Suffering from clogged drains? Perhaps you’ve noticed that your drainage system isn’t working how it used to be and it takes twice as long for water to disappear down the drain of your sink or shower? If this sounds familiar, or you know this is already happening in your home, pick up the phone now and give 1-2-1 Plumbers a ring! Being a team of professional workers with 25 years in the plumbing industry we know exactly what to do, how to do it, and how to get it done. Specialising in all plumbing services we can guarantee all our customers a smooth and fast procedure from the very minute we step inside your home, to the last moments as we say goodbye. At 1-2-1 Plumbers we aim to provide all our customers with professional results, knowledge and advice, and affordable price tags for all the jobs we do. Not only can we proudly boast 25 years of professionalism, but we can also ensure our customers that one of the key companions to our long last and excellent results is down to the top of the class products and materials we use alongside our class A skills and expertise.
Common Causes for clogged drains
Unblocking drains is a rather easy job for us plumbers compared to the other repairs and services we offer. While it may be looked upon as an easier job, it is one of most unpleasant jobs we have to do! Clogged drains are annoying, inconvenient, and unhygienic, making it important that you have them unblocked as soon as possible. At 1-2-1 Plumbers we can provide the fast action to all your repairs and services that you need. Picking up the phone now and giving us a ring guarantees your once blocked drains will soon be back to its normal state.
1-2-1 Plumbers always wants to help spread our knowledge when it comes to various plumbing issues. To do that, we’ve listed below some of the most common reasons for blocked drains to help you keep an eye on what goes down your drain, how you can prevent a blockage from happening again, and what you can to do to make sure these items stay as far away as possible from your drainage system.
Trees and Leaves
Trees and leave can play a big part in the blockage of a drain, especially during the Autumn time when leaves are falling and debris is scattering around your garden and house. Though the task can be a cold and boring one, making sure your garden, or any areas near your drainage is leaf and debris free can help prevent them from getting in your drainage and causing it to become blocked. While you may do everything you possibly can to keep you drainage leaf free, there is also the problem of tree roots growing into the pipes of your drain. This can cause water leaks and blockage as tree roots can grow to be thick and big. Where possible make sure there are no trees near your immediate draining, or consider having some sort of guard built around the pipes of your drains where trees are near.
Fat and Grease
Known as the most common cause of blocked drains, especially in the kitchen or working areas, fat and grease is almost always going to cause you problems once in your lifetime, however it is also an easy issue you can prevent. Any fatty or greasy substances that are washed down your sinks will stick to the inside of the pipes, this means they’ll eventually build up so much that liquid will have trouble passing through, or not at all. This type of blockage can be easily avoided by using household cleaners and substances to clear up anything that goes down the drain. By keeping a close eye over the liquids and substances you wash away can also help prevent this type of blockage.
Another common cause for blocked drains is hair. Hair can easily build up in one’s shower or bathtub which will eventually lead to a blockage, and water not being able to pass through. This cause can easily be prevented by making sure any excess hair that can be seen is picked up and disposed of properly.
Foreign objects can be a whole range of things. Fat, food, soap, even small toys can get into one’s draining system causing a blockage. Making sure you keep a close eye on what you put down your sink or shower is the key to prevent this sort of blockage from happening. If you have kids always make sure they know what not to put down a drain. For younger children make sure you keep a close eye on them during bath time and inspect the surroundings after the sink or shower has been used. Finding any sort of foreign object in your drainage system straight away can prevent the unwanted blocking of your drain.
If you suspect any problems, are uncertain, or are sure that your property is suffering from blocked drains, give us a call straight away for fast action and the answer to your drainage problems. We will happily come over and inspect your property before determining what the next best steps are to make. Call us now and we guarantee you top of the class services, professional advice and affordable prices.
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