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Blocked Drains

If you have a blocked drain, whether in a commercial or residential property, we know that getting it unblocked is a matter of urgency – that’s why we offer fast response times to any call for assistance with a blocked drain.

Drain blockages and cleaning

One of the most common home maintenance issues we face is a blocked drain, so whether you’re suffering from blocked drains, blocked toilets or blocked sinks, we respond quickly to ensure you return to normality as soon as possible. Our trained drianage engineers carry the latest equipment to diagnose and carry out fixes, we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

And if you’re worried about your pipes, we can come and inspect them on a regular basis, detecting any problems early and providing simple maintenance that can stop major issues before they happen.

Common causes of blocked drains

A few of the causes of blocked drains are pictured below, but from our years of experience, common causes of blockages include:

  • Incorrect items being put down the drains such as wet wipes/sanitary products
  • Build-up of Fats, Oils and Greases
  • Poor Condition/installation of pipework
  • Root Infestation
  • Damaged pipes/Displaced joints
  • Foreign objects such a leaves, moss etc entering the drainage system
Baby wipes blocking a drain.

Baby Wipes

Image of poor drain pipe installation

Poor Installation

Image showing root ingress into a drainage pipe

Root Ingress

Symptoms of a blocked drain

There are many early signs of a blocked drain, which if identified early enough can prevent any further damage to pipes, drains and general areas, these include…
  • Probably the easiest symptom to recognise will be the nasty odour from the pipes
  • A slow draining sink, shower or bath and in serious cases, not draining at all
  • Toilet drainage problems including water level rising or overflowing after flushing
  • Unusual gurgling noises from the plughole, this could indicate that air may be trapped in the pipes by the blockage

Our range of blocked drain services

  • Water jetting performed as part of drain unblocking
  • High pressure drain jetting
  • Blockage extraction
  • CCTV surveys to diagnose the cause/effect of the blockage
  • Electro Mechanical drain cleaning

Picote Smart Spider

Just one of the tools in out arsenal is the Picote Smart Spider. The Smart Spider is a highly efficient tool for descaling pipes and is very effective when it comes to pipes which are damaged or where there may be holes in the pipe.

Picote Smart Spider
Picote Smart Spider

The Smart Spider works by pulverising the scale in the pipe into a fine dust, making it easy to flush with water, without causing any blockages further down the line.

The Smart Spider easily navigates 90° bends and is even safe to use in PVC pipes.

This video shows one of our Picote Smart Spiders in action!

Picote Spider Demonstration

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  • Lincoln
  • Grantham
  • Lincolnshire
  • Boston
  • Bourne
  • Skegness
  • Spalding
  • Woodhall Spa
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Newark
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  • Stamford
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