Drain cleaning is not a one size fits all affair. There are many different methods for cleaning a sewage pipe, and choosing the right one for the job takes expertise and experience. Is the drain old and severely deteriorated to the point where it wouldn’t survive a drain milling procedure? Is it blocked to the point that drain jetting wouldn’t be enough? Are there external factors such as root ingress compromising the structural integrity of the drainpipe? Many things contribute to determining the best plan of attack, and No1PHD have the tools and experience to make that call for you. To reach us in Southampton, simply call 01425 208031 for a fast and effective drain cleaning service.
A drain in need of cleaning is not always apparent without a professional inspection. And when it does become apparent without a professional inspection, it’s typically because something has gone seriously wrong. This could be a complete blockage causing sewage to back up into the property, or leakage somewhere outside of the property, turning the land nearby into an odorous swamp. If your drains are particularly old and have not been surveyed, it is worth having a CCTV survey carried out, if only for the peace of mind that comes with knowing your drains are fine. This would also allow your No1PHD professional to determine the best course of action if your drains do need attention. One sign you can look out for before your drains start backing up is slower draining times. This usually indicates a blockage building up.
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 main risk will always be the risk of blockages occurring, which will then result in your sinks blocked, baths, toilets, and showers draining more slowly. If it is left alone, it will almost certainly worsen and eventually not drain at all. Sewage backing up out of your shower tray makes for a bad start to anyone’s day. While blockages are the main problem you will encounter, the process of surveying and cleaning a pipe can also catch other problems, such as cracking due to aggressive root ingress, or subsidence as a result of a collapsing pipe. It can be tempting to put things off until they absolutely can’t be put off any longer, especially when that thing is buried underground and completely out of sight, but drain cleaning is something you want to keep on top of.
The frequency with which you should have your drains cleaned will vary greatly based on the type of property and the number of sinks, baths, and the like that is in the building. As a rough guide, it is recommended that an average home have their drains cleaned (or at least inspected) every two years or so. It is always advisable to have the drains cleaned on a property you have just bought unless you know the previous owner kept good care of the pipes! No1PHD will be happy to help in either case, whether you just want a health check of your drainage system or a full clean.
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.