Will my drains get damaged from being unblocked?
One of the biggest concerns you may have about calling out a drain engineer is creating further damage to your drains. When a drain becomes blocked it can cause a great deal of stress and inconvenience, and often it seems like the easier thing to do is to try and unblock it yourself but this is the number one way of creating more problems that could easily be avoided if you call a professional drain engineer.
It may seem tempting to avoid paying for a contractor and try to fix the problem yourself. However, if you are not fully aware of the cause and nature of the blockage, and if you are not familiar with the techniques of removing a blockage, then you could quite easily create more problems than you started with. We highly recommend calling a professional drain technician to come and take care of the problem, as they have years of experience in the field.
Using the latest technology and software, the drain engineer will be able to thoroughly clear any blockage without causing any damage to your property or to the drains. All procedures are carried out with the utmost precision and care, and all drain engineers are highly trained and have years of experience and knowledge.
All drain clearing methods and techniques have been created and adapted over time to ensure that you are getting the best service and that your drains are taken care of to the best standard. Drain rods and other professional equipment is used.
Most blockages can be dealt with using high pressure water jetting, which involves running water down the drains through a high pressure hose with a jetting nozzle.
The pressure of the water means that the force is much stronger and can break down the majority of blockages, no matter how big they are, which is why it is the most popular choice of clearing drains for drain engineers. It is also a great choice of method because it can clear most blockages no matter what the cause, whether it’s grease, fat, or even tree roots. Drain jetting is a very simple process that will not cause any damage to your drains, so you can rest assured that you are getting the most efficient and high quality service without destroying your drainage systems.
The most common cause of a blockage is incorrect disposal of waste. This occurs particularly in kitchen drains where food waste has been flushed down the sinks. Food waste that is oily, greasy or fatty does not break down at a speed that is compatible to the drains, and so it cannot be washed away quickly and is more likely to stick to the sides of the drains.
Over time, as it is left untouched, it will begin to build up and become a bigger blockage. This can be avoided by disposing of food waste in the bin, rather than flushing it down the toilet.
Waste is also most commonly incorrectly disposed of in bathrooms. Items like nappies, baby wipes, and sanitary items are often flushed down the toilet. These items are not able to break down quickly enough for the drains to wash them away, and can very easily block your toilet. Another culprit is flushing away too much toilet paper at once. Make sure to avoid incorrectly disposing of these items so you are not faced with a serious blockage, as it can cause a great amount of stress and inconvenience and can end up costing you a lot of time and money.