What Are the Common Causes Of Blocked Drains?

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If you’ve ever experienced a blocked drain then you’ll already know how unpleasant it can be and that it’s certainly not a problem that you can ignore. Here at Servo-Rod, we specialise in drain unblocking in Leicester for both domestic and commercial customers to help you get on with the more important things in life.

So what are the most common causes of block drains and are there any ways to stop them from happening?

Trees and Leaves

Your drain should have a grill to prevent leaves and other debris from falling into the pipes and working their way through to the drainage system. If this grill is missing then it can lead to problems, so it’s important to make sure that your opening is covered and that leaves are cleared on a regular basis.

Perhaps a more serious problem for your drains is tree roots, which grow towards the nearest source of water and can lead to cracks in your pipes. If your drains are proving difficult to clear then you may need a camera survey to determine whether tree roots are at the bottom of it.

Grease and Fat

As you’re washing grease or fat down the sink you probably aren’t thinking about what this will do to your drains, but this is one of the most common causes of drain blockages, especially during the winter when cold temperatures cause the fat to solidify in your pipes.

Instead of washing fat or grease down the sink, let it set and then throw it in the bin; it may take a little extra time but it could save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

Other things such as a build-up of hair or the presence of a foreign object can also cause blockages; here at Servo-Rod we understand how frustrating it is to be faced with a blocked drain and we make efficiency a priority to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

If you have a problem with blocked drains, why not contact us or browse our website for more information? We can help both domestic and commercial customers so no matter what the job, we’re sure to be able to help.

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