Thursday, 22 November 2018


With this blog post we aim to answer all of the most common questions surrounding a blocked drain and how you can prevent yourself getting one in the first place. 

What causes a blocked drain?
A blocked drain can be caused by a number of things, the most common cause of blockages that MZR are called out to are wipes. Wipes and drain don't go well together, including the new "Flushable Wipes". Grease and silt are also big contributors, however there may be a hidden defect you don't know about. 

How can I can i get my drain unblocked?
MZR have a highly experienced team with a whole arsenal of tools to unblock your drain including high pressure water jetting. If your drain is blocked give MZR a call on 0121 663 1060 or visit us online at

What if my blockage is caused by a defect?
If an engineer suspects your drain is blocked by a defect, they will suggest you have a CCTV drain inspection. This involves one of our engineers putting a camera down your drain to investigate the potential defect, if found MZR will provide you with a quote to carry out the repair. Even if your drain wasn't blocked due to a defect, a CCTV drain inspection can give you peace of mind for the future!

What can I do to prevent my drain from blocking?
Some blockages can't be prevented, however most can. Avoid putting wipes down the toilet, if the smell is an issue place them in a nappy bag and leave them in the outside bin. Allow grease to harden after cooking and then scrape it in the bin, if you have previously put grease down the drain, boil the kettle and pour it down the sink waste every few days. This should soften the grease and allow it to slowly remove itself from the walls of the pipe. 

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