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Blocked drains can cause chaos to your home or business. They often result in creating a mess and disruption to your day to day life. If left unchecked a blocked drain could cause flooding and damage to your pipes.
Drains can be blocked from simple day to activity, such as too much toilet paper when flushing or hair that is building up in your shower drain.
Often the reason for your blocked drains could be entirely out of your control. Many homes and businesses across suffer from blocked drains due to the wear and tear of pipes.
We here at AEP are committed to quickly and safely repairing your blocked drain with a lifetime guarantee on any drain work done.
What Are Symptoms Of Blocked Drains?
- One of your sinks, basins or plumbing fixtures is draining very slowly or not draining at all.
- Bad smells coming from your drains.
- Unusual sounds are coming from your pipes.
- High rising or overflowing toilets.
How We Unblock Your Drain In 3 Easy Steps
We conduct a full CCTV drain inspection and diagnosis.
Our expert team will perform a complete and thorough investigation of your drain problem to find the root cause of your issue.
Provide a free estimate with no surprises.
Our friendly team will provide a solution for your drain problem and offer options as well as price upfront.
We fix the problem quickly and safely.
Our expert plumbers will fix the problem and advise on the cause of it to help you make sure it doesn’t happen again.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Blockages occur when residue is accumulated from food or substance particles over time. The residue blocks the flow of running water once it reaches a point where it cannot freely flow, resulting in an obstruction that must be removed.
If you’re dealing with one, you’ll be keen to know what caused it — and how to prevent it from happening again.
Here are the most common causes of blocked drains:
- Build-Up Of Hair: When hair builds up in your shower drain, it can clump together and create a blockage. This is especially troublesome if you have a lot of long hair, or you share your home with someone who does.
- Toilet wipes and wet wipes flushed down the grave: Wet wipes don’t degrade as toilet paper does – they just swirl around the sewer pipes until they collect other things like grease, food particles, or tree roots. This results in a blocked drain that will require professional unclogging.
- A solidifying fat or oil: Pouring cooking fat or oil down the kitchen sink is bad news. This congeals over time with other food debris like rice or potato peels and causes blocked drains throughout your home.
- Tree roots entering your sewer: Tree roots love warm, moist conditions – and your sewer line provides them with both! As tree roots grow and enter your pipes, they can break through joints or cracks in the pipe.
- Unskilled Plumbers: Unskilled plumbing contractors can cause more problems than they solve, which you already know means they're expensive and a waste of time.
The most common solution to a blocked drain is the use of chemical drain cleaners. However, these chemical drain cleaners can be very dangerous and toxic to the environment.
Using a chemical drain cleaner can be dangerous for your pipes. Most drain cleaners not only contain strong acids but also have caustic bases. They are particularly damaging to the rubber at the end of the pipes.
A chemical drain cleaner that provides a cheap solution to clogged drain can eat away your pipes and this rubber on the end of the pipe can cost you a lot in the long run.
The effect of a chemical drain cleaner on the environment can be long-lasting. It does not end in your drain, but instead, the toxic material flows down into the water system in the community.
Chemical drain cleaners might be suitable for clearing up a mild kitchen clog, but considering the hazards associated with it, it is always best to look for an alternate solution.
For a number of reasons, drains can unblock themselves or require minimal work to unblock them – however, this is not always the case. In some cases, drains can unblock themselves depending on the nature of the blockage. For example, if your drain has become blocked due to tree roots, it will not be able to unblock itself (and require a skilled plumber to conduct a CCTV drain survey to assess the problem and identify a solution).
However, if your drain is blocked by flushing too much toilet paper down the toilet, your drain may unblock itself because toilet paper is designed to disintegrate the longer it stays in the water. Please note that we would still advise you to contact us for any blockage that does not disappear.
Some blockages, such as a build-up of hair or leaves, may clear themselves with time. The problem with this solution is it usually takes a very long time, and the drain can get worse in the meantime!
The best thing to do with a blocked drain is to call in an expert. Expert drain engineers can often unblock drains with minimal fuss, taking away the risk of a DIY job going wrong or making the situation worse.