Buildings rely on adequate drainage to maintain a fresh supply of water and to remove waste to sites where it can be treated and disposed of. If an issue occurs, the consequences are easily felt and can quickly bring anyone’s day to a grinding halt. Here at No 1 PHD Limited, we’re on hand to assist customers all over with professional, reliable and competitively priced drainage services.
Our drainage experts know that a blocked drain can occur at any time, which is why our team are only ever a phone call away. All you need to do is pick up the phone and dial us to request a visit to your property at a time that is convenient for you. Once on site, our team will go to work surveying the affected drains and determining the cause and extent of the blockage.
Once a determination has been made, you, the customer, will be provided with a free no-obligation quotation for the work required to rectify the issue. You’re welcome to walk away at this stage or to shop around, but we’re confident that you won’t find a more affordably priced option anywhere else. At No 1 PHD Limited, we can tackle blocked drains, carry out drain relining, provide mini CCTV surveys, and so much more.
You can read more about our services and why you should choose No 1 PHD Limited below. Alternatively, if you have any questions, you’re more than welcome to speak to a member of our friendly and knowledgeable team.
There are many reasons as to why a drain might become blocked, and the severity of the blockage can determine the signs that follow.
The most common causes of drain blockages are:
• Excessive Use of Toilet Paper
• Food Waste
• Foreign Objects, such as Keys and Small Toys
• Hygiene Products, such as Wet Wipes
The average person loses around 80-120 hairs per day, especially when in the shower, and these hairs can all too often end up accumulating in the drain and around the plughole. It is here that hair binds with grease to form a mass through, which water will struggle to penetrate. Drain guards are usually the best preventative measure, but if you’ve neglected to use one, you might find that your drain is now well and truly blocked.
If you still use traditional soap bars, you might want to consider switching to an alternative. The grease and fat used to manufacture these bars bind with minerals in the water leaving behind a hard residue. It’s this residue that builds up in the drains, eventually leading to a blockage.
Food waste can be split into two categories – what you leave on your plate and what comes off your food while cooking. Fats, oils and greases solidify as they cool down and will form a blockage if placed directly down the sink. As such, they should always be placed into a suitable container, such as a glass jar. Likewise, any food left on your plate should always be scraped into the bin.
While not as common as the others mentioned here, foreign objects can often be a factor and are nearly impossible to remove without professional assistance. Objects like keys, small toys and stuffed animals can often find their way into the toilet, and it’s usually children who are the culprits.
Some drainage systems are simply unable to handle large amounts of toilet paper, resulting in blockages occurring within the U-Bend. Likewise, hygiene products, such as wet wipes do not flush well with some toilets. Products like sanitary towels should never be flushed as these will nearly always become lodged further down.
While a blocked toilet can be unblocked using a plunger, if the blockage is severe enough and the water level rises with each flush, you’ll need to seek out professional assistance.
As a local drainage company with on call drainage specialists 24/7, we are constantly dealing with blockages.If your drain is blocked but otherwise undamaged, the next step for us is to remove the blockage and clean the pipes. We use a combination of drain rods, which are tools utilised to dislodge blockages and high pressure water – drain jetting systems. Water jets are high pressure systems that blast away stubborn blockages and remove fat, grease and oil, leaving pipes spotless.
In some cases, a drain may have become damaged or misaligned or might simply have worn away with age. In cases like this, the affected pipes must be replaced as well as unblocked, and this is something that No 1 PHD Limited can help with. Drain relining is both cost-effective and non-destructive and is an excellent way to repair drains without having to dig up the area.
Drain relining can be used to reinforce old and weakened pipes, seal fractures, realign misaligned pipes and extend the life expectancy of any drainage system. In some cases, drain relining can stretch a drain’s life span by as many as 50 years or more. But what is drain relining?
In a nutshell, drain relining is a process where 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, if required, is then heated using hot water or UV lighting causing the resin to adhere and set to the inside of the current pipe. The hose used to insert the liner is then removed, leaving behind a brand-new resin 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.
There are many benefits to opting for our drain relining services. In nearly all cases, there is zero need for any excavating to occur although if the pipe has sharp bends, some digging may be required. Overall, the process will always save you time and money when compared to traditional techniques. Drain relining can be applied to pipes of virtually any size and can even go around 45o and 90o bends.
It is also an environmentally friendly solution as sewage will be prevented from seeping out where it can cause harm to the surrounding area as well as water pollution.