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The Top FAQs About Drain Cleaning

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Drains play a major part in the working infrastructure of every property, be it private or commercial and when there’s something wrong, homeowners and users are quick to notice. But what many of our clients aren’t aware of is how our drain cleaning service works, why it’s important, and how to know when you need to engage the services of a professional drain cleaning company.

In this blog, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions for the benefit of new and future clients and customers – starting with what drain cleaning involves.

 What does the drain cleaning service involve?

Drain cleaning is advised as part of a regular maintenance regime, during which our team of cleaners will use the latest equipment and techniques to flush out your pipework to ensure the system is flowing freely.

We are trained to conduct the full drain cleaning service with minimum disruption to homeowners and commercial property users, with other drain maintenance options available under an ongoing agreement.

 How do I know if my drains need cleaning? 

We always recommend that you conduct regular drain cleaning as part of the upkeep and maintenance of your property or home. Not only will this help to keep drains clear of potential damage and blockages, but it is cost effective and will save you the stress and cost of repair work further down the line.

Some of the signs and symptoms of potential drain blockages include unpleasant smells, slow draining plugs, flooding around the outlet pipe for your property, and gurgling sounds in the pipework around sinks and baths / showers. If any of these sound familiar, get in touch with your local drain cleaning company for an emergency visit.

 Is drain cleaning expensive? 

Of course, drain cleaning services come at a cost, however this is nothing compared with the potential costs to repair damaged pipes and more severe blockages. When left untreated, a blocked drain can quickly cause irreversible damage and so maintenance and regular drain cleaning is far more cost effective than leaving the problem to grow steadily worse.

Our services are offered at a competitive hourly rate, with clients heralding the efficiency of our services and the professionalism of our team.

 Can I clean my own drains?

DIY drain cleaning is sometimes administered with warm water and vinegar, and while this can help to keep your drains flowing to some extent, it is not effective against more severe blockages.

One of the main benefits of bringing in the services of a company like London Drainage Facilities is our access to the best equipment in the industry – utilising the latest techniques and ensuring that blockages are dealt with and removed without causing damage to the pipe work and plumbing system.

If you’re in need of emergency drain cleaning services or want to find out more about our maintenance services and general drainage upkeep, get in touch with the team today.