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Drain Clearance Services Near Me
These days, if we want to find a plumber it can be difficult as we must scour the internet for names or rely on recommendations from social media–whether or not the plumber is good can be somewhat hit and miss.
As a result, many people may attempt to resolve their plumbing problems themselves, especially if the problem is something like a blocked toilet or drain. But where do you start to approach such an issue? In this blog, we will give you some tips on how to unblock a drain, yourself.
Assess the problem
The first thing you need to do is assess the problem you have with your drain blockage and gather together everything you need to tackle it. Whether you plan to use a plunger, auger, or chemical drain unblocker, being well prepared will mean you can work efficiently and effectively to unblock your drain with minimal fuss and mess and only a single trip to the DIY centre.
What’s more, it will give you an opportunity to decide whether or not this is something that you can do yourself or if you need the help of an experienced professional plumber for the job.
What can cause a drain blockage?
Drain blockages can be caused by a wide range of items being wrongly flushed away down the drain. It is sometimes too easy to forget and empty the coffee grains, tea leaves, or vegetable peelings down the sink rather than add them to the food waste compost bin. And even tip out the oil from the frying pan into the drain without adding some detergent to break it down first. In addition, care needs to be taken to also dispose of tampons, condoms, baby wet wipes, and cat litter into the bin rather than flush them down the toilet.
Other debris such as leaves, grass cutting, and even children’s toys can also find their way into the drainage system and cause a drain blockage. Tree roots can invade the drainage system through cracks and holes and will create a lot of damage as they are able to move deeper into the pipe system until they reach the main pipe where they can cause major damage.
They will then create a big blockage so that no more water or waste will drain out properly anymore, making them easier for other things such as leaves, dirt and other unwanted materials to get stuck inside your pipes because there is no way for them to move on down any further.
Homemade solutions for drains clearance
Drain auger: This method involves using a long metal tube with a piece of plastic on one end which is attached at one end of the tube and has another piece at the other end of the tube which you insert into your drainage system either via the toilet or through an inspection point.
Using the auger, you are able to fish out whatever material that is blocking up your pipes so that it stops clogging up again; this method works best if there isn't too much debris stuck in between all of these pipes.
Vinegar and Baking Soda: This method relies on the chemical reaction that occurs when you mix an acid and an alkali together. Pouring first baking soda and then an equal amount of vinegar into the drain will create violent bubbling that will dislodge light debris and enable you to flush it away afterward by running the hot water tap.
It takes about 20 minutes for the process to work and it can be repeated as often as needed. Care should always be taken, however, as this mixture is caustic so wear protective gloves and eye goggles to avoid any burns.
DIY drain Unblockers Are available in all hardware stores and in most larger supermarkets. Most are specific for dissolving hair or grease, but some are more general and these are always worth keeping under your kitchen sink for emergencies. As with vinegar and baking soda, care should be taken when handling these and protection should be worn for hands and face.
When it’s time to call the professionals
Sometimes it is better to call in the professionals straight away. If you have limited time to mess about with the problem, have tried to unblock the drains yourself without success, or water is pouring across your home and it’s threatening to damage your property or even your health.
That’s when you need our help. Our drain cleaning service is guaranteed to have your drains cleared in no time. We use the latest technology to unblock your drains very quickly and efficiently with minimal disruption to your property. With CCTV and high-pressure water jetting technology, we can investigate and clear the issue efficiently with minimal disruption to your property.
This process is conducted in a methodical and thorough manner to ensure that the issue is fully investigated. Our engineers will first use CCTV technology to identify exactly where the blockage is, before using high-pressure water jetting methods to clear it.
With this latest technology and equipment, we can offer our clients a fast and efficient service with minimal disruption to their property.
Our team of trained engineers is equipped with the best drain-cleaning equipment and machinery to ensure that we can clear even the most stubborn blockages from your drains, toilets, and pipes.
If you have a serious blocked drain problem, call us for help now!
If you need help with a serious blocked drain problem, call us for help now! Our friendly and professional team will be able to help with any kind of drainage issue that you might have. We offer high-quality services for both residential and commercial clients. We also have 24/7 services available so that we can provide you with the best possible service at any time of day or night.
Pro Blocked Drains is a nationwide company with engineers in Amesbury and over 20 years of experience working with all types of drains and pipes, giving us extensive experience in all types of drainage problems. There are not many situations or problems we haven’t already come across and resolved!
Our aim is always to find a solution as quickly as possible without causing you any inconvenience. With Pro Blocked Drains we guarantee you:
Fully Qualified Safe Contractor Approved Workers
Quick Response Time
Full Indemnity Insurance
24/7 drain services
Availability 365 days of the year
No Call Out Fee
Peace of mind
If you are based in Amesbury or the surrounding areas and need more information about our services, please get in touch with us today either by dropping us an email or calling on 0800 611 82 99. We will give you a free quote for all work carried out by our team of specialists.
We also offer a 24/7/365 emergency service for any urgent repairs you may require.
Our friendly knowledgeable staff is always happy to help!