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Toilet Unblocking Service in Portsmouth

Sometimes simple problems can cause major headaches. A blocked toilet can be one such inconvenience. Don’t let this issue become a bigger problem than it needs to be; give No1PHD a call and our professional Portsmouth-based drainage team will have it sorted in no time. You can call us now on, 08006906777 for a quick solution to your toilet blockage.

It may be tempting to think of a toilet blockage as something that’s not worth getting professional help for; something you could fix yourself. How hard can it be, right? But there are numerous benefits to getting a plumbing, heating or drainage service from us at No1PHD in Portsmouth. We’ll find the core issue affecting your toilet and help ensure this won’t be a recurring problem, which can happen if a blockage is quickly fixed without identifying the root cause. It’s best not to take any chances with such a vital component of your home, and blocked toilets are an important part of our quality-assured drainage services.

Common causes of blockage

Quite a few things can contribute to a blocked toilet. Some of them are obvious, some less so. Being aware of them not only helps us do our job effectively, it can also prevent you needing to get professional assistance in the first place. Here are some causes of blockages to look out for:

  • Toilet paper – of course, an essential item that will be going into your toilet no matter what, but unnecessary overuse can load too much at once and cause a blockage. If you need to use a lot, best to do more than one flush before things get too crowded. Unfortunately, certain toilet papers are less dissolvable than others, and this may eventually cause a drain blockage regardless.
  • Kids – not that your kids themselves would be blocking the toilet (we should hope not!), but rather the things they may put down there when you’re not looking. This can include bits of food and toys that your toilet isn’t accustomed to flushing.
  • Feminine hygiene products such as tampons and menstrual pads are common – these don’t dissolve easily and can easily cause a blockage, so it’s recommended you dispose of them in other ways.
  • Hair may seem harmless when you’re dealing with single strands, but when it clumps together, as it can do in your drains, it can cause a significant blockage – especially if it becomes entangled with other items.
  • Other common items such as cotton buds, diapers and baby wipes.

Basically the theme here is simple: try to avoid flushing items down your toilet that aren’t supposed to be there. Of course, sometimes this may be unavoidable (one can’t watch the kids 24/7) or you may simply forget yourself in the moment. So from blocked toilets to Portsmouth blocked drains, do not to worry; No1PHD are here to help in any situation.

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Benefits of a professional solution

When it first appears you may be on the verge of a blocked toilet, there are ways you could try to mitigate it yourself. This includes using a plunger, which can be effective for mild blockages in the bowl of your toilet, and/or a chemical to help dissolve whatever’s causing the blockage. However, these methods are a short term solution, and won’t solve a more significant blockage further down your drainage system. So if they don’t work, we’re ready and willing to get our hands dirty. Here’s some benefits to be found in choosing a fully professional service like No1PHD:

  • We’ll catch what you may miss at first glance – our experts know what to look for in blocked drains and have the tools to fix it, whatever the issue.
  • You’ll have a quality-assured guarantee from us – if a job’s not done right, we’d be the only ones to blame.
  • Professional opinions – upon fixing or observing a problem, we can offer expert advice on how to avoid similar problems in future.
  • Regular check-ups on your drainage system is also an option, if you’re dealing with a recurring issue.

Replacement and repair also an option

If you feel your toilet itself is a problem, we offer toilet repairs and installations as part of our plumbing service in the Portsmouth area.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call on 08006906777 today to look at your blocked toilet. Or keep us in mind for future reference, when you or your friends and family may need a friendly, professional drainage service.

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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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