Blockages are a nasty reality that we all have to face one day. With the best will in the world, almost every plumbing system becomes blocked at some point, sometimes there is simply nothing you can do. This is where we come in. Our Portsmouth team of Expert Plumbers and Drainage Technicians have years of experience in unblocking sinks, toilets, pipes and drains of all kinds and can have your home operating as normal in next to no time.
The best way of dealing with blockages is to identify the problem as early as possible and then contact our Portsmouth branch so that our Drainage Team can come out as soon as possible and prevent things from getting any worse.
One of the earliest and most obvious signs is when your toilet, shower, sinks or any other drainage system is draining more slowly than usual. Particularly bad blockages may prevent water from draining away at all. If water is draining normally from elsewhere in the property, it means that the problem is somewhere close to that specific appliance or drain. On the other hand, if nothing is draining properly then the blockage is likely to be further down the system in the sewer drain.
Your toilet is a good way to test the extent of the problem. If flushing your toilet makes the water rise through the bath drain or if running any of your taps makes the water level in the toilet rise, then the blockage is definitely located in a drain. The same is true if any water-based appliances like a washing machine make water to appear somewhere else when turned on, and this can mean your external drains too are blocked so remember and check those as well.
When your drains start to smell foul it is very likely that you have a blockage. When something gets stuck in a pipe and starts to rot, it is really hard to miss the awful odour it causes. Remember that bad smells can turn up before you see any other signs like rising water so pay attention to them and do not wait for them to clear up by themselves. Let our Portsmouth-based plumbing and drainage team handle it for you and we will save you a great deal of time, money and stress by preventing a major flood.
Along with the sights and nasty smells, often your blocked drains in Portsmouth will make weird sounds, a giveaway that something is wrong with your drains or plumbing pipes. You know what a blockage-free drain sounds like and if you start to hear strange gurgling noises coming from the drains, toilets or plug holes then this is an early warning sign. These sounds are caused by trapped air that occurs when the blockage moves around inside your pipes.
If you recognise one or more of these symptoms then you need to act. Any one of them is a bad sign and more than one can mean that you could soon have a serious problem on your hands. Our team of Portsmouth plumbing experts have all of the knowledge, training and equipment needed to prevent a mild convenience ever becoming anything worse.
Absolutely blown away by the service we received. Took all the stress out of losing our heating and hot water. Highly recommended!
2 weeks ago
Couldn’t have asked for a faster resolution to our drainage conundrum. Nothing was too much for these guys who were brilliant throughout.
1 month ago
The best way to prevent blockages is to never flush anything large or unsuitable down the drains and to be careful with how you dispose of fat and grease. However, some things cannot be helped. Tree roots can cause damage and old pipes can simply fail. This is why the smartest thing to do is arrange a regular maintenance plan with us so that we can catch these problems before they have time to develop.
If you live in the Portsmouth area and have noticed any of the early warning signs, then you need to get in touch with us sooner rather than later. We offer Portsmouth plumbing unblocking services you can rely on. No matter if it’s you toilet blocked, sink, pipes or drain that needs unblocking, No1PHD is here for you. Call us now directly on 08006906777
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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.
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.