Learn more about drain descaling and find out if you need one.
What is drain descaling?
If your drains are blocked, an effective solution is drain jetting. Methods used in drain jetting can remove blockages, but will not remove build ups that have hardened over time as well as rough edges. A specialized descaling machine can remove these by descaling the section of the pipe completely.
Homes that are located in areas with hard water are more prone to blocked drains due to limescale build up.Limescale can become as hard as cement and can become very difficult to remove.
These are some signs that your area has hard water:
- Clogged shower heads
- Stubborn water marks on your sinks, showers and baths
- White stains on taps
- Clogged or furred-up kettle
The hard water creates a coating on the inside of your drainage pipes called scale. Scale will also be present everywhere else that the water runs through. Scale is a result of mineral deposits in the water and will cause reduced water flow, and eventually, blockage. Over just a few years, scale can reduce the pipe diameter. Scale is a rough substance and can cause sewer pipes to become blocked.
Drainage descaling services have become increasingly in demand and popular in London. Drainage companies use a specialized machine that features an electronic mechanical cutter to remove the lining of scale inside the pipes. By doing this, the original diameter of the pipe is restored allowing water to pass through with no problems.
If you are experiencing blockage in your drainage or sewer system, or if a professional drainage company has not come to inspect your pipes in the last few years, you can ask to have a CCTV survey done. This method will show you the extent of the damage and see the current condition of your drainage pipes. The technicians will then be able to give you recommendations and tell you if you need drain descaling.
Ask about Reline Drainage’s drain descaling services today.