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Portsmouth Soil Stack Unblocking

Many homeowners are unfamiliar with what a stack is. If you think of the plumbing and all the pipes that run throughout your house as branches of a tree, then the central trunk, where all the branches funnel wastewater is a vertical drain line called a stack. If this becomes clogged it causes issues with your entire plumbing system.

A clogged stack

Your plumbing stack, or ‘soil stack’ is connected to all the pipes in your home, including both the primary and secondary drain lines. This makes it difficult to reach and dealing with a clogged stack can be very difficult without expert assistance. This is partly because a clogged stack has the same symptoms as a clogged minor drain pipe. If you think that you have a clogged pipe but the traditional tricks do not help, then the best course of action is to call one of our Portsmouth-based Plumbing Experts to come and deal with the problem.

When you know that there is a problem but have been unable to find the source, there are several things we can do on your behalf. Our Drainage Team can take a look at the primary drain line. If there are no problems there, the next step is typically to disassemble the p-trap that is connected to the affected fixture. This may sound like a lot and if you have the experience you can take some of these steps to eliminate possibilities before you call our Portsmouth office which helps us reach a solution more quickly.

Once our team has eliminated all other possibilities, they will check to see if the stack is the source of the problem. One of the reasons that it is left until the end is that the plumber will need to locate the stack’s drain clean-out. Often, the drain clean-out has been obscured, covered or even walled-over making it particularly difficult to access. This is why it is important to have a professional Portsmouth plumbing and drainage company deal with the issue as they will be able to do so with the least amount of disruption.

Serious blockages

One noteworthy aspect of serious blockages is that there will be no gurgling sounds. In fact, if the blockage is severe enough it will create a vacuum which sucks water out of the connected p-trap. When water moves from a p-trap to a plumbing stack this means that there is nothing between your living spaces and the toxic sewer gasses from the drain system.

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Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.

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1 month ago

Our experts can easily clear a clogged plumbing stack

At our Portsmouth plumbing, heating and drainage branch of No1PHD, we have teams with years of collective experience and all of the qualifications to match. All of our plumbers and drainage technicians are professionally-trained and they are all equipped with the best equipment for the job; namely unblocking your soil stack. No matter what kind of job you have, whether it is clearing a clogged plumbing stack, dealing with a different drainage blockage or installing a new shower we have the skills to deal with it easily.

Given the complex nature of clearing a clogged stack, it is recommended that inexperienced plumbers and DIY-minded individuals give it a miss. Instead, call the Portsmouth drainage experts, No1PHD on 01425 208031, fill out the form on our website or email us at info@no1phd.co.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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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.

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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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