Blocked in Drains Poole – Guide on How to Remove Blockage?

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Introduction

Blocked drains in Poole and sewage pipes can cause a range of problems and must be sorted out as soon as possible to prevent any damage to your property from occurring, either using a drains clearance service or some sort of commercial drain unblocker that you can purchase at a DIY store.

If you leave a drain blockage for too long before paying it the attention it needs, this may result in a number of problems in your home:

  • Blocked drains and sewage pipes can cause flooding. Water and waste may back up and overflow your drainage system if the blockage is severe enough. This could also lead to flooding in your home or business premises, which can result in major damage and inconvenience for you
  • A drain blockage will also cause odors. The longer a blocked drain remains untreated, the worse the smell will become on your property or business premises. You don’t want this happening because people won’t want to visit your business or come over to stay at your house if they know there’s an unpleasant odor there.
  • Blocked drains can cause damage to property/buildings around them by increasing water pressure when they overflow into nearby areas through cracks or openings such as windows and doors (or even through gaps between paving slabs). This may also lead to expensive repairs being needed later on down the line so it’s important not to leave things too long before getting help.

When it comes to having blocked drains in Poole, your aim should be to clear any blockage as quickly and efficiently as possible, with no mess and no fuss. To do this, you can immediately call in local drain clearing services, or you can attempt the work yourself. Whether it is drain unblocking or toilet unblocking that you need to do, there are some techniques you can try:

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Remove The Blockage By Hand

For minor blockages such as hair trapped in the shower drain or leaves blocking the rainwater waste pipe, you can often reach them with your hand or a homemade hook made from a coat hanger. Once you have removed the drain blockage, you should then run hot water to flush the system through.

Don’t stop until the water runs freely again. If you decide to use this method, you must be careful to check the type of pipework you have installed. Many houses use plastic pipes and if the water is too hot, you may risk damaging the joints and creating additional leaks in the system.

Use An Auger Or Drain Snake

Toilet unblocking is never a pleasant job but it is often the drain running from the toilet into the main sewer that becomes blocked. Children have a habit of putting too much paper down the toilet, female members of the household may flush away sanitary products, and even cat litter can be put down the pan rather than bag and put in the bin.

When this happens too often, debris can get caught in the sewer, and waste becomes backed up, at the least, the toilet stops draining and in the worst situation blackwater may return up the toilet and flood the bathroom floor. YUK! One way to deal with these blocked drains in Poole is to use a long flexible metal auger, also known as a drain snake.

To use it simply lift up a cover to the toilet drainage system and insert the auger. Then either turn it by hand or attach it to an electric drill to wind it along the system. As it twists along inside the pipe it gathers debris which becomes caught. This means, that when you pull the auger back, it brings the debris with it and you can then remove it by hand and dispose of it in a waste bag.

But a word of warning, toilet unblocking is a dirty, smelly job that may also pose a risk to your health, so if you plan to attempt this yourself, make sure to wear protective gloves, glasses, and a face mask. Or easier still, call in the professionals.

Use A Drains Clearance Chemical

There are various chemical drain unblocking mixtures available commercially and the one to choose will depend upon the nature of the debris causing the drain blockage, the location within the drainage system, and how comfortable you are using caustic chemicals–most of which can cause allergic reactions or aggravate pre-existing skin or lung conditions.

There are many different drain unblocking chemical solutions on the market so it is important to know what has caused the drain blockage and then apply the correct one: you may need different ones to unclog hair, dissolve grease, clear away soap scum, or maintain the bacterial balance in your septic tank. Of course, you will find generic cleaners but these are not target and may need more than one application.

Why Mess Around in the Mess?

However, if you look at it, drain clearance is always going to be a dirty job for you to do and perhaps not the best use of your leisure time. So you may prefer to get professional help instead. And if you’re suffering from blocked drains in Poole, you are in luck because Pro Drainage Group is here to help you.

Whatever your drain blockage problem, we can make an assessment of your situation, advise a solution and give you a no-obligation quote to resolve the problem, quickly, efficiently, and with minimal disruption or mess.

As a local company with around-the-clock professionals on hand, we can arrive at your home or business within a short time of your call (even if it’s in the middle of the night or on New Year’s Day) and provide professional drainage service to both domestic & commercial customers throughout the Poole area.

Drain Clearing Services in Poole Guaranteed to Work

As a family business, we are dedicated to serving our customers, and always offer friendly and knowledgeable customer service and availability 24/7, 365 days of the year to help you, either on the phone, via email, or on our website, Live Chat. Our reputation is built on our high standards of service and our ability to provide a service that is second to none.

From Pro Drainage Group, you can expect:

  • Highly-trained specialist engineers
  • Fully qualified Safe-Contractor-Approved workers
  • Fast response to your enquiry
  • High level of customer service
  • Free call-out and quotation
  • State-of-the-art equipment to resolve the problem quickly and efficiently
  • Friendly customer service
  • 24-hour a day service 365 days of the year
  • Guarantee workmanship
  • Budget-friendly pricing.

So if you have blocked drains or need a toilet unblocking, it’s easy to get in touch with Pro Drainage through Live Chat on the website or by calling our Emergency Helpline on tel:0800 611 8277. We are always happy to take your call any time of day or night.

If there’s anything that we pride ourselves on more than being able to respond quickly and efficiently, it’s making sure our customers aren’t left disappointed by some hidden charges or overcharging at the end of their job! So rest assured knowing that there will never be any unexpected surprises when dealing with Pro Drainage Group, Poole.

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