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Frequently Asked Questions

Blocked drains?

The most common cause of blocked drains is when non flushable items such as baby wipes, nappies, dental floss and sanitary items are flushed down the toilet or when hot cooking fat, oils and grease (FOGS) are tipped down the sink. Once these fats cool down and solidify they combine with other waste materials and can cause blocked drains.

Collapsed sewers and structural damage can also cause blocked drains as well as root infestation or root ingress from nearby trees and shrubs.

How do I know my drain is blocked?

Most drain blockages can be identified by foul odours arising from plug holes or drain covers, slow draining water in baths and sinks, gurgling pipes and high water levels in toilets.

Wilkinson Environmental can determine the cause of any blockages using CCTV drain surveys and the latest Wincan technology.

Do I need a CCTV drain survey?

If you continually experience smelly drains, slow draining water from sinks or baths or high water levels in your toilet, then the likelihood is you have a drain blockage somewhere. A professional CCTV drainage survey can identify the issue and recommend further action needed be it root cutting, sewer cleansing or jetting or even sewer relining if you have experienced a serious sewer collapse.

What is drain relining?

If your drain or sewer has been damaged by severe root ingress or been effected by local building work where concrete, grout or some other hard substance has entered and blocked your drains. Drain relining after a CCTV drain survey and jetting  has been conducted may be the only possible solution. Drain relining successfully creates a new, smooth drain lining within the old one so that waste water can flow unimpeded.

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