There are many reasons for a blocked drain or blocked toilet. Wherever possible, MPL Drainage Solutions will advise our customers on how to avoid further blockages in their Guildford homes after finishing a clearance project.
Here, we uncover some of the issues we face on a daily basis and explain how the team at MPL would normally deal with them.
The most common reasons for a blocked toilet are nappies, paper towels or sanitary products being wrongly deposited. As all of these expand when they get wet, they can easily cause the toilet to block. Using rods, we can usually unblock the toilet safely, quickly and hygienically.
If the blockage is a bit more stubborn, we can also use our high-pressure jet washers to clear the drainage system. We deal with all blocked toilet issues quickly so that homeowners in Guildford never have to worry about contamination problems.
We find that most sinks become blocked due to the deposit of fats from food whereas in bathrooms, blockages are usually caused by hair. When water takes longer to drain away, it is indicative of a blocked sink or basin. We can use rods or jet washers to clear away these deposits for you.
If the issue runs deeper and can’t be resolved by any of the above measures, you might have the need for a more extensive drain survey. The private homeowner is responsible for the drains in and around their Guildford property. It will fall on the owner to clear an existing problem with a blocked drain.
With complex issues, a CCTV drain survey can pinpoint the cause of a blocked drain or examples of underlying damage. Once we find the cause, we will compile a written drain survey and advise you on what to do next.
Guttering blockages are usually caused by dead leaves falling from trees into the system and they stop rainwater from draining away. We offer a gutter cleaning service for customers in Guildford that can rid outdoor pipes of debris and enable you to have a flowing guttering system once more.
This service helps stop the gutter from overflowing and causing damage to the brickwork, fascias and soffits of your Guildford home. We recommend regular gutter cleaning even if a blockage hasn’t occurred yet as a preventative measure against future damage.
Over the many years we’ve been trading, we’ve found that a better understanding of the reasons behind a blocked drain or a blocked toilet has led to many homeowners taking more responsibility when they dispose of certain items. If you do have a blocked train or blocked toilet in the Guildford area, or if you are in need of gutter cleaning or a detailed drain survey, please call us today. One of our team will happy to help you.