The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with a Blocked Drain

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The Dos and Don’ts of Dealing with a Blocked Drain

There is never a good time to find yourself with a blocked drain. Not only can the immediate signs be distressing and unpleasant to live with, but the long term impact of a blocked drain on the drainage system as a whole and on the stability of your property can fast push the cost of repairs skywards.

When it comes to dealing with a blocked drain, it’s important that you familiarise yourself with local professionals who can help, and who are experts in removing the blockage and assessing any required repair or remedial work. Our drain unblocking London team works across both residential and commercial properties, arming clients with hands-on support as well as advice and education about the best way to prevent future blockages.

Here are some of our top Do’s and Don’ts when dealing with a blocked drain.

DO seek professional advice as soon as possible

The signs and symptoms of a blocked drain start relatively small – however, that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Time is of the essence when alleviating the symptoms of, and fixing, a blocked drain – as fast action can ensure the problem does not cause issues further down the pipe network.

DO educate yourself on what can cause a blocked drain, to help avoid future issues 

Some of the most common causes of a blocked drain are things that homeowners don’t consider to be an issue. While most homeowners know to avoid putting wet wipes, nappies, and other more solid items down their toilet or drain, things like hair, grease, and fat can all cause damaging build-ups when allowed to run down, solidify, and collect deep inside the drainage system. In addition, outdoor blockages from fallen leaves and debris can cause issues which back up through the pipe and influence the efficiency of your inside pipe drainage system, making outside maintenance just as important as indoor maintenance.

The more you know about the causes of a blocked drain, the better able you are to avoid future issues.

DON’T ignore the common signs of a blocked drain 

The biggest DON’T from the London Drainage Facilities team is an obvious one: don’t ignore the common signs that so many of our blogs and webpages share and spotlight.

Gurgling around the pipes and plugholes, a slow draining sink, a toilet which frequently backs up, and lingering unpleasant smells around your drains can all be signs of a drainage issue. Fast action can minimise the damage and keep any repair costs at a minimum, meaning that time is of the essence when calling professional support.

Here at London Drainage Facilities, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service to clients across London and beyond, using high grade industrial equipment to remove blockages and monitor any damage in the deepest nooks and crannies of the pipe network, and ensuring fast solutions whatever the problem. If you’re concerned about potential signs of a blockage in your drains, now is the time to get in touch!

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