Basic Blocked drainage problems

Basic drainage unclogging usually involves rodding to remove the blockage, followed by using High Pressure Water Jet to flush through the system. Although clearance has been achieved by rodding to ensure your Blocked drainage is completely clear and flowing. We always use High Pressure Water Jet where possible to ensure maximum flow is achieved.

How Blocked Drainage Occurred?

If it’s an indoor blockage, it could have occurred because of heavy materials or objects flushed down the drain.  Sanitary products often caused  Blocked drainage .In addition paper towels or other hard to flush materials which can clog pipes and obstruct drains. Wipes, tissues, and even hair can also be the culprits

Private Drains

If yours is the only property using a pipe, it’s a ‘private drain‘. Which means that if it gets blocked, you are solely responsible for dealing with the blockage, and you’ll have to pay for it to be cleared

Why is my drain slow?

Slow-moving or backed-up drains are common in bathroom sinks, but luckily the fix is usually simple. The problem is caused by hair and gummy soap scum that get caught up in the pipework.

The first answer is YES:

Your sewer drains should hold water in certain locations.  The reason for the water in the drainage fixture is to prevent rodents and smells entering the building.  For example a toilet pan has water in its bowl always this is to prevent foul smells entering the building.  Other examples could be the P trap or shower drain these are also designed to hold water during normal operation.  If you do however notice excessively high levels of water there could be a blocked drainage causing the problem.

The second answer is NO:

If you notice that drains are overflowing or making a gurgling noise or even sucking the water seal dry it would most likely point towards a fault in the drainage system.  The main sewer drain is designed to self cleanse (when installed correctly) and this is achieved by having the correct grade or slope on the pipe and therefore when any debris put into the line it will move along the pipe and end up in its correct destination.

Using CCTV Surveys for Blocked Drainage?

Through using our CCTV drain investigation equipment we can identify areas of a Blocked drain. Block drain may be holding water due to a blockage or even a collapsed section of pipe.  When a drain has been newly installed or recently cleaned out there will be very little debris standing still in the line it will all move away promptly and this is how we identify Blocked drainage problems by using our special equipment.

For more information give our office a call on 01189888288 or email us