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Blocked drains are unpleasant at the best of times, and nobody wants the stress and inconvenience of a flood or jammed toilet. Drain cleaning is an important part of preventative maintenance, and is recommended for all properties. Regular drain cleaning will help to eliminate the risk of blockages and prevent the gradual build-up of scale and deposits over time.
To reduce the chance of needing an emergency call-out, you can book a professional cleaning through 0800 Homefix.
We ensure that your premises are left clean and tidy following our visit, clearing away debris and hosing down any affected areas.
Our local Drainage Engineer is awaiting your call!
We Specialise in
At 0800 HomeFix, we specialise in all things related to blocked drains and faulty drainage systems. Below is a list of the drainage services we offer:
- Blocked drains
- Blocked guttering
- Blocked sinks
- Blocked toilets
- CCTV drain survey
- Drain cleaning
- Drain jetting
- Flood Clearance
- Drain repairs
- High-pressure jet cleaning
- Leak detection.
Blocked drains are an absolute nightmare. Not only do they smell terrible (typically an eggy odour), but they also cause the slow draining of basins and bathtubs which is equally as frustrating.
If you think your drain might be blocked but you are unsure, search 0800 Homefix plumbing and drain service near me, and we can be there within the hour.
here are some tell-tale signs that you might have a blocked drain:
Unpleasant smells: as bits of food and organic matter get lodged in pipes, they start to decompose and produce a very unpleasant smell. The smells are often made worse by running water as it aggravates the bacteria. In this case, drain unblocking services are recommended.
Water drains slowly: if your shower, sink, and/or toilet appear to be draining painfully slow, it’s typically a good sign that you have a blockage. Another clear sign is if the water doesn’t even drain away at all. Just bear in mind that a toilet that isn’t flowing or flushing is more likely a sign that there’s a fault with the fixture itself.
Gurgling noises: if your drain is making some unpleasant gurgling sounds whenever you run a tap or flush the toilet, then this is the first sign that you may be in some trouble. The gurgling noises are made when air that has been otherwise trapped in your pipes is being pushed up through the system, which is a clear sign of a blockage (particularly when accompanied by slow drainage and unpleasant odours).
Overflowing manholes: if the manhole covers for your outside drains are overflowing, then you clearly have a blockage with your outdoor drainage system. In this case, it is always worth calling the professionals. We’re available 7-days a week.
What can you do about the above signs?
Whether your home is smelling unpleasant, your drains are making strange noises, your basins are draining slowly, or all of the above, there are a few things you can try if you’d prefer not to resort to professional help right away:
Use a plunger: if it is just one fixture in your home that is blocked (e.g., your bathtub), then using a plunger is often a quick and easy fix. For example: you could have clogged hair trapped in your bathtub drain. This is often easily resolved by using a plunger to pull the clumps of hair up through the drain. Rest assured that it is smelly, dirty, and unpleasant, but in doing so you can clear the blockage successfully.
Use drain cleaner: there are some great ‘over the counter’ drain cleaning products that you can use to clear your kitchen sink. Often, it’s a build up of old food and other organic material which can be broken down using cleaning chemicals and otherwise cleared. Depending on the severity of the blockage, this should work.
Unblocking outdoor drains: if the fixtures in your home are still blocked despite your efforts, it is like that your outdoor drain is blocked. Outdoor drain blockages are far more labour intensive. You will need to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including gloves, a mask, and some old clothes. You will also need some drain rods if your plan on unblocking the drain yourself. That said, unblocking outside drains is very dirty and labour intensive. If you would prefer our local engineers to resolve your drainage problems instead, simply give us a call today and we will sort you out.
EMERGENCY DRAIN SERVICE: BLOCKED DRAINS CLEARED FAST
Blocked drain? Kitchen sink not draining? Problems with your toilet? Theseare issues that need fixing fast.
Our emergency drain service will get a local drainage engineer to you today.Use the Book Now button to fix a visit or call us.
And if you just want to make sure you don’t have a drainage emergency, booka professional drain cleaning service. Regular drain cleaning will help eliminate the risk of blockages and prevent the build-up of scale and deposits.
London Drainage Systems
Residential drainage systems are designed to remove all excess water from residential areas. These systems help to clear water from walkways, driveways, and roofs in order to avoid any potential flooding. Such systems are essential for the prevention of mould, mildew, rotting, and any structural damage in residential buildings from a build-up of water.
London drainage systems are subterranean, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t subject to clogging up and blocking. It’s not uncommon for tree roots to spread far and sometimes even damage drainage systems, causing a decrease in water pressure levels and flooding.
The good news is that the team at 0800 HomeFix have all of the experience, equipment, and know-how to quickly identify any drainage system issues and have them rectified immediately.
