When you suffer a serious blockage in your drainage system, the best course of action is to contact a blocked drains Manchester professional to solve the issue safely. However, some issues with your drains may be solvable with some simple drain clearance tips you can do yourself to see if the problem resolves.

A well-designed drainage system should last years without repairs, occasionally only needing maintenance for severe blockage or intrusions.

Early Steps

When you detect an issue with water struggling to drain down your plughole, we advise pouring some boiling water down your drain to see if it solves the problem. Sometimes, it can be a simple unblocking using this technique that dislodges the item blocking your free-flowing water.

If you decide to use drain cleaner products, you should ensure they are safe and not use any items that have not worked previously, such as soap. Liquid drain cleaners are more effective than solid ones and may effectively solve the issue by lubricating the pipe so that the build-up can simply slide down your drain.

Professional Help

If the drain blockage issues persist after these steps have been tried, you should contact the team at Blocked Drains Northwest to examine and rectify the issue.

As a specialist skilled team in drain work, our operatives can employ various techniques using state-of-the-art technology to get to the root cause of the blockage. Our team may employ a CCTV drain survey to identify the location and severity of the damage or blockage. Using a snaking camera that can manoeuvre through your system, a survey can accurately identify where the cause of the block is nesting and provide insight into how to move forward with repair.

Location of the Blockage

With a CCTV drain survey, you will identify if the issue is within your drains, outside the house, or a part of the public sewer system.

If the problem is within your property boundary, it will fall on you or your landlord to solve the issue before it results in excessive damage to your system and property. If the blockage is a part of the public sewer system, the responsibility will fall upon the local council, and they must be contacted straightaway so that they can act.

Ideally, you will not want large parts of your property dug out to fix the problem, so accuracy is key to saving on vast expenses and working on only the issue present.

For more drain clearance tips or information on keeping your drains free from blockage and scheduling a regular drainage inspection to safeguard its lifespan, contact the team at Blocked Drains Northwest today.