Blocked Drains Durham – What Causes It?
Blocked drains in Durham are a nightmare and not pleasant for anybody. For businesses, they can grind to a halt if they don’t have working facilities and for domestic customers, they can cause real problems to their living conditions. In this blog, we are going to outline the main causes of blocked drains in Durham for both commercial and domestic customers.
Commercial Blocked Drains Durham
There are many reasons why blocked drains can bring challenges to a business and other than not being able to use your drainage system there is the chance of unpleasant odours and environmental incidents too. If you are looking for regular drain maintenance to minimise the risk of a blockage, speak to the Rapid Response Drain Care team. You can contact us on 01429 883956 and we can arrange for a member of our team to give you a no-obligation quote.
What are the common causes?
Being in the UK one of the most common causes of blocked drains is heavy rainfall as this has a huge impact on our drains, more than many people think. Not only is it the rainfall we have to think about there is all of the excess water that runs through our gutters and off buildings which can lead to further or increased chances of flooding. With the storms and flooding, many parts of the UK have faced over the last few months, it has really become apparent how quickly the weather changes and how flooding can happen within a few hours.
For hospitality industries such as restaurants, cafes and pubs grease and fat are always a problem. Each year an excessive amount of fat is poured down the drains and causes serious blockages. The substance coats the lining of the pipes which means other waste that passes through will cling and stick to it causing a blockage.
These are just two of the most common causes of blockages, and there are many others too. To combat these blockages we will use our Drain Jetting services or to locate the problem or we will carry out a CCTV Drain Survey.
Domestic Blocked Drains in Durham
Did you know that a blocked drain is one of the most common problems in a domestic property? From issues with the kitchen sink to your toilet not flushing properly, normally there is a deeper issue such as a blockage preventing your household system to function at full capacity. Our team are here for you day and night, 24/7, 365 days of the year. Are you looking for a rapid and reliable team? Get your free quote today by contacting our team.
Drain blockage causes in domestic properties
Flushing objects that aren’t disposable is one of the main culprits of a blocked drain. Quite often children can throw items into the toilet and pull the chain. From small items that many don’t think are harmful such as cotton buds or baby wipes to car keys and larger objects. Sometimes the smaller items have the biggest impact, especially if there is a lot of them. It’s also very important to make sure sanitary products are disposed of properly rather than flushed down the toilet as they can clog your drains quickly.
We understand that when you are showering your hair can fall out and chunks of soap and can gather in your plug holes. The soap combined with hair can cause your drainage systems to run slow and block your pipes. When there are larger families in a single household you may find that water doesn’t drain away as quickly when in the bath or shower. To help prevent this from happening, we would recommend your purchase a drain cover that will catch a lot of the contents and you can dispose of it in the bin rather than it going down the drain. This will help your drains to run effectively for a longer period of time.
If you are lucky enough to have a garden or you have trees near to your property, the leaves can cause your drains some problems. Typically leaves and rains don’t mix well together! Without us even knowing on an evening when the wind blows and leaves fall, they accumulate in our drains and then with rain they get forced down the drains. Leaves and debris are another of the most common causes of blocked drains.
No job is too big or small for Rapid Response Drain Care, if you contact our team today we will be happy to help you and get you booked in. Whether you require CCTV Drain Surveys, CCTV Survey Reports, Drain Unblocking or anything else, contact us here or call 01429 883 956.