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What Causes a Blocked Drain?

Blocked drains in Bristol


Foreign Items and toiletries


Sometimes foreign items like loo fresheners ,children's toys , jewelry, sanitary products, cotton balls and hair can get into the drainage pipes and accumulate leading to a drain blockage.


Grease

Fats and grease from dish washing can become stuck the inside of the pipes and with time can build-up causing blocked drains.Grease traps can sometimes prevent this type of blocked drain.


Leaves and garden rubbish.


Especially in autumn dead leaves, twigs, and garden debris find their way into pipes and block them. Gulley drain covers can help prevent blocked drains


Tree Roots


Moisture from drains can attract tree roots. These roots can crack the drain pipes to reach the water resulting in a blockage of the drains. This is common in hot dry summers.


Wet Wipes


Wet wipes are a common cause of blocked drains and are notoriously difficult to unblock this type of blockage. You should avoid putting wet wipes down your toilet.


If you have a blocked drain in Bristol and need help to unblock the drain then give us a call on 0117 929 2755



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