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Descaling and Fat Removal Services in Portsmouth

If you own a home or rent an apartment, you must have experienced a blocked sink. You are not alone because we frequently receive calls from distressed homeowners requesting that we unblock their drainage system. Blocked drains cause awful smells, overflowing gutters, and even flooding in extreme cases. Fortunately, No1PHD has a team of experienced plumbers who will unclog your sink and stack pipes allowing wastewater to flow normally.

What causes the blockage?

When you wash dishes, fat deposits in the waste water fall through the sink into the drainage pipes. It then mixes from other solid waste from dishwashers and other household items to form solid deposits. The deposits accumulate over time and end up clogging the pipes. Even if you wash fats with detergents to break them down, they will still clog your drainage because there are so many fat particles in the wastewater. Sometimes the pipes do not block completely but instead accumulate dirt on the sides until the passage is so narrow that water flow is reduced to a trickle. Such plumbing lines have scales formed through the reaction of different chemicals found in wastewater.

Before your drainage blocks completely or even bursts, there are telltale signs that there is a blockage. They include:

  • Foul smell emanating from the pipes.
  • Leaks especially at joints and other weak points due to extreme pressure.
  • Slow emptying of wastewater in the sink.

How we remove it

When our No1PHD plumbing and drainage experts come to your property, one technique they can employ when they start to survey the blockage is by using drain camera equipment. The survey helps find out exactly where the blockage is so that we can determine the type of equipment to use on a particular drainage problem. We then apply degreasers which are alkaline detergents that dissolve oils and fats, followed by high pressure water jets to drive the fats out.

If the blockage is still there, we use rotary machines that can reach areas that are out of reach of the jetting equipment to remove the dirt. The machines come with hardy grinding ends to remove the scales through a process of back cutting until the pipe returns to its original volume. We can then apply drain jetting to drive out the fats and other compounds that have been removed by the rotary machines. Finally, the plumbers identify those pipes that need repair and replacement to restore your drainage to its original form.

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Absolutely blown away by the service we received. Took all the stress out of losing our heating and hot water. Highly recommended!

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Mr Wells

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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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Why hire us?

No1PHD offers professional descaling and fat removal services that do not disrupt your business or invade your privacy. Our Portsmouth engineers have specialised equipment for handling such tasks. We have access to modern CCTV cameras to identify the blockage and resolve the problem without damaging your property. Meanwhile, our water jetting equipment can drain your pipes with incredible precision to drive out all the solids that are causing the blockade. The specialist nozzles spray forward and backward to ensure that all the dirt is removed leaving the sink and the pipes sparkling clean.

Contact us

Call us now on 08006906777 if your drainage is blocked or has not been descaled for several months. We understand that blocked drainage pipes can be messy and stressful, we schedule appointments promptly and arrive within a scheduled time. Our engineers are familiar with all the neighbourhoods in Portsmouth so we will get to your property without much hustle. We are available 24/7 so you can call us whenever it is most convenient to do so in case it’s a plumbing emergency. So for all descaling and fat removal from your pipes in your home or commercial premises, contact No1PHD today!

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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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