Our engineers were called to a job for one of our domestic customers in Stood, Kent. Our customer called us at 16:25pm with a blocked and overflowing drain. We scheduled an engineer to attend immediately who turned up just an hour later at 17:20pm, cleared the blockage via high-pressure water jetting and ensured that the overflowing sewage was cleaned up and the area sanitised, leaving another happy customer!
If you experience a blocked toilet or any other blockage, Kent Drainage are here to help!
We offer our services to both domestic and commercial clients, 24/7 365 days a year. Our emergency contact number is 07392 184307.
If you experience a blocked drain throughout the South East including London, Kent and surrounding areas, so waste no time in contacting us today on 01622 919012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We work with a range of both domestic and commercial clients including hospitals, schools, universities, shops, restaurants, bars, bakeries, hotels, care homes, agricultural properties and more.
With a fleet of fully equipped vans covering London and Kent, no hidden costs, emergency callouts and a 2 hour response time- you can rest assured that with Kent Drainage any issues will be fixed in the most cost-effective and efficient way.
4 Quick Tips on How to Clear an Outside Drain | Kent Drainage
A blocked external or outside drain tends to be a bit trickier to clear than the usual blocked toilet! Blocked drains can cause a multitude of issues from awful smells to overflowing sewage, so it is important to get any blocked drain cleared as quick as possible.
What causes a blocked external drain?
The most common causes of a blocked external drain include:
- Build-up of silt
- Tree root encroachment
- Sanitary products
- Excess toilet paper
Luckily, here at Kent Drainage, we can help with all of these problems!
Here are some tips and steps to follow if you want to try and clear an external blocked drain:
1. Assess the extent of the blockage
The first thing you need to do with a blocked drain is to remove the drain cover and assess the extent of the blockage. Is it spilling over the top or is it out of sight? Does this look like a job you can tackle, or do you need to call in an engineer?
Assessing the extent of the blockage is a good first indicator on the next steps to follow. If your drain is severely overflowing and it becomes apparent that the blockage is too complex to remove or there is more than one blockage, waste no time in contacting Kent Drainage.
2. Use a drainage rod
If you want to clear the blockage yourself, the best method would be to manually use a drain rod to try and dislodge the blocked drain. A drain rod is a stiff but flexible rod that is inserted into any blocked drain or pipework to dislodge any blockages. Drain rods are relatively cheap and can easily be purchased in-store or online. Twist the drain rod clockwise, being sure to apply pressure to try and dislodge the blockage and repeat the process until the blockage has been removed and starts to drain. This may not happen immediately so be patient and repeat the process.
3. Wash away any further mess or debris
Once you have cleared the blockage, make sure your drain is extra clean to prevent the build-up of any more waste. Use a hose pipe to clear away any mess or debris that is left behind and could potentially cause another blocked drain, ensuring that any remaining sewage is flushed away.
4. If in doubt- call Kent Drainage
If you cannot tackle or clear the blockage yourself then you probably need a drainage expert. Waste no time in calling Kent Drainage on 01622 919012 or email us at email@example.com for a FREE quote. We have the required tools and accreditations to come and clear your blocked drain professionally and effectively.
Blocked drains can not only be a pain, but can also be expensive, so at Kent Drainage we pride ourselves on no hidden costs, allowing you to control your drainage expenses in a cost-efficient way.