Under the grounds of your home or commercial property, there are drains which carry water and waste from your house or office to the main drain which is normally located just outside of the boundary of your property, or sometimes to a cesspool or septic tank. From time to time these can become blocked and when they do you need to call an expert to come and free the blockage.
You can get a blocked drains for many different reasons the first sign is usually be a blocked toilet, a blocked sink or a slow draining bath or shower. If you spot these signs give us a call and we will free your blockage.
You may also notice an over flowing gully outside your property this is quiet normal however it does need to be fixed as soon as possible as it can start to smell. Open gullies can be blocked by all sort of debris, including stones, wild animals, fruits deposited by birds and they can normally be cleared by a drainage engineer using industrial strength jetting equipment. If you have a bigger problem, a process called drain-rodding is the most likely solution.
Who is responsible for blocked drains?
Your local water board is not responsible for curing your drainage problems, you or your landlord are responsible for any drainage issues. Most blockages that affect your property will normally be between your property and the main interceptor which is just outside your property. If you have a drain problem which is blocking your toilet, sink or bath, you will need to call us as soon as you can.
You'll generally need one of our plumbers rather than a drainage engineer if your pipes or one of your toilets is leaking. Generally older toilets are constructed with putty joints and when this becomes old, it weakens and can crack at the joint. Our plumbers will always assess to see if a repair can be completed, but in instances of a cracked toilet pan, our plumbers will have no choice but to replace the whole toilet.
Broken Toilet Flusher or a Lack of Pressure When Flushing?
The usual flushing action of a toilet makes the two streams of water from each side of the toilet rim meet at the front of the toilet cistern and then flows down with force taking away anything in the bowl and waste water. If the water does not flow down smoothly and rather spins around, not clearing the toilet on each flush, this indicates a possible problem with the flush's water inlet, and this should be looked at by one of our professional plumbers. If the toilet fills up and then drains slowly, then again you have a problem that needs addressing, so call us today and we can come and fix your plumbing problems.