What causes blocked drains?

Blocked drains are incredibly frustrating. Whether this is a shower that won’t drain or a toilet that is foverflowing or perhaps a drain cover in the garden that has blown off, it all amounts to a lot of stress for any homeowner. Drains can becoming blocked for a variety of different reasons and thankfully a CCTV Drain Survey Cheltenham company such as https://drainawayenviro.co.uk/services/drainage-solutions/cctv-drain-camera-surveys/cctv-drain-survey-cheltenham/ can use their technology to find what is causing teh problems in a drain without having to cut it open or try and guess where the problem might be.


Here are some of the main culprits for causing blocked drains.

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Fatbergs – this is a result of congealed fat, hair and other debris that gets flushed down plug holes. The items all join together to create an immovable mass that lodges itself in your pipes. Fatbergs can grow to considerable sizes and can be found in small domestic pipes and well as larger drainage systems.

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Nappies – flushing nappies down the toilet is a big no-no. They cause damage to your internal plumbing in your toilet and then cause further damage in the sewers. As they become more waterlogged they expand in size and create blockages in the pipes that can then result in major work needing to be undertaken on entire drainage networks.


Toilet paper – now whilst toilet paper is designed to be flushed down the toilet, in large quantities it can cause a blockage that then results in your toilet bowl filling up with water.