A blocked drain can quickly bring your household to a halt. If left untreated, it could overflow and cause flooding. To avoid damage to your home and costly repairs as a result of flooding, it’s worth getting expert advice quickly. That’s where we come in. At No 1 PHD, we’re on hand 24/7 to help customers in Yorkshire with professional, reliable and competitively priced drainage services.
Depending on the severity of the blockage, you may notice a variety of signs including:
In serious cases, a drain that is blocked completely can overflow and flood your property. To avoid costly repairs as a result of flooding, reach out for expert assistant from No 1 PHD today on 08006906777.
Drain guards are a useful preventative measure, as they catch hair and food waste to prevent it from being washed down the drain.
You might want to consider switching from traditional soap bars to an alternative like liquid handwash. This is because the grease and fat used to manufacture bars of soap can bind with the minerals in your water to leave behind a hard residue. When this residue builds up in your drains it can cause a blockage.
Fats, oils and greases solidify as they cool, which is why they should never be poured down your sink. They should always be placed into a suitable container and disposed of with the rest of your food waste. Food that’s left on your plate should never end up down the sink either.
Try to avoid flushing excessive amounts of toilet paper and never flush sanitary items like tampons or towels. Wet wipes do not flush well with some toilets. Keep an eye on small children, as they can very often be the culprit for flushing foreign objects such as toys!
As a drainage company with on call drainage specialists covering homes in Yorkshire 24/7, we are constantly dealing with blockages. If your drain is blocked but otherwise undamaged, we can use a combination of drain rods and high-pressure water jetting systems to blast away blockages and remove fat, grease and oil.
If a drain has become damaged, worn or misaligned, it will need to be replaced as well as unblocked. This is something we can help with. Drain relining is both cost-effective and non-destructive, providing an excellent solution that avoids the need for digging up the area.
Drain relining is a process in which a pipe is created within a pipe. A liner impregnated with a special resin is inserted into the pipe and inflated. Once inflated, the liner is then heated using hot water or UV lighting causing the resin to adhere and set to the inside of the current pipe. The liner is then removed, leaving behind a brand-new resin pipe that will seal up any cracks, allow for water to flow correctly and keep out any pests.
In nearly all cases there is zero need for any excavating (unless the pipe has sharp bends, in which case some digging may be required). Overall, the process will save you time and money when compared to traditional techniques. It’s also an environmentally friendly solution, as it stops sewage from seeping out and causing harm to the surrounding area.