January 17

How To Unclog Clogged Drains

Resolving Your Home’s Clogged Drains Quickly and Effectively

When you're dealing with a clogged drain, the last thing you want to do is wait. Well, you don’t have to. 

As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes checking and cleaning your clogged drains. 

You may think that this seems like too much trouble but in fact, the process of checking and unclogging your drains is straightforward and fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.

Here are the steps to checking and resolving your clogged drains correctly.

A Step-By-Step Guide To Declogging Your Drains

Here are a few quick and effective steps you can take to resolve clogged drains: 

  1. Locate the source of the clog. 

  2. Clear the drains leading to the clog. This will help to break up the clog and make it easier to remove.

  3. Remove the clog using a plunger. Boil a pot of water and cover the plunger with the hot water and place it over the drain opening. 

  4. Pump the plunger up and down several times before removing it. 

Warning: Be careful as the hot water can cause burns.

  1. Once the clog has been loosened and broken up, it should start moving down the drain. 

  2. Boil another pot of water and pour it down the drain. This will flush the drains and help remove any remaining debris. 

Warning: Again, please be very careful because hot water can cause burns.

Alternative Option: Using a plumber’s snake to resolve your clogged drains. 

The plumber’s snake is a slender and flexible auger that is sturdy and lightweight. It is also known as a drain de-clogger or a toilet jack and is either hand-cranked or comes with a light small motor. 

The plumber’s snake is inserted into the drain and used to dislodge clogs. It is a speciality tool and is used for tougher clogs. 

The plumber’s snake is used especially for clogs that cannot be easily loosened by simply using a plunger. 

If you’re experiencing a clogged drain, don’t worry: we’ve got you covered. Follow these simple steps and you should be able to resolve your clogged drains in no time.

But if you find that unclogging your drains has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work. 

Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.


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