Prevention

Noticing the problem

Sewer pipe PlymouthThe most effective way to save time and money and avoid a major problem with your drains is regular maintenance. A CCTV survey can identify and locate any underlying issues your drain may have that would otherwise have gone unnoticed, such as cracks and decay.

Identifying these problems before they can become something bigger saves you both time and money, and if our team come across any blockages during the survey they can clear it there and then.

While most blockages are inevitable, there are many precautionary steps you can take to lessen the chances of blocking your pipes. Regularly pouring boiling water down your kitchen sinks, as well as acidic substances such as vinegar or baking powder, can clear away any small blockages that may be beginning to form.

Do not block the drains

Toilet paperIt is also important to take extra care with disposing of substances like grease and fats, and even coffee granules. These items can easily solidify and clog up the pipework. Diana spoke to a member of our team after her toilet had become blocked. It happened due to a large amount of toilet paper being flushed down the bowl. The toilet paper was blocking the drains.

Our team responded to Diana’s call within 2 hours. And her blockage was cleared swiftly and efficiently. Make sure to dispose of objects such as baby wipes, nappies and sanitary items in the bin. It can significantly decrease the risk of causing a blockage.

With a CCTV survey we can provide you with an accurate and in-depth report of the quality of your drains, which our drain engineers are more than happy to explain to you in full detail so you understand any further steps that need to be taken.

We value the satisfaction of customers like Diana as our number one priority, and we aim to provide every client with the very best service for the best price. Call today and get a free no obligation quote as well as some friendly help and advice.

Blockage prevention

There are many ways you can help to prevent your drains from becoming blocked. The most simple way is to be careful about what exactly you are putting down them. Grease and oil, coffee grounds, hair and soap are four of a drains biggest enemies and should be disposed of in the bin rather than in the sink, shower or toilet. Do whatever you can to avoid introducing any of these items into a drain. Here’s some advice from Blocked Drain Plymouth:sink

  • Don’t put grease down the sink

  • Place coffee grounds in the bin not the sink

  • Avoid hair and the like going down the drain by using a filter

To keep your drains flowing freely, there are several simple steps you can take to ensuring they don’t become blocked:

  • Place a kettle full of boiling water don the drain from time to time to ensure the smooth flowing water down the drain.

  • Pour some baking soda down the drain from time to time and hear that baby fizz and refresh your drain pipes

  • Pour products like vinegar down the drain and let the acid do its magic. The acid in the vinegar will help to alleviate odours and help to clear some simple blockage