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Blocked Drains

If your drain is blocked, it needs urgent attention. Polluted water can force its way up into your kitchen sink through the waste pipe. It can also cause flooding leading to costly exterior and interior damage to your home. As your local drainage experts, No1PHD offers a fast, affordable solution to every blocked drain. Our professional services include the use of sophisticated CCTV equipment to identify the precise cause of the blockage without having to excavate the area. We use a range of inexpensive cleaning and drain repair techniques including fast and easy drain relining to ensure your drainpipe regains its free-flowing efficiency. If you need assistance, call us without delay for a no-obligation quote.

Blocked Drain Warning Signs

Although drains can suddenly overflow due to localised flooding, most blockages are the result of accumulated debris. Daily kitchen waste and bathroom hygiene routines are largely responsible for the formation of a solid barrier in the drain. Nature also plays its part with invasive roots from nearby shrubs and trees. If you notice any of the following warning signs, contact us immediately and we’ll provide expert guidance and can arrange a call out to inspect your problem:

  • Unpleasant aroma
  • Slow draining waste water
  • Raised water level in the drain
  • Waste water flowing back into the kitchen sink
  • Irregular noises such as bubbling and gurgling
  • Area around the drain has become uneven

How a Blockage Forms in Your Drain

Stage 1.

Most blockages begin with a sticky base layer of fat from the butter, lard and oils used in food preparation. They float easily and attach themselves to the interior of the pipe where they form a solid mass. Soap is made from a variety of greasy emollients that add to the immature blockage. Pieces of soap often break from traditional bars and soften amongst the fats lining the drain. Liquid soap might be free-flowing, but it still contains oil. Toothpaste adds bulk to the sticky layer of fat.

Stage 2.

Everyone loses an average of 100 hairs a day and many of them are rinsed into the drain where they quickly attach themselves to the sticky fat. Hair is surprisingly tough and long strands begin to form a mesh across the pipe’s interior. A variety of disposable paper hygiene products including multi-layered toilet tissue never fully dissolve. They fall into the network of hair and begin to form a solid barrier.

Stage 3.

Other debris, such as cotton buds and fragments that break from plastic toys when children are playing in the bath, easily sticks to the ever-growing layers of greasy fat. Kitchen waste such as pasta, gravy and fruit pips contribute to the problem. By now, the blockage is impenetrable.


How No1PHD Unblocks Your Drains Fast

One technique we employ is by using a flexible CCTV camera that relays clear images of the interior of your drain. It enables our drainage experts to see the size and composition of the blockage and to check for any structural damage. Drain jetting using industrial grade equipment is a highly successful, cost-effective solution that uses high-powered water pressure to break up the blockage. Even the most difficult blockage can usually be dispersed within a few hours.

Drain Blockages Caused by Tree Roots

Trees growing near the vicinity of your drain can cause a serious blockage. Even a small sapling has an extensive root system that can spread for almost twenty feet. Fibrous root hairs searching for moisture can enter hairline cracks or work their way between rubber seals. As the tree grows, the lengthening roots expand to fit the diameter of the pipe. It’s a common problem that our tree root ingress removal experts regularly deal with. In most cases, we use the intense power of commercial jet washing to literally turn the roots to a pulp, removing them without the need for expensive excavation work.

Structural Damage and Drain Relining

In older properties, ordinary wear and tear can cause an ageing drain to collapse. Apart from insufficient water drainage, such damage is an invitation to the local rodent population to infest your home. Our team of drain specialists can repair most structural defects with an inexpensive technique known as drain relining, which avoids the labour intensive method of manually digging out the old pipes. This is just one of the many drainage techniques our experts have at our disposal and can help solve your drainage problems rapidly. Drain relining involves a polyester tube coated with a highly adhesive epoxy resin that’s waterproof and is non-toxic. Once inserted into the drainpipe, the tube is inflated until it fills the pipe. Hot water is flushed through the tube to ensure the resin melts and bonds to the pipe’s interior. It successfully repairs cracks, realigns disjointed pipes and can often be suitable for pipes with a sharp 90 degree angle. Most drain relining repairs can be completed within hours and not days, also this drain repair service can last for up to fifty years.

Preventing Blocked Drains

For all your blocked drainage needs, call the professionals in UK drainage; No1PHD. Whenever your drain shows signs of a blockage, immediately contact our friendly team of local drainage experts. We’ll soon provide a free quote for our fast and affordable drain unblock solutions. Call 08006906777 now!

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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.

Mr Lincoln

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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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