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Common Causes of Blocked Drains


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Almost every homeowner will have experienced some form of blockage within their home. Experts in professional drainage services are highly experienced in spotting the most common and probable causes of such blockages, but for those of us who are not so familiar with the topic, knowing what to watch out for isn't so easy. Equipped with a successful history of cleaning blocked drains Leicester, an expert drainage company has put together this short post on the common causes of this annoying issue, so that you're able to spot the tell-tale signs before they have a chance to worsen.


Now that the Autumn is setting in, many homeowners will be busy with their garden equipment, carrying out essential garden maintenance to keep their gardens looking neat and tidy as the leaves begin to brown and fall from their trees. Besides the obvious housekeeping reasons, keeping your garden free from stray leaves and debris can also help to keep the issue of blocked drains at bay. Leaves are not the only culprit, as tree roots which are drawn to the nearest source of water can also crack into the pipes over time, causing a blockage.

Grease and Fat

This is one of the most common causes of all, yet it is also one of the easiest to prevent. Any fatty substances which are washed down the sinks will stick to the inside of the pipes, eventually building up so much that no more liquid can pass through. This can be easily avoided by keeping a watchful eye over the liquids which you do decide to wash away.


A build up of hair can also pose a large problem for homeowners. Over time this can worsen if the blockage is not quickly cleared, preventing liquid from passing through it altogether. Although this can be helped by using devices which catch the hair before it enters the pipes, you should still pay close attention to this simple, yet avoidable issue.

Don't let your home become the victim of blocked drains Leicester . With the help of a skilled and helpful drainage team, you'll be able to enjoy a beautiful and fully functional home this Autumn. Feel free to call a specialist company today if you suspect your drains to be blocked, and they'll quickly be able to offer useful advice and further information on the common causes, before quickly setting to work to resolve the problem.


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