Blocked drains can be very unpleasant. They can be smelly but that could be the least of your worries as a blocked drain could cause flooding, as water backs up, and potentially cause pipes to crack or warp if left untreated. This can lead to much more significant damage so early intervention is recommended where possible.
Water backing up and bad smells in sinks, toilets and drains are signs that you have a blockage somewhere. You may even see some flooding, particularly in low lying ground such as cellars or in the garden. Low water pressure could also be an indicator that a pipe is losing water somewhere which could be due to damage from a blockage. See the common causes of blocked drains here.
The first thing to do is determine where the blockage is. If it’s inside your house or within the boundary of your property it’s your responsibility to deal with it. If it’s beyond your property, in the street, it may be the responsibility of your water provider.
We use correlator technology to fully survey the drain and establish exactly what and where the issue is. This enables us to diagnose the problem and determine the best solution for resolving it. We have a number of strategies for clearing blockages, including drain rods and high pressure jetting, and we can also repair or replace any damaged pipework.
If you are concerned that your drains are blocked, or have been told they are by the water provider and they can’t help, please give us a call on 0800 032 6478 or use the form here to send us a message.
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