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How can I stop my drains becoming blocked?

Most of us have had to deal with a blocked sink or toilet at some time in our lives. Most of the time the blockage can be removed easily and the waste water can flow freely again. However, on the occasion that the drain cannot be unblocked, what can you do?

If you have attempted to unblock your sink or your toilet and you are still experiencing problems, you may have a larger problem than first anticipated. The best thing to do here is call a drain inspection engineer to assess the problem.

A drainage contractor will have all the necessary tools to unblock the drain and hence you will not have to put your health at risk by coming into contact with ‘dirty’ water.

Drains and sinks can become blocked for a number of reasons, but it’s usually something that’s not biodegradable that has found its way into the drainage system that is the cause of the problem.

Common items likely to block a drain include:

  • Food waste
  • Cooking oils and fats
  • Sanitary wear
  • Nappies

A drainage contractor may use a high pressure jet of water down the drain to remove the blockage, or may suggest a CCTV survey to find the root cause of the problem. No matter the drainage problem they will be able to help.