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Blocked Drains in Stevenage - Unblocking Costs

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Tired of living with blocked drains stinking up your home? Concerned about the health and hygiene issues of having clogged sinks and drains? Blocked drains Stevenage offers a range of expedient services, providing you with cost effective solutions to your plumbing problems. No job is too big or too small for the drain cleaning professionals. Need help but concerned about the price? We'll find you the best drain cleaning services at the lowest prices.

Drain Cleaning Services and Process

Blocked drain professionals offer a range of services including drain cleaning, blockage removal, drain repair and replacement ' that usually include a three-step process:

  1. Diagnosing the problem - high tech equipment is often required for proper diagnosis of the problem and location of the blockage
  2. Clearing the blockage - this may require digging in the garden to locate the source of the problem
  3. Effecting the repair - this may require additional equipment and parts

DIY attempts at fixing clogged drains are not recommended and often don't last because the source of the problem isn't addressed. Blockage can occur in outside pipes and this requires special equipment to locate and fix. Before you dig up your entire garden, let the professionals assess and fix the problem for you.

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Blocked Drains

There are several ways to identify Stevenage blocked drains before it becomes a serious problem resulting in permanent damage to pipes and plumbing. An unpleasant odour is usually the first symptom of a blockage. Drains should never smell foul. If they do, there's probably a problem in your pipes. If water takes longer than usual to flow away then your drains are probably blocked. Contact the professionals as soon as you think your drain might be blocked as the sooner the problem is addressed, the better for you and your pipes.

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Preventing Blocked Drains

There are several ways to prevent drains from becoming blocked, which increase the longevity of your pipes while reducing the risk of smelly blockages.

  • Avoid washing down large particle food items - rather place scraps in the bin
  • Do not put greasy food items such as cooking oils and animal fats down the drain
  • Avoid washing paper items down the drain as these can take years to disintegrate
  • Do not put any foreign objects down the drain - sanitary wear, baby wipes, tissues and clothing items should go in the bin, not the drain
  • Avoid clogging the drain with hair, sawdust, metal filings and chemical slurries
  • Check outside drains to make sure leaves and other garden debris is not causing a blockage
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What You Should Know about Chemical Drain Cleaners

Chemical drain cleaners are incredibly popular in many parts of the world. They promise convenience and effectiveness when it comes to clearing blocked drains, all for just a few pounds per bottle. While it is possible that these chemical solutions can open a blocked drain without the need for a plumber, there are some risks involved. Before you use chemicals, remember the following tips:

  • There is a risk of injury. The chemicals used to clear drains are often very, very harsh. Some can cause serious skin burns that require emergency medical treatment, and others may even burn your lungs if you breathe the fumes. If you choose to use chemicals, make sure you’ve taken the proper precautions. Wear thick latex or rubber gloves, and only use these products in well-ventilated areas.
  • You may damage your plumbing. PVC piping is very common in many households across the UK because it is durable and easy to replace when problems occur. Some of the caustic chemicals in drain openers can weaken or even eat right through PVC pipes. Metal pipes may corrode when exposed to these chemicals, and this means they may rust over time, causing significant and expensive leaks.
  • Children and pets are at risk. While you may be aware that chemical drain openers are harmful, children and pets cannot read precautions and warnings on the label. Make sure you store your drain opener in a place that is inaccessible by both children and pets. Most drain cleaners need time to sit in the clogged area and dissolve whatever is causing the clog, and this means you may have a cocktail of chemicals and water floating in your sink, tub, or toilet. Keep children and pets away from these areas until the solution has drained and you’ve properly cleaned the area.
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Drain Cleaning and Repair

Sometimes blocked drains are unavoidable. Blocked drains aren't just unpleasant, they may pose serious health risks especially to children and pets coming into contact with overflowing sewage. Blocked drains Stevenage are easily cleaned and repaired by professional plumbers who come fully equipped to address any type of blockage. Some plumbing services may be provided on the spot while others may require off site repairs or additional parts. Always follow the recommendations of the professionals to ensure functional pipes.

Is your bathroom drain starting to smell unpleasant? Is your kitchen sink making ominous gurgling noises and taking forever to empty? It might be time to call in the professionals to address your Stevenage blocked drains. Need a plumber but concerned about the costs? Take a minute to fill in our online form describing your drain problem and we'll take it from there, finding you the best blocked drain services at the lowest prices. Get a free, no obligation quote from us today and say goodbye to those disgusting blocked drains.

Your Stevenage blocked drain questions answered

What are the most common causes of blocked drains?

There are a few different common causes of blocked drains, from a buildup of grease and fat in the kitchen to dropped objects or hair clogs.

How long can it take to clear blocked drains?

The length of time it will take to clear a blocked drain will depend upon the source of the block and how far it has gone into the pipes. Most of the time, the drain can be cleared in one visit.

How will I know if my drains are blocked?

Blocked drains are most often indicated by a sink or tubs that will not drain, or a toilet that will not flush properly. It could also appear as waste water backing up into the sink, tub, or toilet.

When do I need to call a plumber?

When traditional do it yourself drain cleaning methods, such as using drain cleaner or a hand-held snake, have had no effect. It is possible that the clog is further down the line than your methods can reach, and will require the services of a professional plumber to remove. In particularly severe circumstances your drain may need to be surveyed in order to ascertain the cause of the blockage.

What are some of the most common causes of Stevenage blocked drains?

Drains will frequently become clogged with leaves, sticks, twigs, pine cones or similar matter. Occasionally, weeds or tree roots will also grow into drain lines and cause them to become clogged as well.

Can I use a plumber’s snake to clear blocked drains in my bathtub?

A plumber’s snake is a fantastic tool for removing hair from blocked drains. However, if you choose to use one yourself, be sure you follow the directions carefully and use a snake that is the right length for the job. Using a tool that is not designed for the specific job may only pack the clog down tighter, too, so it’s always best to contact a professional.

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