One of the most common issues our contractors fix is blocked drains. There are a number of different causes of obstructed drainage systems, and our experienced team knows how to get drains unblocked effectively. We use the most suitable tools for domestic and commercial work throughout Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston. Our company also covers all surrounding areas in the North West. From regular drain maintenance to emergency callouts, Pipescan provides professional solutions for clearing and preventing blocked drains.
When hired to get drains unblocked, we determine the most suitable method for removing blockages. Using specialist tools, we clear pipes before conducting CCTV surveys. These allow our contractors to identify and address the cause of the problem with minimal disruption. Drain surveys are also great for checking the overall quality and condition of drainage systems. Home buyers’ surveys ensure customers know the full condition of a house’s pipework before investing, potentially saving you considerable money.
Causes and Effects of Blocked Drains
Blocked drains are usually the result of build-ups of household waste. Some of the most common offenders at properties in Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the surrounding areas include:
• Food Waste
• Face Wipes
• Cotton Wool
• Sanitary Products
• Small Foreign Objects (such as Hair Grips)
To prevent blocked drains, it is important to be careful of what you flush down your sink or toilet. Outdoor drainage is also susceptible to blockages, often resulting from leaves, foliage or other garden waste washing into the drain. This is especially a problem during autumn, due to the combination of falling leaves and heavier rain. Failure to get outdoor drains unblocked leads to flooding of homes, roads and businesses in Poulton-le-Fylde, Blackpool and the North West.
To prevent costly damage, contact our team as soon as your domestic or commercial drainage becomes blocked. We also offer extensive maintenance services and recommend regular checks of drains in order to avoid blockages. We perform inspections in Lancaster, Preston and all locations in Lancashire and Cumbria.
Blocked drains also have an impact on health. Backed-up water becomes foul smelling and creates a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. If left, this can lead to disease. Bad odours can also cause headaches, anxiety and poor mood, as well as irritating existing health problems. For example, asthma sufferers have more regular attacks when around blocked drains.
Once we assess the cause and location of a blockage, we decide which method is best for getting drains unblocked in Lancaster, Preston and all North West areas surrounding Blackpool. We utilise high-pressure jetting units for a wide range of drainage problems. This is a simple process of blasting water down your drain to clear debris. Where this is not suitable, our contractors also carry traditional tools for unclogging blocked drains. Using our CCTV equipment, we then inspect pipework to identify the cause of any issues.
Our company prides itself on quick, effective and affordable drainage services. We offer 24-hour emergency drain unblocking, 7 days a week, to our customers in Blackpool, Lancaster, Preston and the wider areas of Lancashire and Cumbria. To avoid the stress and disruption of a blocked drain emergency, discover our individually tailored planned preventative maintenance packages for every scale of project.