Blocked sinks are one of the most common plumbing and drainage problems a residential home can face. To get your sink unblocked, quickly and with minimal fuss, call No1PHD today on, 01425 208031 and we’ll get a Southampton-based professional out to you in no time.
Despite the best of intentions, sink blockages occur on a regular basis. We all try to be responsible with the substances we rinse down our sink plugholes but we can’t stop everything that shouldn’t get down there from doing so. Fortunately, No1PHD have a wealth of experience in unblocking sinks, service locally the Southampton area, and can deal with that sinking feeling before it ruins your day.
The most common causes of a blocked sink are different depending on the sink in question. For bathroom sinks, it’s usually the result of hair, either from shaving in the sink or from someone with long hair malting a little in the shower. For kitchen sinks the usual offender is fats, oils, and small bits of food, which may require descaling and fat removal in the worst cases. All of these substances, despite being small enough to pass through your pipes, can stick to the surfaces and begin to build up over time. Even though most people know they shouldn’t, rinsing fat and oil down the drain is an all too common behaviour. And even for those that don’t, it’s still impossible to wash the dishes without some fats and oils getting in there. No1PHD can’t change your washing habits, but we can deal with your Southampton blocked drains when they happen, and perhaps even help you from preventing them in the future.
Unfortunately, for a lot of us, there’s not much more we can do. Not pouring fats and oils into the kitchen sink is one thing, but as mentioned above, it’s almost impossible to have clean dishes and completely prevent fat from entering the drain. Similarly, you can’t help that you lose strands of hair in the shower… but you do need to shower, so what do you do? The best approach is to observe all the best practices about what you should and shouldn’t put in your drains and try to schedule some regular maintenance. Getting your various plugholes and drains checked out every few years can save you in both money and stress when compared to an unforeseen plumbing emergency. Catch problems as they are developing, rather than discovering them when they are causing sink water to splash over the edge of your counter. If things do develop overtime unnoticed, don’t worry, Our Southampton plumbing and drainage experts will be quick to resolve all your issues and unblock and unclog your sinks and even unblock your toilets!
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
Sometimes a sink blockage is not just a sink blockage. The various plugholes in your home or commercial property will usually all feed into the same drain, and as a result, a blockage further down the line can cause problems in multiple places. If you find that multiple plugholes are backing up—particularly if they are close together in the building, or all of the plugholes in the building are backing up—there may be a more serious blockage that needs our attention. If everything is backing up, there’s a good chance you have a blockage in the main sewage drain that serves your property, and you should call us immediately before serious damage is done.
For routine maintenance, an emergency sink blockage, or even a serious drain blockage that has your entire property backing up, No1PHD are here to help. Simply call us up on Southampton 01425 208031 and we’ll fix your blockages and plumbing problems.
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.