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    help with slow drains

    Drainage Specialists

    What causes slow drains? Is this a serious problem? How can I identify specifically what’s causing it in my case?

    Asked by Patrick on 10th Sep 2020
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    S&L DRAINAGE Ltd

    "Recommend full clean with high pressure water jetting equipment to all external drainage . this will increase flow rate to drain lines serving property, would also full clean internal drainage lines.


    This is caused by heavy lime scale /fat and grease"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Keen Drains and landscaping

    "Slow drains can be caused by multiple things,
    Build up of scale in drain, root ingress, backfalling pipes,
    Displaced pipes, breackages or even just poor fall in drain itself.
    A drainage CCTV would be advisable"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    BN Drainage

    "Slow drains are caused by a partial blockages normally and
    Just require unblocking"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    deltaforce southern

    "COULD BE ONE OF SEVERAL THINGS
    NOT A LOT OF FALL ON THE PIPE RUN
    BLOCKAGE IN PIPE RUN = ROOTS ETC
    BROKEN PIPE IN RUN IT WILL STILL RUNAWAY SLOWLY WITH ALL THESE
    YOU COULD ALWAYS HAVE A CAMERA SURVEY DONE
    REGARDS
    DEREK"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Pks Groundworks

    "Hi could be a blockage on down the line."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    RM Drainage and Plumbing Ltd

    "Could be a number of things that could cause slow drains could be full of fat and grease which would need jetting and cleaned, could be the drains are not fitted correctly causing a back flow.
    thanks Ritchie"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Highland septic tanks services

    "Hi,
    Have you a septic tank or on mains sewer?
    Bryan."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Grey-Water Drainage

    "This could be a number of issues and depends on a few factors?

    Where is it draining slow? Bathroom, Sink, Toilet?

    Has this always been an issue or just recently?

    In some case the drain line could not be at he optimal fall (Slope) to carry water and foul away.

    Could be a soft blockage or a build up of scale/Fat/Oil/Grease which is letting water past slowly

    It can sometimes be caused bu displacement creating a step for water to get up.

    It's only an issue if it causing you the owner an issue I guess. If so it would need some investigation works and remodel works would be dependant on the issue.

    Hope that helps."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Spectacular plumbing and drainage

    "A few issues can cause slow flowing drains. A partial blockage in the drains may affect flow and also a possible venting issue. It's difficult to say for certain without seeing the drainage layout and the actual problem and what is affected. Hope this helps
    Kind regards"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Drain Saints

    "Good Morning Patrick,

    There could be a number of reasons why your drains are running slow. Do you know if it is surface water or foul drainage?"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    K&B Plumbing and Heating Ltd

    "Hi,
    Slow drains normally means a blockage in the pipework. You would need the line jetted and possible cctv camera to see if anything is still stuck in the pipework."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    MGP Drainage and Plumbing Ltd

    "Depends has the drain just become slow running if so there could be a problem. Is it toilet or sink or bath?"

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    HINTONS DRAINAGE AND LANDSCAPING

    "A C.C.T.V survey will determine why your drains are slow running."

    Answered on 10th Sep 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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