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Blocked Toilets, Sinks, Pipes and Drains

No matter how big or small, any blockage in the system is annoying at the least and a nightmare at worst. Despite the greatest care and attention, it is almost inevitable that every Southampton household water system will suffer a blockage at some time. Even the smallest and most innocuous of items can be at the cause of a blocked pipe or drain. Occasionally the problem can resolve itself but, by the same token, it can also worsen and cause damage to pipework and plumbing systems. Better safe than sorry should be the motto when blockages first appear and this is the time to call in your local Southampton plumbing experts at No 1 PHD.

Root of the Problem

A blocked toilet, sink or drain may have a simple cause and a quick solution but this is not always the case. Clearing an obstruction may restore the system to normal but the problem will quickly return if there is an underlying issue with the pipework or drainage system. A quick fix that will last for a few days or weeks is no use to our customers and not the way we work. Do it right and do it first time is the No 1 PHD approach and getting to the root of the blockage is our first step.

Common Causes

An overflowing toilet bowl or a blocked drainage pipe in a sink, bath or shower will usually have a simple cause that we can easily deal with. Among the most common reasons to need a drain unblocked in your Southampton home are:

  • Toilet paper and paper tissues
  • Sanitary items
  • Hairs
  • Soap
  • Grease and oil
  • Hair clips, screws and plastic toys
  • Food wrappers
  • Food items

There is also a surprising range of strange items that get lodged in pipes and cause blockages that mystify even our most experienced plumbers as to how they got into the system and why! Removing these objects and clearing blockages can be a relatively simple task but using the right tools and equipment is crucial. An inexperienced DIY enthusiast may clear the blockage but also inadvertently cause untold damage to the pipework. Best to call out one of our Southampton unblocking experts to fix your issue professionally, so you’ll not have to worry, as our work is guaranteed.

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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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Miss Carey

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Systematic Approach

Simply attacking a blockage with a plunger and a length of wire is not the way to solve the problem. You may be lucky and be successful but there is no guarantee that the problem has been totally resolved and will not reoccur. A systematic approach is what is required and precisely what we deliver.

  • The root cause of the blockage must be determined
  • The blockage removed using the proper tools and equipment
  • The system inspected for any signs of wear and tear, cracks or damage
  • Any necessary repairs properly carried out
  • Appropriate replacement parts fitted and installed where necessary

We are not satisfied until the problem has been totally resolved both to our satisfaction and yours and the blockages are no more than a bad memory. In some cases, a blocked toilet is simply due to age and there is no alternative but to replace it. Fortunately, No 1 PHD can help you as our team of professionals are also toilet installation experts and ready to offer Southampton resident’s advice on which system is best for your particular requirements.

Satisfactory Conclusion

No 1 PHD prides itself on completing every task in a timely, professional manner and to the customer’s total satisfaction. Just because the toilet no longer overflows when flushed or the bath, sink or shower drains as it should doesn’t mean that we are happy with the result. Using state of the art CCTV drainage cameras we will inspect the drainage system for any damage or build-up of material that may cause future blockages. Any potential issues are identified and corrected to ensure the smooth operation of the system in future years. Our operatives are fully vetted, qualified, experienced and insured so you can be assured of a top quality solution and a happy outcome. If you have a problem in the Southampton area with a blocked toilet, sink or drain why not call us today at 01425 208031 to see how we can be of service!

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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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