s the difference between a bloke with a jetter and professional drain engineers like us. We don’t just treat the symptoms of a blocked drain, we treat the causes.
Blocked drains must never be taken lightly. If the blockage was caused by cracked pipes, water could be seeping out and weakening the surrounding soil. If this is left untreated, your property is at risk of subsidence or even collapse.
If you only unblock the drain without any inspection, you’ll never know until it’s too late.
Our drain detectives will solve the mystery of your blocked drains
Unblocking a drain without inspecting it first flushes away all the valuable evidence. That’s why, before we unblock your drains, we provide a CCTV inspection so that we can identify what caused the blockage and recommend treatments.
Sometimes the cause is something you can easily avoid in future like a wall of nappies and sanitary pads, sometimes it might be a serious structural issue that requires immediate treatment.
What are the causes of a blocked drain?
- A cracked pipe may be allowing soil to fall inside. Cracked pipes can be caused by age, subsidence or nearby building works.
- Crumbled pointing or brick from decaying inspection chambers, more common in Victorian buildings.
- Blockage from nappies, sanitary pads or other waste which shouldn’t be flushed down the toilets.
Check your drains: if there’s standing water, call us immediately
Every property should have a manhole that you can lift up to inspect the drains. If you see standing water, it means your drains aren’t working like they’re supposed to.
Ignore standing water and you could end up with raw sewage backing up into your property, and trust as, at that point, it will be impossible not to notice your drains aren’t working.
Even a small amount of standing water provide a breeding ground for insects, such as blood-sucking, disease-spreading mosquitoes. If you see mosquitoes in your home or business, it may be a sign that your drains aren’t working.
The best way to prevent a blocked drain is to simply take a peak beneath the manhole every six months so that you can take action before your drains become a serious problem. Set a reminder on your phone now, and call us immediately if you spot any standing water.
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