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Descaling & Fat Removal

No1PHD are able to provide a comprehensive, efficient and competitively priced service for any house or business looking for descaling or fat removal in their drainage and plumbing. With national coverage and local experts, we are one of the best placed companies to deal with any clogging up or excessive scaling of pipes.

Scaling and Fatty Clogging

The issue of scaling and clogging is one that is unfortunately very common for any kitchen, or just as often, a homeowner that has bought a house from someone that previously didn’t look after their pipes. A mixture of negligent (or non-existent) waste fat removal and procedures often result in homeowners causing or inheriting an unsightly, odorous and sometimes dangerous problem. When excessive scale or fat builds up, it will either cause a back log in the plumbing system, meaning kitchens and houses will end up with a foul smell and standing water in their sinks. In a more severe scenario, it will cause a bigger problem as friends and family are turned away by the odour, or it will result in possible temporary relocation whilst the issue is corrected (which in itself causes foul smells, damage to property and plumbing and a massive inconvenience.) However, most often the problem is not just limited to the house causing the problem; neighbouring homes, businesses and premises will also suffer due to piping being joined under the ground. When this occurs, half the street could end up being pulled up; and when the local authority traces the issue, both they and other homeowners might be able to claim for costs.

Similarly, scaling of pipes can cause a variety of issues for everyone in the vicinity. A scaled pipe is likely to be twice as worse on the inside as what is visible, restricting water and fluid flow and eventually causing a blocked pipe, backup o standing water. It also dramatically weakens pipes, causing them to crust and fur up, split and burst…often, again, underneath the ground. Either scaling or clogging up of pipes is going to be costly and damaging if not correctly or proactively managed.

Correct Procedures

The best way to deal with descaling and fat removal is to take a proactive approach. Where possible, use a licensed, accredited and trusted company such as No1PHD to look after plumbing. Most proactive measures start with an assessment of the house; its location and neighbouring plumbing systems are all taken into account, as are historical problems (as it’s often harder to maintain an older, outdated plumbing system, such as in listed or protected buildings, for instance.) We could possibly use CCTV drain cameras to explore the issue if needed. Also high pressure jetting can be employed. Homeowners will then be expertly advised on how to maintain their plumbing system, how to dispose of fatty or possible corrosive wastes, and how to ensure the health and integrity of pipes if chemical solutions are needed. Furthermore, disposal of fats and corrosives can be either advised upon or actually directly dealt with by the company, ensuring a ‘one stop’ solution for any home or business; you can simply get on with the tasks that matter whilst a company safely, legally and more cost effectively deals with any waste materials for you.


When Things Go Wrong

No proactive approach is going to be 100% effective. However, you do have a choice as to how you deal with it. You can call the local council, but it will be a slow, tedious and expensive problem. They are rarely the most cost effective and will be incredibly invasive to local homes and neighbouring businesses. That’s why, if an unexpected problem develops, a company like No1PHD are best placed to respond.

How No1PHD Can Help

No1PHD combine national coverage with the availability of local drainage experts. A quick, timely, professional response will ensure minimal downtime, and a safe and legal solution to the problem. Any waste will be effectively dealt with, repairs safely carried out and expert advice given for dealing with issues going forward. With both experience in ‘one off’ and ongoing jobs, their service means that there really is only need to make one call. For any proactive or responsive scale and fat removal policy, make sure that one call is to No1PHD. Contact us on 08006906777 or email us at;

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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.

Mrs Griffin

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