Blocked drains are one of the most common reasons why professional assistance is required. It’s not only an inconvenience, but a blocked drain can also become a health and safety hazard as the standing water can become a breeding ground for household insects, such as mosquitos.
A: A very obvious sign is standing water which remains in the sink or your toilet bowl and doesn’t drain away.
Before it becomes completely blocked, you may first start to notice a foul smell coming from the drains, a gurgling sound or water taking longer to drain away. For external drains, you may also notice puddles around the drain where the water has built up. In extreme cases, your drains might also overflow with waste matter, which of course isn’t pleasant.
Drains are designed to remove waste liquid from the property; thus, non-liquid items can often get stuck in the piping and lead to blockages. Blockages can also be formed due to build ups from dirt, grease and grime, such as cooking grease and fat from kitchens, domestic or commercial. External drains can be blocked by fallen leaves, and moss build up as well as overgrown roots, which can also damage the pipes.
If you notice any symptoms of a blocked drain in your home, EPH Plumbing and Heating will be more than happy to help. We have the equipment and knowledge to diagnose the cause of the blockage and efficiently remedy it to minimise disruption to your home and work.
Problems with your drains can be a nightmare and will only get worse, resulting in a complete replacement. We have emergency drainage services so that we can come out to you 24/7 and fix your drainage problems.
We work throughout Southampton and the surrounding areas of Hampshire including:
CCTV Drain Surveys
The best way to find the route of your drain blockage is to use the CCTV drain survey method. A camera is sent down the drain to find the cause and the exact location of the blockage.
Drain jetting is an excellent and approved method for unblocking drains. It involves high-pressure water being put down the drains to break down the blockage, leaving you with clean drains.
Drain relining is basically creating a brand new replacement drain, but inside the existing drain, so you’ll have a new pipe without any blockages and none of the costs involved with new installations.
If you need any drainage repairs, it is important to get in touch with a professional as soon as possible, as the problem will only worsen, resulting in an expensive replacement.
There are many different methods for cleaning a badly blocked drain, including drain jetting and drain relining; however, it is important to find the route of the problem first by using CCTV drain surveys to figure out the best treatment.
It is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain their drains; and if the drains are located within the boundaries of your property, then it is your responsibility to get them cleared.
It is important to get in touch with a professional if you suspect a blocked outside drain because trying unblocking methods by yourself could potentially make the problem worse, resulting in a more expensive repair bill.
The cost of fitting a blocked drain will largely depend on how bad the blockage is. However, the average price can range from £50 to £200.
Emergency Blocked Drains
In unfortunate cases, you may not notice a blocked drain until it is overflowing with waste matter from the other outlets. It’s messy, smelly and understandably you’ll want it remedying as soon as possible.
EPH Plumbing and Heating offers a rapid response across Southampton and the surrounding areas; we will be on-site at the earliest opportunity, bringing all necessary equipment so we can aim to resolve your issue in a single trip.
Do you need help with blocked drains in Southampton? With competitive call-out rates, unrivalled professionalism and an outstanding reputation, make you first port of call when you have a plumbing emergency. Contact 07852 583 351 today.
If you require help with BLOCKED DRAINS in Southampton or the surrounding areas of Hampshire, contact our local plumber today. Call 07852 583 351 to discuss your needs.