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.

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