Blocked drains require urgent attention before they create more serious problems in your home. A blocked drain can lead to flooding, which often requires costly repairs. While drains can suddenly overflow due to localised flooding, most blockages are the result of accumulated debris.
As Darlington’s leading drainage experts, we offer a fast and affordable solution to every blocked drain. Our professional services include the use of sophisticated CCTV equipment to identify the cause of the blockage, without the need to excavate the area. Once we’ve identified the issue, we use a range of inexpensive cleaning and drain repair techniques to quickly fix the problem in the most cost-effective way possible.
The following are all potential warning signs to look out for:
At No 1 PHD, we offer expert drainage services to homes in Darlington. If you spot any of these warning signs, please get in touch with us immediately on 08006906777. We can provide guidance and arrange a call out to inspect your problem.
We use CCTV equipment to quickly assess the blockage and check for any structural damage. From there, we use industrial grade equipment to carry out a technique called drain jetting. This is a highly successful and cost-effective way to break up the blockage using high-powered water pressure. Even the most difficult blockage can usually be dispersed in a matter of hours, making this an efficient and reliable solution.
There are various different reasons drains overflow. It could be down to localised flooding or invasive roots from nearby shrubs and trees. There are, however, a few things that you can do to help prevent blockages.
Daily kitchen waste and bathroom hygiene routines are key players in the formation of a solid barrier in your drain. Most blockages begin with a sticky base layer of fat from butter, lard and oils used in food preparation. From there, hair and other debris such as food waste, fruit pips and other fragments can become attached to the sticky fat and start to accumulate.
A good place to start is being mindful of what goes down your plugholes. Avoid pouring fat into your kitchen sink and, where possible, install drain protectors to catch and prevent hair and food waste from being washed down the drain.
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.
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.