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Descaling and Fat Removal In Southampton

Our drains weren’t designed for the amount of fats, oil and grease (FOG) that we put down them. Over time, the fats cling to the drains, harden and then accumulate further, leading to the famous “fatbergs” that the press regularly reports. At No1PHD, we have a range of drainage services in Southampton which will remove fat from the drain or sewer, and dispose of it in line with regulations.

FOG Build Up Can Harm Your Business

As an example, if you are a Southampton restaurant business or food provider, you have a legal duty to make sure waste oils and fats don’t go down the drain and block it. However, the problem may have started years ago, and only just come to light. Perhaps you have wastewater or sewage backing up – these obviously contravene food hygiene regulations and put your business at risk.

Part of the problem is that oil and fat can appear to be dissolved in the detergent suds produced by the dishwasher. But that’s only temporary. When the mixture goes down the drain, it cools and hardens, then starts sticking together, and attaching to the pipes. You can end up with a large, hard mass that is too big to get out manually. We’re here to help with a range of drainage services to tackle even the largest build-up, and to make sure the problem doesn’t come back.

Remember, we service both residential homeowners and commercial clients throughout the Southampton area that suffer with descaling and fat removal issues in their drains. We also cover many other drainage problems that might need attention, such as ‘blocked sinks’ or blocked toilets to name but two.

Fat Removal And Descaling

Our first job is to break up the solid mass of fat and grease. We do this using state of the art water jets that operate at very high pressure, and break the fat into smaller pieces that can be removed.

Once this part of the job is completed, we can go on to descale the pipes, cleaning all the matter that is clinging to them, and encouraging fat build up. We descale your pipes using specialised equipment that can reach around bends, and clean the pipes effectively. If the whole drain needs cleaning, then our expert Southampton team can also offer that drain cleaning service.

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Permanent Grease Management

Obviously, you’ll be keen to prevent this problem from recurring. We are experts in every aspect of drain and sewer maintenance, and we can advise on how to tackle the problem at source. One effective method is to install a Grease Trap as part of the drainage system. This stops fat, oil and grease entering the drain.

The grease trap needs cleaning regularly, because it will fill up with grease, and if not emptied, it will block water from entering it, causing an overflow. Grease traps come in various sizes and designs, and we can use our experience to advise you on the most suitable and effective grease trap for your particular business.

In fact, many Southampton businesses have installed grease traps, and set up a regular drain maintenance schedule with us. We visit at agreed intervals, to check that the grease trap is undamaged, and to clean out the accumulated fat, so that it continues to work effectively.

We also offer homeowner and commercial an emergency drainage callout service that runs 24/7 covering all the Southampton area.

Licensed Waste Carriers

As licensed waste carriers, we are allowed to remove and dispose of the fat once it is out of the drain. We can also issue you with documents, to show that you have complied with the waste regulations.

Contact us today, for an expert, efficient and fast service across the Southampton and its surrounding area. If you have a drain blocked by fat, oil or grease call us on; 01425 208031, or email us at; We’ll provide sound advice and a professional, cost-effective service for all your drainage needs, commercial and residential.

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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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