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Blocked Exterior Drain

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by Raji, 18 Mar 2013.

  1. Raji

    Raji

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    Hello

    Can someone tell me what is the best way to deal with a blocked external drain. The exterior drain in question is where kitchen sink and washing machine waste goes into. The drain has overflowed. I suspected this is a problem drain and may have some structural issues. I guess I need someone to unblock it and then do a survey to see if this is the case .What is the most economical way to do this? A dynorod call out, or shall I use one of these drain claim services? Does anyone have experience of a reputable service that is upfront, reliable and honest?

    Cheers
    Raji
     
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    If this is a normal outside gullly with a metal or plastic grille over it, there's a good chance that it may just be blocked with the usual crud and silt that finds its way down there.
    Have you a wet vacuum cleaner to pump it out? Failing that it could be worth donning those Marigolds and getting your hand in there......
    Only consider calling a drain specialist if this gully proves to be clear.
    John :)
     
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    This particular drain has a n approximate 2 ft by 1 ft perimeter and it does have a metal cover to keep out exterior crud. It has blocked two times in the last five years. I do believe there must be a fundamental problem. Previously I stuck a Karcher jet spray at the other end via a drain manhole opening but it didn't help. I think I am really going to need a survey done as it seems like a bigger problem.
     
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    What about investing in a set of Drain Rods from B & Q less than £ 20. First

    As the blockage is in the Kitchen Sink/ Washing Machine drainage, it could just be a case of a grease build up along with congealed washing powder.
     
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    I'm guessing your are from India or thereabouts, lots of grease used in your diet, bucket of caustic soda will shift any grease related problems, then if that clears it, every time you boil a kettle pour unused hot water down sink, increases the life of your kettle and keeps drain free from grease.
     
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    Get it jetted out!

    :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    Andy
     
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    You can rent a powerful jetter for approx/under £30 and as long as you can get the nozzle down there - jet it out.

    While it may get you mucky - it will also save you a lot.

    Then once clear you can deal with the cause.
     
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