Common Causes of Blocked Drains

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It is also best to get in touch with an expert drainage contractor when experiencing problems with blocked drains, however, there are many tips for preventing blocked drains from occurring in the future.

Total Drainage Service is a team of experts in finding solutions to blocked drains in Bristol and surrounding areas. We have specialists that are more than capable to carry out excavation repairs to damaged drainage whether inside the building or outside, in the garden or driveway for example. All drainage works are our speciality.

We have accredited operatives that use excavation machines and other mobile specialist equipment to carry out minor and major repairs and installations, such as septic tanks and sewage treatment plants whenever you need us at your service. Some drains require more intensive excavation and repairs due to being more unique, which will be determined and work will be implemented when necessary.

From foreign objects that have been dropped down the drain by accident to heavy build up of hair and grease, there are many reasons why your household can be experiencing blocked drains. Understanding exactly how each issue is caused can be an opportunity to be better at stopping it in the future. 

What Not To Put Down Your Drain

    • Oils
    • Paints
    • Solvents 
    • Acids
    • Coffee Grounds
    • Kitchen Rolls
    • Feminine Hygiene Products

    Flushing these products and others down the drains can damage plants, aquatics and wildlife. Get in touch with your local authority for the correct disposal procedure/facility. 

Preventing Grease Build Up In Pipeworks

While the use of some fats, oils and grease is vital for cooking, they are not good at all for the drains and pipes in your plumbing systems. Here at Total Drainage Services, our plumbing experts will help you to avoid these costly plumbing repairs by letting you know some of the ways you can avoid greasy drains: 

 

  • Avoid putting grease down the drains 
  • Invest in grease traps 
  • Recycle your cooking oils and grease 
  • Use disposable absorption materials 
  • Get your drains cleaned

 

Tree Roots

Tree roots are one of the main causes of blockages and clogs in water and sewer mains. Some experts say the first sign of tree root invasion into the sewer of the water line is a gurgling sound. 

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