If your property is afflicted with a blocked drain, it’s very important that you get in touch with a skilled professional to unblock it correctly. After all, you wouldn’t want to risk damaging the drain further.
For a swift and reliable service for blocked drains in Woodley and the surrounding areas, talk to the trustworthy team of drain experts – Drain Gain.
How Do Drains Get Blocked?
Numerous different objects can cause a blocked drain. With regards to a kitchen sink, grease and fat are very common causes of a block. If you need to dispose of grease or fat from instruments used in cooking, you must use a container and dispose of it through an appropriate manner. (for more information regarding ways to dispose of grease and fat, please contact your local council)
With regards to toilet drains, it is very important that you never flush anything other than thin toilet paper. This includes wet wipes, food, dental floss, chewing gum, and feminine hygiene products. Items such as these may seem insignificant at first, however with products such as dental floss, it’s important to note that it doesn’t biodegrade, so it lingers and can tangle with other inappropriate items that are flushed such as feminine hygiene products, which are designed to be highly absorbent, making them unsafe to pass through pipes.
The Importance Of Unblocking A Drain Quickly – Do You Have A Smelly Drain?
If a drain is blocked and it starts to smell, it is very important that you get it seen to by a professional as soon as possible. The “smelly” gas leaking out of blocked drainage pipes sometimes referred to as sewer gas is hydrogen sulphide. This gas is highly toxic and highly flammable. It can cause nausea, headaches, tremors, convulsions, unconsciousness, and death.
This gas is very pungent in small amounts; however it can quickly deaden an individual’s sense of smell, making it a very dangerous gas. As such, if you suspect any issues with your drainage, contact a skilled professional as soon as possible.
Issues Cause By Blocked Drains
In order to avoid blocked drains, it is very important that only appropriate items should be flushed or poured down drains. Failure to do so can result in damaged drains.
Damaged drains can cause wastewater regurgitation, causing the water inside the drain to flow back from whence it came, this could cause significant damage to your property and the land surrounding it.
Another serious issue in our nation’s drains are fatbergs. A fatberg is a collection of fat, oil, grease, and a selection of other items which should not be flushed down drains, such as wet wipes or sanitary products. Did you know that in September 2017 a fatberg was discovered in the Whitechapel sewer in London which is now partially on display in the Museum of London?
If you would like to read more, you can learn additional information about fatbergs by visiting the Drain Gain Blog. For info specific to the dangers of fatbergs, we recommend reading “The Influence of ‘Fatbergs’ On Our Drains”.
What Are The Risks Of Unblocking A Drain Yourself?
After learning of the dangers of a blocked drain, you might be tempted to unblock it yourself, however we highly suggest that you seek the assistance of a professional. Whilst there are numerous products available on the market and the high street for unblocking drains at home, it’s important that a drain is unblocked correctly. By the time you notice an issue with your drain, either due to liquid taking a long time to drain, a full blockage, or a strong smell; it is likely that there are numerous issues with your drainage, not a single issue.
So whilst a product might be great at helping to combat a specific problem, without the relevant experience and expertise, you will be unable to diagnose the several issues currently afflicting your property’s drainage, as such in a few days, weeks, or even months later; the issues could return, potentially worse than before.
Additionally, with the severity surrounding potential issues caused by hydrogen sulphide gas, if your drains are damaged or blocked, it is extremely important that you get in touch with a drain clearing professional.
Professional Blocked Drain Services In Woodley From Drain Gain
If you have issues regarding blocked drains, get in touch with the drain blockage experts at Drain Gain. Our team of experts can provide a drain survey service to investigate your drainage system, identifying any potentially issues and recommending the appropriate service to combat the issue.
Our drain surveys are ideal for individuals or businesses who are frequently afflicted with blocked drains; additionally they can also be very useful for people who are interested in purchasing a new property as the survey can identify any underlying problems with the drain.
Contact The Friendly Team Of Drainage Experts At Drain Gain Today!
If you have any questions regarding the services that are available from Drain Gain, or if you would like more information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and dedicated team of professionals.
If you would like to contact us and make an enquiry, you can speak to a member of our team by calling our team on 01491 598400. Alternatively, you could contact Drain Gain using the enquiry form on our page titled, “Get In Touch”.