Everyone relies on their house pipes working correctly all the time. We wash away an incredible amount of water whether we are showering, flushing the toilet, washing our hands, cooking or doing any number of other common activities. The constant need for running water in our lives is why a blocked pipe can pose such a large problem.
At No1PHD we are experts when it comes to dealing with even the worst blockages and our expert teams of plumbers and drainage specialists are more than capable of solving any problem. While it is true that a household plunger combined with some chemical blockage remover will remove any minor issue, that will not always be enough.
When you notice the first signs of a blockage such as slowly draining water or bad smells coming from your sink, it is tempting to try and see if the issue will resolve itself. Many people will try home-remedies like pouring boiling water down the affected sink or flushing a blocked toilet over and over in an effort to force the problem to move on, and it is always worth trying some basic technique to clear a blockage.
However, if the issue cannot be resolved quickly the best thing you can do is to stop trying and call us for help. Once a plunger has failed to clear a blockage it is unlikely that any other tricks you have easily available are going to work, and they may even make things worse. If you are pouring extra fluids down your drains in an effort to force the blockage to move you can easily misjudge the situation and force the filthy water out of your pipes and back into your home.
Should this happen, you are no longer simply facing a blocked pipe or sink. You will now have to deal with cleaning up an awful mess which often stinks and there may be significant water damage depending on where the accident occurs. Instead of risking it, give us a call and we will dispatch a local member of our team to assess the situation, solve the problem and restore your home to normalcy as quickly as possible.
After we arrange to visit your property, one of our plumbing specialists or drainage experts will arrive with the tools they need to solve your problem. We will assess the situation, discover where the blockage is located and remove it. Thanks to the wide range of equipment and professional experience at our disposal, we are capable of utilising locations like exterior drains for easier access to the problem.
Once the problem has been found and the blockage has been removed, destroyed or dissolved, we will perform the necessary tests to make sure that everything has returned to normal. If you are unsure where the problem originated or what caused it, feel free to ask. Our onsite specialist will be happy to supply you with all of the necessary information to ensure that this never happens again.
Sometimes these problems are no-one’s fault. Instead, they are caused by old pipes which have corroded or other faulty infrastructure. We will be able to tell you if this is the case and recommend a course of action that prevents similar issues from occurring. While replacing pipes and re-plumbing sections of your house may seem frustrating, it is going to save you a great deal of frustration and money in the long run if it is necessary.
Like many other problems, blocked toilets, sinks, pipes and drains start small but quickly turn into something much larger if left unchecked. The best course of action is always to try some basic techniques to solve the issue and then call us when they do not work. We are always available and we guarantee that we can save you a great deal of trouble by solving your blockage before it causes major damage and stress.
Simply give us a call on 08006906777, we have plumbing and heating engineers throughout the country and we will always be able to dispatch someone locally to assist you. Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the form on our website and we will get in touch as soon as possible.
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.