Blocked Drains Ashton on Mersey

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Blocked Drains Ashton on Mersey?

DHC provide a full emergency call out service in Ashton on Mersey and surrounding areas. You can get urgent drain assistance now by calling 07753 259 174 and we can be at most addresses in under 15 minutes.

Blocked drains have a few tell-tale signs from when the blockage starts to it getting progressively worse, which will create increasingly troublesome to showstopping problems inside and around the property, from bad smells, odd noises, and slow draining to no draining at all.

While you may look to fix your indoor plumbing with plungers and chemicals, once the outdoor drains become blocked it is time to call in one of DHC’s drainage specialists.

DHC has built up a robust experience gained over many years in dealing with blocked drains, allowing us to fix the problem quickly, efficiently, and wherever possible minimal to no digging.

Common Issues

No matter where the blockage occurs in the drains there are three areas they start from, be mindful of what you are putting down your drains to help keep them flowing for longer.

  • From the bathroom:
    • Hair
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Non-flushable paper
    • Traditional soaps (which contain greases and fats)
    • Excessive amounts of dirt
  • From the kitchen:
    • Food waste such as vegetable scraps
    • Coffee grounds or tea leaves
    • Traditional soaps (which contain greases and fats)
  • Outside the property:
    • Tree roots
    • Excessive garden waste such as leaves and soil.

Get Winter Ready

Winter is a particular time of concern due to the extra strain that time of year buts on your drains. Specific problems include:

 

  • Freezing and thawing of pipes resulting in breaks and cracks
  • Ice build-up catching waste
  • Fat and oil solidifying in pipes due to the cold weather

 

Coupled with heavy rainfall, unmaintained drains can quickly become overwhelmed and problems arise

Preventing blocked drains in Ashton on Mersey

Drain Maintenance

So many of us wait until something goes wrong with our drains to then look after them.

Regular drain maintenance leads to a healthy drain system at your property, meaning you are not left with any nasty surprises when you need them least.

Partial Blockages

Partially blocked drains, or ones in need of maintenance, will continue to allow water to drain away overtime. This makes them harder to spot but there are signs to look out for however;

  • Slow draining, or standing water
  • Unpleasant smells from the drains
  • Noises when water drains away can suggest blockages further down the pipe

Case Study of Blocked Drain Ashton on Mersey

A Local Drainage Specialist with Local Knowledge

Something we see as really important when treating drainage problems is local knowledge. Below is an example of how we fixed blocked drains for one of our customers in Ashton on Mersey.

How did it start

We received a call regarding a blocked drain in Ashton on Mersey where a business owner was concerned about slow draining and odd noises around the drains of their property. They asked for us to come and investigate the cause and whether it was a blockage.

Fixing the problem

Now we knew what we were dealing with exactly we proceeded with another no-dig approach to fix the drain. Using drain jetting we were able to dislodge the build-up of waste, remove the fat build-up and clean the inner surface of the drain.

Identifying the problem

From what the client had described immediately suggested a blocked drain but before carrying out any work we needed to work out where the blockage was and how it had occurred. Both needed to be answered to ensure the correct solution was employed.

To do this we used CCTV. This meant we could avoid any digging and that all we needed to start was access to the nearest manhole.

The CCTV survey identified the culprit of the blockage. A build-up of fat had caught various waste from the property.

The result

The blockage of the drain at the Ashton on Mersey property was identified and removed, returning the drain to full, free flowing working order again.

As with the CCTV survey, the drain jetting was also able to be done with no-digging needed, leaving the property untouched at the surface.

Our services in

Ashton on Mersey

Drains can be extensive, complicated, and most importantly hidden away, making it appear difficult to identify what has gone wrong. DHC brings the following diagnostic and remedial services for quick identification and less invasive repair solutions for your drains:

Why choose

DHC Utilities?

DHC Utilities is a Water Industry Approved Plumber (WIAP) based in the Greater Manchester area. Specialised with over 15 years’ experience in unblocking drains and their maintenance.

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