Dealing With Blocked Drains

Drain blockage is one of the most common problems with many house owners in London. Drain blockage happens in lots of houses in London. It can happen with anything whether it is a sink, toilet, basin, or bathroom. These blockages can cause a real damage to your property resulting in unpleasant smell, overflowing of water or flooding in the house. The best thing that you can do at this point of time is that do not take the drainage matter in your own hand and seek for professional plumber help immediately. There are many companies which provide their services for drain clearance in London. You can take their professional help to deal with your blockage problem.

Causes

There are numerous causes that can lead to drain blockage. Some of the causes are highlighted below.

Grease: Cooking oil, fat, and grease can easily cause blockage in your kitchen drainage pipes. These are usually those kinds of thing which gets stick to the sides of the drainage pipe and clogs the passage for drain to flow through it. The opening of the drainage pipe becomes small with the passing days and finally gets chocked. This can be easily controlled by not letting the greasy substance down the drainage pipe so that it may get stuck to the pipe and cause blockage.

Greenery: Greenery mainly includes the falling leaves of trees which block the drainage pipe of the roof and other drainage pipes. Mainly in the autumn season, when most of the trees shed their leaves, these fallen leaves usually blocks the passage of the drainage pipes and stop the flow of water. In order to restore the drainage system, it is necessary to remove all the leaves from the roof on a daily basis and some protection must be provided at the opening of the drainage pipe so that the fallen leaves may not enter the drainage pipe. Roots of the trees also cause damage to the drainage pipe as the roots are always attracted towards the moisture causing the drainage pipe to break its wall.

Foreign items: There are many different foreign things such as piece of jewellery or cloth or broken long hair and many more such things that can cause blockage in your drainage pipes. All these things individually as well as collectively can block the drainage pipe easily. It is important to set a trap on the opening of the drainage pipe which only allows water to pass through it so that the rest of the items do not enter the drainage pipe causing the blockage. Only the tissue paper should be drained in the toilet and rest of the things should be kept away from the toilet and away from entering into any drainage pipe.

Access The Permission For Construction In The Adjoined Property

Your loving neighbour can have dispute with you when it comes to construction in your house and their property is coming in between. Your cordial relations with your neighbour can turn bitter over the property construction because no one wants any kind of damage to their property, especially when it occurs to someone else’s act. Thus, if you wish to maintain healthy relations with your neighbour and also want to be on the safer side while having the construction (which can take more than a month) in your house, you need to get the help from the party wall surveyor who has the knowledge about the party wall constructions and party wall acts for the legal constructions in a property.

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Notify your neighbour for the construction

According to the party wall construction, 1996, there is a need to send a notification to your neighbour regarding the construction which you are going to have at your property. After giving the party wall notice, you should obtain the consent from  your neighbour regarding the construction in case, there is a dispute over such constructions then the house owner who is planning for the construction can take help from the party wall surveyor to prepare the party wall award to  prevent the disagreement turning into the dispute.

Notification should be given to the adjoining neighbour at least two months prior construction if you are planning to have construction related to the party wall and its extent can be minimised to one month in case, you  want to have the construction just on the boundary line or foundation. Commencement of the construction can be considered illegal if the notice is not served to the involved parties.

Preparation of the notice for party wall

It is very important to prepare the best notice for the party wall construction. It will help the neighbours to understand the need of construction for you and prevent them from arguments with you over the construction. Hence, to prepare the right notice by keeping in mind the legality of the construction, there is a need to get the services of the party wall surveyor. Party wall surveyor first inspects your property, checks your construction plans and valid issues that can arise during construction which you are planning, then correctly prepares the notice for the party wall construction. In addition to preparing the notice, surveyor also takes care of the documentation and contract preparation.

Contract preparation with neighbours

Despite your neighbour has no objection with the party wall constructions or other adjoining constructions, still, you should get into the “Non-Objection” contract with your neighbour. It will save you from the future troubles. There are several cases, in which the neighbour first has no objection with the construction but later they start creating troubles. Thus, to avoid any such problem with you it is better to sign a contract with your neighbour. Make sure that you mention all the details about the construction like the type of construction, duration of construction and potential damages to the existing adjoining wall.  It is also very important to mention about the types of compensation which you would make for the damages.