What you need to know about drains!

September 21st, 2009

You do not need to be a plumber to know the importance of properly running drains, because an encounter with one that is not working properly is usually enough to make you take the necessary precautions. As an emergency drainage company, we at IQ Plumbers are very much alive to the need to have properly run drains to make sure that there is no discomfort as a result on poorly working drains.

It is often the case that you may choose to ignore acknowledging the importance of drains as it is not often that you see them as they are always buried underground.

It is noteworthy also to mention that blocked drains are not always a result of the age of the system or the result of a system overload as some of the causes can be attributed to how you are getting rid of the waste especially from the kitchen there are times when this is a result of how you are disposing off your waste.

Blocked drains are incredibly inconvenient

Whether we like it or not, blocked drains are common and very inconvenient – always occurring at the worst possible times . What we need to do is to make sure that they do not happen often and also to make sure that in the event that they occur, they cause the minimum amount of damage possible.

It is a fact that in many cases a drainage system can be found wanting. This may be a result of the age of the system, build up of waste, ground movement, leakage, tree root infiltration and corrosion.

Understanding what causes blocked drains

September 19th, 2009

Blocked drains are a reality for most of us at some time or another and they result in dirty water or sewerage backing up in the system. While they may be a reality, it is important to make sure that you know how to minimise the frequency of blocked drains on your property.

As a  leading emergency plumbers in London, IQ Plumbers also gives advise to clients and the general public to make sure that there is very little inconvenience at any time of the year. Our advise would make sure that the yard, floors and rooms are dry come rain or lightning.

Causes of blocked drains can be traced to the kitchen

When you trace the causes of blocked drains, then it would be interesting to note that many pointers would direct you to the door steps of your kitchen. This is the busiest room of many households and it is understandable that most of the waste would also emanate from there.

As emergency plumbers, at IQ Plumbers we have noticed that in most cases, blocked drains are caused by fat, oil and grease. These substances are disposed of down the drain and not into the rubbish bin which should be their destination.

Their going into sinks and drains may not be intentional as these substances may seep though the plug hole as a liquid when still very hot but would then transform into their solid state after cooling.

If this continues piling up, then the result is usually a blocked drain and the disturbance it therefore brings.  It is thus important that you limit the amount of fat that goes into the sink.  Once your blocked drainage issues have been resolved, a reliable emergency drainage company like IQ Plumbers, can best advise you on how to stop the problem from happening again.