The terms ‘drain unblocking’ and ‘drain cleaning’ may seem similar and interchangeable. Although there is a slight overlap in one sense, in another they refer to different processes. As a home or business owner, you may have experienced issues such as slow draining water or unpleasant smells coming from your drains and knowing whether you need your drains unblocking or cleaning can be the first place to start.
The main difference between these two processes is that drain unblocking focuses on removing a specific blockage that is preventing water flowing through the drain, but drain cleaning targets the health of your plumbing system by removing build-up that could contribute to future blockages. It is good to get your drains cleaned every once in a while, at regular intervals.
You may be wondering which you should opt for, as it is difficult to know without a camera if your drains are suffering from a blockage or simply needing to be cleaned. If you are experiencing water not draining at all, or backing up into your sink or shower, then it is likely that you need drain unblocking. However, if you are experiencing slow draining water or unpleasant smells emanating from your drains, it may be that you need your drains cleaned to remove any build-up within your pipes. We are on-hand to offer advice and help you understand which process is right for your drains. If you are experiencing these problems, do not hesitate to give us a call for rapid response drain unblocking or cleaning.