Blocked Drain Glasgow

Cleaning All Blocked Drains, Pipes and Gutters in Glasgow and Surrounding Areas.

Blocked Drain In Glasgow? Try Our Drain Cleaning Service

If you have a blocked drain in Glasgow or a blocked pipe or gutter, give us a call on 0141-530-1315, 24 hours a day. Our 24 hour drain cleaning service will be able to sort out your problem whether it is an emergency blocked drain or just something you haven’t got around to fixing yet.

What causes blocked drains

What causes blocked drains in short is anything which prevents the smooth flow of water through the drain and/or pipework. This can be a physical item such as something which has been trapped like a child’s toy dropped down the toilet. Or it can be a build up of a mixture of waste such as fat in the kitchen sink or hair in the bath drain which has slowly built up and clogging the natural flow of water.

Preventing this natural flow of water is what leads to problems. Flooded properties, waste backing up into your household and burst pipes. Nobody wants a Blocked Drain, a Blocked Pipe, or a Blocked Toilet so let’s look at Preventing a Blocked Drain and Preventing a Blocked Pipe. 

 

Preventing Blocked Drains

The best method of protection as always is prevention. If you can stop the build-up taking place, then you should never have a problem with blocked drains. However, this is easier said than done as you are rarely able to see the build up taking place as it takes place inside the pipes or underneath a closed drain. Also, sometimes it is just out with our control such as the build up of leaves or dirt in an outside drain. This can then prevent proper drainage from nearby property, causing flooding or at the very least a foul smell.

There are of course measures which you can take such as clearing debris and waste from a drain and doing your best to prevent any waste or sediment from entering the drain in the first place. For example, clearing hair away from the bath drain or clearing food debris away from the kitchen sink; clearing food waste away from plates before placing them in the dish washer. These all help prevent the build up taking place or at least reduce the chance or frequency of a blocked drain happening.

You can also actively clear your drains and pipes on a regular basis with some home remedies or shop bought products.

Preventing a Blocked Pipe

Often the blocked drain is caused by a blockage further down the pipe and it is actually a Blocked Pipe which is backing up and causing the Blocked Drain. As the pipe itself can be quite narrow it is better to try and prevent the pipe blocking in the first place. 

If you wish to try and Unblock the Pipe yourself, have a look at our post on Clogged Up Pipes. This will give you some guidance on how to tackle a Blocked Pipe and how to clear it up. 

Diagnosing a Blocked Drain/Pipe

In diagnosing a blocked drain or pipe, firstly see if it is a complete blockage or a partial blockage. A complete blockage means that nothing can move past the obstruction. No water will flow in either direction. A partial blockage is when water can move but just not as freely as it should. If it is a partial blockage, you may be able to use the pressure of a water flow to break up the clogged area. This could be by running the tap, flushing the toilet etc or by introducing a second water supply such as a water jet or even just a kettle of boiling water poured from a height.

(Just proceed with caution when using boiling water, especially when poured from height due to splash backs and possibilities of scalding yourself. Wear protective clothes and only pour from a manageable height which you are comfortable with.)

Clearing A Blocked Toilet

Having a blocked toilet is one of those situations which nobody wants. The foul smell caused by the build up of faeces and waste matter and the inability to use the toilet until the blocked toilet is cleared again and the pipes are free to allow water to flow smoothly.

If you have a badly blocked toilet and wish to try and unblock it yourself, try reading our guide to Clearing A Blocked Toilet. If this succeeds, great. You can go back to using your toilet again. However, if you have tried all these steps and you still have a blocked toilet which you are unable to use then it’s time to call in the professional toilet cleaners. We have all the most modern technology (and some very old technology – like a plunger!!!) to be able to unblock your toilet.

 

Cleaning a Blocked Sink

Having a Blocked Sink is usually caused by the build up of hair falling down the drain and mixing with small amounts of debris which slowly collect over time until it starts to block the smooth flow of water through the drain and pipes.

Once again the approach of preventing the blocked sink is better than cleaning a blocked sink. One method of doing this is to use a drain protector which is a very inexpensive and effective ways of stopping hair and other debris from falling into your sink in the first place. Once this fills up, just empty it out into a bin to prevent it ever going into the water system. (Do not just then empty it into the toilet which may then cause a Blocked Toilet). 

The approach for Cleaning a Blocked Sink follows the advice already given for Clearing a Blocked Pipe. We can use physical methods to dislodge any items, debris, hair or fat build ups or we can use Chemical Treatments or a Power Jet to flush the offending items through the water pipes and out to where they no longet cause any harm. 

Clearing a Blocked Outside Drain

Having a blocked outside drain is quite often out with our control and is just one of those unfortunate things in life that must be dealt with. Common examples of these kinds of problems are drains being clogged up by leaves, cement from building work, dirt from the roads, roots from nearby trees or just a build up or grass, rubbish, oils or fats from the surrounding area.

 

Having a blocked outside drain usually impacts on the household in a number or ways. The blockage may back up into the house so that the normal water flow from the house is prevented. The blockage may be preventing a through flow of water and stagnating causing a foul sewage smell which soon permeates the surrounding properties. Having a blocked outside drain is generally something which must be acted on promptly due to the increased water flow rates and it often has to be dealt with by a professional drain cleaner.

 

It this has affected you, give us a call on 0141-530-1315.

There are of course measures which you can take such as clearing debris and waste from a drain and doing your best to prevent any waste or sediment from entering the drain in the first place. For example, clearing hair away from the bath drain or clearing food debris away from the kitchen sink; clearing food waste away from plates before placing them in the dish washer. These all help prevent the build up taking place or at least reduce the chance or frequency of a blocked drain happening.

You can also actively clear your drains and pipes on a regular basis with some home remedies or shop bought products.

Drain Cleaning Glasgow

If you are looking for a Drain Cleaning service in Glasgow, you can contact us on 0141-530-1315. Our 24 hour call out service is available 365 days a year.

All our plumbers are highly trained, accredited and insured to carry out your job to your complete satisfaction. We have all the professional tools to carry out the work with minimum fuss. Methods we employ to unblock drains and to clean drains are:-

 

Drain Repairs

 -High Pressure Jet Washing

-Chemical Treatments

-Pipe Fixing

-Patch Lining

-Root Cutting

-Drain Reroots

-Drain ansd Pipe CCTV  Camera Survey

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