Our Services for Blocked Drains in Kent
A blocked drain can be hugely disruptive to daily life and worrying if you can’t drain water or flush the toilet, so understandably it is something you want to be fixed quickly and efficiently.
We understand this, which is why we are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to assist with blocked drains in Kent. We aim to be with you to unblock your drain within two hours, so that disruption to your daily life is minimal.
Our technicians come equipped to clear any type of blocked drain with minimal disruption to your home or neighbourhood. We provide an hourly rate to our clients so there are no hidden fees to worry about and we only charge for labour and time on site – so you don’t have to worry about an additional charge for travel to you.
24 Hour Service for Blocked Drains in Kent
Our technicians are available 24/7 to unblock drains, so you don’t have to worry about waiting for service or opening hours if you are facing an urgent draining issue. We come fully prepared to deal with any kind of blockage, but our two most common ways of clearing blockages are with high pressure water jetting and electro-mechanical coring machines.
We often battle the blocked drains Kent has to offer with drain jetting, which uses a high pressure hose inserted into the drain and disperses water at high speed that is powerful enough to break down the congestion causing the issue in the drains and break down large blockages into smaller bits which can push their way down the drain and into the sewer system. This can be used internally and externally with minimal disruption.
We also often use electro-mechanical coring machines to clear blockages, these are quite popular for internal pipes and are particularly effective as removing hard substances such as uric scale, limescale and even concrete residue. Best of all, it can cut through that common drain blocking culprit…grease.
Call LDF For Your Blocked Drains in Kent
If you have a blocked drain that needs sorting urgently, we are the ideal choice for round the clock service to minimise disruption and damage to your home. You can rely on our team of friendly and experienced technicians to unblock your drains and get water draining smoothly and quickly once again.
We serve both domestic and commercial clients and can clear any type of blocked drain, we pride ourselves on our fair, affordable and upfront pricing as well as our experience and knowledge in dealing with a multitude of drainage issues.
If you are experiencing gurgling noises from your plughole, noticing bad smells from the drains and are finding water is slow to drain from your sink, bath or shower then don’t hesitate to give us a call, these are the signs of blocked drains and if left can cause more serious and urgent problems down the line.
And to prevent blocked drains occurring in future, why not consider our drain cleaning services to prevent blockages from occurring and remaining in the best condition for daily use, preventing more serious issues down the line.
What are the most common causes of blocked drains?
Blocked drains are most commonly caused by cooking fat and grease being poured down the sink during or after cooking. While this can seem convenient, the stickiness of grease and fat causes it to stick to the sides of your drains and build up over time, preventing water from draining effectively. As well as this, food residue can also build up within drains from cleared plates or draining tins or cooked veg. If this becomes stuck, it can rot and provide an unpleasant smell.
The other most common reason for drain blockages is the build-up of hair, often in the bath or shower, this can build up quickly and create a hairball congealed with soap that prevents water from draining effectively.
How can I prevent blocked drains?
To prevent blocked drains in your Kent home, there are some simple steps you can make to prevent blockages occurring or occurring as frequently. It is advised not to pour fat or grease down the drain – instead pour into your food waste bin or collect in a disposable sealable cannister and put with your general waste.
To prevent hair building up in your bathroom drain, there are many handy gadgets now available on the market that can collect this troublesome hair, so it can easily be caught and removed rather than building up in your drains.
How do I know if I have a blocked drain?
The most obvious sign of a blocked drain will often be slow drainage, so if after a bath, shower or washing up you notice the water is taking longer than usual to drain – it is likely there is a blockage slowing it down. When drain blockages are really bad, it may not drain at all. You’ll also probably hear gurgling noises from your plughole when it does.
If you try to unblock it with a plunger, you may notice debris come out which can also hint a drain blockage and that you may need something more powerful to clear it. Bad smells can also occur and are another issue of blocked drains which can be unpleasant.