Emergency Drainage Services
There’s no telling when you are going to find yourself with a blocked drain. If you never check or routinely clear your drains, then eventually, the build up will be so great that water no longer passes through, in which case, you’ll likely find yourself in an emergency situation.
When water starts pooling around your home from your outside drains, or when your kitchen sink is no longer draining and is filled with dirty water, then you are in dire need of an emergency drain clearance.
The good news is that the team at 0800 HomeFix are always at your disposal. So, when disaster strikes and you find yourself with dirty, smelly water flooding your home, we will be right with you to clear the blocked drain, clean your home, and restore everything back to good working order.
Your Block Drain Questions Answered
Why is my sink draining slowly?
Food and other organic matter are the biggest culprits of slow draining sinks, especially in the kitchen. As for basins in the bathroom and toilet, it could likely be trapped hair. These issues can often be resolved easily enough without professional help. However, if you can’t seem to resolve the issue by yourself, unblocking drains is our speciality.
What does fixing a blocked drain involve?
Again, this largely depends on the issue at hand. Drain clearance can be as simple as plunging clogged hair from the sink. It can also require CCTV drain surveys to locate the source of the blockage, using various chemicals to break-down organic food and grease build ups, using drain rods to break up and dislodge blockages, and more.
Why is my drain constantly clogging up?
You need to take extra care when disposing of food in the kitchen. For example, if you are cooking food with oil and then pouring the oil directly into your sink when washing the dishes, then you are causing a huge build up of grease and fat in your pipes. In time, this builds up to the point where nothing can pass through any longer.
The best approach is to allow any grease and oil to cool in the pan. Once it has congealed it can be disposed of appropriately in your bin.
What can cause low water pressure?
Besides leaky pipes, low water pressure is typically caused by valve issues, build up of debris, or other blockages. It’s always worth double checking with your neighbours to see if they are having water pressure issues as well. If they aren’t, then you must contact your local plumber to resolve your drainage issues.
What is the most common cause of a blocked drain?
It depends on the location. For example:
Bathroom drains and basins are most commonly affected by clogged hair. In order for them to drain properly, the hair needs to be routinely removed and cleared away.
For the kitchen, drains and basins are most commonly affected by waste food, fat and grease, and other organic matter building up in the pipes. Proper waste disposal and regular drain clearing is required to alleviate these drainage issues.
For outdoor drains, the most common cause is root invasion from neighbouring trees. If you have a few large trees in your garden, it could be that their roots are spreading wide and interfering with your drainage systems.
How long does it take to unblock a drain?
The amount of time required to clear your blocked drains largely depends on where the drain is and what is blocking it. Professional drainage shouldn’t take much longer than an hour.
Some drainage solutions can be administered in as little as 15-minutes, with others (root invasion causing broken pipes in outdoor drainage systems) taking much longer.
In any case, we always offer a great service and aim to work as quickly as possible. Your best bet is to contact us immediately and one of our friendly representatives can offer you an ETA.
Can blocked drains make you unwell?
They can indeed. Blocked drains are a breeding ground for bacteria and other parasites that can easily make you and your family sick. Drain unblocking services is the easiest way to prevent this risk so do not hesitate to contact us today.
How much does it cost to unblock a drain?
The cost of professional drainage varies from case to case. For an accurate quotation, please feel free to contact us today and we will happily price it up for you.
Contact Us Today for Professional Blocked Drain Clearance Services
If you are looking for local drainage companies that you can rely on, you needn’t look any further than 0800 HomeFix. We have professional drainage contractors at your disposal who can make light work of any blockages – whether inside or out.
Would you like to explore our drainage services further? Simply contact us today and we’ll get you booked in at our earliest convenience.
What Our customers say
Please see below for some of the Frequently Asked Questions we receive from our clients.
Yes, we offer a 12 months guarantee on our labour.
Our guarantee for our workmanship is 12 months. This would be classed as a recall and we would re attend free of charge.
It is unlikely that we can’t get to you within the hour, however if we cant we will let you know in advance – should you not be able to wait any longer we will issue you a full refund for the call out.
We will return free of charge to rectify any issues caused by our engineer, are are fully insured.
Yes there is a small additional charge for out of hours call-outs, please follow this link to see our rates.
We show a great respect for our clients property – however in the event that something is damaged, we are fully insured to cover any cost of the damage.
No we dont we are entirely transparent on pricing Should there be any additional work required following the initial call out our engineers will quote you on site and only proceed with your agreement.
No, provided no additional parts are needed, and we can fix within the first hour there is no additional charge.
This is highly unlikely situation, as all of our plumbing engineers, carry a plumbing and heating repairs kit – which allows us to fix 99% of any given problem, we take great pride in our first time fix percentage. Our aim is to visit once and fix once. If however, we do need a spare part, we will attempt to source it locally and carry out the repairs on the same day.
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