Blocked Drain Inspection for Surrey- What You Need To Know

A drain is a pipe that carries sewage and/or surface water from a single property. They are often called private drains as the responsibility of their maintenance and upkeep lies with the owner of the property. Blocked drains can be a real headache and can develop into a major problem if not dealt with.

If you notice toilets backing up when flushed or water draining away very slowly, then there is a real possibility you may have a blocked drain somewhere in your waste system. A drain inspection and possible drainage specialist may be required.

Occasionally, domestic plumbing clogs up gradually with time. You may actually notice water draining reduced. Other indicators are, the bath/shower not draining properly or the toilet backing up, and possibly overflowing onto the floor. A visual drainage inspection may highlight the problem but not always. Blocked plumbing may range from inconvenient to a real health hazard, if sewage is pouring into the property.

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There are many DIY advice services available on the internet, but if you have a blocked drain a reliable registered plumbing specialist is required. Attempting to fix a blocked drain yourself can cause more problems than when you started. It can lead to a cracked drain pipe, damaged canal, and further blockages down the drain channel or worse.

Almost all house owners have experienced the issue of a blocked drain at one time or another. They are many different causes for blocked drains. We are sure you have attempted to fix the problems yourselves and have realised it’s usually not that simple. If you’re like so many other people a simple drain inspection with a stick just doesn’t cut it!!

Here are a few of the most common cause of blocked drains:

Trees and Leaves

Autumn is one of the highest reports of blocked drains. The falling leaves fall into drains or are washed in to them by the rain and after time build up to cause a blockage. Tree Roots can also be a major threat to drains, as they can crack drainage pipes and block drains entirely which can be a costly problem to resolve. Regular drain inspections and clearance may prevent this problem becoming a real issue.

Grease & Fat

Another major problem and leading cause of block drains is grease and fat. If you wash your waste cooking fat or grease down the sink it will eventually cut of the drain and water will not be able to break through the blockage. Although the most common form of blocked drains, it is probably the easiest to prevent. Simply be aware of what you are washing down your sink waste pipe.

Hair

Hair is another common cause of blocked drains and can provide a real problem. If hair build up is not monitored and regularly cleared it can cause a major headache and most certainly will cause blocked drains. Although there are gadgets on the market to help catch her before it is washed down the sink, the easiest way is just too clear hair regularly from around the sink hole, and regular drain inspection to ensure there is no long term hair build up.

Foreign Objects

Foreign objects falling down the sink or toilet is one sure way of causing block drains. Most people at some time have dropped something down the toilet or sink hole and have simply not been able to retrieve it so have left it. If this happens and the item cannot be removed then a drainage expert may need to called out.

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Reliable plumbers and drainage contractors are hard to find as so many are not registered or have received the adequate training required to be a registered contractor.

When drainage problems are being experienced which can be in the form of a blocked drain, movement of your building or that have just come to light during a house purchase survey there are several methods of repair available. Drain Smart use the very latest technologies backed up with years of experience to ensure the all drainage problems are diagnosed and solved to the highest of standards at affordable prices. So if it’s simply a drain inspection or a full excavation then Drain Smart are the people’s choice.

What To Do Next?

If you are a resident, home owner or commercial business in Surrey, Sussex or Kent, then please don’t suffer with a blocked drain or any other drainage issue’s contact www.drainsmart.org today and let us resolve the issue quickly and effectively.