Unfortunately there will come a time when you have to deal with a blockage. Luckily for most of us this will be in a domestic situation and can usually be dealt with by using a chemical drain cleaner or a draining rod. And it is usually a job which we can do ourselves. It is when it occurs in a commercial environment that professionals are needed. There can be many reasons for blockages in pipes and drains. Often it can be merely the build-up of time and materials which pass through the pipe and with poor maintenance and irregular checking, blockages will occur. On occasions a foreign body may obstruct the pipe. Another reason is the substances which are poured down the drain, usually fats, grease and oils. Initially in liquid form when they go down, they solidify and clog up the pipe. This can narrow the circumference of the pipe leading to poor drainage or, worst case scenario, complete blockage. This can then cause overflow, not a pleasant experience. Obviously the best thing is to make sure that blockages do not occur. This means regular checking and maintenance alongside correct disposal of substances. If in doubt seek help on planning drainage.
Drain unblocking is a necessary chore, and we will all need our drains cleared at some point. Whilst simple techniques can often be used in home drainage systems, businesses and industrial units often have complex and large-scale drainage, which may require you to call in a professional drain clearance company. Likewise, serious drain blockages in the home may also require the professionals. read more