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Blocked Drainage: Causes, Prevention, And Methods To Unblock The Clogged Drains

Blocked drainage is a common sight in every household. Substances such as grease, fats, hair, soap scum, silt, roots and leaves, and litter get accumulated inside the pipes and over time, block them. When the water is unable to flow through these pipes, an overflow situation gets created. Toilet bowl, wash basin, kitchen sink and bath tub are the few common places where such things can be seen.

Besides causing inconvenience to those living in the house, blocked drainage also poses serious health hazards. The dirty overflowing drains and pipes act as a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. If drains are not cleared immediately, they can cause skin infections, allergies, and other harmful diseases. Such situations are extremely detrimental to every kind of structure as well as internal and external wiring in the house and also for electrical appliances.

As a homeowner, it is advisable that you make every effort to prevent your drains from clogging. Since the prime reason of choking drains is accumulation of domestic waste, you must prevent them from depositing inside the pipes.

Few of the below-mentioned ways may help you in this regard.

While washing dishes in the kitchen, do not throw the left over food in the sink. Similarly, do not flush toilet paper, baby’s diapers, and tissues in your washrooms. Use strainers in your kitchen and bathroom plugholes to prevent food waste, hair-bundles, soap, and other waste material from entering into your pipes and drains.

After every 15 days, flush hot water in your kitchen sink and toilets. It would clear the waste materials inside your pipes and drains. Using baking powder is also another simple method to avoid such situations.

However, if you happen to live in London and your drains and pipes are still blocked, hire the services of a professional drain clearing company. These people are experts in clearing blocked drains. They use the latest, state-of-the-art drain clearing methods and equipment to unclog blocked drains in London in a quick, efficient, and safe manner.

There are innumerable companies in London that offer services for treating blocked drainage problems. Most of the experts that deal in this domain guarantee to clear away the blocked drains in London in minimum time possible.

If you are troubled with blocked drains at home and want to get rid of this nuisance as soon as possible, just visit Here you would get highly professional, reliable, and efficient services for both residential and commercial blocked drainage.


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