Opus has been serving the wider Huddersfield area. Locally owned we pride ourselves on our 5-star high-quality service supporting domestic and commercial customers. We offer an out-of-hours emergency call-out service.
If you are having issues with a blocked drain, do not delay, call us for a fast, reliable, and professional service. Blocked drains can quickly become a health hazard if not dealt with. A blocked drain is often initially identified as a foul odor due to sewage being unable to flow away from the property and into the sewer system. If left untreated, the blockage can lead to sewage backing up and foul water spillages.
With the correct equipment and training, we can unblock your drains in no time. If wastewater is unable to drain effectively, appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers will not be able to function. In addition to the appliances, water in baths and showers will not be able to empty making them unusable.
Our professional team carries all the latest tools and machinery to deal with all blockages no matter how severe and will be quick to get your drains flowing again.
Common causes of drain blockages
The sewer systems were built in the Victorian era and struggled to cope with current demand. Fats, sanitary products, baby wipes, and paper towels can cause major blockages in the main sewer network and it is often these objects that cause blockages. These items do not flush easily and often get stuck in bends and narrower sections of pipe.
From the kitchen it’s often larger food items, solidifying fats and even cutlery can create a blockage. Externally pipes can be damaged by tree roots, building work, ground movement, or just fail due to age. Once there is a blockage, wastewater will continue to back up until it’s not possible to use any of the internal water sources. Our team is equipped with the latest machinery to quickly and efficiently clear any blockage, and we can advise on the cause and recommend preventative action for moving forward.
Often small blockages can be solved by using off-the-shelf products sold by supermarkets, hardware, and DIY shops. These are effective at dissolving hair, fat, and grease if they are spotted at an early stage. If you find these products do not manage to get the water flowing again, it is not advisable to use stronger chemicals or equipment that you have not been trained to operate.
These DIY fixes may end up causing damage to your plumbing and adding extra cost to the work required to resolve the issue. We are experienced in removing all types of pipe blockage, and if required, we can replace pipework. Our professional, high-quality workmanship is supported by a 10-year guarantee.