How to Deal with a Blocked Drain


One of the UK homeowner’s most dreaded emergencies, a blocked drain can range from a minor inconvenience to a full-on disaster, and when faced with such a scenario, it pays to keep a calm head. Damage limitation must always come first, so don’t use any of the toilets or run any water until the blockage has been cleared.

Professional Drain Cleaning

Rather than trying to tackle the blockage yourself, the best domestic draining solutions in Sandon are right on your doorstep, and with their expertise and state of the art equipment, your drains will soon be flowing again.

CCTV Inspection

Unless you are very lucky and the blockage is near the sink or toilet, you will first have to locate the blockage, which can prove harder to do than the actual repairs. The expert uses a small, but rugged go-anywhere vehicle that he sends down the drain to get a close-up view of the interior, which eliminates the need for exploratory digging.

Potential Causes of a Blocked Drain

A drain blockage can be caused by the following:

  • Human hair and soap residue
  • Foreign objects
  • Invasive tree roots
  • Food waste

Ground subsidence can also cause a blocked drain, which is common in both very old and recently built homes, and whatever the cause, or damage, the drain cleaning specialist is well-equipped to handle any situation.

If the problem involves piping that has collapsed, a special PVC inner sleeve lining can be inserted, which solves the problem for a minimal cost, and with the entire drainage system cleaned, you can look forwards to many years of trouble-free drainage.