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Common Causes of Slow Draining Drains

Drains·Preventing clogs·Preventing slow drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 5th May 2021

Are you finding that your drains are draining away slowly? Or are they not draining at all? It can be a baffling position to find yourself in, whether it’s one drain inside the house or the drainage system outside causing slower drainage for the whole property. Luckily, at Power Rod, we provide CCTV drain surveys to quickly get to the bottom of any drainage issues. This means you can restore order to your home faster without worrying once we diagnose the problem and recommend the right action to take. However, if you’re curious about the common causes of sinks and toilets…

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How To Deal With Tree Roots in Drains

Drains·Preventing clogs · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 31st March 2021

When admiring the beauty of nature, we often forget that trees, hedges and plants all need firm roots in the ground to stabilise and gather water. This is what helps them grow, but it can wreak havoc with domestic drains and commercial drains alike. Once roots reach your drains, they are powerful enough to, over a period of time, work their way into the drain or make even the smallest cracks much worse. This causes blockages which usually seem to be a mystery until a CCTV survey is carried out for your drains. This month, we’ll talk you through why this…

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How To Unblock an Outside Drain

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 22nd January 2021

Has your drain outside become blocked or clogged? You’ve probably noticed a bad smell coming from the drains or you may have even witnessed them overflowing – especially when it’s been raining. It’s easy to overlook your drains outside if you run a tight ship indoors, but outside drains need your attention in order to keep the whole system running properly. Don’t worry, because this month we’ll talk you through the steps you need to take to both diagnose the drain and unblock it, as well as a few tips on how to prevent them from becoming blocked in the first…

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Common Drain Problems in Winter

Drains·Preventing clogs · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 26th November 2020

Winter is just around the corner, and while that often means the start of the festive season, it also can mean a raft of common drain problems caused by wintery conditions. The last thing you need at this time of year when it’s colder and darker is an issue with your drains which can cause a backup in your house or create unpleasant smells. This month, to help you stay ahead of these issues, we’ll outline some of the most common drain problems we find in winter and tell you how you can help to combat them.   Debris Autumn has…

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Unusual Things Found in Drains

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 21st September 2020

From time to time, we all lose things down the drain by accident. Whether it’s a ring that has slipped off during the washing up or a pair of keys accidentally knocked into the toilet bowl, these things happen. But over the years there have been incredible stories of things which have been dredged from drains which you would never expect to find. This month, we’ve compiled some of the unusual things found in drains – hopefully serving as a warning not to flush anything down your drains which doesn’t belong there. A Mini Yes, you read that correctly. Half a…

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Different Types of Drains and Pipes

Drains · Posted by: Power-Rod · on 10th July 2020

Nobody thinks about their pipes until a problem starts to surface. But knowing which types of pipes are in your home is the first step to resolving an issue. Know your clay from your copper? Your galvanised steel from your corrugated Polyethylene? Discover all the different types of drains and pipes and find out which ones are in your walls. Different shapes Pipes don’t just come in different materials, they also come in different shapes (and sizes!). Most people think of pipes as smooth and cylindrical, but this isn’t always the case. Smooth pipes Smooth pipes are the most common shape…

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