Clogged, malfunctioned and blocked drains can cause serious health issues, from smell and skin irritation, to attracting rats and other vermin to the area. Also, if left unchecked, a blocked drain can cause property damage, including damp and even subsidence (where leaking drains cause the ground to become soft and sink which can cause cracks and damage to the building) which can be very expensive to repair compared to fixing the actual problem with the drains.
As well as causing damage to your property or place of work, a damaged drain pipe can cause costly damage to buildings in the surrounding area, both in urban and suburban areas, including flooding and sewage spilling over.
One of the first signs of drainage issues are blocked toilets as they are the main connection to the sewer outside so if you spot the water level rising, or any strange smells from toilets then it is a good idea to contact us to find out what the problem is.
Argo Drains specialises in drain clearances both domestic and commercial, including:
Gully drains are used to allow rain water to flow freely but because they are on the ground they quickly fill up with silt and other debris but we can help you to clean and maintain your drains.
We can use CCTV surveys to navigate through your drain with either a robotic crawler camera, or a push CCTV drainage camera, to identify the causes of damage to the drain without having to dig an expensive trench – this can be minor issues from blockages and scale build up through to leaks, displaced joints and even cracked and collapsed drains.
We can also use hand rods and high-pressure water drain jetting systems to clean blocked drains. This can help to make your drainage system more efficient, as well as preventing leaks and protecting the condition of your drainage system so it lasts for years to come.
If you are looking to purchase property in the area i.e. perhaps you are looking to expand your business premises or perhaps you are a commercial property developer, or maybe you intend to move into the Stafford area then a drain survey can be very useful to identify any potential drainage issues before you purchase the property so you can arrange with the existing owner whether they will fix these issues before you complete on the purchase and the problem becomes yours to look at.
This is especially true as properties in Stafford have seen quite large growth in prices, with a growth of 10% from £192,930 in 2017 to £211,555 in 2019, according to Rightmove, so it is important for any prospective homeowners get the drains checked before adding any more costs onto the sale.
We have all been in an emergency situation where the drain is blocked and waste cannot be flushed away and it is important to get drains unblocked and waste flowing freely again before serious damage to your drains or property occur.
At Argo Drains, we have an emergency helpline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for businesses and customers so you can be sure when a plumbing and drainage issue occurs that help will be on hand. We will assess your drainage emergency over the phone and arrange an engineer to be on site as soon as possible to find the cause of your problem quickly and with minimal disruption to you.
There are many causes for blocked drains, though in particular there is:
Many people when they first encounter a blocked drain tend to have a look themselves – heading to Google and YouTube to find tips on how to unblock their drains then spending money on drain unblockers and cleaners or a pair of domestic drain rods which usually doesn’t work and in the case of drain rods, can even snap in the drain causing further blockages.
You can save all of the hassle of this by giving Argo Drains a call and we will be happy to assist you.
A blocked toilet can be a massive inconvenience which needs to be resolved quickly. If you spot any issues, in particular if the water rises when you flush and then slowly returns back to normal, then this is a sign that the toilet is blocked. It could also mean it won’t be long before the water fills up and no longer recedes. If this happens then it is important not to flush again as the toilet will overflow and flood the bathroom.
In most circumstances, a toilet blockage is either in the toilet itself or in the soil pan connector. However, if this is not where the blockage is then it could be a drain blockage which will need to be looked at as soon as possible.