Drains Unblocked in Lancaster | Your Guide to Drain Rodding

Although we often use the latest technology to clear blockages, traditional methods are still ideal for a variety of jobs. At Pipescan Ltd, we use a mixture of approaches to give you the best possible service and the most effective solutions. This includes drain rodding, which gets your drains unblocked by dislodging debris throughout the system. In this way, we ensure pipework at your home or business in Blackpool, Lancaster or Preston is fully clear and functional, while minimising the risk of future blockages.


Before having drain services, many customers like to know exactly what’s going to happen. The following guide outlines the key information you need to know about drain rodding:


What is Drain Rodding?


Drain rodding is a simple method for getting drains unblocked. It involves using multiple rods that are strong and flexible. These characteristics make drain rodding ideal for reaching even restricted areas, allowing us to clear blockages throughout your system.


To reach further down the drains, we can attach rods to one another before pushing them down your drain.


After using rods to dislodge any debris, we use a high-pressure water jet to flush the system and completely clear your drains in Blackpool, Lancaster or Preston.


How Effective is Drain Rodding?


Drain rodding is one of the most common methods for getting drains unblocked. This is because rodding is a tried and tested method that proves highly effective. Because drain rods come in a range of sizes, they are suitable for clearing all types of blockages. As such, Pipescan Ltd can solve whatever issue you’re having with your drains.


This includes fat build-up, animal infestation and tree root ingress. We even have special rods that ‘wind up’ tree roots which are causing problems at your property.


Do You Need Drain Rodding Services?


We use drain rodding throughout Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston to resolve many blockage problems. If you’re experiencing issues at your domestic or commercial property and need your drains unblocked, rodding may very well be the best option for you.


If you notice signs of a blockage, contact Pipescan Ltd as soon as possible. We’ll assess the problem and devise a suitable plan for clearing your drains. Signs of a blockage include:


  • Water draining slowly
  • An unpleasant odour coming from your drains
  • Gurgling sounds coming from drains and plugholes
  • Raised water level in your toilet


Whether you have a blockage or another issue, such as cracks or collapse, our drain services ensure your system is back up and running as quickly as possible.


Retrieving Stuck Drain Rods


When customers in Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston attempt to get drains unblocked themselves, they often end up getting rods stuck or losing them down the drain. This is because rods can detach during the clearing process.


Obviously, you can’t leave a rod down your drain. This will just make the original problem much worse. At Pipescan Ltd, we have the tools and equipment to safely retrieve drain rods and ensure your system is completely clear.


To avoid the hassle and potential damage that DIY drain rodding can cause, we highly recommend calling the professionals.


For more information about the methods we use to get your drains unblocked in Lancaster, Blackpool, Preston and the surrounding areas, call us today on 01253 811181.

Pipescan Ltd