Drain Unblocking Services
A blocked drain can cause all sorts of problems, so if your drain is overflowing or if your sink, bathtub, or shower water isn’t draining properly, or if it has a foul odour, call a professional drain cleaning service. Our drain unblocking specialists have the expertise and equipment to unblock all types of drain blockages.
We offer a fast and effective drain service.
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Blocked Drains? Let Us Help!
A blocked drain can cause all sorts of problems, so it’s advisable to give us a call as soon as you might be experiencing any form of difficulty. If your drain is overflowing or if your sink, bathtub, or shower water isn’t draining properly, or if there’s an odour, get in touch with our professional drain unblocking specialists today. We have the expertise and equipment to unblock any drain immediately!
What Causes Blocked Drains
Our CCTV inspections allow us to detect the exact location of your blockage and determine if there is any damage to your drain, thus solving the problem of blocked drains when you can’t physically see the problem.
An unpleasant smell, gurgling noises, cracks, raised water levels, the sewage flowing up drains, and signs of dampness may indicate a blocked drain. Your local drain cleaning company should be able to provide you with drain unblocking and drain clearance services if you have noticed any of these issues.
Drain unblocking services we provide include:
- Clogged drains
- Clogged waste pipes
- Overflowing gullies and manholes
- Regular cleaning gullies
- Outdoor drains
- Kitchen drains
- Drain blockage
- Drainage issues
- Drain jetting
- Blockages in toilets, sinks, and bathtub drains
- Slow drainage in showers
- Flooding in dishwashers and washing machines
- Investigation and removal of bad smells
- Cleaning of commercial pipes
- Unblocking drain pipes
- Plumbing service
Why are the drains blocked?
In addition to helping us fix the problem, fully understanding the cause of the blockage can also help us prevent it from recurring. We don’t just provide immediate solutions, we also provide drain unblocking solutions that guarantee long-term drain health. As well as unblocking your drain, our local drain unblockers will advise you on how to prevent the same problem from occurring in the future.
There are so many reasons why drainage systems become blocked and then require drain clearance. Flow Drains has seen it all – from the household waste build-up to the most unusual objects obstructing pipes!
The most common reasons for blocked drains
Blockages are more common in areas with hard water, such as London, because of mineral content (scale). The buildup of mineral deposits over time can narrow pipes and cause blocked drains.
A wet wipe, as well as sanitary products such as tampons or pads, is a common cause of blockages. Cotton buds and cotton pads are also frequently flushed down the toilet. The breakdown of any man-made product in water can be slowed down with the right ingredients.
Toilets can become clogged when kitchen paper or tissues are flushed down them. The paper used in toilets is specially designed to dissolve fast in the water.
Fats, Oils and Grease
Grease and fats, even in small quantities, can harden when they’re rinsing down the kitchen sink. Drains around apartment blocks and house conversions are commonly found with these types of build-ups. Due to multiple homes sharing the same drain system, there is additional volume produced.
Multi-residential drains cannot handle the additional load.
Garden waste and litter can clog external drains. Among the debris that can enter are leaves, twigs, silt, stones, plastic bags, and other rubbish. Rainwater often traps this debris.
When it comes to the most common drainage issues, we can often resolve them with a drain cleaning service, and if it is more serious, we have the expertise to handle it.
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Blocked drains can’t be fixed by themselves, and if the problem isn’t dealt with by a professional, it will likely get worse. Long-term neglect will not only worsen the signs of the problem but also make fixing it more difficult.
Providing fast and professional drain unblocking solutions, we offer local drain unblocking services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We offer both residential and commercial drain cleaning services as your local drain cleaning company.
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An experienced drain unblocker will identify the underlying cause of a blocked drain pipe and advise on the best drain clearing solution. Using the latest technology, our highly trained drain unblocking experts are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to emergencies or to pre-arranged appointments. With our professional services, we are confident that we can fix any problem.
Each of our engineers is equipped with a range of machine tools and equipment for unblocking drains.
High-pressure drain jetting equipment
Materials that cause a blockage can be broken up by these machines. This equipment is only suitable for external (secondary) pipework due to its power. A property’s primary pipework is vulnerable to damage because of this.
Electro-mechanical Sani snakes
With these machines, our engineers can insert a rotating, flexible cable into pipework using electric motors. With different attachments, they can push any kind of blockage through, including deposits of fat and scale. Designed for clearing internal primary drainage pipes, these products are portable and easy to use.
External and secondary (internal) pipework can still be unblocked by the more traditional rods. The rods are connected together with rod sections of the same strength and flexibility and pushed into the drains by hand. Depending on the type of obstruction that needs to be cleared, different attachments can be used on the end.
Coring machines (drills)
It is necessary to use a more powerful machine for unblocking stubborn jobs, such as removing scale build-up. Blockages can be removed from pipes up to 150mm in diameter using a coring machine. It removes the blockage from the drain so that it can flow freely again.
Cameras for drain survey
A CCTV camera can be used if it proves difficult to determine the cause or location of a blocked drain. By using this equipment, a drainage network defect that could be causing the blockage will be identified. Branches growing through a fractured pipe are an example of tree roots breaking the pipe.
In addition to showing customers that their blockages have been properly removed, cameras are also used to demonstrate that.
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Drain jetting is an extremely effective way to clear blocked drains due to the power that our high-pressure water jetter obtains. It is a good solution for tough drain blockages.
If our engineers feel that a CCTV survey is necessary, we will carry out a camera inspection free of charge as part of our service.
Septic Tank Emptying
A lot of food waste can end up in your septic tank and can result in quite an unpleasant solution in the tank. We will use a specially designed hose to suction out the excess waste left in the tank and remove it for you.
Removing excess limescale can be a frustrating and time-consuming job. We can help to eliminate limescale more efficiently in your home.
Toilets and Sinks
If you have a blocked toilet, sink or bath, there will be a number of signs of blockage. We can find the blockage get it cleared quicker saving you time and costs.
We carry out concrete removal using our high-pressure water jetter to eradicate any damaged concrete. From here, new concrete can be put down.
We can repair or replace drainpipes if the pipes are damaged, collapsed or worn. We will investigate where the drain repair or replacement is needed and install the new pipe always trying to keep the cost low.
If your blocked drain is an emergency, we will use drain rodding to unblock the drain, due to the process being straightforward and quick.
Some drain problems can result in leaks, structural damage and flooding, which is why you may need to opt for our drain lining services. We can fix any pipes that are cracked and address the problem in hand.