Blocked Drains Pipes

Blocked Pipes

Plumbing blockages in the home are mainly caused by hair being washed down plugholes in bathroom sinks and baths. Larger debris can block the kitchen sink and often the blockage is due to a build up of grease or fat in the kitchen pipe.

Both these type of blockage build up gradually over time and the flow of water leaving the appliance becomes slower and slower. This is because the diameter of the pipe is becoming increasingly smaller as the deposits build up over time. Regular use of chemical drain cleaners will help keep the waste system clear and smelling fresh, but remember to follow the instructions carefully, as many of these chemical are dangerous.

BIO-CLEAN is… A preventative drain cleaner that is environmentally friendly and made up of a blend of bacteria and enzymes.

Bioclean is safe for the environment!

Bio-Clean is non-poisonous. It does not attack live tissue nor inorganic materials, only organic wastes like grease, hair, food particles, paper, cotton & sewage. This makes BIO-CLEAN safe for people, plumbing and the environment. BIO-CLEAN changes the waste particles into water, carbon dioxide and mineral ash which run harmlessly out of your waste system.
You can also use bioclean in All drain and sewer pipes, including:

  • Kitchen Sinks
  • Toilets
  • Bath tubs
  • Showers
  • Floor drains
  • Laundry drains
  • Septic tanks and drain fields
  • Garbage disposal odors
  • Grease traps
  • Cat Litter Boxes

If you are interested in getting some Bioclean or getting some advice on your blocked pipes, call us on 1800 552 758.

In a two pipe drainage system external gullies, stacks and drains can easily become blocked, especially in winter where falling leaves invariably find there way into the drains. If the drains become so blocked that the water ceases to flow, then this can easily lead to damp forming on the outside walls of your property.The advent of Drain cameras have been a god sent to the Plumbing Professional and home owner. This piece of high-tech equipment is used to take all of the guess work out of cleaning your blockages. Every nook and cranny can be thoroughly explored using the in pipe CCTV camera, and a complete video diagnosis can be supplied to determine the best course of action required. Not only that, we can use our pipe tracing equipment to locate the camera head and find the exact location and cause of the blocked sewer pipe. The locating equipment will give us the exact location and depth of the sewer line so we can provide you with an accurate quote to excavate and replace the tree root infested area.

Hydro-jetting is a good example of a very efficient way of clearing blocked pipes in commercial industries. It makes use of high-pressure water and will, without a doubt, can stamp out even the most relentless of pipe clogs. Repairing existing pipe-work or installing new pipes can be a big problem in businesses, since such procedures usually involve a substantial amount of digging – of gardens or concrete.

When using water blasting to clean concrete out of blocked pipes and tubes, it is important to prepare the area so that the debris can be disposed of in order to protect the environment. If water blasting gutters, remove the lower pipe so the runoff will fall on the ground instead of being flushed into underground water lines or cesspits. If debris is allowed to travel underground, it could become trapped in the pipeline. This could end up costing you even more money in repairs. Water blasting to clean concrete out of blocked pipes and tubes is only effective if it’s done correctly. When water blasting underground sewage pipes, make sure the debris is safely removed by sucking it out using a hose. Most companies will remove debris by collecting it in a truck and disposing it safely.

Once the pipes have been cleaned, they will work more efficiently as the flow rate will increase. Using water blasting to clean concrete out of blocked pipes and tubes will help pipes be able to carry away rainwater quickly and easily. Other pipes will also benefit from cleanings every few years. Depending on the soil content and the amount of concrete that is on the property, water blasting may need to be done more often in order to keep pipes and tubes clean and working properly.

A blocked drainage pipe often becomes a costly and destructive problem for home owners. Partially blocked pipes result in the slow draining of fixture and inefficient operation of water closets, while totally blocked pipes cause sewage back-up through floor drains or fixtures, often causing property damage and potential health hazard with raw sewerage flowing out onto your back lawn!

Gas-operated apparatus for unblocking pipes is also well-known. There are various types of such known apparatus but they generally comprise first connector means for connecting the apparatus to a pipe which is blocked by a blockage, a gas chamber, and trigger means for releasing compressed gas from the gas chamber as a sudden single pulse which is designed to travel down the pipe which is blocked and to strike the blockage with a view to shifting it. Some of the known types of gas-operated apparatus provide the gas manually whilst others provide the gas from a source of compressed gas such as a compressor or carbon dioxide mini-bottles.

As mentioned at the beginning, hair is another common cause of blocked drains. Use a hair trap on your plug holes and regularly clean out the drain to ensure a blockage does not occur. Every month you should put a purposely designed drain cleaner down your pipes to make blocked drains a thing of the past. These cleaners will break down the hair and other debris.

A blocked toilet can often be cleared by using a large plunger, known as a cooper’s plunger. Lower the plunger into the wc pan and ensure the ruber cup is firmly into the u-bend. Pump the handle of the plunger until the blockage is removed – this will become apparent as the water level will drop down quite quickly.

Plant trees and shrubs carefully. Tree roots are a major cause of blocked pipes and can damage buildings, pavements, fences as well as pipes. So take care in selecting your trees and deciding where to plant them.