Yes, you may be able to use shop-bought drain unblockers or a drain rod and plunger to clear minor blockages from sinks or toilets. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions. However, an experienced drain expert may be needed for more complicated blockages or major issues deep within the wider drainage system.
The common signs of a blocked drain include:
Yes, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, give us a call and we will schedule an appointment that works around your timetable.
Drain jetting is the process of feeding a hose into the drainage system and blasting a high-pressure jet of water to cut through dirt and fatty deposits, scraping them from the drain wall. Different nozzles allow us to clean drains of any diameter, furthermore, it is quick, efficient and hassle-free.
CCTV drain surveys analyse the condition of drainage and sewer systems, identifying areas that are weak or damaged and areas that may become an issue in the future. It is helpful for homebuyers to know the condition of drains ahead of purchase. Furthermore, sellers can take care of any issues in order to boost the value of their property. Additionally, it can be used to investigate blockages, damages or rodent infestations without the need to excavate.
No, the fat solidifies further down the system and can cause fatbergs. This will block your pipework and is notoriously difficult to remove without expert assistance. Fats from cooking meat should be decanted into a container and left to cool. The solidified fat can then be disposed of in the bin and residual fats can be wiped with kitchen paper and disposed of before washing. For industrial oil disposal, contact a specialist, who will collect waste oil and dispose of it professionally.
No. Wet wipes, nappies, sanitary pads, earbuds and cotton wool do not decompose and are highly likely to cause obstructions and damage over time. Furthermore, blockages of this nature are hard to remove and will probably require expert assistance. Dispose of sanitary items in the bin.
Drains can become blocked for a variety of reasons, including:
Call Newbury Drainage for expert assistance if: