24 Mar. 21

What causes a blocked drain?

External drains can be clogged by leaves, damage caused by tree roots and many other factors including broken pipes. Internal drains such as you find in kitchens, toilets and bathrooms, are often blocked by a build up of hair, wipes, tissues, paper towers, limescale & even soap debris.

Frequently we find it’s just a build-up of what’s entered the drain such as grease, silt, leaves, that causes the problem and is just part of regular wear and tear. But sometimes it can be due to hard to flush items such as sanitary products or paper towels causing pipes to clog and obstruct the water flow. In other cases, and this is where a CCTV survey is particularly useful, it might be due a structural defect or breakage caused by subsidence, tree roots or pipe corrosion. Whatever the nature of the problem, from pipe damage to hair blockages and everything in-between we have the tools and experience to fix it.

There are steps you can take to prevent your system becoming blocked, but once it’s happened it can often be difficult to fix yourself, which is why you need a professional drainage company. We strive to have all your drains fixed in the fastest time frame possible with a minimum of fuss and disruption.

How do you repair my blocked drain?
To clear your drain we will typically use high-pressure water jetting as it’s usually the most effective treatment method available. We also use a CCTV drain survey as the cameras allow our engineers to pinpoint the exact location of the blockage or leak which helps us to diagnose the problem without causing any further damage to the pipes.

For a FREE quote or expert advice regarding choosing the right drain inspection or drain survey for your property in London, please call 020 3637 6688 or email info@uniteddrains.co.uk.