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Drain Descaling & Fat Removal

A blocked sink is a nuisance in any situation, but in business or public sector work, it can be a disaster. No1PHD have the expertise and equipment to descale and remove fat from your drains, whether you’re a small cafe owner or a multi-story hotel.

Even the most conscientious of sink users can’t avoid the build-up of debris in your drains. Whether it’s from bits of food, fat, and oils getting into the sink drain or particles of clothing material being washed away by a washing machine, there will always be something that slips down the plughole. For the most part, this isn’t a problem, but over time it can build up and lead to a blockage, which is no fun time for anyone and a serious financial concern for businesses. If you do have a drain blockage, or need drain cleaning, No1PHD can help, but it would be much easier (and less stressful) to keep your drains clear to begin with.

Why do I need Descaling?

In short, you need descaling because of limescale. Limescale is a substance that can often be found on the inside of water pipes where “hard water” has been transported. When that water evaporates it can leave a deposit, which then sticks to the inside of the pipe. The water itself is fine—after all the substance came from the water in the first place—but this build-up, if left alone, can restrict the flow of water through the pipe. Given enough time, and with the addition of things like fat and oils that inevitably find their way into the drain, blockages can become a real problem.


Descaling is the process of removing those limescale deposits, clearing the way for your water to flow unimpeded and reducing the likelihood that a misplaced glob of fat will ruin your day. No1PHD has a variety of tools at its disposal to ensure that we can tackle even thickest of limescale build-up.

Fat Deposits

If you run a cafe, restaurant, or any commercial or public sector building with a kitchen—and far more so with hotels—the likelihood of fats and oils being accidentally (or intentionally) flushed down the drain are more significant. Most people know they shouldn’t really do it… lots of people do it anyway. And the more often this happens, the more of a chance a blockage will develop as the fats and oils congeal in the pipes. Obviously the likelihood of a blockage is increased if the pipes are already coated in a thick layer of limescale, but enough misuse of your drains can cause a fat blockage in even the healthiest pipes.


Fat Removal

While we can’t stop you, your employees, or your customers/guests from flushing fat down your drains, we can certainly help you deal with the aftermath. For any kind of pipe blockage, No1PHD have the tools to get your water flow moving again. Call us to discuss your needs.

Big Picture: Maintenance is Key

Small debris can usually pass through even the most encrusted of pipes. The problem usually occurs when something larger is flushed down the drain, something that can become lodged. This is true as much for large pipes—and sewers—as it is for small ones. When you drain blockages are freed up, the debris from those blockages then travels through pipes and can contribute to other blockages farther down the line, such as in the sewers. This can cause problems beyond a single sink, even as far as multiple buildings or entire streets. The key to avoiding this kind of problem is regular maintenance. Don’t wait until your sinks are backed up to call No1PHD, regular drain descaling and fat removal will ensure you never have to deal with this kind of stressful situation. Not to mention the peace of mind in knowing that it will most likely never come up.

Call No1PHD Today

Whether you’re planning some routine descaling as part of your properties standard maintenance, or you have a drain blockage emergency and need an expert on the scene in short order, No1PHD have you covered. Call us today on 08006906777 to schedule an appointment and we’ll make sure your pipes are clear.

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

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