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Will unblocking my drains damage them?

Will unblocking my drains damage them?

If you’ve got a problem with your drains and you need to call a drain engineer you may be concerned about damaging your drains in the process of unblocking them. A blocked drain can cause a large amount of stress and inconvenience, and so it may seem like the easier option to try and unblock the drain yourself, but this is more likely to create additional unwanted problems if you don’t fully understand the nature and location of the blockage. To avoid causing more damage to your drains, we highly recommend calling a professional drain engineer.

A professional drain engineer will use drain clearing methods to thoroughly clear any blockage without causing any damage to your drainage systems or to your property. Using the latest technology and software, all procedures are carried out with the utmost precision and care, so you can rest assured that your drains will be taken care of to the highest of standards. All methods used by drain engineers have been carefully adapted over time to ensure that you will be provided with the best service.

Will unblocking my drain damage themOne of the most popular methods of clearing a blockage is high pressure water jetting. This method involves running water through a high pressure hose with a jetting nozzle down the drains. The high pressure of the hose means that the force of the water is far stronger and more powerful, meaning it can dislodge almost any blockage no matter how big it is, and no matter what the cause of the blockage. Whether it’s grease, oil, or fatty substances, or even foreign objects such as nappies and baby wipes. The simplicity of using high pressure water jetting means it will not cause any damage to your drains, so you can rest easy knowing that your drainage systems are in the best condition.

One of the most common causes of blockages is the incorrect disposal of waste. Kitchen sinks are particularly common places where waste is flushed down the drains when it should be thrown away from the bins. Food substances that are greasy, oily or fatty, and even foods such as coffee granules, stick to the walls of the drains much easier than other substances and so are far more likely to cause a blockage in your kitchen drains.

If you are continually flushing food waste down your drains without clearing it, then the likelihood is that the blockage has been slowly building up and increasing in size. To avoid causing the blockage in the first place, make sure to properly dispose of all waste in the bin rather than flushing it down the sinks.

Toilets are also common places for incorrect disposal of waste. Nappies, baby wipes, and sanitary items are often flushed down the toilet without a second thought about how damaging they can be to your drains. This waste does not break down quickly enough to be flushed away with the water and so they can very easily cause a buildup of waste.

It is also very easy to flush far too much toilet paper down the drain and this can get too much for the drain so it can cause a blockage that becomes difficult to clear. Make sure to avoid disposing of these items down the toilet so as not to create a blockage, as a blocked drain can be a huge source of stress and inconvenience.